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Logan, Kirsty

(circa 1985-    ) Scottish author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Field Notes from the End of the World" in Shadows & Tall Trees for Spring 2012; early stories, several of them Twice-Tolds [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], were assembled in The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (coll 2012). Her first novel, The Gracekeepers (2015), is set in a moderately distant Near Future world – specifically the borderlands between England ...

Bock, Dennis

(1964-    ) Canadian teacher and author, active from the late 1990s, most of whose work has been nonfantastic. His first novel, Going Home Again (2013), is an analysis of the consequences of World War Two through the interwoven stories of its three afflicted protagonists. He is of specific sf interest for The Good German (2020), an Alternate History tale whose Jonbar Point is the successful assassination of Hitler in 1939; it is not technically a Hitler Wins story, but ...

Boot, Andy

(?   -    ) Author who under the House Name James Axler has contributed several later volumes to the very lengthy Deathlands sequence of Ruined Earth sf, discussed in more detail in the entry for James Axler. Boot has also published fantasy. [DRL]

Smith, Andrew

(1962-?   ) UK author of a Tie to the Doctor Who universe in the Doctor Who Target Novelizations subseries, Full Circle (1982), a novelization based on the Fourth Doctor. [JC]

Suckling, Nigel

(1950-    ) Central-Africa-born author of illustrated books on mythology and folklore, and biographer of many sf/fantasy artists; in the UK for many years. He has contributed biographical and/or critical text commentary to art books by several artists with entries in this encyclopedia, including Bob Eggleton, Josh Kirby and Rodney Matthews. Greetings from Earth: The Art of Bob Eggleton (graph 2000), with Eggleton, won a Hugo award as best related book. [DRL]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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