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Forward, Simon A

(1967-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "One Bad Apple" (in Doctor Who: More Short Trips, anth 1999, ed Stephen Cole); and who has published four Doctor Who Ties: Doctor Who: Drift (2002), Doctor Who Novellas: Shellshock (2003), and Doctor Who: Emotional Chemistry (2003). Under his own name, and as Steve Rogers, he has also published several ...

Ahern, Sharon

(1948-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with The Takers (1984) as Sharon A Ahern with her husband Jerry Ahern, opening the Takers trilogy of action-adventure novels in the Indiana Jones mode (see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), featuring quests for relics, Aliens, ...

Ehrmann, Max

(1872-1945) US lawyer and author, most famous for "Desiderata", a prose poem whose copyright was registered by Ehrmann on 3 January 1927 which sets down a range of homilies about living the good life; it was published in various formats (including many 1960s and 1970s posters, and a spoken recitation as "Spock Thoughts" on a 1968 album by Leonard Nimoy) and is often wrongly sourced to a seventeenth-century tombstone inscription or Latin text. Of sf interest is Ehrmann's A Fearsome Riddle ...

Middleton, John B

Pseudonym of UK newspaper proprietor and author John Bagot (1844-1925), whose The God of This World: A Story for the Times (1905), a Utopia set in 2005, espouses a benign union of advanced Technology and Religion. [JC]

Takei, George

(1937-    ) US actor and author, best known for his role as Mr Sulu in the original Star Trek. Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe (1979) with Robert Lynn Asprin places a Japanese mercenary and ninja in a free-for-all Near Future corporate world. To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu (1994), though focusing on the ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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