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Pendexter, Hugh

(1875-1940) US author, mainly of Westerns for boys, though his first book, Tiberius Smith: As Chronicled by his Right-Hand Man Billy Campbell (coll of linked stories 1907), assembles a series of tales about Smith, beginning with "A Corner in Jurisdiction" (17 June 1905 Saturday Evening Post). The stories recount his exorbitant adventures as a big game hunter, who utilizes spoof Inventions, and the game of Baseball, to confound natives around the world in his search for exotic animals to sell to ...

Banville, John

(1945-    ) Irish author active from an early age, his first book being a collection of stories, Long Langkin (coll 1970), followed by Nightspawn (1971), each of these nonfantastic titles focusing variously on twins and their complex interplayings, a focus which would characterize much of his work from this point; he also writes nonfantastic crime novels [not listed here] as by Benjamin Black. Edging toward the fantastic, the novels assembled in the Revolutions sequence, ...

Johns, Kenneth

Pseudonym used for collaborations between Kenneth Bulmer and John Newman on a long series of science-fact articles for New Worlds and Nebula Science Fiction 1955-1961. [JC]

Trigell, Jonathan

(1974-    ) UK author whose first novel, Boy A (2004), received considerable acclaim for its sympathetic approach to a child murderer attempting to reconstruct his life after release from prison, but hounded by the British popular press. Trigell's third novel, Genus (2011), is of sf interest for its depiction of a Near Future London hovering at the edge of genuine Dystopia, with the rich and the poor even more segregated than now, and where advances in Genetic Engineering ...

Scarlet – The Film Magazine

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on middle-grade paper. Publisher and editor: Harry Long. Ten numbered, undated issues, 2008 to 2013. Publication schedule irregular. / This follow-up to Scarlet Street magazine was founded by former staff member Long – in company with others connected to the previous title – as a Semiprozine which focused more closely on classic Horror and sf cinema than its predecessor. Films covered included The Lost World (1925) and The ...

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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