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Robertson, Al

(?   -    ) UK musician and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Golden" in The Third Alternative for Spring 2004; his first novel Crashing Heaven (2015), which begins the Station series, is a Space Opera with Cyberpunk intonations, set in a period after Earth has been abandoned due to the behaviour of Homo sapiens, and while the human survivors remain constrained to the Solar System, where they mostly occupy a vast Space Habitat. The ...

Stuart, Gordon

House Name used by the Chicago publishers Reilly and Lee, later Reilly and Britton Company, for the Boy Scouts of the Air series of Airship Boys/Airplane Boys novels to which H Bedford-Jones contributed three volumes under this pseudonym and Harry Lincoln Sayler five. [DRL]

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review

US critical magazine, founded and edited by Neil Barron, published by Borgo Press, 13 issues 1979-1980; revived with the Science Fiction Research Association as publisher, still ed Barron, 20 issues 1982-1983; amalgamated with Fantasy Newsletter to form Fantasy Review, January 1984, edited by Robert A Collins, with Barron as reviews editor. This useful journal often reviewed as many as 50 books an issue – novels, collections, secondary and associational literature – and with so many ...

Margrie, William

(1877-1960) UK philosopher and author whose Near Future tale, The Story of a Great Experiment: How England Produced the First Superman (1927), dramatizes his conviction that strictly applied Eugenics was required for the Evolution of the human race; unfortunately for women, their central role is to breed better men. A Capitalist Utopia: A Message for Workers, Politicians, and Employers (1929) is a thinly fictionalized reiteration of the same principles; the earlier The Mighty Heart; A Survey of ...

Galier, W H

(?   -?   ) Australian author of whom nothing is known beyond A Visit to Blestland (1896), whose protagonists involuntarily embark upon a Fantastic Voyage when their ship is torn from the ocean by a mysterious tempest; they land upon the planet of Blestland, a Utopia inhabited – Galier's brand of belated Proto SF here segues into the supernatural – by the spirits of the dead. [JC]

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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