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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Cavelos, Jeanne

(1960-    ) US mathematician, author, editor and teacher, who in the latter capacity created and has run the Odyssey writing workshop at various New England campuses since 1996. In her editorial career at Bantam Doubleday Dell, she created the Abyss list which specialized in Horror in SF. Her fiction has primarily been restricted to a series of Babylon 5 Ties, beginning with ...

Hill, Ernest

(1915-2003) UK author who began publishing sf with "The Last Generation" for New Worlds in January 1964, and who published some stories of interest, most notably the Dystopian "Atrophy" (in New Writings in SF #6, anth 1965, ed John Carnell). His novels – the rather desultory Space Opera Pity about Earth (1968 dos); ...

Bishop, Michael

(1945-    ) US author, much travelled in childhood, with an MA in English from the University of Georgia, where he did a thesis on the poetry of Dylan Thomas. He began publishing sf with "Piñon Fall" in Galaxy for October 1970, and in a short period established himself as one of the significant new writers of the 1970s. Though his early stories and novels display considerable intellectual complexity, and do not shirk the downbeat ...

Churchill, A T

(?   -?   ) US author of whom nothing is known beyond his authorship of The New Industrial Dawn (1939), a Sleeper Awakes tale in which a Utopia is discovered, constructed on Eugenic lines, and featuring as form of state capitalism that brings abundance to all. [JC/MA]

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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