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Pielke, Robert G

(1942-    ) US author of A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor (2010), an Alternate History tale designed to begin a series centring on the American Civil War. [JC]

Bixby, Jerome

(1923-1998) US author and editor; an extremely prolific story-writer; he produced not only a respectable number of sf, fantasy, horror and western stories, but also contributed large quantities of somewhat salacious stories to men's magazines of the 1960s, which have so far escaped bibliographic attention. Pseudonyms used on stories of genre interest include Jay B Drexel, Thornecliffe Herrick, D B Lewis, Harry Neal and Alger Rome, the last in collaboration with Algis Budrys. Bixby also wrote or ...

Teramond, Guy

Working name of French teacher, poet, playwright and author Edmond-François Gautier Teramond (1869-1957), who also wrote as Guy de Téramond, Jehan Ferré, Captain George and Franz La Rhoellerie; active from around 1890 as a poet, and from about half a decade later as an author of thrillers, romances, and some sf. The protagonist of L'Homme qui voit à travers les murailles (1913; trans Mary J Safford as The Mystery of Lucien Delorme 1915) as Guy de Téramond is ...

Clegg, Barbara

(?   -    ) UK actress and scriptwriter whose Doctor Who Tie, televised in 1983, was Doctor Who: Enlightenment (1984), set on what appear to be sailing ships but are in fact Spaceships. [JC]

Anderson, Adrienne

(1908-1995) UK-born author, in Canada from 1951, the protagonist of whose Sleeper Awakes novel for Robert Hale Limited (1971), awakens in 2020 to find a transformed world. [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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