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Harrison, Harry

(1925-2012) US illustrator, editor and author, born Henry Maxwell Dempsey (though his father changed his name to Harrison soon after his son's birth), resident in later years, after many years of travelling, partly in the UK and partly in the US. Harrison began his career as a commercial artist about 1946, working chiefly in comics as an illustrator and writer, often in collaboration with Wallace A Wood, supplying illustrations as well to magazines like Galaxy Science Fiction and eventually ...

Mack, Thomas D

(?   -?   ) US author of The Greatest Man on Earth (coll 1925), the title story of which features a performer whose heightened senses (see Psi Powers) were created for him by his scientist father. "The Spectre Bullet" (in The Spectre Bullet/The Avenging Note, anth 1932 chap) is a modest contribution to Hugo Gernsback's Science Fiction Series, without significant sf content. [JC]

Barceló, Elia

(1957-    ) Spanish academic and author, in Austria from 1981; she is one of the three most important Women SF Writers working in Spanish, along with the Cuban Daína Chaviano and the Argentine Angélica Gorodischer. She has published thirteen fantasy and sf novels, four collections and more than sixty short stories. In addition, she has published a dozen mainstream and Young Adult novels plus two books of essays. Her works have been translated into more than ...

Morimi Tomihiko

(1979-    ) Writing name of a Japanese author whose work bridges many trends in Japan, including concentrations on studied, commodified "cute", contemporary romance, postmodernism (see Postmodernism and SF) and the Media Landscape. / A master's graduate in Agriculture from Kyōto University, Morimi was first published while still a student, and continues to draw deeply on the experience of living in the City that was Japan's capital for a thousand years before 1868, ...

Haggard, J Harvey

(1912-2001) US author and railwayman, known primarily for his stories in the early sf Pulp magazines, chiefly Wonder Stories. His first story, "Faster Than Light" (October 1930 Wonder Stories) was written when he was seventeen in response to a contest in Air Wonder Stories and takes on the bold idea of accelerating to the speed of light and breaking through into a new universe. It suffers from its "only a dream" ending, as does his second story, "An Adventure on Eros" (September 1931 Wonder ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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