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Edwards, Les

(1949-    ) UK illustrator, primarily of Fantasy subjects although he has worked in many genres, sf included; in the late 1990s he began producing artworks in a different, far more painterly vein, and for these he adopted the alter ego Edward Miller. / Edwards received his formal art education at Hornsey College of Art, and soon after graduating became a client of John Spencer's art agency Young Artists; since then he has been a full-time illustrator. His first cover ...

Ash, Constance

(1950-    ) US author of fantasy novels who edited Not of Woman Born (anth 1999), a theme anthology billed as "tales of high-tech reproduction". Walter Jon Williams's contribution "Daddy's World" won a Nebula for best novelette. [DRL]

Hammond, Ray

(1948-    ) UK science journalist, futurologist and author; his nonfiction includes The On-Line Handbook (1984) and The World in 2030 (2007), which predicts and describes the Singularity. He began publishing sf novels with Emergence (2001), which explores a billionaire tycoon's attempts to save the Near Future world through simplistic tampering with threatened Ecology via Weather Control; Extinction (2005), also set in the Near Future, more systematically explores the ...

Hartmann, William K

(1939-    ) US astronomer, painter and author mostly of nonfiction like The Grand Tour: A Travelers Guide to the Solar System (1981; rev 1993; rev 2005) with Ron Miller, Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers Beyond Earth (graph 1984) with Pamela Lee and Ron Miller, and In the Stream of Stars: The Soviet/American Space Art Book (graph 1990) with Ron Miller, Vitaly Myagkov and Andrei Solokov. / Hartmann began publishing work of genre interest with "Handprints on the ...

Lorrah, Jean

(1940-    ) US academic – professor of English at Murray State University in Kentucky – and author. For the sf reader her writing career has perhaps seemed to lack focus, being broken into three areas of concentration. After fan involvement in the Star Trek Open Universe. beginning with Full Moon Rising (coll 1976 chap) and The Night of the Twin Moons (1976), she began to publish generally available sf with the first of her collaborations with Jacqueline ...

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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