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Picacio, John

(1969-    ) US illustrator who graduated in 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin and practised as an architect for some years until, in 2001, becoming a full-time artist; since then he has published at least one book cover a month on average, producing also interior illustrations and others. His first book commission was for the 1996 30th-anniversary edition of Michael Moorcock's Behold the Man (September 1966 New Worlds; exp 1969), which he designed and for which he ...

Dobozy, Tamas

(1969-    ) Canadian academic and author, active in the latter capacity from the mid 1990s; his work, mostly short stories, ranges through the jostling ven-diagram intersections of genres typical of modern Fantastika, beginning with his first collection, When X Equals MaryLou (coll 1995), and proceeding consistently, without any radical evolution, to Ghost Geographies: Fictions (coll 2021). Siege 13: Stories (coll 2012), however, though not technically distinct from his ...

Robinson, Nigel

(?   -    ) UK author best known for various Ties to the Doctor Who universe, beginning with Doctor Who: The Sensorites (1987) and others, later adding two Doctor Who New Adventures: Timewyrm: Apocalypse (1991) and Birthright (1993). Nonfiction quiz books attached to the series are not listed below. He is also responsible a series of ties to the Horror High sequence of Young Adult horror tales, and for several ties based on the Television series Tomorrow ...

Douglas, Iain

(?   -    ) UK author of whom nothing is known beyond his authorship of four sf adventures for Robert Hale Limited, beginning with Point of Impact (1979). [JC]

Maitland, Derek

(1943-2019) UK war photographer and author whose sf Satires – T Minus Tower (1971), about a proposed transfer of the eponymous tower into space as a Space-Habitat hotel, and The Alpha Experience (1974) – exhibit a certain apocalyptic flippancy but failed to target coming UK trends with any real accuracy. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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