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Miln, Louise Jordan

(1864-1933) UK author about whose identity there has been some confusion. Her surname has been spelled "Milne"; the British Library lists at least one of her books as by James Miln of Toronto; "Louise Jordan Miln" has been identified as a pseudonym of the British actor George Crichton Miln (1851-?   ), who was her husband. The truth is probably that she wrote the books signed with her name, and that she was otherwise known as Mrs George Crichton Miln. She is the author of several ...

Sargent, Lyman Tower

(1940-    ) US academic, bibliographer and author, in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St Louis, Professor Emeritus since 2005; he founded and edited until 2004 the journal Utopian Studies. Since his own first essay of interest, "Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary Science Fiction" for The Futurist in 1972, his sf work has been exclusively focused on the study of Utopias and Dystopias, the most important result of which has been British and ...

Hughes, Matthew

(1949-    ) UK-born author, in Canada from a very early age, who has also published, under slightly unfocused variations of his name, some non-fantastic work as Matt Hughes and as Hugh Matthews. He began to publish short crime fiction as early as 1982, publishing short work of genre interest only well after releasing the Fillidor Vesh series – one of the several groups of stories and novels making up the overarching Archonate sequence – and comprising Fools ...

Hogan, Lee

Pseudonym of US author Emily P Devenport (?1958-    ), married to Ernest Hogan, who also published one novel as by Maggy Thomas; it was as Emily Hogan that she appeared as guest of honour of a 2008 US Convention. She began publishing work of genre interest with "Shade and the Elephant Man" for Aboriginal, May/June 1987, as Emily Devenport. Her novels under this name, beginning with the Shade sequence comprising Shade (1991) and Larissa (1993), tended to feature tough-love ...

Annihilation

Film (2018). Paramount Pictures in association with Netflix presents a DNA Films, Scott Rudin Productions and Skydance Media production. Directed by Alex Garland. Written by Garland, adapted from the novel Annihilation (2014) by Jeff VanderMeer, which with Authority (2014) and Acceptance (2014) forms Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (omni 2014). Cast includes David Gyasi, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuva Novotny, Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Benedict Wong. 115 ...

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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