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Servello, Joe

(1932-    ) American artist, apparently a lifelong resident of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Online biographies report generally that Servello has worked as an actor, art and drama teacher, and art director for television, but no specific information is provided. As a commercial artist, Servello is best known as an illustrator of children's books; his most prominent assignments were the covers and interior art for several juvenile novels by William Kotzwinkle, for which he usually ...

Household, Geoffrey

(1900-1988) UK author whose life abroad between about 1920 and 1945 was exceedingly catch-as-catch-can, though he left the army after World War Two as a Lieutenant-Colonel. He remains best known for Rogue Male (1939), filmed as Man Hunt (1941) directed by Fritz Lang, a dark and solitudinous updating of the thrillers of John Buchan, in which a single man, who misses a chance to assassinate Hitler, goes to ground in England and returns to the surface almost supernaturally transfigured and ready ...

Sigler, Scott

(1969-    ) US author, much of whose work has initially appeared in podcast form (see Audiozine); after creating some stories for the Champions Superhero Role Playing Game in the 1990s, he began to publish work of genre interest with "Number One with a Bullet" (in Monsters from Memphis, anth 1997, edited by Beecher Smith). His first novel, Earthcore (2001 ebook), was characteristic of the kind of tale he would focus on, a Technothriller plot augmented by Horror in SF tropes ...

Richardson, Benjamin Ward

(1828-1896) UK physician and author, eminent in the former capacity, for which he was knighted in 1893. He published and edited many medical studies, and pioneered the development of safe anaesthetics; an offshoot of these activities was the nonfictional Hygeia: A City of Health (1876), which describes a Utopia whose hygiene is spotless. As an author of fiction, he is some sf interest for The Son of a Star: A Romance of the Second Century (1888 3vols), set in second-century Roman Britain, in ...

Swan, H E

(?   -?   ) US author of It Might Be: A Story of the Future Progress of the Sciences, the Wonderful Advancement in the Methods of Government and the Happy State of the People (1896), whose main action is set in a dishevelled Near Future America, though something of a teetotal Utopia is taking shape, with advanced Technology including Weather Control. En passant, the protagonists come across a radio Machine, a kind of "time hearer" which, scientifically listened to, ...

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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