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Drummond, John Peter

House Name used in Fiction Houses's Jungle Stories between 1938 and 1954 for the Ki-Gor sequence, beginning with "Ki-Gor, King of the Jungle" (Winter 1938-1939 Jungle Stories); no authors have been identified. In book form, the Ki-Gor sequence, beginning with Ki-Gor: The Complete Series: Volume 1 (coll 2009), is complete through 1941. Ki-Gor, whose resemblance to Tarzan is manifest, seemingly encounters Lost Worlds and Monsters more frequently than his mentor; the series as a whole is ...

Wardrope, T A

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Upright Gorilla" in Zombie Kong Anthology (anth 2012) edited by James Roy Daley. His first novel, Arcadian Gates (2015), is set in a devastated Near Future Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a mysterious Weapon has caused continent-wide Amnesia and generated a Dystopian world; a mother attempts to recover her daughter. [JC]

Jackson, Steve

(1951-    ) UK Game designer, author and entrepreneur. With Ian Livingstone, Jackson (who should not be confused with the US Steve Jackson) founded Games Workshop and created the Fighting Fantasy series of Gamebooks, the two most important parts of the UK games industry before it came to be dominated by Videogames. Jackson and Livingstone also designed a Role Playing Game based on the Fighting Fantasy system (Fighting Fantasy [1984 Penguin]) as well as writing a gazetteer of ...

Stewart, James

(?   -    ) UK author, possibly pseudonymous, who is of some sf interest for Danger from Grassen (1946), a post-World War Two thriller for boys set mostly in a Ruritanian version of Lichtenstein, here called Grassen, where a rogue Nazi Mad Scientist is preparing to release a deadly bacteriological Pandemic on the world. [JC]

Dornbierer, Manú

(circa 1932-    ) Mexican author and painter, better known for her work as a journalist, a field where she has received some awards. In the late 1960s, Dornbierer began to publish short stories, mostly Fantasy, always very stylish, well-written and constructed pieces. In 1968, her short story "La grieta" ["The Crack"], later included in the collection Después de Samarkanda ["After Samarkand"] (coll 1977), received the Juegos Florales de Ciudad del Carmen (Campeche, ...

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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