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Wallace, Edgar

(1875-1932) UK playwright, editor and author, father of Bryan Edgar Wallace; he is best known for his many thrillers, though he was also variously active as an sf writer from the beginning of his active career: the Just Men thriller sequence features occasional sf or Technothriller elements, such as a vast revolutionary movement's use of an Airship to bomb London in The Council of Justice (1908) – foiled by a Just Man's trained hawks, which are equipped with spurs to puncture the gasbags ...

Brunt, Captain Samuel

Pseudonym of the unidentified author of A Voyage to Cacklogallinia; with a Description of the Religion, Policy, Customs and Manners of that Country (1727); the facsimile edition of this rare text (1940), with an introduction by Marjorie Nicolson, is useful; the novel itself, best understood as a Satire on British politics, commerce and culture, takes Captain Brunt first to an unknown Caribbean Island inhabited by immense talking fowl – making this a Beast Fable [see The Encyclopedia of ...

Leicht, Stina

(1972-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Last Drink Bird Head" in Last Drink Bird Head: Flash Fiction for Charity (anth 2009) edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer. Most of her work has been fantasy, including two series, the Fey and the Fallen sequence beginning with Of Blood and Honey (2011), and the Malorum Gates sequence beginning with Cold Iron (2015) [neither series is listed below]. She is of sf interest for Persephone Station ...

McGraw, Charles G

(?   -    ) US author who began writing work of genre interest with "Failure Reaction" for Once Upon a World with Mark A Garland in 1989; also with Garland, he wrote a Tie to the Star Trek universe: Star Trek Voyager #7: Ghost of a Chance (1996). Other works with Garland include an adventure Science Fantasy tale, Dorella (1992), set on a world where magic and Technology intersect; and the Demon Blade fantasy adventure sequence beginning with Demon Blade (1994) ...

Wilson, Angus

(1913-1991) UK author who published some early supernatural horror, like "Totentanz" (May 1949 Horizon), assembled with other tales including "Raspberry Jam" in The Wrong Set (coll 1949), but who remains best known for satirical non-fantastic anatomies of modern middle-class England like Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot (1958). His one sf tale, The Old Men at the Zoo (1961), applies techniques typical of Mainstream Writers of SF to a Zoo setting, Regents Park Zoo ...

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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