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Armstrong, Michael

(1956-    ) US newspaperman and author who began publishing sf with "Absolutely the Last, This Is It, No More, the Final Pact With the Devil Story" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in February 1981; his second, "Going after Arviq" (in Afterwar, anth 1985, ed Janet E Morris), was expanded (with the name respelled) into his second novel, AGVIQ: The Whale (1990), a ...

Crichton, Neil

(1932-    ) Canadian photographer and author in whose sf novel, Rerun (1976), a man from 1990 Timeslips fifteen years back into his own life of the mid-1970s, where he gains material wealth but loses his soul. [JC]

Strange Horizons

US Online Magazine launched in September 2000, and published weekly ever since. Originally devised and edited by a team headed by Mary Anne Mohanraj (the first editor-in-chief) and Jed Hartman. Since then there has been a succession of editorial changes. Mohanraj stepped down at the end of 2003 to be replaced as editor-in-chief by Susan Marie Groppi with associate editors Karen Meisner and Brian Peters. Niall Harrison ...

Rohan, Michael Scott

(1951-2018) Scottish publisher, editor and author with a degree in law, with Elsevier International Publishing 1973-1978 and since freelance. Following a fiction debut with "The Planetoid in the Case: A Matter of Unnatural Law" in the Oxford University SF Group's Amateur Magazine SFinx #7 for January 1973, he began publishing sf professionally with "Fidei Defensor" in Andromeda 2 (anth 1977) edited by Peter ...

Betiero, T J

(?   -?   ) US occultist who founded the Society of Oriental Mystics in 1902, and author whose sf novel, Nedoure Priestess of the Magi (Revised Edition): An Historical Romance of White and Black Magic: A Story That Reveals Wisdom of the Ancient East (1916), attempts to rationalize the occultish version of Telepathy at its heart through the suggestion that the "Mind-Sender" that sends the thoughts in question is a ...

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 ...

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