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McCauley, Motly Ranke

(?   -?   ) Unidentified author, almost certainly UK and pseudonymous, whose Future War tale, Chapters from Future History: The Battle of Berlin (Die Schlacht von Königsberg) (dated 1890 but 1871 chap), combats the pessimistic Battle of Dorking scenario through its focus on an 1875 Germany about to turn republican. An Invasion on the part of British and other forces, and the defeat of Russian imperialists, indeed generates a republic, and the eventual ...

Goble, Neil

(1933-1997) US Air Force officer, technical author, and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Master of None" for Analog in February 1962; his one sf novel is the borderline Condition Green: Tokyo (1967). His Isaac Asimov study Asimov Analyzed (1972), published by Mirage Press, is perhaps too respectful toward its subject, and is now out of date. [PN]

Stone, Graham

(1926-2013) Australian bibliographer, involved in Australian Fandom for many years; his only fiction, Zero Equals Nothing (1951 chap) with Royce Williams, is a Space Opera. His main focus in the Australian sf world lay in his creation of several Bibliographies: first of the Australian field, beginning with Australian Science Fiction Index, 1939-1962 (1964); then of British sf, with Index to British Science Fiction Magazines 1934-1953 (1968-1971 3vols; exp 1977-1980 3vols). He received the ...

Ungar, Richard

(?   -    ) Canadian lawyer, illustrator and author, in the latter capacity initially of picture books [not listed]. He is of sf interest for the Time Snatchers sequence beginning with Time Snatchers (2012), set in distant Near Future New Beijing (that is, New York). Here Time Travel is possible, and the young protagonist finds himself working as a quasi-involuntary thief who travels into various eras to make his snatches. The plot thickens swiftly. [JB]

Reeves, James

(?   -?   ) US author of a Near Future Sex novel, Sex Teacher, 2000 A D (1972). [JC]

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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