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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Harrison, Harry

(1925-2012) US illustrator, editor and author, born Henry Maxwell Dempsey (though his father changed his name to Harrison soon after his son's birth), resident in later years, after many years of travelling, partly in the UK and partly in the US. Harrison began his career as a commercial artist about 1946, working chiefly in comics as an illustrator and writer, often in collaboration with Wallace A Wood, supplying illustrations as well to magazines like ...

Ende, Michael

(1929-1995) German theatrical director, actor, playwright and author, son of the Surrealist painter Edgar Ende (1901-1965), whose works were banned by the German government in 1936 for "degeneracy", and who deeply influenced his son. After writing songs and sketches for literary cabarets from about 1955, Ende began to publish work of genre interest with the Jim Knopf sequence – Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (1960; trans ...

McCoy, Andrew

Working name of South African-born author André Jute McCoy (1945-    ), in Australia from the 1960s, who has concentrated as McCoy on violent tales of conflict in the continent of his birth, most of them verging into the Near Future. These include Atrocity Week (1978), The Insurrectionist (1979), which describes a future rising of Blacks against the South African government, African Revenge ...

Newman, John

(1927-    ) UK research chemist and author who collaborated with Kenneth Bulmer on a long series of science articles for New Worlds and Nebula Science Fiction 1955-1961 under the name Kenneth Johns. Earlier, Newman had contributed many science essays under his own name to New Worlds and occasionally Nebula. In Then #2, Rob ...

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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