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McQueen, Ronald A
(? - ) UK author known only for several Space Operas written for Robert Hale Limited, beginning with The Cosmic Assassin (1980) [JC]
Miller, Joseph D
(? - ) US associate professor in the Department of Cell and Neurobiology at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, former NASA space shuttle project director 1982-1987, and scholar of sf who began to publish criticism of genre interest with "Parallel Universes: Fantasy or Science Fiction?" in the Eaton Conference Papers volume Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction (anth 1987) edited by George E ...
Effinger, George Alec
(1947-2002) US author long resident in New Orleans, where he died before the flood; he was married (1998-2000) to Barbara Hambly, with whom he remained close. He entered sf writing via the 1970 Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, having three stories in the workshop's first anthology, Clarion (anth 1971), edited by Robin Scott Wilson, ...
(1947- ) UK author whose sf novel, Project Dracula (1971; vt The Anthrax Mutation 1976), features an explosion in a Near Future UK research facility in a Space Station, which indirectly releases 1500 experimental bats infected with anthrax. A Pandemic is threatened (see Disaster). [JC/DRL]
Pseudonym of A L Dowling (? -? ), UK author of The Temple of Fire (1905), a Lost Race tale whose contemporary protagonists are directed to a mysterious Island in the South Atlantic by a "Strange Letter Found in a Copper Vessel" from Elizabethan times, and find there a civilization descended from ancient Persia; an even more ancient civilization, having suffered racial ...
(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...