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Rowe, Christopher

(1969-    ) US author, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Kin to Crows" in Realms of Fantasy for June 1998, assembled with other early work in Bittersweet Creek and Other Stories (coll 2003 chap). Most of his stories have been fantasy, including the Supernormal Sleuthing Service sequence beginning with The Lost Legacy (2017) with Gwenda Bond, who is his wife and who has herself specialized in Young Adult fantasy; the series, designed for the younger rim of the ...

Fanthorpe, R L

(1935-    ) UK author who became a schoolteacher and preacher, an occupation to which he returned after the end of his fiction-writing career. From 1954 to 1965 Fanthorpe was an sf writer of remarkable productivity, towards the end of that period producing novels on a weekly schedule for Badger Books, an imprint of John Spencer and Co, work-for-hire for which he was paid £22.50 per 45,000-word volume, dictating his tales into a battery of tape-recorders for ...

Classics Illustrated

US Comics publication. Published by The Gilberton Company Incorporated and later Frawley Corporation from 1967 (see below). 169 issues in total, from 1941 to 1971. / Founded in 1941 by Alfred Lewis Kanter (1897-1973) to introduce reluctant readers to classic literature, Classics Illustrated proved to be one of the few success stories in US comics publishing which did not focus on Superheroes. Originally entitled Classic Comics until #35, the enterprise published adaptations of a great many ...

Remenham, John

Pseudonym of UK physician and author John Alexander Vlasto (1877-1958), whose The Lurking Shadow (1946) is a Doppelganger tale clearly derived from Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886). The Peacemaker (1947) is a Near Future tale whose protagonist, an arms manufacturer who wants to put his huge fortune to good use, decides to create universal peace. Under his own name, Vlasto wrote several thrillers. [JC]

Green, Robert

(?1935-    ) Canadian author and musician whose The Great Leap Backward (1968) depicts a future where Computers have taken over the cities, leaving the countryside in a natural state. [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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