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Dyer, Alfred

(?   -    ) UK author known only for two unremarkable sf adventures for Robert Hale Limited: The Symbiotic Mind (1980) and The Gabriel Inheritance (1981). [JC]

Seifert, Christine

(?   -    ) US teacher and author whose in whose Young Adult Dystopia, The Predicteds (2011), told in the first-person narrative present by an adolescent girl who becomes involved in the coercive interpersonal dynamics of a Near Future world where behaviour can be predicted. [JC]

J W M

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ) of The Coming Cromwell (1871 chap), set in a Near Future Britain in which the eponymous military and political leader conquers the monarchist northlands of Britain on behalf of the republican south, overturning the German monarchy as well en passant; and of The Siege of London: Reminiscences of "Another Volunteer" (1871 chap), which records events directly after the main Battle of Dorking scenario, including the ...

Norman, Lisanne

(1951-    ) UK author active in UK Fandom from 1978, and author of some short fiction. Her career has been dominated, however, by the Sholan Alliance sequence, beginning with Turning Point (1993) and ending with Circle's End (2017), a set of Planetary Romance tales within a Space Opera setting which gives an opportunity for the introduction of numerous Alien species. The cat-like Sholans, who dominate the action, utilize various Psi Powers including Telepathy to maintain ...

Miller, Jimmy

Working name of US author born Jane Curley (?   -    ), married to Warren Miller from 1958 until his death. The Big Win (1969) is a noisy but sometimes effective Post-Holocaust quest story which moves eventually into space, as the protagonists search for the Chinese war criminal who caused the manufactured Pandemic that has decimated the rest of the world. Though not essentially an sf novel, her Some Parts in the Single Life (1970) moves into a shattering Near ...

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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