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Kranz, E Kirker

(1949-    ) US teacher and author of The Clouded Mirror (1971), a Time Travel tale featuring a Time Machine that remains physically immobile, though the worlds revealed, as the traveller passes hither and yon, vary widely. [JC]

Anderson, Colin

(1933-    ) UK author whose novel Magellan (1970) depicts a Post-Holocaust Earth dominated by a single city, in which a welfare state tyranny holds sway; and the somewhat metaphysical apotheosis afforded its inhabitants. [JC] see also: Cities. /

Visiak, E H

Working name of UK poet, critic (a noted Milton scholar) and author Edward Harold Physick (1878-1972). His fiction – like The Haunted Island (1910) [for subtitles see Checklist], a complex tale featuring ghosts, Magic and piracy – is essentially fantasy, although Medusa: A Story of Mystery, and Ecstasy, & Strange Horror (1929), an almost surreal Fantastic Voyage into unknown seas, gives ...

Sanders, Scott Russell

(1945-    ) US teacher and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Touch the Earth" for Edges (anth 1980) edited by Ursula K Le Guin; most of his work has been nonfiction, much of comprising nature studies set in America. His first novel, Terrarium (1985), is set in a Near Future America whose human population has retreated from the polluted world into domed ...

Schultz, Mark

(1955-    ) US Comics illustrator and author who in the latter capacity has published an sf Tie to the Justice League of America in the DC Comics universe, The Flash: Stop Motion (2004). [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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