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Bull, Albert E

(1869-1939) UK author who according to a contemporary Who's Who in Literature lived in London, and who was active from the turn of the century for about three decades, usually as the author of nonfiction self-help manuals, crime novels and a series of children's stories. He also used the pseudonym Arthur Ward Basset for a nonfiction work in the Famous Crimes series. Radium, and the Detective (1905) is a detective novel of marginal sf interest, and The Mystery of the Hidden City (1925) is a ...

Clough, Fred M

(?   -?   ) US author of The Golden Age; or, The Depth of Time (1923), a Sleeper Awakes tale set mostly a millennium hence, when a communitarian Utopia has been established, and has spread to Mars and throughout the solar system. Vegetarianism is universal. Blasting the Rock of Ages (1925) puts similar arguments in nonfiction terms. [JC]

Glavinic, Thomas

(1972-    ) Austrian author whose novels range widely in subject matter and treatment, and whose fifth book-length fiction, Die Arbeit der Nacht (2006; trans John Brownjohn as Night Work 2008), is a Last Man tale set initially in Vienna after an inexplicable Disaster has stripped the City – and it turns out the world – of all life, except for the narrator. Haunted by hints that he is not in fact alone – though the intruder is in fact his nocturnal Double ...

Omni Online

US website originally an extension of Omni magazine but which continued in its own right once Omni ceased its print publication with the Winter 1995 issue. Omni had first set up an internet presence via Compuserve in September 1986 allowing subscribers access to a condensed version of the print magazine, an interactive "discussion" feature and the Omni Data Library. This facility was dubbed "Omni On-line" even at that stage. The experiment was repeated, via AOL, in October 1993 under ...

Beresford, Leigh

Pseudonym of John Leigh Everett (circa 1941-    ), an author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is Fantocine (1981), a picaresque tale of a born peculator or thief told somewhat in the ornate manner of Jack Vance. [DRL]

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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