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Dikty, T E

(1920-1991) US editor and publisher, married from 1953 until his death to Julian May, about whose work he compiled The Work of Julian May: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide (1985 chap) with Robert Reginald. An early sf fan, Dikty started an sf checklist on index cards with the collector Frederick Shoyer in 1939, but the cards were lost in World War Two. After the war, with Erle Korshak and Mark Reinsberg, he became a bookseller and passed the partially reassembled checklist on to Everett F ...

Hartwell, David G

(1941-2016) US editor, publisher and critic, married to Kathryn Cramer from 1997; his first publication of genre interest was SF-I: A Selective Bibliography (1971 chap) with L W Currey, writing together as Kilgore Trout; he also assisted Currey in the latter's seminal Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction (1979). He published and edited The Little Magazine (1965-1988), a literary magazine; in 1988 he founded and until his ...

Wood, Susan

(1948-1980) Canadian sf critic and academic, with a PhD in nineteenth-century Canadian literature, who taught English (including sf) at the University of British Columbia. An sf fan of great energy, she won a 1973 Hugo as Susan Wood Glicksohn with her then husband Mike Glicksohn for Energumen as Best Fanzine, a second (now as Susan Wood again) for Best Fan Writer in 1974, and a third for Best Fan Writer (tied with Richard E Geis) in 1977; her fourth, also for Best Fan Writer, was awarded ...

Lawrence, J A

(1940-    ) US illustrator and author, long resident in Greece, married to James Blish from 1964 until his death in 1975, collaborating with him on "Getting Along" (in Again, Dangerous Visions, anth 1972, ed Harlan Ellison) and – sometimes without credit – on many of the stories and some of the Ties he wrote for the Star Trek enterprise. She was credited as co-author of Star Trek 12 (coll 1977) and was solely responsible for Star Trek: Mudd's Angels (1978; vt ...

Neason, Rebecca

(1954-2010) US author most of whose work was fantasy; of sf interest is Star Trek, the Next Generation #27: Guises of the Mind (1993), a competent Tie to the Star Trek universe, in the Star Trek, the Next Generation series, involving planetfall on a dangerously transformed world. [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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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