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Gallego, S G

(1883-1944) Spanish-born author, in US from an undetermined point; John Smith, Emperor (1944) is a Near Future tale whose culture-Hero protagonist uses his Invention of a secret device to impose peace on the world, and to institute a Utopia where anything that the protagonist considers immoral (Sex is particularly offensive to him) is made ...

Desfontaines, Pierre François Guyot

(1685-1745) French Jesuit, who left the order in 1715; critic, controversialist, translator and author; he is now remembered primarily for his quarrels with Voltaire. After translating Jonathan Swift's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships (1726 4vols) in 1727, he published ...

Clingerman, Mildred

(1918-1997) US book-collector and author who, although she never worked as a full-time writer, published a sizeable number of highly professional, shapely stories, beginning in February 1952 with "Minister without Portfolio" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She was to become as strongly associated with that magazine as was Zenna Henderson. A Cupful of Space (coll 1961), which collects all her work ...

Stine, Jean Marie

Working name of the US author, born Henry Eugene Stine (1945-    ), whose name was legally changed to Jean Marie Stine and who has published under the surname Stine throughout. Season of the Witch (1968) as Hank Stine interestingly blends sf and erotica in the story of a man biologically transformed into a woman as a punishment for rape and murder, but who eventually finds her/his true role and contentment as a transsexual (see ...

Collins, Paul

(1954-    ) UK-born author, editor, publisher, writer and bookseller, in Australia from 1972. At an early age he began publishing and editing a Semiprozine, Void Science Fiction and Fantasy (1975-1981), which in due course transmuted into a series of original Anthologies, beginning with ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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