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Weston, Peter

(1943-2017) UK sf fan and editor, active initially in the 1960s and 1970s. He published the well-regarded critical Fanzine Speculation 1963-1973 (originally titled Zenith), contributed a column to Vector 1966-1968 as by Malcolm Edwards (not to be confused with Malcolm Edwards), organized the three sf Speculation Conferences in Birmingham (1970-1972), was among the founders of Novacon, travelled to the 1974 Worldcon as the TransAtlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, and was an effective Chairman of ...

Say ...

US Small Press magazine, low-paying but of a quality to be rated above most Amateur Magazines. Published by The Fortress of Words, Lexington, Kentucky and edited by Christopher Rowe and Gwenda Bond, with Alan Deniro as poetry editor. Issued in chapbook form. It began with a single booklet based around the photograph of a cat, with the title ... is this a cat? (anth 2002 chap). This proved to be of sufficient interest that Rowe turned it into a regular magazine, with the running title Say ... ...

Matthews, Susan R

(1952-    ) US author whose childhood in a peripatetic military family and two years of military service clearly provide background and ambience throughout her main work, the Jurisdiction Universe Military SF sequence, comprising An Exchange of Hostages (1997), Prisoner of Conscience (1998), Hour of Judgment (1999), Angel of Destruction (2001), The Devil and Deep Space (2002) and Warring States (2006). This knowledgeableness enriches her depiction of the protagonist of the ...

Williams, Walter Jon

(1953-    ) US author whose first works were nautical tales as by Jon Williams, beginning with The Privateer (1981), non of them fantastic. He began to publish sf with Ambassador of Progress (1984), an unexceptional novel (but see Women in SF) in which a female agent whose mission is to revive civilization makes contact with an abandoned, semi-feudal colony planet. Knight Moves (1985) describes the attempts of an immensely powerful Immortal and his old friends and enemies to ...

Horsley, Reginald

(1858-1926) Australian author of Young Adult adventure tales, including The Yellow God: A Tale of Some Strange Adventures (1895), whose young heroes discover a Lost Race while sailing the Pacific. [JC]

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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