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Causett, William

Author (?   -?   ), perhaps pseudonymous, of whom nothing is known beyond the appearance of this byline on the unremarkable Pirates in Space (1954 chap), #2 in the shortlived Fantastic Science Thriller pocketbook series. Causett has sometimes been identified as a pseudonym of the woman who wrote as Erroll Collins, but stylistic evidence suggests otherwise. [DRL/SH]

Marshall, Sidney J

(1866-1942) US author of the self-published The King of Kor; Or, She's Promise Kept: A Continuation of the Great Story of "She," of H Rider Haggard (1903), which as the subtitle indicates is a Sequel by Other Hands to H Rider Haggard's She: A History of Adventure (October 1886-January 1887 The Graphic; cut 1886; full text 1887); the new tale features a ...

du Maurier, George

(1834-1896) French/UK illustrator, cartoonist – over 3000 cartoons for Punch alone between 1864 and 1896 – and author, resident mostly in UK from the 1850s on; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier. The protagonists of his first and best novel, Peter Ibbetson (June-November 1891 Harper's New Monthly Magazine; 1891), share each other's dreams, in which they return to their idyllic childhood. But du ...

Carr, Wallace

Pseudonym of UK author Reginald Aubrey Gibbin (1890-1973), mostly of romances for teenage girls, active from around 1930; he is of some sf interest for The Grotto of Arratsu (1940), whose two young protagonists discover a Lost Race on an unknown Island in the Atlantic Ocean, where great gates in the eponymous Underground grotto once opened the way to Atlantis ...

Tibbles, Thomas Henry

(1840-1928) US advocate of Native American rights and author who is of sf interest for a Utopia, The American Peasant: A Timely Allegory (1892) with Elia Wilkinson Peattie writing as Another [see her entry for details]. His connection with Peattie may have originated in their mutual condemnation of the massacre of Native Americans at Wounded Knee on 29 December 1890, to which he was a witness. [JC]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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