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Kennedy, Kathryne

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Elf Critic" in Alternate Hilarities #3 for 1992. She is the author of several paranormal romance novels and historical fantasies [neither The Elven Lords sequence nor The Relics of Merlin sequence is listed below], and is of sf interest for Beneath the Thirteen Moons (2003) a romantic Planetary Romance set on a water world where humans struggle to survive Under the Sea (see ...

Ramdagger, Geoffrey

Almost certainly a pseudonym used by the unidentified US author (?   -    ) of Sexualis 1984 (1973), a Sex novel set in a disturbing Near Future. [JC]

Trimble, Louis

(1917-1988) US author and academic, prolific in several genres including mysteries and Westerns – he wrote sixty-six novels by 1977 – but relatively little sf; his only sf short story was Probability (April 1954 If; 2010 ebook). His sf novels came later, in a spurt, beginning with the Anthropol Bureau tales – Anthropol (1968 dos) and The Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy (1970 dos) – and climaxing with The City Machine (1972), set on a colony planet, where the device that ...

Wolf, Mari

(1927-    ) US fan (see Fandom), technician in the rocket industry, and author, married to Rog Phillips 1950-1955; her only novel, The Golden Frame (1961), is nonfantastic. She began publishing work of genre interest with Robots of the World! Arise! (July 1952 If; 2010 ebook); it is not established if her first use of the word Droid, in this story, was known to George Lucas, who seemingly thought he had created the term in 1977 and subsequently copyrighted it, nor is it ...

Bannerman, Alexander

(1871-1934) UK aviator and author in whose right-wing Near Future dreadful warning tale, Leaders of the Blind (1921), Communists foment a revolution in Britain. [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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