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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Evans, Gerald

(1910-1986) Welsh telecommunications worker and author, who began publishing sf with "Pebbles of Dread" for Thrilling Wonder Stories in August 1940, and who wrote one sf adventure, The Black Sphere (1952) as by Victor La Salle, a House Name. A later collection, Shadows in Landore: The Collected Stories of Gerald Evans, Volume 1 (coll 1979 chap), was self-published; no further ...

Hoyle, Trevor

Pseudonym of UK author Trevor Smith (1940-    ) who has also written at least one book as by Joseph Rance. Most unusually, Hoyle has been able to apply an erudite surrealism to works directed towards a mass market, though he had not, however, yet mastered this technique for his first novel, The Relatively Constant Copywriter (1972), a dourly joky Fabulation which he self-published. He remains best known for his Q series ...

Lane, Mary E Bradley

(1844-1930) US teacher and author of Mizora: A Prophecy [for subtitle and vts see Checklist below] (November 1880-February 1881 Cincinnati Commercial; 1890) as by Princess Vera Zarovitch; the Princess is presumed to narrate. In the frame story she escapes Tsarist Russia northwards through the winter to the North Pole, where she is taken by a whirlwind in the orthodox Symmes manner into a Hollow Earth ...

Faucette, John M

(1943-2003) US author whose sf novels, including Crown of Infinity (1968) and The Age of Ruin (1968), are routine works, the first a Space Opera, the second a post-Disaster odyssey. The Peacemakers series – in which Alien invaders are fought to a negotiated truce in a Future War involving nuclear weapons and Vietnam like guerrilla ...

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 ...

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