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Morgan, Helene

(?   -    ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, of the erotic sf novel (see Sex), Seed of the Beast (1965). [JC]

Duane, Diane E

(1952-    ) US author, most respected for her work in Fantasy. She is married to fantasy author Peter Morwood (1956-    ), with whom she has collaborated on several books. She began writing fantasies with the Tale of the Five sequence – The Door into Fire (1979) and The Door into Shadow (1984), both assembled as Tale of Five: The Sword and the Dragon (omni 2002), and later extended with The Door into Sunset (1992). A considerably longer fantasy ...

Langley, Kenlis

Working name of Indian-born soldier and author Kenlis Langley Stevenson (1875-1946), in UK from an early age, in Canada from some point after World War One; his juvenile novel (see Children's SF), The Mountain of Mystery: A Tale of the Arabian Desert (1929), is set in a Lost World discovered by boy adventurers in North Africa. [JC]

Moseley, Maboth

(1906-1975) UK author of the Near Future War Upon Women: A Topical Drama (1934), in which a highly modern War is seen in terms of its savage effect on women (see Feminism). Moseley is also the author of Irascible Genius: A Life of Charles Babbage, Inventor (1964) (see Charles Babbage). [JC]

Sketchley, Martin

(1967-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Morals Profane" for Xenos #30 in April 1995. His principal sf achievement is the effectively written Delgado/Structure trilogy, comprising The Affinity Trap (2004), The Destiny Mask (2005) and The Liberty Gun (2006). This opens on a Dystopian future Earth whose unpleasant military dictatorship is opposed by the flawed Antihero protagonist Delgado. The narrative takes the form of successive Military SF ...

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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