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Broaddus, Maurice

(1970-    ) UK-born author, in the USA from early childhood, who for most of his career has concentrated on fantasy and horror. He began to publish work of genre interest with "Since We Can Die But Once" in Deathgrip: Exit Laughing (anth 2006) edited by Walt Hicks; his best known work to date, the Knights of Breton Court sequence beginning with King Maker (2010), mixes Urban Fantasy and the Matter of Britain [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. Orgy of Souls ...

Stoneham, C T

(1895-1965) Indian-born author, educated in the UK and in active service during World War One, living much of his adult life in Kenya and South Africa; he wrote some mysteries and westerns as by Norgrove Thurley. Of his fiction, much of which was set in Africa and featured animals both native and imported; his extremely numerous stories for the London Evening News between 1933 and 1964 usually focused on animals in the wild. The young protagonist of the Kaspa sequence – comprising The ...

Kay, Jeremy

(?   -    ) US author of The Secret Laboratory Journals of Dr Victor Frankenstein (1995) (see Frankenstein Monster; Horror in SF; Sequels by Other Hands; Mary Shelley), in which Victor Frankenstein's journal reveals the secrets of the construction of the doctor's dread Doppelganger. [JC]

Harris-Burland, J B

(1870-1926) UK author who began to publish magazine stories before the end of the nineteenth century, and who was very early to use the automobile in tales of adventure, an example being "Lord Beden's Motor" (December 1901 Strand). His first novels of sf interest, Dacobra, or The White Priests of Ahriman (1903) and The Princess Thora (1904; vt Dr Silex 1905 UK as J B Harris-Burland), were signed Harris Burland. The first tale sets in an occult frame a wide range of supernatural subjects ...

Ashby, Richard

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing fiction of genre interest with "A Joke for Harry" for Amazing in September 1949, and who was published short fiction actively for several years. His sf novel, Act of God (December 1951-January 1952 Other Worlds; exp 1971), concerns a conspiracy in 2002 to deprive the one man who has gained Immortality of his powerful gift. [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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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