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Speight, E E

(1871-1949) UK teacher, publisher and author, most of whose adult life was spent fulfilling academic roles in Japan and India. Most of his work as an author is nonfiction, usually textbooks designed for use, mostly for Indian students. Of sf interest is The Galleon of Torbay [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1908), a Lost Race tale in which a group of settlers from Torbay, Devon are lost deep in America beyond Virginia, and establish a civilization in conjunction with survivors of the Toltec ...

Mano, D Keith

(1942-2016) US actor, author and playwright whose energetic novels confronted Christians (he was himself a Russian Orthodox Christian) with various moral and physical dilemmas. His second novel, Horn (1969), is a transcendental fable; his third, War Is Heaven! (1970), describes with some surreal vividness a Future War in an imaginary – but easily imagined – South American country. The Bridge (1973) is a full-fledged sf novel set in 2035 CE, where draconian attempts to combat ...

Rutley, C Bernard

(1888-1956) UK author, mostly of Children's SF; several of his Lost Race tales, some clearly influenced by H Rider Haggard, are of interest. They include the Honor Lang sequence, beginning with The Ring of Nenuphar (1943), which climaxes in China. He also published several singletons, including The Golden Mirage (1938), which focuses on treasure; The Khan's Carpet (1940), set in the Hindu Kush, mainly Underground; and The Cave of Winds (1947), set in an enclave under the ice in the Antarctic ...

Rutter, Owen

(1889-1944) UK soldier, publisher and author who served in World War One and whose Tiadatha sequence, a parody of The Song of Hiawatha (1855) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) beginning with The Song of Tiadatha (1919 The Balkan News as by Klip-Klip; 1919), is a book-length Parody set in and after the conflict; it contains fantasy elements. The Dragon of Kinabalu (coll 1923) assembles short fantasies. Lucky Star (1929; vt Once in a New Moon 1935), filmed as Once in a New Moon (1935), is ...

Rocket Stories

US Digest-size magazine; three issues, April, July, September 1953, published by Space Publications, New York, one of the imprints of John Raymond. It was edited by Lester del Rey for the first two issues and Harry Harrison for the final, both under the alias Wade Kaempfert. Rocket Stories was a companion magazine to Fantasy Fiction, Space Science Fiction and the 1952-1954 Science Fiction Adventures. All four magazines were closed down when the publisher lost interest. Rocket Stories, slanted ...

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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