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Waters, Stone

(?   -    ) Canadian doctor and author whose sf novel The Terraformers (1996) focuses on the moral dilemmas involved in Terraforming. [JC]

Fuller, Ira C

(1828-1913) US businessman, photographer, psychic and author, several of whose works are nonfiction speculations in the occult. Poems and Essays [for full title see Checklist] (coll 1897) anonymous presents poems purportedly by famous authors (many dead) who conveyed them to the editor. Of sf interest is The Mysteries of the Formation of the Earth, the Rising and Sinking of Continents, the Introduction of Man and his Destiny Revealed, in God's Own Way and Time (1899) ...

M'Guire, Sean

(?   -?   ) UK author of two Lost Race novels of interest. Spider Island (1929), set on an Island in the South Pacific, features the discovery of a range of Monsters under the sway of a race of web-footed amphibians. Beast or Man? (1930) combines Lost Race and feral child modes (remotely evoking Tarzan in its beginning ...

Pantell, Dora

(1915-1996) US teacher, technical writer and author of fiction for children, best known for her continuation of Ellen MacGregor's Miss Pickerell series of tales about Lavinia Pickerell, a highly adventurous New England spinster. Pantell wrote most her contributions as with MacGregor, who had left copious notes for continuations of the sequence, in which Pickerell applies her rigorous intellect to uncovering the scientific premises underlying ...

François, Yves Regis

Working name of French-born author Yves Regis François Barbero (1943-2009), in the US from early childhood; in his Space Opera, The CTZ Paradigm (1975), the Interstellar Confederation is threatened by religious fanatics (see Religion) whose shock troops, Androids constructed from Aliens, threaten to conquer the galaxy. [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 ...

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