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Mullen, R D

(1915-1998) US sf critic and scholar, now emeritus professor of English at Indiana State University. Mullen was a founding member of the Science Fiction Research Association. In 1973 he established Science Fiction Studies and was its publisher and, with Darko Suvin, its co-editor through 1978; he returned to the journal as an editor in 1991 and managing editor from the November 1991 issue. He and Suvin also edited Science-Fiction Studies: Selected Articles on Science Fiction 1973-75 (anth 1976) ...

Mundy, Talbot

Pseudonym of UK-born author William Lancaster Gribbon (1879-1940), who emigrated to the USA in 1909 after his early life as a confidence man, ivory poacher and all-round rogue in India and British Africa had culminated in the threat – not in the event realized – of a prison sentence. He soon became a professional author, with most of his work first appearing in Adventure magazine, where he became the star writer; after 1935 he left Pulp-magazine fiction and wrote about 700 scripts ...

Wheeler, Lorraine

(1932-    ) Australian author whose fiction has been directly primarily towards younger readers; Pretend It's Christmas (1984) is a Young Adult tale about the Near Future Invasion of a peaceful enclave. [JC]

Barrett, Geoffrey John

(1928-1999) UK author who also published thrillers as Cole Rickard and Westerns as Bill Wade; his sf novels, written for Robert Hale Limited under his own name and as Edward Leighton, Dennis Summers and James Wallace, are consistently routine; as there seems to have been no intrinsic reason for selecting these different names, Barrett's sf is listed below as a single chronology. [JC]

Harper, Rory

(1950-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "Psycho-Stars" for Asimov's in March 1980, and whose Petrogypsies (in Far Frontiers, anth 1985, ed John F Carr and Jerry Pournelle; exp 1989) is an essentially comic novel set in what seems to be an Alternate History where oil exploration is done by bio-constructs piloted by "gypsies", whose skills dominate the venue. [JC] see also: Power Sources. /

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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