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Swallow, James

(1969-    ) UK scriptwriter and author, most of whose books are Ties to various Television series. His first series, however – the Sundowners sequence beginning with Ghost Town (2001) and set in a Steampunk-like mythical West threatened by a supernatural evil from deep Underground – is not tied. Swallow may be best known for his numerous contributions to the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop Wargame, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Blood Angels: Deus Encarmine (2004) in ...

Saintcrow, Lilith

(1976-    ) US author of several series in closely associated genres, most of them incorporating more than one mode: the mix usually involves paranormal romance topoi, sometimes in connection with Vampires, sometimes with Werewolves; and Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], sometimes set in the Near Future. Her first series, the Watcher sequence beginning with Dark Watcher (2004), is an historical fantasy that edges towards some underlying sf ...

Watchmen

1. Perhaps the most famous of all Graphic Novels, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Watchmen appeared initially as a twelve-part Comic (September 1986-October 1987 Watchmen), each part corresponding to a chapter of the full novel, which was published as Watchmen (graph 1987; with additional material 1988). The initial premise is ingenious: given a late-1930s America where costumed Golden Age Superheroes exist, maintaining law and order on a vigilante basis, what sort of ...

Saunders, Jake

(1947-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Bidderfrost Dragon" for Coven in March 1970, but as a writer has been one of the less active members of a Texas grouping which included Howard Waldrop, his collaborator on the Near Future The Texas-Israeli War: 1999 (July-August 1973 Galaxy as "A Voice and Bitter Weeping"; much exp 1974), the eponymous conflict being set in a balkanized Post-Holocaust America, where the loss of any sustaining ...

Post, Samuel H

(1924-2005) US editor, publisher and anthologist, both of whose sf Anthologies were edited anonymously. The 6 Fingers of Time and Other Stories (anth 1965) assembles six stories from If 1959-1961 (although the cover credits them to Galaxy), the title novella by R A Lafferty having originally appeared as "The Six Fingers of Time" (September 1960 If). The Frozen Planet and Other Stories (anth 1966) comprises five more tales from If; the title story "The Frozen Planet" (September 1961 If) is a ...

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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