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Eshkar, Shelley

(1970-    ) American artist. His background and interests are unlike those of traditional sf artists, for after receiving a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1993, he has focused most of his attention on digital art, experimental animation, and multimedia presentations, often collaborating with artist Paul Kaiser. He has become a fixture of the New York art scene, regularly exhibiting his innovative artwork and films at museums and staging unusual dance recitals in ...

Morris, Edward

(1975-    ) US author of much short fiction collected in Shock Theatre: Collected Speculative Fiction, 2002-2006 (coll 2011) and further volumes [see Checklist below]. There Was a Crooked Man (2009) is a Time Travel tale in which an insane soldier from a post-nuclear future arrives in seventeenth-century America and begins wreaking havoc upon history. The Arkadia trilogy-in-progress, as listed below, is fantasy. The Blackguard sf series, opening with Blackguard 1: Fathers ...

Bowers, A Herbert

(?   -?   ) US author of an sf novel, With Gyves of Gold: A Novel (1898) with Henry Athey, both writers remaining untraced, though both may have been based in Missouri; for details of this sf novel, see Athey. [JC]

St Nicholas Magazine

US magazine for boys and girls, published by Scribner, later by Century Co, then by American Education Press. Founded by Rosewell Smith and edited by Mary Mapes Dodge 1873-1905, William Fayal Clarke 1905-1927, and others. Assistant editors included Frank R Stockton 1873-1881 and Tudor Jenks 1887-1902. It appeared monthly November 1873-May 1930 as St. Nicholas, then as St Nicholas Magazine from June 1930 until its demise in June 1943. The format was large square octavo, becoming quarto from ...

Szilárd, Leó

(1898-1964) Hungarian-born physicist and author, in the USA from 1937, whose The Voice of the Dolphins and Other Stories (coll 1961) was published late in his celebrated career as a nuclear physicist who had been involved in the creation of the Manhattan Project. Several of these sf stories were written in the 1940s; one of these, "My Trial as a War Criminal" (Fall 1949 University of Chicago Law Review), is an early expression of the deep and often hidden fears of the scientific community about ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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