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A House Name used by Popular Publications on the magazine Operator #5. From April 1934 to November 1935 Steele was Frederick C Davis, from December 1935 to March 1938 he was Emile Tepperman, and from then to the end in November/December 1939 he was Wayne Rogers. [PN/DRL]
(circa 1845-1926) Pseudonym of Frank Davis, UK author of at least 45 novels and other work from the 1860s until well into the following century; the eponymous clockmaker and chemist of The Justification of Andrew Lebrun (1894) resuscitates a man who has been in Suspended Animation for a century, whose accumulated savings make him rich, and who behaves with melodramatic villainy, until good wins out. [JC]
(1937- ) UK author of Sunset and Morning Star (1976), a Satire for the Young Adult market; the tale is set on a strange planet where a modified topsy-turvydom operates, with the fattest person on the planet being elected its ruler, and "thins" treated as slaves. [JC]
(1920-2004) UK author, in Canada from 1947, best known for heavily researched novels, like Hotel (1965) and Airport (1968), where an insider intimacy adds frisson to numerous crises; of sf interest is In High Places (1962), a Near Future tale whose focus of intimacy is (uncommonly) the Canadian federal government, and upon the Prime Minister's response to a nuclear war. [JC]
(? - ) US author of Ties to various games (see Games and Sports), including Shatterzone: Beyond the 'Zone (1993), novelizing a Role Playing Game set in a Space Opera universe. His other ties are to fantasy enterprises. [JC]
(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 ...