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Le Rouge, Gustave

(1867-1938) French author, a significant figure in early twentieth-century French sf, much admired by the transgressive Modernist/Surrealist author Blaise Cendrars. None of his works were translated into English until 2008, perhaps because most of his output appeared in various French versions of the Pulp magazine, often in magazine-like volumes wholly dedicated to the title being published. His first novel, with his junior partner Gustave Guitton, La Conspiration des milliardaires ["The ...

Fawley, Wilbur

Working name of US author Wilbur Finley Fauley (1872-1942), who also published novels under his name as originally spelled, usually thrillers. In Shuddering Castle (1936), which is sf, radio Communication with Mars inspires an Alien visit to Earth. Its sojourn in the Gothic castle of the Scientist who aroused its interest gives some Horror in SF atmosphere to the tale. [JC]

Michaelis, Richard C

(1839-1909) German-born author in America for many years, whose Looking Further Forward: An Answer to Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy (1890; vt A Sequel to Looking Backward; Or, Looking Further Forward 1891) is a Sequel by Other Hands to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888) that mocks the socialist society presented in the original as a Dystopian nightmare on the verge of collapse; thought control is rife, and a revolution soon topples Bellamy's dream state. Michaelis was himself ...

Bowker, Richard

(1950-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "Side Effect" for Unearth in Summer 1977. His first novel, Forbidden Sanctuary (1982), treats a ticklish theological problem – whether an Alien whose possession of a soul is moot can claim sanctuary in a church – with due regard for the likely Roman Catholic view on the issue (see Religion). Replica (1986), a political thriller also set in the Near Future, not entirely convincingly depicts an American President ...

Moore, David Thomas

(?   -    ) Australian anthologist, publisher and author, in the UK from before 2000, who began publishing work of genre interest with "An Unburdening of the Soul" in Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke (anth 2012) edited by Anne C Perry and Jared Shurin, one of an assortment of tales about London (see Horror in SF). To the Pax Britannia Shared World sequence he has contributed Pax Britannia: The Ultimate Secret (2013 ebook), which is set in an Alternate History ...

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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