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Gentry, Alistair

(1973-    ) UK author and graphic artist, whose two novels of sf interest are Their Heads Are Anonymous (1997), set in the quasi-Pocket Universe of the Bigger Amusement Park, which is invaded by Aliens, and Monkey Boys (1999), in which monkeys undergo Genetic Engineering designed to make them into organic Drug-producing engines. 100 Black Boxes (coll 1999-2000) is a sequence of short stories available online – see link below. [JC]

Riverside Quarterly

Fanzine (1964-1993) edited by Leland Sapiro from various locations in the USA and Canada; 35 issues from August 1964 to August 1993. / Riverside Quarterly began as a retitled continuation of the fanzine Inside Science Fiction (1953-1963; titled Inside on its 1962 revival), published by Ron Smith and then Jon White, which won a Hugo in 1956 and itself incorporated a still earlier fanzine, Fantasy Advertiser (1946-1954). (The latter was launched in 1946 by Gus Willmorth; its second editor, ...

Snell, Roy J

(1878-1959) US author of at least eighty-five Young Adult novels under his own name and as by David O'Hara, James Craig and Joseph Marino, most of them specifically directed to boys, though he wrote at least one associational series of mysteries for girls; his tales for younger children, beginning with Little White Fox and His Arctic Friends (1916), verge routinely on Animal Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], though Hi! Ho! Pinocchio: The American Boy (1940) as by ...

Matthews, Clyde

(1917-    ) US author of The Ides of March Conspiracy: The Year the IRS Got What it Deserves (1979), a Near Future Satire in which a Computer expert fights back against the American Internal Revenue Service and its snooping. [JC]

McIntyre, Vonda N

(1948-2019) US author and geneticist, one of the earliest successful graduates of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, which she attended in 1970. She began to publish work of genre interest with "Breaking Point" for Venture in February 1970, and gained prominence with "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" (October 1973 Analog), which won a Nebula for Best Novelette and served as the initial section of Dreamsnake (fixup 1978), her best-known novel to date, for which she won another Nebula as ...

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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