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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Crandall, Reed

(1917-1982) US illustrator best known for his work in Comics and, latterly, for a series of Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrations done in the early 1960s for Canaveral Press (see Richard A Lupoff). Crandall received his formal art education at Cleveland School of Art and at New York's Arts Students League. Even before graduating from the former, where he'd majored in ...

Bailey, Thomas

Pseudonym of US author Edward Bellamy Partridge (1877-1960), who wrote Country Lawyer (1939) under his full name, also publishing work as Bellamy Partridge and Bailey. In his Lost Race novel, Long Night (1935), a young woman, lost in the Arctic, is taken by the Inuit chief who rescues her to a mysterious Island where she finds a Viking still alive. The Viking and the Inuit fight over her. [JC]

Anderson, Kevin J

(1962-    ) US technical author and author, married to Rebecca Moesta; he began publishing sf with "Luck of the Draw" in Space and Time (Winter 1982/1983 #63), and gradually became a prolific contributor of short fiction and articles to various sf journals, over 100 items having been published by 1992. His first novel, Resurrection, Inc. (1988; vt ...

Elliott, Sumner Locke

(1917-1991) Australian-born actor, playwright, television scriptwriter and author, resident in the USA from 1948 – after a conflict with the notorious 1940s Australian censorship regime, due to the use of the word "fuck" in his play about soldiers at war, Rusty Bugles (performed 1948; 1980) – becoming a US citizen in 1955. There is no entry on Elliott in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Several of his novels, usually with Australian settings, were ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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