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Killus, James P

(1950-2008) US chemist and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Son of ETAOIN SHRDLU: More Adventures in Type and Space" for Asimov's with Sharon N Farber, Susanna Jacobson and Dave Stout in June 1981, publishing about twenty stories in all, most of them more ambitious than this initial vignette. His first novel, Book of Shadows (1983), is fantasy; his second, Sunsmoke (1985), undemandingly combines sf and fantasy in a story set in a fog-beset Los Angeles (see California), ...

Behr, Ira Steven

(1953-    ) US Television producer, scriptwriter and author, whose main work (in all his capacities) has been for the Star Trek universe, specifically Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, to which enterprise belong his two ties: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (1995) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Legends of the Ferengi (1997) with Robert Hewitt Wolfe. [JC]

Waters, Stone

(?   -    ) Canadian doctor and author whose sf novel The Terraformers (1996) focuses on the moral dilemmas involved in Terraforming. [JC]

O'Neill, John

(1964-    ) Canadian author and editor, qualified in engineering and a former US software company manager, who was an editor at SF Site 1997-1999, before leaving to edit the new genre site Black Gate from late 2000 (Spring 2001 issue). He began publishing fiction of genre interest with "The Haunting of Cold Harbour" in Black Gate for Winter 2002, as by Todd McAulty. He is of sf interest for his first novel, The Robots of Gotham (2018) as by Todd McAulty, set in a moderately ...

Cousin de Grainville, Jean-Baptiste

(1746-1805) French priest and author, much influenced by M Volney's Les Ruines: ou méditations sur les révolutions des empires ["Ruins: or, Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires"] (1791 chap) a telling nonfictional reflection on the nature of Ruins and Futurity, written at a time when the past and the future were beginning to seem to recede further and further from the present while simultaneously reflecting one another more and more intimately. This opening of the eyes of ...

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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