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Gillmore, Inez Haynes

(1873-1970) US author born in Brazil but raised from infancy in the US, whose sf novel, Angel Island (1914), conveys an almost surreal Feminist message with considerable competence – she had been an active feminist from before the end of the century. Six beautiful winged female humanoids, who have enjoyed total freedom in their Lost World at the heart of the eponymous Island, discover six shipwrecked men who (in the Robinsonade tradition) soon take over (see Imperialism); they clip the ...

Redstone Science Fiction

US downloadable Online Magazine published and edited by Michael E Ray and Paul Clemmons, Decatur, Alabama; it appeared monthly from June 2010 to September 2012. / Although it was an SFWA qualifying market, meaning that it paid full professional rates, the magazine still looked basic and unprepossessing, with limited artwork; the stories by better known writers, such as Cory Doctorow and Ken MacLeod, were reprints. The new stories, though, were also of good quality with good ideas and would ...

Howes, Margaret

(1927-2008) US sf fan and author of The Wrong World (2000), in which a deracinated young man seeks his father on another planet, which may not be the right world either, and which (see Equipoise) may be a projection. [JC]

Scheer, K-H

(1928-1991) German author, active from 1948. He published prolifically – including much sf – in the circulating-library format in which many pulp adventures appeared in postwar Germany; none of this material has been translated. However, translations of his novellas in the weekly Dime-Novel SF format of Perry Rhodan (which see for any details), the enormously successful series he cofounded in 1961 with Walter Ernsting (who wrote as Clark Darlton), with whom Scheer had written ...

Griggs, Sutton E

(1872-1933) US minister, social activist and author, whose father had been a slave in Georgia. He spent much of his long career writing, publishing through his own firm (Orion Publishing Company) and distributing texts mostly designed for Black readers, generally advancing a meliorist analysis of the world in which they had to survive. In his view, the pragmatic exercise of virtue would bring social justice to all races; he was an admirer of W E B Du Bois and a member of the National ...

Robinson, Roger

(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 ...

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