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Stevens-Arce, James

(1945-    ) James Stevens-Arce, is perhaps the first Puerto Rican to publish sf, and the most prolific. Stevens-Arce has dedicated his life to textual creation, by writing screen-plays, commercials, short stories or novels; and in diverse genres: crime, fantasy, horror, sf, realism. He has mostly published in English, and has lived most of his life between the mainland and San Juan de Puerto Rico. Up to 1990 he used the shortened working name James A Stevens. / ...

Dunn, Mark

(1956-    ) US author and playwright who is of both sf and Oulipo interest for his first novel Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable (2001), whose premise echoes James Thurber's The Wonderful O (1957 chap) – in which the titular O is banned from speech and writing – and ventures further with a steady loss of letters from the alphabet. The imaginary land of Nollop reveres the author of the well-known pangrammatic sentence "The quick brown ...

Secret Agent "X"

US Pulp Magazine. Published by Periodical House Inc, an imprint of Ace Magazines. Editors were Rose Wyn for the first few years, then Harry Widmer for the remainder of the run. Publication varied from monthly to an erratic bimonthly schedule. 41 issues from February 1934 to March 1941, initially with "X" in quotation marks and cover subtitle "The Man of a Thousand Faces"; from #20 (November 1935) as Secret Agent X without quotes and subtitled "Detective Mysteries". / The titular Secret ...

Testa, Dom

(?   -    ) US broadcaster and author, active for about forty years in the former capacity; his Young Adult Galahad sequence beginning with Galahad 1: The Comet's Curse (2004) is set after all human adults have died in a Pandemic caused by a virus imported from off-planet, and focuses on the adventures of a group of 251 children on a Spaceship en route to possible salvation for Homo sapiens. The success of their voyage is increasingly threatened by an ...

Malik, Usman T

(?   -    ) Pakistan-born doctor and author, mostly resident in USA, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Crimson Storm" in Thirteen Stories for June 2003. He continues to concentrate mostly on shorter forms, though the ambitious The Paper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn (22 April 2015 Tor.com; 2015 ebook) is of novella length, and engages in Equipoisal juxtapositions of fantasy and folklore, while movingly fixed to the complexities of the ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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