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NESFA Press

NESFA Press is the publishing division of NESFA, the long-established New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. This major US Small Press publishes work in three main categories. First came reference works and Bibliographies, beginning with such indexes as The NESFA Index to the Science Fiction Magazines and Original Anthologies, 1966 (1969) compiled by Anthony R Lewis (whom see, together with Erwin S Strauss) and its successors. Second, the Boskone Books assemble work by one or more ...

Detzer, Diane

Working name used by US author Diane Detzer de Reyna (1930-1992) for some of her sf, though she has also published much material as Adam Lukens, and some as Jorge de Reyna. She began publishing sf with "The Tomb" for Science Fiction Stories in November 1958, and soon released a number of novels, from The Sea People (1959) to Eevalu (1963), as Adam Lukens. These are varied in subject matter but are generally routine Space Opera. As Jorge de Reyna she published The Return of the Starships (1968), ...

Crump, C G

(1862-1935) UK editor, archivist and author whose sf novel, The Red King Dreams, 1946-1948 (1931), is a ponderously demure Satire of the university life of the Near Future. [JC]

Howard, Hayden

(1925-2014) US author who began publishing sf with "It" for Planet Stories in January 1952, followed by eighteen further magazine stories with the last appearing in 1971. His one sf novel, The Eskimo Invasion (stories April 1965-April 1967 Galaxy; fixup 1967), set rather unusually in Canada, comprises a speculative view of Overpopulation problems conveyed through an episodic tale based on seven stories published in Galaxy, beginning with "Death and Birth of the Angakok" (April 1965 Galaxy) and ...

Sapien, Nick

(?   -    ) US author whose first sf novel, Drosophila (2005), explores a traditional sf topos – the society where social strata are determined by IQ tests, in this case administered at birth by an "IQ machine" – and whose protagonist, employed in Genetic Engineering, smells a rat. Truth City (2011) similarly focuses on a "Truth Machine" which is designed to creat Utopia. [JC]

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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