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Watt, Findlay

(?   -?   ) UK author of a lightly fictionalized Utopia, Allanforth Commune: The Triumph of Socialism (1913), set in a Near Future Scotland indistinguishable from the real world, except for the possibility of successful collective settlements. [JC]

Gayar, Henri

(?   -?1937) French author who has not yet been identified; the date of death here given is speculative, and Henri Gayar may be a pseudonym. Under various insignificantly varied forms of this name, the author was active from around 1899 to 1937; he also wrote as by Cyrius. Aventures merveilleuses de Serge Myrandhal sur la planète Mars (1908) and its direct continuation Aventures merveilleuses de Serge Myrandhal: Les Robinsons de la planète Mars (1908), both trans ...

Lewis, Anthony R

(1941-    ) US bibliographer who compiled, solo and with others, various indexes for the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) and its publishing division NESFA Press. These include The N.E.S.F.A. Index to the Science Fiction Magazines and Original Anthologies, 1966 (1969 chap), 1967 (1968 chap), 1968 (1969 chap), 1969 (1970 chap), 1966-1970 (1971 chap), 1971-1972 (1973 chap) with Andrew Adams Whyte, 1973 (1974 chap) with Whyte, 1974 (1975 chap) with Whyte and ...

Royo, Luis

(1954-    ) Spanish artist. In recent years he sometimes collaborates with his son Rómulo Royo (1976-    ), who is also an artist. After formal training at Spain's La Escuela de Artes Aplicados, he first launched a career as a painter, and his works were featured in several exhibitions. He then shifted his attention to Comics, publishing strips in several fanzines and professional magazines, including Heavy Metal. As he developed an international ...

Hulbert, Archer Butler

(1873-1933) US academic, historian and author, whose Lost World tale, The Queen of Quelparte: A Story of Russian Intrigue in the Far East (1904), is set on the eponymous Island between Japan and China, where intrigues invoking ancient ways are required to save the land from imperial predators. [JC]

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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