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Miles, Lawrence

(1972-    ) UK author best known for his significant contributions to the Doctor Who universe, though he has occasionally published unconnected work. After some early work in Comics, he began his main association with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Christmas on a Rational Planet (1996). His most influential work has been in the Doctor Who: Eight Doctor sequence; the four-volume story arc beginning with Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor: Alien Bodies (1997) and closing with Doctor ...

Kranz, E Kirker

(1949-    ) US teacher and author of The Clouded Mirror (1971), a Time Travel tale featuring a Time Machine that remains physically immobile, though the worlds revealed, as the traveller passes hither and yon, vary widely. [JC]

Hoch, Edward D

(1930-2008) US author best known for his crime novels and stories, his first story, "Village of the Dead" for Famous Detective Stories in December 1955, introducing Simon Ark, an Occult Detective [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] who claims to be a 2000-year-old Coptic priest. Some of these stories are collected in The Judges of Hades and Other Simon Ark Stories (coll 1971), City of Brass and Other Simon Ark Stories (coll 1971) and The Quests of Simon Ark (1984); they are only ...

Stoddard, Thomas A

(1857-1937) Canadian surgeon and author, in US from 1892, member of the American College of Surgeons; he served in World War One as a captain in the American Army Medical Corps. Of sf interest is The Quest (1909), a Lost Race tale whose protagonist – a doctor who has fled to Venezuela to avoid criminal charges – spends five years treating an ancient Gaelic-speaking civilization of mixed Viking and Incan ancestry. [JC]

Hubbell, Will

(?   -    ) US illustrator and author, who also writes fantasy as Morgan Howell. He should not be confused with the photographer William B Hubbell Jr (1934-    ). His Constance Clements sequence of Time Travel tales, comprising Cretaceous Sea (2002) and Sea of Time (2004), moves initially to the Cretaceous era, 65,000,000 years ago, where a resort has been set up at the potential epicentre of a world-changing Disaster; in the second, rather ...

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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