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Kuhn, Lan

Pseudonym of Australian author Lana Sansom (1939-    ), who has also written as Lana Kuhn-Sansom; her sf novel, The Outer Space Connection (1978), is an abstractly told First Contact tale. [JC]

Van Stry, John

(?   -    ) US author, who also writes as by Jan Stryvant; beginning to publish work of genre interest with "Changes" in Yarf!: The Journal of Applied Anthropomorphics for December 1997. For most of his early career he focused on fantasy series like the long Valens Legacy sequence beginning with Black Friday (2017 ) as by Jan Stryvant [this series and others under this name are not listed in Checklist below]. Van Stry is of sf ...

Mader, Friedrich W

(1866-1945) German author, mainly of juvenile novels, many set in German East Africa and written somewhat in the style of H Rider Haggard. Wunderwelten (1911; trans Max Shachtman as Distant Worlds: The Story of a Voyage to the Planets 1932) is a juvenile which takes its Spaceship crew to Mars and finally – one of the first sf texts to ...

Tronchin-James, Nevil

(1916-1990) UK author of Ministry of Procreation (1968), a Satire for Robert Hale Limited whose target is the bureaucratization of Sex in Near-Future Britain. [JC]

Elmore, Ernest

(1901-1957) UK actor and author, author of about 30 detective novels as John Bude between 1935 and his death, and of occasional tales of the fantastic under his own name, beginning with The Steel Grubs (1928), whose protagonist, a Dartmoor convict, finds some Alien eggs, which hatch into ferrophage grubs that eat first the iron bars of his cell and then much of First Industrial Revolution England. This Siren Song (1930) features some ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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