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Stanton, Paul

Joint pseudonym of E E Vielle (who see for details) and Ceylon-born pilot, psychologist and author David Beaty (1919-1999), in UK from an early age; Beaty wrote thrillers under his own name. Writing together as by Stanton, the two wrote Village of Stars (1960). [JC]

Wood, Susan

(1948-1980) Canadian sf critic and academic, with a PhD in nineteenth-century Canadian literature, who taught English (including sf) at the University of British Columbia. An sf fan of great energy, she won a 1973 Hugo as Susan Wood Glicksohn with her then husband Mike Glicksohn for Energumen as Best Fanzine, a second (now as Susan Wood again) for Best Fan Writer in 1974, and a third for Best Fan Writer (tied with Richard E Geis) in 1977; her fourth, also for Best Fan Writer, was awarded ...

Santos, Domingo

Pseudonym of Spanish author, editor, translator, anthologist and columnist Pedro Domingo Mutiñó (1941-2018), the major contemporary Spanish sf writer, considered as the father of sf in his country. Throughout a lifetime devoted to sf he published about forty novels (several in collaboration), a dozen collections, a hundred stories, fifty Anthologies, almost a thousand translated works, and hundreds of articles, introductions to books and editorials for magazines. Most of his ...

Moss, Robert

(1946-    ) US author of The Spike (1980) with Arnaud de Borchgrave, a Cold War thriller in which Paranoia governs the Near Future, and Death Beam (1981), a Technothriller involving a Soviet Death Ray. [JC]

Kasturi, Sandra

(1966-    ) Estonian-born editor, publisher and author, in Canada from the early twenty-first century; she is known for her Poetry, some of it hauntedly exclamatory, assembled as Pursuits & Conjurings, Horrors, Guises (coll 2001 chap) and The Animal Bridegroom (coll 2007 chap), and for the increasingly ambitious Imaginarium sequence of Anthologies of Canadian Fantastika in short form, beginning with Imaginarium 2011: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (anth 2011) with ...

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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