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Fayette, John B

(?1850-1927) US author of whom nothing is known beyond his unsigned occultish Fantastic Voyage tale, Voices from Many Hilltops [for full title see Checklist below] (1886), whose protagonist, by the aid of magnetism, visits in reincarnated form various planets of the solar system – including Jupiter and Saturn (see Outer Planets) – whose inhabitants show him around; there is also a visit to Atlantis. [JC]

Forward, Simon A

(1967-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "One Bad Apple" (in Doctor Who: More Short Trips, anth 1999, ed Stephen Cole); and who has published four Doctor Who Ties: Doctor Who: Drift (2002), Doctor Who Novellas: Shellshock (2003), and Doctor Who: Emotional Chemistry (2003). Under his own name, and as Steve Rogers, he has also published several Ties. [JC]

Weston, Peter

(1943-2017) UK sf fan and editor, active initially in the 1960s and 1970s. He published the well-regarded critical Fanzine Speculation 1963-1973 (originally titled Zenith), contributed a column to Vector 1966-1968 as by Malcolm Edwards (not to be confused with Malcolm Edwards), organized the three sf Speculation Conferences in Birmingham (1970-1972), was among the founders of Novacon, travelled to the 1974 Worldcon as the TransAtlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, and was an effective Chairman of ...

Lasser, Dustin

Pseudonym of the unidentified US author (?   -    ) of Space Nymph (1978: vt Orgy in Orbit 1980 as by Travis Tea), in which Sex can be found in orbit. [JC]

St Clair, Margaret

(1911-1995) US author, usually under her own married name, though she wrote a series of elegant stories in the 1950s as by Idris Seabright, and had one tale published in 1952 under the House Name Wilton Hazzard. Her sf career began with "Rocket to Limbo" for Fantastic Adventures in November 1946, and by 1950 she had published about thirty stories, most of them vigorous adventures in a strongly coloured idiom, some of them being Planetary Romances; a magazine series, the Oona and Jik tales ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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