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Gunther, Max

(1927-1998) UK-born author, in US from the age of thirteen; in his Disaster novel, Doom Wind (1986), a passing Comet generates winds of sufficient force to threaten New York. [JC]

Cerasini, Marc A

(1952-    ) US author whose work of genre interest began with Robert E Howard (1987) with Charles E Hoffman, a reader's guide to that author; and whose subsequent work has consisted of Ties, beginning with Godzilla Returns (1996). AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004) novelizes the film AVP Alien vs Predator (2004). [JC]

Leckie, Ann

(1966-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Hesperia and Glory" in Subterranean for Summer 2006, and is also publisher/editor of the Online Magazine GigaNotoSaurus (which see). Her Imperial Radch sequence begins with Ancillary Justice (2013), a complexly couched Space Opera set several millennia hence, in various interstellar venues dominated by the aggressively expanding Radchaai Galactic Empire, in the service of which the protagonist Breq had ...

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]

Bond, Gwenda

(1976-    ) US editor, critic and author, a founding co-editor with her husband Christopher Rowe of the little magazine Say ... and a Contributing Editor to Locus magazine from February 2011 to February 2014. Most of her fiction has been Young Adult fantasy, beginning with Blackwood (2012), which is set in Roanoke, North Carolina, two of whose inhabitants are haunted by the historical sixteenth century residents of Roanoke Colony, whose disappearance remains a mystery. As ...

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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