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Taffrail

Pseudonym of UK naval officer and author Henry Taprell Dorling (1883-1968), in the UK navy from 1897 through World War One, retiring in 1929; he served again during World War Two. He began his prolific career as an author with All About Ships: A Book for Boys (1912), almost all his work being nonfantastic stories of the sea, and came to some attention late in life when it was suggested that his early novel, Pincher Martin, O D: A Story of the Inner Life of the Royal Navy (1916), had some remote ...

Grey, Edward

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -    ) of Concealed for Thirty Years: Being the Narrative of One E Grey (1890), a Lost Race novel set on an Island in the Pacific, where a culture of English colonists has survived since the Middle Ages. [JC]

Worth, Peter

A Ziff-Davis House Name used on magazine stories; it appeared in their various sf magazines ten times from 1949 to 1951, usually concealing Chester S Geier or Roger Phillips Graham (Rog Phillips). [PN] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Olson, John B

(?   -    ) US author of the Oxygen sequence of sf novels with Randall Ingermanson, who see for details. [JC]

Sheers, Owen

(1974-    ) Fiji-born poet and author, in Wales from early childhood; his Hitler Wins tale, Resistance (2007), filmed as Resistance (2011), depicts life in a hidden part of Wales near Abergavenny after the Allies' failure of D-Day has been followed by a German Invasion of England. The tale focuses on both the men who leave to join a secret resistance movement and upon the women they leave behind, who must attempt to survive the coming tyranny. [JC]

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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