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Mittié, Jean-Corisandre

(?   -?   ) French author of Descente en Angleterre ["The Raid on England"] (1798), a very early example of the Future-War Invasion tale, here conceived in dramatic form, apparently farcical; any close resemblance to the much later Battle of Dorking mode is unestablished. [JC]

C, H F

Pseudonym of an unidentified UK writer (?   -?   ) whose Near Future sf novel, Sir John Toughbo, M P; or, the Registered Life-Pass (1903 chap), argumentatively visualizes a 1919 world distorted by labour unrest. [JC]

Craigie, David

Pseudonym used by theatre costume designer, illustrator and author Dorothy Glover (1901-1971) on her sf books for Young Adults. As Dorothy Craigie, she wrote numerous stories for younger children, from Summersalts Circus (1947) to Nicky and Nigger Join the Circus (1960); also as Dorothy Craigie she illustrated children's books, including Graham Greene's four in the genre, with whom she also lived during the 1940s and with whom wrote ...

McDonald, Sandra

(1966-    ) US military officer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Opening Night" for Electric Velocipede in 2002, and much of whose often transgressive, Equipoisal short fiction has been assembled as Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories (coll 2010). Her Jodenny Scott/Terry Myell sequence – comprising The Outback Stars (2007), ...

Lacey, Catherine

(1985-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "An Honest World" in Gigantic Worlds (anth 2015) edited by Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nietois; it was assembled with other early work as Certain American States (coll 2018). She is of sf interest for her third novel Pew (2020), where her continuing explorations of contemporary Identity and its ...

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 ...

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