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Hatton, Jackie

(?   -    ) Australian-born author, in USA for many years, and in the Netherlands from about 2005; her sf novel Flesh & Wires (2015) moves sharply from a conventional beginning – an Alien Invasion has created a Ruined Earth – into a long but active scrutiny of the culture subsequently created by a small group of survivors in a ...

Maine, Charles Eric

Pseudonym used by UK author David McIlwain (1921-1981) for his sf; two other pseudonyms, Richard Rayner and Robert Wade, were used for detective thrillers. Maine was one of the relatively few but extremely active UK fans before World War Two, and in 1938 published his first story, "The Mirror", in his Fanzine The Satellite, which he edited with Jonathan Burke; he also appeared in the fanzine ...

Stevenson, David

(?   -    ) American book designer and artist, sometimes credited as Dave Stevenson and sometimes erroneously credited in references as David or Dave Stephenson. Obtaining biographical information is complicated by the fact that there are other artists with this name, but it is known that this David Stevenson has lived in New York and worked for Random House since the 1990s, and he now serves the company as a Senior Art Director, overseeing books published by ...

Hervey, Michael

(1915-1979) UK author who moved to Australia in 1951; born Mark Hockman but known as Mark Hoffman until he changed his name by deed poll to Michael Hervey in 1942. He is the author of an estimated 3500 short stories in various genres. His sf work is minor; it includes a Utopia, Strange Hunger (1946), in which the Federated States must defend themselves against evil Slavonia, and The Silver Death (?1945 chap), about a German ...

Collyn, George

Pseudonym used for short sf by UK author Colin Pilkington (1937-2002), whose work mostly appeared in New Worlds, plus one story in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. [DRL] see also: Sun. /

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 ...

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