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Palmer, John

(1885-1944) UK author, known mostly for numerous detective novels and thrillers in collaboration with Hilary Saunders (1898-1951), both writing together as Francis Beeding (for their joint sf see that entry). The Hesperides: A Looking-Glass Fugue (1936) by Palmer solo is a Satire in the style of the Scientific Romance whose human protagonist visits Venus, ...

Quantum Muse

US Online Magazine produced by Michael Gallant, Timothy O Goyette and originally with Raymond M Coulombe. The magazine has had two existences. The original ran for 94 monthly issues, with just a few gaps, from April 1999 to Summer 2007, the last two issues quarterly. It then went into hiatus and re-emerged as a new magazine with a new website from November 2008 to the present, again monthly with additional editorial work by Michele Dutcher. The two ...

Schachner, Nat

(1895-1955) US chemist, lawyer and author, known mainly for biographies of US historical figures, who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Tower of Evil" with Arthur Leo Zagat (it was also his first publication) for Wonder Stories Quarterly, Summer 1930. His collaboration with Zagat lasted over a year, all Schachner's first eleven stories being done with him, including a novel-length tale, ...

Bradwell, James

Pseudonym of US author Arthur William Charles Kent (1925-1998), which he used for two ties to the Television series Land of the Giants (1968-1970), about a group of humans cast by time-warp (see Timeslip) into a world whose inhabitants, of all sorts, are 12 times their size on Earth. His contributions were Land of the Giants: The Mean City (1969) and ...

Dolley, Chris

(1954-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Sleeper and the Flame" for the magazine NFG in January 2003 (copyright date given as 2002), and whose promising first novel, Resonance (2005), features an Obsessive-Compulsive protagonist whose Paranoia about the reality of the world – as with several Philip K Dick protagonists – proves ...

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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