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Lee, Robert C

(1931-2016) US author of works for children and for the Young Adult market, some of this work hovering in the post facto gap between these categories. The Mike Glenn series is for a relatively young audience, while some of his work addresses older readers, often utilizing Time Travel: in Once Upon Another Time (1972), an adult is cast back to the age of fifteen, where he becomes involved in ...

Pendray, G Edward

(1901-1987) US public relations consultant, author and rocket scientist, a founding member of the American Interplanetary Society in 1931, and author of several nonfiction works, including Men, Mirrors and Stars (1935), The Coming Age of Rocket Power (1945) and Rocket Development (anth 1948) edited with Esther Goddard and Robert Goddard; he was involved in installing Time Capsules in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs. As Gawain Edwards he ...

Fischer, P J

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel Julia and the Dream Maker (2003) – first of a projected series – follows three young experimenters whose discoveries lead to AI and portals into other worlds. [JC]

Williams, Scott B

(?   -    ) US author whose Near Future Pulse sequence beginning with The Pulse: A Novel of Surviving the Collapse of the Grid (2012) describes in Survivalist Fiction terms life in a post-Disaster America after solar flares have destroyed power grids everywhere; significant members of the cast eventually learn to survive on a Caribbean ...

Page, Geoff

(1940-    ) Australian poet, translator and author of Winter Vision (1989), a Near Future Dystopia set in Australia. [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 ...



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