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(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...
Kennicott, Ada M
(1860-1926) US author of Under Red Pillars (1902), a Lost World tale couched as a retelling of European fairy tales, at least one episode taking place in a Hollow Earth venue. [JC]
(1985- ) US author much of whose work has been in collaboration with Amie Kaufman, her three Young Adult series comprising the bulk of her work. Her first series, which is solo, the Skylark sequence beginning with Skylark (2012), is set Equipoisally in a domed Dystopian Keep surrounded by a ...
Whyte, Andrew A
(1940-1993) US bibliographer whose main work has been to compile with Anthony R Lewis several volumes of The N.E.S.F.A. Index to Science Fiction Magazines and Original Anthologies during 1973-1984. Solo he produced The New SF Bulletin Index to SF Books, 1974 (1974 chap). He was a founder of NESFA (New England Science Fiction Association) in 1965. [JC]
Orbit Science Fiction
US Digest-size magazine, published by Hanro Corp, New York; edited by Jules Saltman. Five issues [Fall] 1953 to November/December 1954, the first two undated. All stories were chosen by Donald A Wollheim, uncredited. Orbit Science Fiction was a middling-quality magazine that fell victim to the inundation of the market with too many sf magazines in the early 1950s. A story in the Tex Harrigan series by August ...
(1943- ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...