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Roche, Eugenius

(1780/1786-1829) Either a French-born author in the UK from his late teens, or (slightly less likely) an Irish-born writer raised in France and in the UK from his early twenties; in any case, his career in London as journalist and playwright was financially disastrous, litigious, and he left many children in extreme poverty after his early death. The long title poem of his posthumous London in a Thousand Years (coll 1830), is a contemplation, in the mode of the ...

Vinicoff, Eric

(1951-    ) US editor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "To Live in Alloy Continuity" in Analog for November 1975 with Marcia Martin, writing several short stories with her as well as Spacing Dutchman (1978 chap), a novelette, and the full-length The Weigher (1992), set on a planet whose discovery by humans (see First Contact) ...

Dennis, Nigel

(1912-1989) UK author whose first novel, Chalk and Cheese: A Co-Educational School Novel (1934) as by Richard Vaughan, is a Satire lying just short of the fantastic; his third novel, Cards of Identity (1955), is a Fabulation about a post-World War Two England whose citizens are so bereft of security that any Identity can be imposed on anyone (see also ...

Kollin, Eytan

(1964-    ) US teacher and author, with his twin brother Dani Kollin (whom see for details), of the Justin Cord Libertarian SF sequence beginning with The Unincorporated Man (2009). [JC]

Gilmore, Anthony

Collaborative pseudonym used in Astounding Stories of Super-Science by Harry Bates and Desmond W Hall, respectively editor and assistant editor of that magazine, for the enthusiastically received Hawk Carse series, put into book form as Space Hawk: The Greatest of Interplanetary Adventures (November 1931-November 1932 Astounding and July 1942 Amazing; coll ...

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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