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Van Beverhoudt, O

(1871-?   ) US author in whose Melzar: A Tale of the Jericho Road (1913) a Lost Race is discovered in the deserts of northern Africa. [JC]

Delap's F & SF Review

US critical Magazine (1975-1978) edited by Richard Delap and published in California by Frederick Patten. 30 issues. Begun in April 1975, Delap's F & SF Review was a monthly magazine devoted to reviews of new (or newly reprinted) American fantasy and sf books; it also contained a full listing of each month's US publications. It was one of a number of such magazines to appear, aimed primarily at libraries, but was unquestionably the most successful. The reviewers included (then) fan critics ...

de Camp, L Sprague

(1907-2000) US author, married from 1939 until her death early in 2000 to Catherine Adelaide Crook (see Catherine Crook de Camp), who collaborated on a number of his books, sometimes without printed credit, though always freely acknowledged by de Camp; though she was always actively involved in his career, the two were increasingly seen after about 1960 to be genuine collaborators. De Camp was educated at the California Institute of Technology, where he studied aeronautical engineering, and at ...

Collin de Plancy, Jacques

(1793-1881) French demonologist and author, born without the aspirational "de Plancy", though he used the full name for much of his life; best known for his Dicionnaire Infernal ["Dictionary of the Infernal"] (1818), which he added and republished in various forms over several decades. He is of Proto SF interest for Voyage au centre de la terre, ou, Aventures diverses de Clairancy et de se compagnons, dans le Spitzberg, au Pôle-Nord, et dans des pays inconnus [subtitle translates "Or, ...

Moselli, José

Working name of French author Joseph Moselli (1882-1941), who also wrote as by Pierre Agay, Jack Duridan, Jules Dupont, Explorateur, J Fauconnier, Captain Harry, Jim Houch, Ledam, Jacques Mahan, Nord-55-Est, Jacques North and Pierre de Villebrune; his experience of active service in World War One may have been restricted to the Salonika Front. He concentrated on feuilletons and other periodical works, mostly for Pulp magazines, none of his large output appearing in book form until after his ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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