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Barth, John

(1930-2024) US academic and author, one of the central fabulists (see Fabulation) of his generation of writers, noted for a sometimes relentless experimentalism, an inability or disinclination to cease upon the moment of story he famously articulated in "The Literature of Exhaustion" (August 1967 The Atlantic), where postmodern (see Postmodernism and SF) writers are presented as miming the genuine stories before ...

McGraw, Charles G

(?   -    ) US author who began writing work of genre interest with "Failure Reaction" for Once Upon a World with Mark A Garland in 1989; also with Garland, he wrote a Tie to the Star Trek universe: Star Trek Voyager #7: Ghost of a Chance (1996). Other works with Garland include an adventure Science Fantasy ...

Greenberg, Rosalind M

(1951-    ) US author and editor who began to publish work of genre interest with "Namesake" as by Elizabeth Morton in The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (anth 1981) edited by Martin H Greenberg, Barry N Malzberg and Bill Pronzini; she also published short fiction as by Rosalind Straley. She is best known for co-editing seven ...

Piserchia, Doris

(1928-2021) US author, born and raised in West Virginia, in the US Navy 1950-1954. She began publishing short fiction with "Rocket to Gehenna" for Fantastic in September 1966. Her first novel, the remarkable and densely plotted van Vogt-style revenge drama Mister Justice (1973 dos), appeared after she had established some reputation in shorter forms, one of her stories being included in ...

Somoza, José Carlos

(1959-    ) Cuban-born author, in Spain from infancy, several of whose novels are thrillers, some intriguingly metafictional (see Fabulation), including his first tale to be translated, La caverna de los ideas (2000; trans Sonia Soto as The Athenian Murders 2002), where what seems a complexly contrived investigation into hermetic truths possibly contained in the eponymous mystery (written circa 400 BCE) turns ...

Robinson, Roger

(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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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