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Rossi, Veronica

(1973-    ) Brazilian-born author, in US from early adulthood, whose Under the Never Sky (2012) is a Young Adult Dystopia; the young protagonist, exiled from the city Keep where she was born, must survive in the Ruined Earth environment outside. Fortunately she meets a young man, and they help each other. [JC]

Roscoe, Theodore

(1906-1992) US biographer, naval historian and author whose I'll Grind Their Bones (1936) is a locked-room mystery set in a Near Future Europe about to go to war. Of fairly moderate genre interest are the Thibaut Corday stories, featuring the eponymous Pulp magazines hero in exotic adventures; they are assembled in The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh [and] The Bearded Slayer (coll circa 1939), ...

Lalumière, Claude

(1966-    ) Canadian editor and author, who writes in English, beginning with "Bestial Acts" for Interzone in April 2002, and much of whose best work has been assembled in Objects of Worship (coll 2009); the most evocative of his stories evoke – often simultaneously, with the ruthless opportunism fortunately prevalent among younger writers of the twenty-first century – sf, fantasy and horror modes in powerfully ...

Barrett, Geoffrey John

(1928-1999) UK author who also published thrillers as Cole Rickard and Westerns as Bill Wade; his sf novels, written for Robert Hale Limited under his own name and as Edward Leighton, Dennis Summers and James Wallace, are consistently routine; as there seems to have been no intrinsic reason for selecting these different names, Barrett's sf is listed below as a single chronology. [JC]

Hayne, Coe

(1875-1961) US Baptist minister and author, often on Native American topics (he is of a generation to refer exclusively to "Indians", for whom he felt a deep sympathy); of his novels, two Young Adult tales featuring Indian Lost Races are of moderate interest, The City in the Clouds: A Tale of the Last Inca (1919 chap), about a South American City still under Incan rule, and ...

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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