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Scholes, Ken

(1968-    ) US author, primarily of fantasy with apocalyptic and sf elements; self-identified as Trailer Boy, a reference to his upbringing in a small US logging town. His first genre story sale was "The Taking Night" in Talebones for Winter 2000; he has written over 50 short stories since collected in three volumes by Fairwood Press [see Checklist below]. He is a winner of the ...

Jones, Cynan

(1975-    ) Welsh author much of whose work, though pared down to allegorical sharpness, is nonfantastic. Cove (2017), whose solitary protagonist finds himself at sea drifting on a kayak after a great storm, verges on a sanserif Fantastika, though details are spared us. Three Tales (coll 2018 chap) contains three fantasies for children told as fables. Stillicide (coll of linked stories 2019), comprising ...

M-Brane SF

US downloadable and print-on-demand Online Magazine published and edited by Christopher Fletcher, initially in Oklahoma City, and from April 2010 in St Louis, and became part of M-Brane Press. It was published monthly, with occasional delays, from January 2009 to June 2011, with a final thirtieth issue in February 2012. The print version was letter size and the small print meant that although the early issues ran to about fifty pages, these probably ...

Luna Monthly

US Fanzine (1969-1977), published by Frank and Ann F Dietz from New Jersey, edited by Ann F Dietz, 67 issues, schedule varying from monthly to quarterly, stapled Digest-size, litho. Luna Monthly was notable for its professionalism and its exceptionally thorough review coverage, for which it is a useful research tool. Reviews – some by Greg Bear – were often good; Mark Purcell's column ...

Dagnol, Jules N

Pseudonym of US author John Franklin Coasten Langdon (1913-1980), who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Man Who Could Smell Land" for Mast Magazine in 1947; his sf novel, The Sandoval Transmissions (1980), is a routine adventure. [SH/JC] see also: Robert Hale Limited. /

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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