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D. E. A., pseudonym of M. Dominick Dr. A, pseudonym of Isaac Asimov A.L.O.E.: abbreviation of "A Lady of England", pseudonym of Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-1893): Children's Fantasist [according to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable] A. Merritt's Fantasy Magazine (Dec 1949-Oct 1950): see Magazines Patricia Aakhus: * The Voyage of Mael Duin's Curragh [Story Line Press, Oct 1989] ISBN 0-934257-31-0, $12.95, 227 pages, trade paperback, Celtic/Viking historical fantasy; first novel Aalu, a.k.a. Aaru: in Egyptian mythology, the fields where food was grown for the dead; see: Egyptian Pantheon Donald Aamodt (1935-): * A Name to Conjure With [Avon, Aug 1989] ISBN 0-380-75137-2, sword & sorcery humor * A Troubling Along the Border [AvoNova, Dec 1991] ISBN 0-380-75827-X, sequel, alternate history Vance Aandahl (1944-): no known web page Vance Aandahl @ Locus/Contento story index Aaron: Patriarch of the priesthood of Judaism (see Exodus xxviii) Aaron's Serpent: a power so great that it absorbs lesser powers (see Exodus vii, 10-12) Chester Aaron: * Out of Sight, Out of Mind [Lippincott, Sep 1985] ISBN 0-397-32100-7 [Bantam Spectra, 1986] ISBN 0-553-26027-8 juvenile, telepathic twins vs. international terrorists Shale Aaron: * Virtual Death [HarperPrism, Aug 1995; Easton Press, Oct 1995] near-future "death artist" Ben Aaronovitch: Young-Adult Television-related novelizations: * 3 "Doctor Who" novelizations and 1 original novel based on "Doctor Who" * Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks [Target, June 1990] ISBN 0-426-20337-2, £2.50, 160pp, paperback * Doctor Who: The Also People [Doctor Who Books, Nov 1995] ISBN 0-426-20456-5, £4.99, 289pp, paperback * So Vile a Sin (co-author Kate Orman) [Doctor Who Books, Apr 1997] ISBN 0-426-20484-0, £5.99, 313pp, paperback Volume 56 of "The New Adventures" series * Transit [Doctor Who Books, Jan 1993] ISBN 0-426-20384-4, £3.99 (USA $5.95), 264pp, paperback original novel Aaru: see Aalu Aarvak, a.k.a. Arvak: Norse Mythic horse that pulls the Chariot of the Sun, as driven by the maiden Sol; see: Scandanavian Pantheon Abaddon: (1) the Angel of Bottomless Pit [Revelations ix, 11], see "Angel"; (2) the Bottomless Pit as such [John Milton, "Paradise Regained", IV, 624] Abaris the Hyperborean: mythic priest whom Apollo gave a magic arrow which provided both invisibility and the ability to ride through the air; according to Herodotus and Pindar, Abaris gave the arrow to Pythagorus; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: INVISIBILITY Cezarija Abartis: no known web page Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Cezarija Abartis @ Locus/Contento story index e-mail Cezarija Abartis Abaster: one of the horses of Pluto; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Abatos: one of the horses of Pluto; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Chris Abbey: Member of Horror Writers of America Chris Abbey Lloyd [Robert] Abbey (1943-): * The Last Whales [London: Grove Weidenfeld, Feb 1990] ISBN 0-8021-1100-9 [Doubleday UK, July 1990] ISBN 0-385-40115-9 [Bantam UK, Mar 1991] ISBN 0-553-40196-3 [New York: Ballentine, Aug 1991] ISBN 0-8041-0747-5, $5.95, 340pp, paperback Blue Whales point-of-view after nuclear war Lynn Abbey, pseudonym of Marilyn Lorraine Abbey (1948-): * the "Wooden Sword" books: * The Wooden Sword [Ace, Sep 1991] * Beneath the Web [Ace, Aug 1994] ISBN 0-441-00084-3 * 2 "Catwoman" books (co-author: Robert Lynn Asprin) * 4 "Dark Sun" books (game novelizations) * Daughter of the Bright Moon * The Black Flame [Ace, July 1985] ISBN 0-441-06587-2 sequel to "Daughter of the Bright Moon" * the "Ultima Saga" books * The Forge of Virtue (game novelization of "Ultima Saga") * the "Unicorn and Dragon" trilogy: * The Green Man * the "Thieves' World" novels (with Robert Lynn Asprin) * the "Thieves' World" graphic novels (with Tim Sales and Robert Lynn Asprin) * the "Elfquest" novels (with Richard Pini) Lynn Abbey [Marilyn Lorraine] @ AlphaRalpha Lynn Abbey@sff.net Lynn Abbey @ Dragon*Con Lynn Abbey @ Locus/Contento story index Marilyn Lorraine Abbey: see Lynn Abbey, above Anthony Abbott, pseudonym of Fulton Oursler Donald Abbott: * two "Oz" prequels: * How the Wizard Came to Oz [Books of Wonder, 1991] ISBN 0-929605-15-2 * The Magic Chest of Oz [Emerald City Press, May 1993] ISBN 0-929605-20-9 Edwin Abbott Abbott (20 Dec 1838-12 Oct 1926) Locus/Contento incorrectly gives lifespan as "(1839-1929)": author of "Flatland": Brian W. Aldiss [Billion Year Spree, New York: Shocken, 1974, p.106] says: "Beside the major figure of [Lewis] Carroll we may set a minor one, another scholar with an interest in mathematics, Edwin A. Abbott. Abbott was a Shakespearean scholar and theologian, now best remembered for that slender sport 'Flatland', first published in 1884 and still surviving by reason of its wit and originality.... This slender work is hardly science fiction..... but it has always attracted sf readers, not least because its lucid account of dimensions reminds us that we may be relatively as imperceptive of the reality of our universe as were the inhabitants of Flatland. Perhaps for this reason, the book was a favorite of C. S. Lewis." Edwin A. Abbot @ AlphaRalpha * Flatland [as "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions", under pseudonym "A. Square", Seely, 1884; Signet, June 1984] ISBN 0-451-51841-1, $2.95, 160pp, paperback Mathematical Fantasy novel. New A. K. Dewdney introduction. [Penguin, Jan 1987] ISBN 0-14-007615-8, £2.50, 91pp, trade paperback "Penguin Science Fiction Classics" series. [Princeton University Press, Apr 1991] ISBN 0-691-02525-8, $7.95, 103pp, trade paperback New Thomas Banchoff introduction Order from Princeton University Press 3175 Princeton Pike Lawrenceville NJ 08648 [as "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions", Dover, Oct 1992] ISBN 0-486-27263-X, $1.00, 83pp, trade paperback New Banesh Hoffmann introduction, a Dover Thrift edition. * Flatland/Sphereland [co-author Dionys Burger] [HarperPerennial, Apr 1994] ISBN 0-06-465132-4, $9.95, 103/107pp, trade paperback back-to-back (Ace Doubles style) omnibus New 1983 Isaac Asimov introduction, plus sequel "Sphereland: A Fantasy About Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe [Crowell, 1965] Abdallah: the father of Mohammed, legendarily so handsome that 200 virgins were heartbroken when he married Amina [Washington Irving's "Life of Mahomet"] Abdals: in Islamic myth, people whose identity is known only to Allah, but who are necessary to maintaining the very existence of the universe; when one dies, Allah secretly appoints a replacement; this parallels the Hebrew myth of the Lamed Wufnik (of whom God secretly chooses 36); see: Islamic myth see: Jewish/Hebrew myth Abderus: Hercules' friend eaten by the horses of Diomedes see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Abdiel: Seraph (see "Angel") who resisted Satan's call to revolution [John Milton's "Paradise Lost", V, 805, 196) Achmed Abdullah, pseudonym of Achmed Abdullah Nadir Khan el-Durani el-Iddrissyeh (12 May 1881-12 May 1945), born the son of a Grand Duke in Yalta, now in the Ukraine, second cousin to Princess Nurmahal and Czar Nicholas II of Russia, author of "Aliens Souls" and half a dozen other Asian fantasies (and the screenplay for "The Thief of Baghdad"): nothing on the Web? Educated at Eton and Oxford, then the University of Paris; served with the British Army in China, the Near East, India, and France, and only after turned into a professional writer. Prolific storyteller, often for the Munsey magazines, and became famous for not only the screenplay of "The Thief of Baghdad" [H.K. Fly, 1924] but also "Lives of a Bengal Lancer." Autobiography is "The Cat Had Nine Lives" [1933]. * The Thief of Bagdad [Donning/Starblaze, Oct 1987] ISBN 0-89865-523-4, $12.95, 121pp, trade paperback reprint novelization of Douglas Fairbanks films, new P. Craig Russell illustrations. Kobo Abe' (1924-1993), Nobel Laureate Japanese author with at least 4 genre books: * The Ark Sakura [Knopf, Apr 1988] ISBN 0-394-55836-7, $18.95, 336pp, hardcover Kafkaesque ark/bomb shelter Fantasy, translated from Japanese ("Hakobune Sakura Maru") by Juliet Winter Carpenter. [London: Secker & Warburg, July 1988] ISBN 0-436-00023-7, £11.95, 336pp, hardcover * The Box Man [Knopf, 1974] * Inter Ice Age 4 [Knopf, 1970; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkely] the ocean level will rise to cover continents, so embryos are genetically engineereed to breathe underwater * The Woman in the Dunes [Knopf, 1974] {film hotlink to be done} Arthur William A Beckett (1844-1899), son of Gilbert Abbott A Beckett: * The Member for Wrottenborough [1892] political satire includes matriarchy in Eden-minus-Adamia (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.2) see: POLITICS Gilbert Abbott A Beckett (1811-1856): playwright of 50+ plays, some Fantasy (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.2) Gilbert Arthur A Beckett (1837-1891), son of Gilbert Abbott A Beckett, coauthor with W.S. Gilbert (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.2) R. Cox Abel, utopian author, nothing on the Web? * Trivana 1 [co-author C. Barren[ [Panther: 1966] see: UTOPIA Alex Abella (1950-): * The Killing of the Saints [Crown, Sep 1991] ISBN 0-517-58509-X [Penguin, Apr 1993] ISBN 0-14-017419-2, $4.95, 208pp, paperback Detective novel involving the Occult and Santaria Abenteuer Im Weltenraum, Hamburg, Germany (May 1948-May 1959): see Magazines Robert Abernathy,American writer/linguist, Harvard Ph.D. short story author, nothing on the Web? Stories include: "Heritage", Astounding SF, June 1942 "Saboteur of Space", Planet, Spring 1944 "The Ultimate Peril", Amazing Stories, march 1950 "Heirs Apparent", Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1954, and anthologized "Pyramid", Astounding SF, July 1954, and anthologized "Junior", Galaxy, January 1956, and anthologized Dafydd ab Hugh (1960-) Dafydd ab Hugh @ Dragon*Con Author of 14 books, including the Star Trek novels "Fallen Heroes" and "Balance of Power": * the "Arthur War Lord" books: * Arthur War Lord [AvoNova, Mar 1994] * Arthur War Lord, Book Two: Far Beyond the Wave [AvoNova, Sep 1994] * the "Doom" books * Doom: Endgame [Pocket, June 1996] computer game spinoff novel (co-author Brad Linaweaver) * Doom: Hell on Earth [Pocket, June 1996] computer game spinoff novel (co-author Brad Linaweaver) * Doom: Infernal Sky [Pocket, June 1996] computer game spinoff novel (co-author Brad Linaweaver) * Doom: Knee Deep in the Dead [Pocket, Aug 1995] computer game spinoff novel (co-author Brad Linaweaver) * Heroing [Baen, Oct 1987] heroic fantasy with female warrior * the "Star Trek" novels: * Star Trek Voyager: Invasion! Book Four: Final Fury [Pocket, Aug 1996] * Star Trek the Next Generation #33: Balance of Power [Pocket, Jan 1995] * Star Trek Deep Space Nine #5: Fallen Heroes [Pocket, Feb 1994] * Warriorwands [Baen, Oct 1990] female mercenary fantasy Dafydd ab Hugh@ Locus/Contento story index e-mail Dafydd ab Hugh as of Jan 1998 e-mail Dafydd ab Hugh old, invalid? Abhidhamma: #3 of the metaphysical trilogy "Tripitaka", the holiest books of Buddhism; Abhidhamma consists of 7 subtle treatises Abiogenesis: T. H. Huxley's term for the superstition that living organisms could spring from dead matter; we modern scientists instead believe that living organisms, by molecular evolution, sprang from the primordial "thin warm soup" of the precambrian oceans... Abominable Snowman, a.k.a. Yeti, half-Bear, half-human beast of the Himalayas Aboriginal Science Fiction: see Magazines Abou-Bekr (circa 573-634): a.k.a. Father of the Virgin (Ayesha), a.k.a. The First Caliph: the Chief Executive Officer of Islam after Mohammed, key to the Sunni faction Abou Hassan: in "The Arabian Nights" tale "The Sleeper Awakened", a rich merchant slipped into the Caliph's bed, and treated as the Caliph when he awoke, and against whom brainwashing tricks were used to make him forget his actual identity Abracadabra: magical charm based on the Kabala; see ISRAEL and JEWISH SCIENCE FICTION Abraham: patriarch of the Jews, about whom there are both Jewish and Islamic legends aplenty see: Islamic myth see: Jewish/Hebrew myth Greg Abraham: no known home page Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Greg Abraham R. Vaughan Abrams (1949-): * Para [Seven Suns, Jan 1986] ISBN 0-931783-00-3 fantasy novel, series launch? Raymond Abrashkin, see his co-author J. Williams Abraxas: (1) Gnostic/cabbalist word for God, from which 365 emanations are emitted, because adding up the letters of the Greek alphabet that spell Abraxas totals 365; (2) the name engraved on jewels [see "Talisman"]; (3) one of the horses of Aurora Alex Abrejcha Alex Abrejcha this page lists both biographic and bibliographic data (science fiction plus nonfiction) as well as an autobiography "From Sweden to Outer Space." He also has information about disabilities (since he struggles with being a paraplegic with Multiple Sclerosis). Alex is providing a valuable service to writers, readers, and "to help some people with disabilities who are genre fans." e-mail Alex Abrejcha Absent-Minded Professor: 1961 Disney film, remade 1998 as "Flubber", see: News flash! 27 October 1996: The Real "Absent-Minded Professor" Dies Absolute Magnitude: see Magazines Abudah: in Ridley's "Tales of the Genii", a Baghdad merchant haunted by a hag Abundant Number: a number for which the sum of the proper divisors is greater than the original number. For example, 30 is divisible by 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, and 15 while 2 + 3 + 5 + 10 + 15 = 35 (see "Amicable Numbers", "Deficient Number", "Perfect Number") Abyla: one of the Pillars of Hercules, the other being Calpe Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Acadine Fountain: Diodorus Siculus wrote of this magic fountain which tested the authenticity of documents: they floated if authentic and sank if not; today we do this with digital signatures and encryption... Ace Mystery (May 1936-Sep 1936): see Magazines Acephalites: (1) an assortment of mythical monsters without heads; (2) certain Christian schismatic entities who rejected Bishops Acestes: Sicilian who shot an arrow with such great velocity that it burst into flames [Virgil's "Aeneid", V, 525]; remarkable how well the ancient Greeks understood the limits of hypersonic flight... Achates: faithful sidekick of Aeneas [Virgil's "Aeneid"]; by extension his name denotes undying, valiant, stalwart, courageous devotion and friendship Chinua Achebe (1930-): best-known author of Nigeria: * Things Fall Apart [1958] realistic novel with some Ibo tribal mysticism as it affects a white man * No Longer At Ease [1960] sequel to "Things Fall Apart" with protagonist the grandson of the hero; great satire of corrupt Lagos * Arrows of God [1964] uneasy balance between Ibo tradition and "civilization" * A Man of the People [1966] political corruption exposed see: POLITICS * many short stories and poems; I don't which are explicitly Fantasy or Science Fiction See also Amos Tutuola (1920-): Nigerian (Yoruba) fantasy novelist Achemon: he and his brother Basalas always argued; they awoke and insulted Hercules, so he tied them upside-down to his club and carried them away see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Acheri: girl ghost in folktales of India who makes children sick, and is warded off by a red thread tied around the neck Acheron: River flowing through Hell (fed by the Styx, Phlegethon, Cocytus, and Lethe rivers); also an unrelated city in "Conan the Conquerer" by Robert E. Howard. See: THEOLOGY: Hell Acherusia: Hercules dragged Cerberus from Hell through this cave see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Chris Achilleos, full name Christos Achilleos (1947-): fantasy/science fiction artist, known for sophisticated airbrush technique, book covers for Edgar Rice Burroughs series, Robert E. Howard, John Norman's "Gor", others; film posters * Beauty and the Beast [1978] * Medusa [Paper Tiger, June 1988] ISBN 1-85028-052-5, £7.95, 144pp, trade paperback * Sirens [Paper Tiger, Sep 1986] ISBN 1-85028-012-6, £12.95, 128pp, hardcover Achilles: Great warrior in "The Iliad", by Homer; son of Peleus, King of the Myrmidons of Thessaly, grandson of Aeacus, bathed in the Styx (see "Acheron", above) as an infant to become invulnerable, but his Mom (the sea-nymph Thetis) held him by one heel which, untreated, remained vulnerable, and this "Achilles Heel" was the death of him, in battle, by an arrow. It was Apollo who navigated the fatal arrow of Paris. The real weakness of Achilles, however, was an out-of-control attitude. He sulked, pouted, and would not leave his tent to fight, because Agamemnon took his concubine away. "Achillean" thus has the double meaning of very strong (even invincible) and very stubborn and wrathful. He had two legendary horses, by the way: Balios and Xanthos. Achilles and the Tortoise: paradox of Zeno Justin Achilli: editor/anthologist: * The World of Darkness: Dark Tyrants [co-editor Rob Hatch] [White Wolf, June 1997] ISBN 1-56504-868-7, $12.99, 254pp, trade paperback original anthology, 13 stories vaguely based on role-playing game "Vampire: The Dark Ages" Achitophel: see Ahitophel Achor: Pliny said that the Cyreneans prayed to this god to keep insects away Gerrit Achterberg (1905-1962): the greatest 20th Century poet of The NETHERLANDS Reputation established after World War II when hailed by modernist poet/critic Paul Rodenko. His theme, again and again, is a personalized version of the myth of Orpheus, but with Eurydice combining the roles of lover and mother. This gives his poetry a depth of Oedipal suffering, which is only increased by his technical and scientific vocabulary: * various poems [Odyssey, tr. James Brockway, 1961] * Matiere [1952] selected poems in French * Breve Antologia [1968] selected poems translated into Spanish by Franco Carrasquer See: Greek Myths Acis: Son of Faunus, major crush on Galatea, crushed by a boulder by Polyphemus (the Cyclops) who also dug Galatea, and who was metamorphosed by the Gods into the River Acis [Ovid's "Metamorphoses", xiii, 750-968] See: Greek Myths Sgt. Ack Ack, fan pseudonym of Forrest J. Ackerman; "Ack Ack" itself is World War I slang for "Anti-Aircraft Gun" Kathy Acker (1944-30 Nov 1997): literary/SF author best known for short stories which deconstruct genre tropes: * Empire of the Senseless [Picador, May 1988] ISBN 0-330-30192-6 [Grove, Sep 1988] 0-8021-1079-7 An artist/author with 10 novels that grappled with sex and violence, she was best known in the mundane world for the books: * Blood and Guts in High School * Literal Madness * My Mother: Demonology * Pussy, King of the Pirates She also collaborated with Peter Gordon (composer) for the libretto of "Birth of a Poet", which opera was performed in 1985 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her screenplay "Variety" was filmed in 1985. Based in Greenwich Village, New York, she became well-known as a performance artists, and dazzled audiences in clubs in the US and Great Britain. She supported herself as a stripper, for a time, while self-publishing her books and carrying them to one bookstore after another. Late in her life, she had relocated to San Francisco, and then died of breast cancer in Tijuana, Mexico. Forest J. Ackerman, full name Forest James Ackerman (24 Nov 1916-): a.k.a "4e Ackerman" World's #1 Sci-Fi Fan and Collector, founder (1934) L.A.S.F.S., Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (world's oldest fan organization), Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; see Ackermuseum link, below. Forrest J. Ackerman @ AlphaRalpha Forrest J. Ackerman Ackermuseum: Forry Ackerman's Unbelievable Collection * Forrest J Ackerman's World of Science Fiction [General Publishing Group, Nov 1997] ISBN 1-57544-069-5, $30.00, 240pp, hardcover nonfiction photographic history of Science Fiction (print and film); plus John Landis Foreword, plus A. E. van Vogt; order from: General Publishing Group 2701 Ocean Park Blvd Suite 140 Santa Monica CA 90405 phone 310-314-4000 * Ackermanthology [ed. Forrest J Ackerman, General Publishing Group, Apr 1997] ISBN 1-57544-056-3, $12.95, 302pp, trade paperback, Frank Kelly Freas cover; 65 Science Fiction short-short stories; Authors include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, A. Merritt, H.G. Wells, plus John Landis introduction * I, Vampire: Interviews with the Undead [co-author Jean Marie Stine] See Jean Marie Stine. * New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow [co-authors Janrae Frank & Jean Marie Stine] See entry Janrae Frank. * Reel Future [co-author Jean Marie Stine] [cience Fiction Book Club #03719, Aug 1994, $12.98, 538pp, hardcover anthology, 16 stories that we adpated into movies [This predates the trade edition] [Barnes & Noble, Sep 1994] ISBN 1-56619-450-4, $9.98, 538pp, hardcover edition {To Be Done}: 4SJ's Sci-Fi Kaleidoscope Famous Monsters of Filmland A Foray to Forry's Vampirella Aconite, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, a.k.a. Monkshood: poisonous herb that sprang from drops from 3 heads of Cerberus' slavering foam when Hercules dragged the dog from Hell See: Greek Myths Acrasia: intemperate enchantress [Spencer's "Faerie Queen, II, xii] who turned her lovers into monsters and kept them in bondage Peter Ackroyd, full name Peter Warwick Ackroyd (1949-): Novels: * First Light [London: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1989; New York: Grove, Sep 1989; Abacus, Apr 1990] fantasy novel set near Neolithic grave which, when excavated, causes weird events (including the stars at night reverting to neolithic positions) * Hawksmoor [Hamish Hamilton, Sep 1985; Harper & Row, Jan 1986] modern detective vs. 18th century architect absorbed in demon-worship * The House of Doctor Dee [Hamish Hamilton, 1993; Penguin] ghosts Other: * various chapbooks of surrealist poetry * Dressing Up: Transvestism and Drag, the History of an Obsession [1979] nonfiction Stephen Acre, pseudonym of Frank Gruber Mark Acres, full name Mark Douglas Acres (1949-): * Dragon War [AvoNova, Aug 1994] ISBN 0-380-77296-5 * Dragonspawn [AvoNova, Feb 1994] ISBN 0-380-77295-7 * Runes Word Volume Five: Dark Divide [Ace, Oct 1991] ISBN 441-73698-X * Thunderscape #3: Indomitable Thunder [Harper Prism, Nov 1996] ISBN 0-06-105458-5, $5.50, 229pp, paperback ovelization based on the Strategic Simulations computer game Actaeon: (1) hunter caught a nude Diana bathing (or alternatively boasted that he could out-hunt her), so she turned him to a stag and his own dogs tore him to shreds; (2) one of the horses of Helios, who pull the Sun chariot See: Greek Myths Actian Games: Honoring Apollo, held at Actium, revived by Emperor Augustus Dr. Acula, pseudonym (the letters of "Dracula) of Forrest J. 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Gilbert Adair: * Alice Through the Needle's Eye [Macmillan, 1984] ISBN 0-333-37361-8 [Picador, 1985] ISBN 0-330-29158-0 [Dutton, 1988] ISBN 0-525-48375-6 sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice novels * Peter Pan and the Only Children [1987] * The Death of the Author [1992] parody of Vladimir Nabokov * The Postmodernist Always Rings Twice [1992] * A Void [1994] translation which never uses the letter "e" of the novel by Georges Perec, which also never uses the letter "e" Hazel Adair, pseudonym of H. I. Addis James B. Adair: * Deepcore [Berkley, Nov 1991] ISBN 0-425-13029-0, sabotage of undersea weapons research center * Deepcore 2: Boomer Down [Berkley, Feb 1992] ISBN 0-425-13180-7 undersea weapons research center vs. terrorists trying to seize damaged British submarine genre: techothriller/UNDER THE SEA Adam and Eve: the original downwardly mobile couple [Genesis, i-v] Nadia Adamant: * Hot Pursuit London: Headline, Nov 1993] ISBN 0-7472-4266-6, £4.99, 311pp, paperback Sex and cryonics Adamastor: Spirit of Cape of Good Hope (a.k.a. Cape of Storms) who appeared to Vasco da Gama in the "Lusiads" of Camoens (1524-1580) Art Adams, cartoonist @ Dragon*Con Ben Adams, a.k.a. Benjamin Adams: Member of Horror Writers of America Ben Adams@sff.net Bill Adams: * The End of Fame [Ballentine Del Rey, 1994] co-author Cecil Brooks ISBN 0-345-37839-3 * The Unwound Way [Ballentine Del Rey, 1994] co-author Cecil Brooks ISBN 0-345-37238-7 playwright entangled in false identity and revolutionary POLITICS Carmen Adams: * The Band [Avon Flare, May 1994] ISBN 0-380-77328-7 juvenile rock&roll horror (a weak copy of George R. R. Martin's "Armageddon Rag") * The Claw [Scholastic, Nov 1996] ISBN 0-590-13970-3 juvenile horror * Song of the Vampire [Avon Flare, Mar 1996] ISBN 0-380-78031-3 sequel to "The Band" Chuck Adams, pseudonym of E. C. Tubb Douglas Adams (1952-): Douglas [Noel] Adams Douglas Adams @ AlphaRalpha to be done: The Douglas Adams Worship Page Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Home Page Deep Thought (Cult) Douglas Adams The Ford Prefect Worship Page Dirk Gently's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Glenda Adams, full name Glenda Emilie Adams (1939-): UTOPIAN author of AUSTRALIA: * Games of the Strong [Angus & Robertson, 1982] [USA: Cane Hill Press, May 1989] ISBN 0-943433-02-9, $8.95, 180pp, trade paperback Henry Adams (1838-1918): philosopher/historian/novelist, listed here for his provocative identification of the two conflicting forces of modern life as "the Virgin and the Dynamo" -- a concept relevant to understanding the centrality of Science Fiction to the modern condition John Adams, pseudonym of Johns S. Glasby, When The Gods Came (Badger, 1960; Arcadia 1967) Leith Adams, science fiction art editor: * Graven Images: the Best of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Film Art [co-authors Ronald V. Borst & Keith Burns] see Ronald V. Borst Louis J. A. Adams, pseudonym of Joe L. Hensley & Alexei Panshin Neal Adams (1941-): founder of Continuity Comics, comix artists for: * Archie * Ben Casey * Deadman [DC Comics] * The Spectre * Batman * Green Lantern * Green Arrow Nicholas Adams: house name and pseudonym of Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald: * Pep Rally [Harper Paperbacks, 1991] ISBN 0-06-106084-4 juvenile * Santa Claws [Harper, 1991] ISBN 0-06-106108-5 juvenile * Vampire Kiss [Harper, 1994] ISBN 0-06-106177-8, juvenile Richard Adams, full name Richard George Adams (1920-): Richard Adams @ AlphaRalpha Richard Adams: Watership Down Novels include: * The Plague Dogs (Knopf, 1978) * Shardik (Macmillan, 1975; Avon): smart bears * Watership Down (Macmillan, 1974; Avon): smart rabbits * Maia [Knopf, 1985] * Traveller [Knopf, 1988] Civil War from viewpoint of Robert E. Lee's horse Genre: BAMBI'S CHILDREN: animals who speak, think, or act human Anthologies: * Sinister and Unnatural Stories [1978] anthology * Grimm's Fairy Tales [1981] anthology * Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories [1981] anthology Other: * The Legend of Te Tuna [1982] chapbook, Pacific archepelago legend * The Bureaucrats [1985] chapbook, juvenile * The Day Gone By [1991] autobiography Robert Adams (1932-1990), pseudonym of Franklin Robert Adams, prolific author, best known for his "Horseclans" series, including: * The Coming of the Horseclans (Pinnacle, 1975) * Swords of the Horseclans (Pinnacle, 1977) * Revenge of the Horseclans (Pinnacle, 1977) now edited by Pamela Crippens Adams (1961-) * "The Castaways in Time" series * "The "Stairway to Forver" series * The Stairway to Forver (1988) * Monsters and Magicians (1988) * edited various Fantasy anthologies Terry Adams: * Sentience [Daw, Apr 1989] ISBN 0-88677-108-0 First Contact see: Me Human, You Alien: How to Talk to an Extraterrestrial * The Master of Chaos [Daw, Feb 1986] ISBN 0-88677-347-4 sequel to "Sentience" with telepathic First Contact expert W. S. Adams, British author, The Fourth Programme (London: Lawrence Wishart, 1955) God makes a broadcast, church and state are shaken William Adams: * The Unwound Way [Ballentine Del Rey, 1991] (co-author Cecil Brooks) Lost in space for a century, a playwright comes home to a weirdly altered worls, and becomes embroiled in revolution George Adamski (1891-?): are his flying saucer books SF or fact? I know what I believe...: nothing on the Web (so far as SF is concerned)? Charles Samuel Addams (7 Jan 1912-1988): genius cartoonist, father of "The Addams Family": nothing on the Web (so far as SF is concerned)? * Addams and Evil (New Tork: Random House, 1947) * The Addams Family Album (1991) * Afternoon in the Attic (1950) * Black Maria (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960) * Charles Addams Mother Goose (Windmill Books, 1967) * Creature Conforts (1981) * Dear Dead Days (New York: Putnam, 1959) * Drawn and Quartered (New York: Random House, 1942) * Favorite Haunts (1977) * The Groaning Board (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964) * Homebodies (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954) * Monster Rally (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1950) * My Crowd (1971) * Nightcrawler (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957) * The World of Charles Addams (1991) winner of Hugo Award * others? Frequent appearances in The New Yorker * Two television series and three films have been based on his work Edmond G. Addeo, see co-author R. M. Garvin Adept: from Latin "adeptus", one who has attained magical knowledge; for example, in Alchemy, those who claimed to have the Philospher's Stone or the Secret of Life were "vere adeptus" Dr. Adder: pseudonym of K. W. Jeter (1950-): * Alligator Alley (co-author Mink Mole) see Mink Mole Hazel Iris [Wilson] Addis: author of (1953) "Stranger from Space": nothing on the Web? Joseph Addison (1672-1719): * Tesseract [Ballentine Del Rey, 1988] ISBN 0-345-34744-7 posthumous interdimensional first novel (?) Hugh Addison, pseudonym of Harry Collinson Owen Linda D. Addison, Bronx, New York: no known web site; Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; * Animated Objects [Space & Time, Oct 1997] ISBN 0-917053-09-5 $7.95, 110pp, trade paperback collection of 6 stories plus 38 poems, plus journal entries, plus Barry N. Malzberg introduction. A hardcover edition (-10-9, $14.95) was announced but not seen. Order from Space & Time: 138 West 70th St 4B New York NY 10023-4468 add $1.50 postage; for these special prices, be SURE to say that you heard of this book from Jonathan Vos Post's web site! e-mail Linda D. Addison Max Adeler, pseudonym of Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915): influence on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" with time travel story: * Professor Baffin's Island" (1880) a.k.a. "The Fortunate Island" [The Fortunate Island and Other Stories; UK: 1881; USA: 1882] * Other story collections with Fantasy entries (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.7): * Random Shots [1878] * Transformations [1883] * By a Bend in the River [1914] Aditi: Earth Mother in Hindu Myth, mother/wife/daughter of Vishnu, whose god-like sons were the Adityas (the chief among them being Varuna) see: Hindu Pantheon Patrick H. Adkins (1948-): * the "Titans" trilogy: * Lord of the Crooked Paths [Ace, 1987] Greek Titans and older Greek Gods * Master of the Fearful Depths [Ace, 1989] * Sons of the Titans [Ace, 1990] see: Greek/Roman Pantheon * Nonfiction: * Edgar Rice Burroughs: Bibliography and Price Guide [1974] chapbook Mark Adlard, pseudonym of Peter Marcus Adlard: Brian W. Aldiss [Billion Year Spree, New York: Shocken, 1974, p.304] says: "And writers whose reputation is still newer, such as Mark Adlard... were given a chance to shine in Harlan Ellison's mammoth anthology Dangerous Visions..." novels include the "City" trilogy: * Interface (Ace, 1978) * Volteface (Ace, 1978) * Multiface (Ace, 1978) Alan A. Adler (25 Dec 1916-?), wrote original story for "Forbidden Planet": nothing on the Web? Alan A. Adler was a member of the famous Adler family of Yiddish actors (patriarch Jacob P. Adler). New York University (English Literature major), worked for "Ripley's Believe It Or Not", owned a theatre in New York from the age of 21 (featuring opera), served in the United States Army Air Force (5th Air Force, Far Eastern Air Force, and 13th Bomber Command), producer of revival of "Front Page", and wrote various screenplays (most famously "Forbidden Planet"). One novel: "Mach 1: A Story of Planet Ionus" (New York: Farrar Strauss & Cudahy, 1957) [listed as "Allen Adler" in "the Science Fiction and Heroic Fantasy Author Index, Stuart W. Wells III, Duluth MN: Purple Unicorn Books, 1978] Bill Adler, Jr.: editor/anthologist: * Time Machines: The Best Time Travel Stories Ever Written [Carroll & Graf, Dec 1997] ISBN 0-7867-0493-4, $24.00, 382pp, hardcover anthology of 22 stories about time travel Authors include Jack Finney, Ray Bradbury, Connie Willis, Isaac Asimov genre: Time Travel C. S. Adler, full name Carole Schwerdtfeger Adler (1932-): * Eddie's Blue-Winged Dragon [Putnam, 1988; Avon Camelot, 1990] juvenile * Ghost Brother * The Silver Coach Roland Adlerberth (21 Sep 1923-), noted Swedish writer/librarian/translator/critic: nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from Sweden! He was said to have written the first article about Science Fiction in Sweden: "SF--Renaissance of the Adventure Novel" (Bibliotek Bladet, Sep 1951) with at least two bibliographic/critical sequels William Adlington (circa 1500-?): English classic translator: * The xi Bookes of the Golden Asse, Containing the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius [UK: 1566] translation by William Adlington Adonai: Hebrew name for God, a.k.a Yahweh see: God Adonis: good-looking young god, beloved of Aphrodite, son of Myrrha gored by a boar. In one version of the myth, Aphrodite found the abandoned baby Adonis, and gave him to Persephone in the underworld. Aphrodite went to Hades to reclaim him, but Persephone had fallen in love with him. Zeus was called in as binding mediator, and decreed that Adonis was to alternate 6 months in Hades and 6 months on Earth. Aphrodite convinced Adonis to break the deal, so Persephone went to Aphrodite's primary lover, Ares, who transformed into the fatal boar. This entire story is an evolution from earlier Semitic myths of annual vegetation death and regeneration. In Babylonian myth, Adonis was Adon (Lord) Tammuz, god of Agriculture, lover of mother goddess Ishtar, yet half-yearly in the underworld. His equivalent in Syria was Baal. His equivalent in Egypt was Osiris. His equivalent in Phrygia was Attis, consort of Cybele. Attis was also killed by a boar, with violets springing up from his blood, parallel to anemones growing from the blood of Adonis. Adonis, by extension, means a handsome man. The Adonis myth was explored in the long Fantasy poem "Venus and Adonis" by William Shakespeare, a play astonishing to read in that: (1) Shakespeare started as a Fantasy poet before he became the first full-time professional playwright, in the modern sense; and (2) this poem foreshadows virtually every major theme he developed in his plays. see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Adrammelech: (1) God of Babylon to whom babies were burnt in sacrifice [II Kings xvii, 31] (2) Perhaps identical to the Sun God of Sepharvaim (Sippar) see: miscellaneous other mythologies Adrastus: (1) King of Argos who led the "Seven Against Thebes" see: Greek/Roman Pantheon; (2) Indian Prince murdered by Rinaldo [Tasso's "Jerusalem Delivered", Book XX] and who fought the Crusaders to defend the King of Egypt Jack Adrian: pseudonym of Christoper Lowder (1945-): * Death Lands: Pilgrimmage to Hell [Gold Eagle, June 1986] ISBN 0-373-62501-4, $3.95, 380pp, paperback Science Fiction novel, part of Post-Atomic-Holocaust adventure series * The Flint Knife [see E. F. Benson] * Strange Tales from the Strand [edited from a century of the British magazine] [Oxford University Press, 1991] * Warning Whispers [See A. M. Burrage] Adventure (Nov 1910-April 1971): see Magazines Les Adventures Futuristes (Mar 1949-Sep 1949): see Magazines Adventures of Sword and Sorcery: see Magazines The Adversary: Satan [I Peter v, 8] See: Devil Adult Fantasy: means one thing when used as the antonym of "Children's Fantasy" in the sense of Dunsany or Lovecraft, and another when used to mean highly erotic or X-rated. That is: Lovecraft, or the Craft of Love. Advertisements: as of 14 May 1998, this Web domain doesn't have any. But if you're interested in reaching thousands of SF/Fantasy/Horror readers each and every day, and have $$$ to spend, please e-mail Your Humble Webmaster... Adytum: the non-public sanctum or holy-of-Holies of Greek and Roman temples see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Return to Authors A Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Ae" Through "Ai"

A. E., pseudonym of George William Russell [1867-1935] cofounder with William Butler Yeats of the Dublin Lodge of the Theosophical Society, influence on James Joyce (who inserted him as a character in "Ulysses"), artist, painter, author: * Homeward [1894] story collection * The Mask of Apollo and Other Stories [1904] story collection * The Interpreters [1922] novel * The Avatars: A Futurist Fantasy [1933] * The Living Torch [1937] posthumously published collection of criticism Aegeus: King of Attica, father of Theseus, who sent Theseus to Crete to save Athens from having to deliver 7 boys and 7 virgin girls each year to Minos; Theseus forgot to hoist white sails, and sailed home rigged in black, so Aegeus read this signal from afar and drowned himself; let this be a warning to all programmers of how important a single bit can be in any graphics Aegir: Norse Ocean God, married to Ran, father of the 9 Billows (daughters dressed in white veils and robes) see: Scandanavian Pantheon Aegis: the shield of Zeus, constructed by Hephaestos, covered with the goatskin of Amalthea (who had suckled Zeus as a baby), symbolic of all divine protection. On the shield was the head of Medusa. When Zeus shook Aegis, the world shook with thunder. Zeus sometimes left Aegis for safekeeping with his daughter Athena, who could use it, or cover the Gorgon's head to block its paralyzing rays. The Iliad, though, calls Aegis a cloak or mantle. In any case, by extension, when someone acts "under the aegis of" an organization or person, they are bavked-up by that agent's power or sponsorship. see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Aegisthus: see Agamemnon (whom he murdered) Aegyptus: Son of Belus, twin brother of Danaus, king of what became known as Egypt see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Richard Aellen: * Redeye [Donald Fine, 1988; Sphere, 1990] twins separated at birth have a psychic connection which affects international intrigue see: EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION Aeneas: Son of Anchises (King of Dardanus) and Aphrodite, who fought in the Trojan War (according to Homer), and was a central figure in legends of Troy created after Homer Aeneid: Epic 12-book poem by Virgil, which gave Aeneas (above) the role of founder of Rome. Many wonderful fantasy verses contained therein... Aeolus: King of the Winds (according to Homer), having been empowered by Zeus. Zeus beat the Titans in battle, thus becoming king of the gods. To control the winds, he adopted the suggestion of his wife Hera, in assigning them to Aeolus, who lived in mythical Aeolia, and kept the winds bottled up in a cave. see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Hence "Aeolian" means produced by, carried by, or sounding like the wind. "Aeolistic" means orally long-winded (as I am, *sigh*). Musicologists further define: * "Aeolian attachment" to make louder the sound of a piano. * "Aeolian harp" set in an open window for wind-driven harmony. * "Aeolian minor scale" also called "Aeolian mode" * "Aeoline" which is, confusingly, both a musical stop and a harmonica * "Aeolodicon" a wind instrument * "Aeolomelodicon" a wind instrument * "Aeolopantolon" a wind instrument And finally, moving all the way from myth to Science, Hero of Alexandria [see my web page on Timeline: 1st Century] invented the Aeolipile or Aeolipyle (literally "ball of Aeolus" or "doorway of Aeolus") which we consider to be the world's first Steam Engine. L. Sprague de Camp wrote an alternate History where the Industrial Age began two thousand years early, when a time-traveller visits Hero... ALTERNATE WORLDS: history might have happened differently Aeon: (1) the age of the universe; (2) infinite time; (3) any age personified; (4) 1/365 the age of the universe according to Basilides [early 2nd Century]; (5) 1/30 the age of the universe according to Valentinus [Gnostic, 2nd Century] (6) see "Age" Aeschylus: the father of Greek Tragedy, author of 70 plays known by name, of which only 7 survive; said to have died when an eagle, mistaking his bald head for a rock, dropped a tortoise that cracked his skull Aesculapius: Latin version of the Greek "Asklepios", God of medicine, so of Apollo, father of Hygeia, his symbol being a staff about which a serpent twines Aesir: Northern European Elder Gods, including Ymir and Odin. Ymir is killed by a rebellion similar to Jupiter overthrowing Saturn, and of his corpse is the universe created, including Asgard, where the next generation of Gods hung out and did their thing... The 12 Aesir were: Odin (the C.E.O.), Thor, Tiu, Balder, Brag [God of Poetry], Vidar [God of Silence], Hoder, Hermoder, Hoenir, Odnir (married to Freyja), Loki, and Vali. See: "Elder Gods" See: THEOLOGY Aesop: author of animal fables, circa 600 B.C., see: BAMBI'S CHILDREN: animals who speak, think, or act human Aethon: one of the horses of Helios, who pull the Sun chariot see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Aetites: a.k.a. Gargites, a.k.a. Eagle Stones, magical healing stones found in eagles' nests [in Greek Myth] Aeton: one of the horses of Pluto; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Afreet, a.k.a Afrit: 2nd most powerful of the 5 categories of Jinn see: Islamic myth Afterlife: see: Afterlife see IMMORTALITY Those who live forever, or try to Agamemnon: King of Mycenae; brother of Menelaus; son of Atreus; grandson of Pelops; leader of the Greek Army in the Trojan War; married to Clytemnestra; father of Orestes, Ippigenia [and/or Iphianassa], Laodice [and/or Electra], and Chrysothemis; he came home from Troy with King Priam's daughter Cassandra; he and Cassandra were slain by Clytemnestra and Clytemnestra's lover Aegisthus, who along with Clytemnestra was then slain by Orestes (a.k.a. Agamemnonides) Aganippe: (1) mythic fountain in foothills of Mount Helicon (in Boetia) which isnpires poetry and so is dedicated to the Muses (who are thus a.k.a. Aganippedes); (2) the Nymph of that fountain Agate: (1) actual semiprecious stone; (2) magic stone from Achates or Gagates river in Sicily which Pliny [XXXVII, 10] says will cause enemies' swords to slay their bearers, and to render the owner of the stone invisible see: INVISIBILITY Agdistes: God of the Bower of Bliss [Spenser's "Faerie Queen"] Agdistis: Mother Godess of Phrygia, possibly identical to the fertility goddess Cybele, born a hermaphrodite and made purely female by castration Age: (1) see Aeon; (2) Hesiod denotes 5 Ages: (i) Golden, Patriarchal, ruled by Saturn (ii) Silver, Voluptious, ruled by Jupiter (iii) Bronze, Warlike, ruled by Neptune (iv) Heroic, Renaissant, ruled by Mars (v) Iron, Present, ruled by Pluto; (3) Lucretius denotes 3 Ages (this nomenclature still used): (i) Stone (ii) Bronze (iii) Iron (4) Varro denotes 3 Ages (this nomenclature still used): (i) Dawn of Man to Deluge (ii) Deluge to 1st Olympiad [Mythical Period] (iii) 1st Olympiad to Varro's day (116-27 B.C.) [Historic Period] (5) Ovid denotes 4 Ages: (i) Golden (ii) Silver (iii) Bronze (iv) Iron (6) Shakespeare describes the 7 Ages of Man ["As You Like It", II, vii] Agelasta: When Demeter (Ceres), exhausted from her search for her daughter Persephone, sat down and rested upon a rock, the rock was named "Agelasta" [literally: "Joyless"] see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Agenor: Son of Poseidon; King of Tyre; Father of Europa, Cadmus, Phoenix, Cilix, and the other Agenorides see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Gordon Aghill, pseudonym of Robert Silverberg & Randall Garrett Phyllis Carol Agins (1947-): * Suisan [Baen, 1992] ISBN 0-671-72112-7 Snow White & 7 Dwarves reinterpreted Aglalia: one of the 3 Graces [see "Graces"] Aglaonice: Wizardress of Thessaly who was able to mathematically predict eclipses, then blew her reputation by claiming to have the power to bring the Moon down from Heaven Agnostic: word created by T. H. Huxley in 1869 to name those who maintain skepticism over anything lacking proof, including God. Agonistes: [Greek: "Champion"], see: (1) "Samson Agonistes" [John Milton, 1671]; (2) "Sweeny Agonistes" [T. S. Eliot] Marjorie Agosin, full name Marjorie Stella Agosin Halpern (1955-): editor: * The Secret Weavers: Stories of the Fantastic by Women of Argentina and Chile [White Pine Press, 1991] ISBN 1-877727-15-6 story collection translated from Spanish Agur's Wish: "Give me neither poverty nor riches" [Proverbs, xxx, 8] Ahab: The Pequod's Master in "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville Ahasuerus: the Wandering Jew. See: ISRAEL and JEWISH SCIENCE FICTION Bert Ahearne, pseudonym of Albert Hernhuter Jerry Ahern: pseudonym of Jerome Morrell Ahern (1946-): * The Freeman * Miamigrad * The "Survivalist" novels Nos. 9-27 * WerewolveSS [Zebra/Pinnacle, 1990] genetically engineered Nazi werewolves on campus co-author Sharon Ahern Jerry Ahern @ Dragon*Con Sharon Ahern (1948-): Sharon Ahern @ Dragon*Con * WerewolveSS [Zebra/Pinnacle, 1990] genetically engineered Nazi werewolves on campus co-author Jerry Ahern Ahitophel, a.k.a. Achitophel: Counsellor to King David, who treasonously switched sides to become Counsellor to Absalom, and then hung himself when Absalom would not heed his advice [II Samuel xvii, 23]; Patron saint of disloyal consultants Prince Ahmed: in the "Arabian Nights", the fairy Paribanou gave him a magical tent that could be folded so small as to be carried in one's pocket, but could unfurl to shelter an entire army [my son Andrew comments that it takes the whole army to re-fold it]; he also had possession of the Apple of Samarkand, which could cure any disease Rollo Ahmed: expert and author on the occult, from EGYPT: see also: Christian Fantasy, Demon, Devil * The Complete Book Of Witchcraft [pub?, date?] * The Black Art [copyright 1938; Paperback Library, 1966, 1968] PL#166-7 Thanks to Lisa DuMond Trexler for research: satanism review: this book is chock-full of the legends of evils told from the puritanical perspective of the Church, though not sparing on anthropological details, even when embarrasing to said Church; a wonderful resource, it takes the popular perspective in which witches, sorcerers and magicians of past ages are roughly equivalent; it makes little real mention of 'Satanists' per se, though does talk about a little about 'Devil-worship' as a kind of hedonistic frenzy-worship involving sexuality. R. Lister's Sermons Still pursuing the intent of that "modern" Aldermaston "peace" seal designed by Lord Russell for use by contemporary radicals, we turned to Rollo Ahmed's 'Complete Book Of Witchcraft' (Paperback Library, New York, 1936). Ahmed notes that "There was a deeply seated belief in the fascination or enchantment of shadows; so that the witch, or magician, could use them to either produce sickness and death or to inspire love .... the shadow of the priest's fingers raised in blessing was considered [by Satanists] to have evil significance .... A remarkable thing connected with the hand so lifted, is that its shadow resembles the head and horns of the Goat of Baphomet (6) [Mendes], the symbol of black magic. The use of the 'shadow of blessing' was regarded as the legitimate prerogative of the Pope. and was most terribly exercised during the Dark Ages and at the times of the Inquisition .... Pictures representing the blessing were inscribed 'Benediction,' while upon the shadow appeared the word 'Maledictus.'" (Footnote 6) [Rollo Ahmed notes in the Complete Book Of Witchcraft that: "From the earliest days, the Deity worshipped in black magic was the source and creator of evil, the rival of goodness. Various forms of the Egyptian god Set, the Persian Ahriman, the Python of the Greeks, the Jewish Serpent, Saranas, Balial the Devil (derived from ancient Atlantis), and later Baphomet of the Templars, the Goat Deity of the witches' sabbath. In the ancient Kabala. Satan's name was that of Jehovah reversed, and he was not actually a devil but the negation of light and truth." The Knights Templars of the Middle Ages, cults of which are reported to have practiced revolting ceremonies before their huge idol in the form of a goat. were originally founded to protect the Holy Sepulchre, but some are said by Ahmed to have developed into Satan worshippers.] satanism/propaganda "The Black Art, by Rollo Ahmed, Paperback Library... "This is a wonderful book! full of the legends of evils told from the puritanical perspective of the Church, though not sparing on *any* anthropological details, even when embarrasing to said Church; a wonderful resource, though it does take the popular perspective of the time and equate witches, sorcerers and mages of past ages within its language; makes little real mention of 'Satanists', though does talk about 'Devil-worship': 'Sorcery and witchcraft, being in themselves evil, naturally seized upon the sexual instinct and passions to pervert them to their own ends. While, since the object of Satanic worship or demonism, was to swamp the personality in evil, no better means could be found than by first arousing lust and then giving it free play. In Europe the Witches' Sabbaths were the outstanding example of sexual depravity in connection with sorcery. Participants divested themselves of their clothing, and yielded themselve to every conceivable lustful impulse, this condition being further induced by the drug-like properties of the ointments and oils which were first smeared on the body.' 'From the end of the fifteenth century onwards small coteries, practising spells and enchantments and indulging in performances of the black mass, found an ugly fascination in lewd indulgences and a taking part in rituals entailed entire nakedness or partial exposure. Many of the so-called rites of these secret societies were so patently ridiculous, that it is quite obvious that they were merely an excuse for men and women to indulge in sex-play and lustful gratification, frequently of an abnormal kind. We can imagine how the fashionable women of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, already robust to the point of crudity in their love affairs, welcomed opportunities of greater coarseness, with the added thrill of flirting with the Devil. Thanks again for research, and see the page for Lisa DuMond Trexler Ahola and Aholibah: religious prostitutes, or symbols of seekers after false faiths [Ezekiel, xxiii] Ahriman, a.k.a Angra Mainyu: the dualistic force of evil personified, forever in conflict with Ahura Mazda (a.k.a. Ormuzd), in the religion of later Zoroastrianism; earlier in Zoroastrianism, the personification of wickedness was Druj Ilse Aichinger (Madame Gunther Eich), German author/editor/playwrite: nothing on the Web? Also lived in South American and West Indies. The Black Art (London" Long, 1936) Help me out, fans from Austria! Robert [Fordyce] Aickman (1914-1981): British novelist/critic/Opera scholar, who edited the 1st through 8th "Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories" nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from England! Also: * The Breakfasters (1964) novel * Cold Hand in Mine: Eight Strange Stories (1975) * Dark Entries (1964) story collection * The Model (1987) novel * Night Voices (1985) story collection * Painted Devils: Strange Tales (1979) story collection * Powers of Darkness (1966) story collection * Sub Rosa: Strange Tales (1968) story collection * The Unsettled Dust (1990) story collection * We Are for the Dark (1951) collection of 6 stories * The Wine-Dark Sea (US: 1988; UK: 1990) story collection Kurt W. Aigner: * Allistar: Journey Through a Mind [Vantage, Apr 1985] ISBN 0-533-06159-8 Fantasy, vanity press publication Aikamme, Finland (Jun 1958-Mar 1959?): see Magazines Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) Major American poet, father of Joan Aiken and John Aiken, writings in many genres including the frequently anthologized short story "Silent Snow, Secret Snow" Novels: * King Coffin (1935) Story Collections: * Bring! Bring! (1925) * Costumes by Eros (1928) * Gehenna (1930) * Among the Last People * The Collected Stories of Conrad Aiken (1960) Plays include: * Mr. Arcularis Poetry Collections: * Earth Triumphant (1914) * John Deth, A Metaphsyical Legend, and Other Poems (1933) * Skylight One (1949) Joan Aiken, full name Joan Aiken Delano (1924-): daughter of Conrad Aiken, prolific young-adult author: * Black Hearts in Battersea [Cape, 1965; Dell/Yearling, 1987] juvenile alternate worlds fantasy * Bridle the Wind [Cape, 1983; Puffin] fantasy * The Cockatrice Boys [Gollancz, 1966; Tor, 1996] juvenile, England in Chaos as weird monsters invade * Cold Shoulder Road [Cape, 1995; Red Fox] juvenile alternate worlds fantasy, sequel to Black Hearts in Battersea * A Creepy Company * The Cuckoo Tree * Dido and Pa * A Fit of Shivers * Fog Hound, Wind Cats, Sea Mice * A Foot in the Grave * Give Yourself a Fright * A Goose on Your Grave * The Haunting of Lamb House * Is * Is Underground * The Kingdom Under the Sea * The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories * Midnight is a Place * The Moon's Revenge * Night Birds on Nantucket * The Shadow Guests * A Small Pinch of Weather * The Stolen Lake * Tale of a One-Way Street * The Teeth of the Gale * A Touch of Chill * Up the Chimney Down and Other Stories * A Whisper in the Night * The Whispering Mountain * The Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories * The Wolves of Willoughby Chase John [Kempton] Aiken (1913-1990) son of Conrad Aiken Novel: * World Well Lost (New York: Doubleday, 1971) Jim Aikin, full name James Douglas Aikin (1948-): * Walk the Moon's Road [Ballentine/Del Rey, 1985] ISBN 0-345-32169-3 first novel with interesting aliens * The Wall at the Edge of the World [Ace, 1993] ISBN 0-441-87140-2 telepathy and utopia see: UTOPIA see: EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION Ray Ainsbury, pseudonym of A. Hyatt Verrill William Harrison Ainsworth (4 Feb 1805-3 Jun 1882): Fantasy author/editor: nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from England! Manchester Grammar School, articled to law, known for editing: Ainsworth's Magazine (1842-1854) New Monthly Magazine other magazines, and for his 40+ novels, including: Rockwood (1834), not in the genre? Auriol, or The Elixer of Life (London: Routledge, 1898; other editions possibly decades earlier) Jean Airey: author of 2 "Doctor Who" parody and nonfiction books: * The Doctor and the Enterprise [Pioneer Books, Oct 1989] ISBN 1-55698-218-6, $9.95, 129pp, trade paperback humorous Science Fiction novel, fannish parody of Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Wizard of Oz; previously published in amateur press editions, this is 1st official publication. * Travel Without the Tardis [co-auhtor Laurie Haldeman] [Target, July 1986] ISBN 0-426-20240-6, £1.60, 160pp, paperback nonfiction, Dr. Who fan's guide to Scotland, England, and Wales (where episodes were filmed, and so forth). Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Ajax: (1) Ajax the Greater, son of Telamon, King of Salamis, brave and strong yet stupid hero of the Trojan War who killed himself when Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus; (2) Ajax the Lesser [also in Homer] son of Oileus, King of Locris, attacker of King Prima's daughter Cassandra, shipwrecked and drowned by Poseidon Michal Ajvaz (1949): Czech author (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.14) Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Akbar: Arabic title, literally "Really really great" Alan Burt Akers, pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer (1921-); under this pseudonym: * "Dray Prescott of Antares" * at least 5 novels of the "Delian Cycle" (Daw 1972-74) starting with "Transit to Scorpio" * at least 6 novels of the "Havilfar Cycle" (Daw 1974-76) starting with "Manhounds of Antares" * at least 3 novels of the "Krozian Cycle" (Daw 1976-77) starting with "The Tides of Kregen" * at least 2 novels of the "Valian Cycle" (Daw 1977-78) starting with "Secret Scorpio" Brian Dana Akers, grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan; 1975-1981 undergraduate and graduate study at the University of Michigan, including a year in India; studied Indian History and Sanskrit; employed as typographer and network manager; married to Loretta; Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future contest, 4th quarter 1995; forthcoming science fiction: "Death Looked Down", New Altars (anthology from Angelus Press). Brian Dana Akers includes at least 2 downloadable sample stories Brian Dana Akers' stories e-mail Brian Dana Akers Tanuki Aki: pseudonym of Charles de Lint Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) Japanese author and translator, best known for intricate ghost story "Rashomon" (1915) later filmed by Kurosawa (1951) {hot link to be done} Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Aladdin: perhaps the best-known character of Arabian Fantasy, most recently seen in the 1992 Disney movie starring Robin Williams as the Genie. When you run your fingers over the keyboard, and web pages spring up, have you rubbed a magic lamp? See the related short story by Your Humble Webmaster: "King of the Jinns" A. J. Alan, pseudonym of Leslie Harrison Lambert, English author and radio narrator: nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from England! Edited anthology: * Good Evening, Everyone! (London: Hitchinson, 1928) Story Collection: * The Best of A. J. Alan (1954) ed. Kenelm Foss Lloyd Alan: * Aunt Weird [HarperTrophy, 1995] ISBN 0-06-440560-5 juvenile, voodoo dolls * Night of the Gargoyles [HarperTrophy, 1995] ISBN 0-06-440604-0 Al Araf: [from Arabic "the partition"] the area between Paradise and Hell [a.k.a. Jahannam] where the souls go who belong to neither, namely babies, madmen, idiots, and those for whom good and evil deeds were in balance and await entry into Heaven [according to the Koran] see: Limbo Pedro A. de Alarcon (1833-1891) Spanish author, best known for * "The Three-Cornered Hat" (UK: 1891; from Spanish 1874 "El Sombrero de tres picos") * "The Friend of Death" (USA: 1890, tr. Frances J.A. Darr from "El amigo de la muerte") Alasnam: in the Arabian Nights, he was tasked with finding a ninth statue more valuable than the 8 diamond statues he owned: he found it, but it was really the perfect woman, whom he married; also, he was gifted by a Jinn with a mirror, "the touchstone of virtue", which revealed whether a girl was or was not a virgin, and would or would not remain faithful Alastair: pseudonym of Hans Henning (1887-1969): fantasy/literary illustrator Alastor: (1) avenging power that visits the sins of the father unto the children; (2) the evil genius of a house, a.k.a. Nemesis; (3) Percy Shelly's poem "Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude" Anthony Alban, pseudonym of Anthony A. Thomson: * Catharsis Central (London: Dobson, 1928; Berkely 1969) robots and murder * The Day of the Shield (Berkely, 1973) Peter Albano: * Attack of the Seventh Carrier [Zebra, 1989] Japanese World War II aircraft carrier is melted out of the arctic ice and saves the world * Return of the Seventh Carrier * Revenge of the Seventh Carrier * Supercarrier * Trial of the Seventh Carrier * Challenge of the Seventh Carrier [Zebra, Mar 1993] ISBN 0-8217-4096-2 Albany, a.k.a. Albainn, a.k.a. Albin: (1) the North of SCOTLAND, called by the Romans "Caledonia" and peopled by Picts; (2) northern Britain in Spenser's "Faerie Queen"; (3) The Duke of York's home as converted in 1803 to bachelors' apartments, where lived variously Byron, Lord Lytton, and Macaulay. Albatross: (1) Large sea-going bird; (2) symbolic center of Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" [see Coleridge, see "Ancient Mariner"] Alberich: (1) King of the Dwarves see: Scandanavian Pantheon; (2) the gnome who steals the gold guarded by the Rhine maidens, which he must later use as his own ransome to free him from the gods' captivity, in the Nibelungenleid [see Nibelungenleid] Nan Bowman Albinski: * Women's Utopias in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Fiction [Routledge, 1988] see: UTOPIA Albion: poetic and ancient name for Britain New Albion: the original name of California as annexed to Great Britain in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake Al Borak, a.k.a. Borak: the Angel Gabriel's beast which carried Mohammed to 7th Heaven, and was itself admitted with him; see: "Animals in Heaven" further down on this page see: Islamic myth Dawn Albright, editor: * Vision Quests [Allston MA: Angelus Press, Dec 1995] ISBN 0-9648653-1-9, Order from Angelus Press: 7 St. Luke's Road Allston MA 02134 phone: 617-783-0199 co-editor Sandra J. Hutchinson 2 original stories, 5 reprints, and one poem about shamanism * New Altars [co-editor Sandra J. Hutchinson] [Angelus Press, Feb 1997] ISBN 0-9648653-6-X, $14.95, 231pp, trade paperback original anthology of 19 Science Fiction and Fantasy stories plus 2 poems about spirituality and religion. (4 stories + one poem are reprints) Authors include Nancy Etchemendy, Tom Piccirilli, Darrell Schweitzer, Mary Turzillo; plus Katherine Kurtz introduction see: THEOLOGY: Science Fiction or Fantasy about Religion Alfredo P. Alcala (1925-): comic book artist Kathleen J. Alcala: * Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist [Calyx Books, May 1992] 14 stories, fantasy and magical realism Vivian Alcock: * Ghostly Companions [Methuen, 1984] juvenile horror/fantasy collection * The Haunting of Cassie Palmer [Methuen, 1980; Mammoth, 1994] juvenile * The Monster Garden [Methuen, 1988; Delacorte] juvenile * Singer to the Sea God [Methuen, 1981; Delacorte] juvenile * The Stonewalkers [Methuen, 1981; Mammoth, 1991] juvenile * Timewreck [Mammoth, 1996] juvenile, time travel and alternate worlds Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) famous mainstream author who also wrote fantasy: * Louisa May Alcott's Fairy Tales and Fantasy Stories [University of Tennessee Press, 1992] ISBN 0-87049-752-9 39 stories edited and introduced by Daniel Shealy Order from: University of Tennessee Press 293 Communications Bldg. Knoxville TN 37996 * A Whisper in the Dark [Barnes & Noble, June 1996] 12 gothic stories Alchemy: (1) ancestor of Chemistry, the false belief that lesser metals could be transmuted into gold, that there was a universal solvent (Alkahest) that could dissolve anything, that the philospher's stone could grant ultimate wisdom, that the Panacea could cure all disease, and that the Elixer of Life could bring Immortality see IMMORTALITY Those who live forever, or try to (2) Today, we use neutron bombardment to transmute elements, dissolve anything in high-temperature plasma, believe that we can find anything on the Internet, and hope that Nanotechnology will cure all diseases and let us live forever Alcina: (1) a.k.a. Circe in mythology; (2) a.k.a. Labe in Arabian myth; (3) the personification of carnality in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso" [1516]; (4) The opera by Handel [1735] Alcinoo poma dare: [Greek: to give apples to Alcinous] since Alcinous was the King of the Phaeacians, whose land was famous for its fruits, "to give apples to Alcinous" is synonymous with "to carry coals to Newcastle", "to bring owls to Athens", or "to pay Bill Gates for software" Alcmena: Daughter of Electryon (King of Mycenae), Wife of Amphitryon, and mother (thanks to Zeus) of Hercules; the myth is that Zeus came to Alcmena's bed disguised as Amphitryon, but magically made the night 3 times its normal length see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: Time Travel Alcofribas Nasier: anagram pseudonym of Rabelais, under which the first two volumes of "Gargantua" and "Pantagruel" were published Aldebaran: [Arabic "al" = the, + "davaran" = the follower, since it rises after the Pleiades]: Alpha tauri, first magnitude red star Gill Alderman: Ireland-resident author: Gill Alderman author of "The Archivist" * The Archivist [Unwin Hyman] ISBN 0-04-440399-2 reviewer Colin Greenland wrote: "Set in an imperialist matriarchal culture on an alien planet where spaceflight is a thing of antiquity, [it is] a close-up study of a perverse relationship which incidentally causes the empire to totter." * The Face * The Cold Hill's Side * The Land Beyond [Unwin Hyman] ISBN 0-04-440729-7 magic and time-travelling circus * The Memory Palace [HarperCollins] ISBN 0-00-649773-X fantasy in which author enters the land he novelized and must battle evil Aldine Cheerful Library (1899-1905?): see Magazines Aldine Editions: superb octavo editions of Greek and Latin classics printed in Venice by the company started by Aldus Manutius in 1490; the type face "italics" was originally called "Aldine" because it was invented by Aldus' type-designer Francesco Griffo; Aldus the Younger (grandson of the founder) shut down the company to focus his attention on his successful take-over of the Vatican Press in 1590, and ever since, Science Fiction and fantasy authors have been left in the lurch when their publishers get embroiled in big-name politics Aldine Invention, Travel and Adventure Library, British reprint of Frank Reade Library, (Mar 1899-Nov 1905): see Magazines Brian [Wilson] Aldiss (18 Aug 1925-): extremely influential author/editor/critic "Non-Stop" (1958) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Hothouse" (1962) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Greybeard" (1964) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Brian Aldiss @ AlphaRalpha Books include: * Barefoot in the Head (Doubleday, 1970) * The Book of Brian Aldiss * Bow Down to Null (Ace Double, 1960) a favorite of mine as a teenager * Brothers of the Head * Cryptozoic * The Dark Light Years * Earthworks * The Eighty Minute Hour * Enemies of the System * Frankenstein Unbound {film hotlink to be done} * Galaxies Like Grains of Sand * Greybeard * The Long Afternoon of Earth (a.k.a. "Hothouse") * The Malacia Tapestry * The Male Response * Moment of Eclipse * Neanderthal Planet * No Time Like Tomorrow * The Primal Urge * Report on Probability A * Starship * Starswarm * Vanguard from Alpha * Who Can Replace a Man? Margaret Aldiss: wife of Brian Aldiss (born Christie Manson) (1933-1997) * various short stories {to be done} * The Work of Brian W. Aldiss: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide [Borgo Press, July 1992] ISBN 0-89370-488-1, $29.00, 359pp, trade paperback nonfiction/reference partially annotated (by Brian Aldiss) bibliography of Aldiss' fiction plus non-fiction, plus Margaret Aldiss preface plus David Wingrove introduction, plus autobiographical afterword plus many photographs ISBN 0-89370-388-5, $39.00, hardcover, order from: The Borgo Press P.O. Box 2845 San Bernardino CA 92406 Please add $2.00 shipping. * A Is for Brian [co-editors Malcolm Edwards & Frank Hatherley] See Frank Hatherley Thomas Bailey Aldrich (11 Nov 1836-19 Mar 1907), American editor/novelist/poet/playwright: nothing on the Web? Marjorie Daw and Other People (Boston: J. R. Osgood, 1873) fantasy anthology Alan Aldridge (1943-): British illustrator/critic * The Penguin Book of Comics: A Slight History [1967] co-author George Perry * Phantasia of Dockland, Rockland, and Dodos [USA: 1981] chapbook * The Gnole [1991] ISBN 0-434-01788-4, ecological Fantasy co-author Stephen R. Boyett Alexandra Aldridge: academic critic: * The Scientific World View in Dystopia [University of Michigan Press, 1984] ISBN 0-8357-1572-8, $24.95 + postage, 97pp, hardcover nonfiction/criticism revised from doctoral thesis see: DYSTOPIA: really, really bad futures (opposite of "Utopia") Mary C. Aldridge: nothing on the Web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; e-mail Mary C. Aldridge Ray Aldridge: Ray Aldridge Ray Aldridge, born Syracuse, NY, 6 July 1948, son of Raymond Huebert & Muriel June Rice, married Nancy Ann Federoff, 18 May 1984, daughter April Ann. Published in Writers of the Future II, Amazing Stories, Aboriginal SF, F&SF; also a potter and glass designer; Sgt. USAF 1969-73 in Vietnam; Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America: Books: * The Emancipator Book I: The Pharaoh Contract [Bantam Spectra, Sep 1991] ISBN 0-553-29118-1, $4.50, 290pp, paperback, #1 of series set on a world run by interstellar corporation to breed slave laborers * The Emancipator, Book II: The Emperor of Everything [Bantam Spectra, Feb 1992] ISBN 0-553-29491-1, $4.50, 278pp, paperback This title was originally a phrase in the science fiction novel "The Leisure of the Theory Class" by Jonathan Vos Post, which was read in manuscript by Norman Spinrad, who used the title "The Emperor of Everything" in an essay, which finally was used for this Ray Aldridge novel. * The Emancipator, Book III: The Orpheus Machine [Bantam Spectra, Sep 1992] ISBN 0-553-29119-X, $4.99, 335pp, paperback e-mail Ray Aldridge Buzz Aldrin: second man on the moon: * Encounter With Tiber [co-author John Barnes] [Hodder & Stoughton, June 1996] ISBN 0-340-62450-7, £16.99, 560pp, hardcover near-future Science Fiction novel, plus Arthur C. Clarke foreword [Warner Aspect, July 1996] ISBN 0-446-51854-9, $21.95, 560pp, hardcover, Bob Eggleton cover art [New English Library, Nov 1996] ISBN 0-340-62451-5, £5.99, 560pp, paperback [Warner Aspect, May 1997] ISBN 0-446-60404-6, $6.50, 640pp, paperback, Bob Eggleton cover art Alecto: "she who rests not", one of the three Erinyes [Greek] or Furies [Latin] see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Alectorian Stone: stone allegedly found in cocks' stomachs, which magically makes the owner wealthy, brave, and strong, as with Milo of Crotona see: "Talisman" see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Alejandro, pseudonym of Alejandro Canedo Joseph Aleshkovsky (1929): see pseudonym Yuz Aleshkovsky Yuz Aleshkovsky: pseudonym of Joseph Aleshkovsky (1929): * A Ring in a Case [Northwestern University Press/Hydra, June 1995] ISBN 0-8101-1138-1, $24.95, 249pp, hardcover, Dark Fantasy/Satire about Demons (from Russian folklore and books), haunting a dogmatic atheist in Yeltsin's Moscow, Translated by Jane Anne Miller, see: Demon Dair Alexander, pseudonym of Christine Campbell Thomson David M. Alexander (21 Apr 1907-), American Mystery author with some SF stories: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; * Tales for a Rainy Night [Crest, 1962] * Fane [Pocket/Timescape, 1981; Timescape, Jan 1984] ISBN 0-671-83154-2, $3.50, 311pp, paperback Fantasy novel Ed Alexander, pseudonym of Ed A. Emshwiller Jay Alexander, pseudonym of Victor J. Banis Lloyd Alexander (30 Jan 1924-), full name Lloyd Chudley Alexander: American Fantasy author: Lloyd Alexander @ AlphaRalpha * The "Prydain" novels: * The Black Cauldron [1965] * Coll and His White Pig [1965] * The Book of Three [1964] * The Castle of Light * The Castle of Llyr [1966] * The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain [1973] story collection * The High King [1968] * Taran Wanderer [1967] * The Truthful Harp [1967] * The "Westmark" novels: * Westmark [1981] * The Kestrel [1982] * The Beggar Queen [1984] * The "Vesper Holly" young adult novels: * The Illyrian Adventure [1986] * The El Dorado Adventure [1987] * The Drackenberg Adventure [1988] * The Jedera Adventure [1989] * The Philadelphia Adventure [1990] * Miscellaneous Fantasy * The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen [1991] * The House Gobbaleen [1995] juvenile * The Arkadians [1995] Reference: * Lloyd Alexander: A Bio-Bibliography [Greenwood Press, 1991] ISBN 0-313-26586-0, co-authors Michael O. Tunnell and James S. Jacobs * The Prydain Companion: A Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles [Greenwood Press, 1989] ISBN 0-313-26585-2, hardcover co-authors Michael O. Tunnell and Lloyd Alexander Lynne Alexander: Locus/Contento lists: * Resonating Bodies [London: Macmillan UK 1988; New York: Macmillan Atheneum, May 1989] ISBN 0-689-12039-7, $18.95, 230pp, hardcover Literary Fantasy novel about an old musician and his intelligent 17th-century viola da gamba (few people remember that the air viola da gamba was the predecessor of the modern air guitar in teenagers' fantasies) Marc Alexander: full name Marc Elward Alexander (1929-): Fantasy author of NEW ZEALAND and (with pseudonym Mark Ronson) Horror author (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.17). Locus Contento lists: * Ancient Dreams [Headline, Dec 1988] ISBN 0-7472-3025-0, £3.50, 338pp, paperback Fantasy novel, #1 of "Wells of Ythan" series * Enchantment's End [Headline, Jan 1992] ISBN 0-7472-3834-0, £4.99, 434pp, paperback Fantasy novel, #4 of "Wells of Ythan" series * Magic Casements [Headline, Oct 1989] ISBN 0-7472-3026-9, £3.99, 342pp, paperback Fantasy novel, #2 of "Wells of Ythan" series * Shadow Realm [Headline, Apr 1991] ISBN 0-7472-3027-7, £4.99, 438pp, paperback Fantasy novel, #3 of "Wells of Ythan" series Ric Alexander: editor/anthologist, pseudonym of Peter Haining, (1940-): * Cyber-Killers [Orion/Millennium, June 1997] ISBN 0-75280-980-6, £9.99, 408pp, trade paperback anthology of 23 technological murder stories each briefly prefaced by its author (with first appearance noted); plus Peter F. Hamilton introduction; authors include: Terry Pratchett, William Gibson, Alfred Bester, Dean Koontz ISBN 0-75280-783-8, hardcover, £16.99 Roger Alexander: Locus/Contento lists: * Glimpses [Delphic Publications, Mar 1995] ISBN 0-9642850-0-2, $24.95, 310pp, hardcover Science Fiction allegory of year 2515, when people are merely cybernetic memories plus stored DNA, depending on ark spaceships to convey the chosen handful to new worlds -- if they can escape the Antichrist (see Christian Science Fiction) Order from: Delphic Publications, Inc. 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway #107 Gulf Breeze FL 32561 800-260-3759 Add $3.00 shipping. Sigmund B[owman] Alexander (1873?-?), American Arthurian author with some SF stories: nothing on the Web? * 10 Of Us: Original Stories and Sketches (Boston: Laughton MacDonald, 1888) Thea Alexander: * 2150 A.D. (Warner, 1976) Sherman Alexie: * Reservation Blues [Atlantic Monthly Press, June 1995] ISBN 0-87113-594-9, $21.00, 306pp, hardcover [Warner, Sep 1996] ISBN 0-446-67235-1, $12.99, 306pp, trade paperback Literary Fantasy novel of elderly man's deal with the Devil which leads him to an Indian reservation, where his enchanted guitar encourages Spokane Indian teenagers to form a band Athena Alexis: Locus/Contento lists: * Along Came a Spider [Dell, Nov 1991] ISBN 0-440-20663-4, $4.50, 322pp, paperback Horror [Piatkus, June 1992] ISBN 0-7499-0119-5, £14.95, 322pp, hardcover Katina Alexis: pseudonym of Katina Parthemos Strauch, (1946-); Locus/Contento lists: * Souls [Pocket, Feb 1992] ISBN 0-671-67626-1, $4.99, 300pp, paperback Horror: woman fights to prevent theft of her soul. * Witch [Pocket, Nov 1990] ISBN 0-671-67627-X, $4.50, 343pp, paperback Horror: Satanist kills ladies by psychic attack in Georgia village Alfadir: [Norse "father of all"]: refers to Odin see: Scandanavian Pantheon Alfana: Gradosso's horse ["Orlando Furioso"] Alfar: (1) Elves in Norse mythology; (2) dockalfar, in German legends, live deep in caves and mines; (3) The Old English name "Aelfric" literally means "ruler of Elves" see: Scandanavian Pantheon Felipe Alfau: pioneering Magical Realist novelist; Locus/Contento lists: * Locos [Farrar & Rinehart, 1936; revised in Dalkey Archive, 1988; Vintage, July 1990] ISBN 0-679-72846-5, $8.95, 206pp, trade paperback Alice Alfonsi: Horror editor/anthologist; Locus/Contento lists: * Dark Seductions [co-editor John Scognamiglio[ [Zebra, Oct 1993] ISBN 0-8217-4331-7, $4.50, 351pp, paperback original anthology 14 Horror stories about Love (all by Zebra authors) Hannes Alfven, Swedish Nobel laureate physicist who wrote SF under pseudonym O. Johannesson: nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from Sweden! See: Aurora Leclaire Gowans Alger (1898-?), a leading Scottish occult editor: nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from Scotland! * Gaelic Ghosts: Tales of the Supernatural from Scotland [under his Gaelic pseudonym Sorche Nic Leodhas] [New York: Holt, 1964] Judith Alguire: FEMINIST Science Fiction novelist; Locus/Contento lists: * Zeta Base [Naiad Press, Aug 1991] ISBN 0-941483-94-0, $9.95, 191pp, trade paperback, Lesbian far-future Science Fiction novel the sun is transforming in disturbing ways... Ali: Mohammed's son-in-law and cousin, said to have gorgeous eyes Ali Baba: the Arabian Nights hero who steals the treasures of the 40 Thieves by copying their cave's security password: "open sesame" Aliboron: jackass in La Fontaine's "Fables" Jaffer Ali: Locus/Contento lists: * The Official Prisoner Companion [see co-author Matthew White] Alice in Wonderland: see Lewis Carroll Alien Worlds, British, (Aug 1966): see Magazines Alifanfaron: the giant that Don Quixote claimed was commander of the army which his sidekick could see was really just a flock of sheep; this was a learned commentary on Ajax (see "Ajax") in madness attacking another flock of sheep, whom he took to be the sons of Atreus Al Kadr: the night in Ramadan when Angels come to Earth, and Gabriel tells humans the divine decrees [Koran, xcvii] see: Angels see: God see: Magazines Margaret Allan: pseudonym of W. T. Quick: Locus/Contento lists: * The Mammoth Stone [Penguin/Signet, Feb 1993] ISBN 0-451-17497-6, $5.99, 391pp, paperback Prehistoric novel, 1st of new series * Spirits Walking Woman [Penguin/Onyx, Jan 1998] ISBN 0-451-19039-4, $5.99, 410pp, paperback Prehistoric novel, featuring Olmec woman with unusual powers Paula Allardyce, pseudonym of Ursula Torday Ted Allbeury, full name Theodore Edward le Bouthillier Allbeury] (1907-): Locus/Contento lists: * All Our Tomorrows [London: Panther, 1982; New York: Mysterious Press, Sep 1989] ISBN 0-89296-183-X, $18.95, 260pp, hardcover espionage/thriller/Science Fiction set in near future England where two men join the underground resistance against Russian conquerors. First American edition (Panther 1982). [Warner/Mysterious Press, Aug 1990] ISBN 0-445-40914-2, $4.95, 296pp, paperback see: POLITICS Phil Allcock: Young Adult fantasist; Locus/Contento lists: * The Fading Realm [Phoenix, Aug 1992] ISBN 0-85476-318-X, £3.99, 279pp, paperback 3rd of "Stories of the Realm" trilogy * In Search of the Golden Sceptre [Phoenix, Oct 1991] ISBN 0-86065-907-0, £3.99, 287pp, paperback, 2nd of "Stories of the Realm" trilogy * The Will of Dargan [Kingsway, Nov 1989] ISBN 0-86065-760-4, £2.99, 224pp, paperback Allegory: Northrop Frye says that fiction is allegory "the events of a narrative obviously and continuously refer to another simultaneous structure of events or ideas." Not a politically correct concept in the Age of Deconstruction, as it presumes that literature MEANS something. All-Hallow's Eve, a.k.a. Hallowe'en, a.k.a Halloween, a.k.a Nutcrack Night", a.k.a. "Holy Eve": the holiday on 31 October, favorite of Ray Bradbury, as definitively portrayed in its original Scottish form in Burns' poem "Hallowe'en"; in Scottish legend, those born on Halloween have the gift of Second Sight, as did the character Mary Avenel in Sir Walter Scott's "The Monastery" [1820] Anita Allen: Fantasy editor; Locus/Contento lists: * New Dominions: Fantasy Stories by Virginia Writers [see co-editor Mike Allen] Bill Allen: Fantasy editor; Locus/Contento lists: * Midnight Journeys [see co-editor Davi Dee] Derek Allen: Juvenile Horror author; Locus/Contento lists: * Blood from the Mummy's Tomb [Hutchinson, Oct 1986] ISBN 0-09-167880-3, £5.95, 144pp, hardcover, 1st of new "Fleshcreepers" line; juvenile retooling of Bram Stoker's "The Jewel of Seven Stars" [Beaver, Oct 1986] ISBN 0-09-949730-1, £1.75, 144pp, paperback Dexter Allen, academic romantic fantasy author on Mesoamerica: nothing on the Web? [Charles] Grant [Blairfindie] Allen (1848-1899), leading Canadian science writer and SF/Fantasy novelist: Grant Allen @ AlphaRalpha Brian W. Aldiss [Billion Year Spree, New York: Shocken, 1974, p.142] says: "'Grant Allen and I were in the tradition of Godwin and Shelley,' said [H.G.] Wells. Grant Allen was a Darwinian. Like Wells, he used the future to mirror the evils of the present, and his _The British Barbarians_ (1895) presents a scientist from a distant future working as an anthropologist among a savage tribe in an English suburb, as he investigates the current shibboleths on class, sex, property, and creed. Grant Allen's best-known novel is _The Woman Who Did_, also published in 1895, about a woman who bears and cares for an illegitimate child--a daring theme at the time, which may have moved Wells toward the writing of _Ann Veronica_." F. M. Allen, pseudonym of Edmond Downey (1856-1937): Irish light Fantasy author: * A House of Tears [USA: 1888] * Brayhard: The Strange Adventures of One Ass and Seven Champions [1890] * The Little Green Man [1895] leprechaun launches 1849 California Gold Rush Grant Allen: full name Charles Grant Allen Blairfindie (1848-1899): scientist, teacher, author, born in Canada, lived in West Indies briefly and in Great Britain the rest of his life. Psuedonyms included J. Arbuthnot Wilson, Cecil Power, Olive Pratt Rayner, Martin Leach Warborough (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.19) Novels: * The Woman Who Did [1895] feminist SF * The British Barbarians [1895] * The Evolution of the Idea of God [1897] * Kalee's Shrine [1886] a.k.a. The Indian Mystery [USA: 1902] * The Devils Die [1888] * The White Man's Foot [1888] * The Great Taboo [1890] * Michael's Crag [1893] Collections: * Strange Stories [1884] story collection * The Beckoning Hand [1887] story collection, title story an early Voodoo fiction * The Tents of Shem [1891] story collection * Ivan Greet's Masterpiece [1893] story collection * The Desire of the Eyes [1895] story collection * Twelve Tales [1899] "best of" story collection Henry M. Allen, see co-anthologist W. D. Howells Henry Wilson Allen, novelist of: * Genesis Five [Morrow, 1968] Russian SUPERMAN nothing on the Web? James Allen, SF agent: nothing on the Web? e-mail Karen Jordan Allen Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Lori Negridge Allen: nothing on the web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mary Ann Allen: pseudonym of Rosemary Pardoe, (1951-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Angry Dead [Crimson Altar Press, 1986] no ISBN, £1.30, 37pp, paperback story collection of 10 ghost stories, Colin P. Langeveld illustrations M[arion] C. Allen (12 Dec 1914-?), Kansan anthologist of "Shock!": nothing on the Web? Mary C. Allen, full name Mary Charlotte Chocqueel Allen (1909-) editor: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Great Ghost Stories in Large Print [G. K. Hall, May 1988] ISBN 0-8161-4423-0, $18.95, 390pp, hardcover anthology of 13 ghost stories (large print edition) Mary Elizabeth Allen: editor: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * All Hallows' Eve: Tales of Love and the Supernatural [Walker, Oct 1992] ISBN 0-8027-1252-5, $19.95, 247pp, hardcover original anthology, 16 romantic (mostly Regency) ghost stories Mike Allen: editor: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * New Dominions: Fantasy Stories by Virginia Writers [co-editor Anita Allen] [Allen & Allen Productions, 1995] no ISBN, $4.95, 76pp, original chapbook anthology, 7 short stories, plus 5 poems, plus several short prose vignettes (1 poem is reprinted) marked as 2nd edition; order from: Allen & Allen Productions P.O. Box 13511 Roanoke VA 24034-3511 Roger McBride Allen (1957-): Hard SF author, Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Roger MacBride Allen author's home page Roger MacBride Allen @ AlphaRalpha Roger MacBride Allen Roger MacBride Allen@sff.net old, invalid? Books: * The Depths of Time [New York: Bantam Books, March 2000] first book of a projected trilogy, "The Chronicles of Solace." The second and third volumes are to be entitled "The Ocean of Years" and "The Shores of Tomorrow" (Titles of volumes II and III are provisional). The Depths of Time explores a future where interstellar travel is possible, if costly and difficult, and the terraforming of planets is routine. Admiral Anton Koffield discovers a dangerous if hidden flaw in the techniques then being used to terraform the planet Solace. He rushes there with a warning -- but is delayed in transit for over a century, to find a world still unaware of the disaster that is about to overtake it. * The Game of Worlds [New York: Avon, 19XX] This book is part of David Brin's new young adult series, "Out of Time." In the series, young time travelers from the present and the past are recruited to help save the future. In The Game of Worlds, three time travelers are forced to take the place of Human diplomats during the first face-to-face meeting with a dangerous alien race. * Isaac Asimov's Utopia [New Yor: Ace Books, November 1996] Third book in the CALIBAN triology. A young scientist proposes a daring plan to revitalize the dying world of Inferno -- but the robots of Inferno are determined to prevent all risk, all danger -- even if the risk might save the world. Click on Mr.Allen's home page to see a sample chapter. * Star Wars -- The Corellian Trilogy [New York: Bantam Books, 1995] paperback * Ambush at Corellia * Assault at Selonia * Showdown At Centerpoint Han Solo takes his wife, Leia Organo Solo, Chewbacca, and his three children to visit his home world of Corellia. It is supposed to be nothing more than a family vacation, with a little politicking thrown in on the side. Instead, Han and his family stumble into the middle of a dangerous rebellion -- one that could cause the New Republic itself to fall. * Allies & Aliens [New York: Baen Books, June 1995] paperback revised and updated edition of his first two books, THE TORCH OF HONOR and ROGUE POWERS. These two books tell the story of the first interstellar war -- a war interupted by the First Contact with a friendly -- and very dangerous -- species of aliens -- who just happen to be occupying the battlefield. * Orphan of Creation [New York: Baen Books, 1988] paperback The bones of a australopithicine -- a form of pre-human thought to be extinct for a millions -- are found in Mississippi, and seem to date from the period just before the Civil War. As the evidence mounts that australopithicines are alive in the present day, a question that no one ever thought to ask before suddenly become more more urgent -- what, exactly, is a human being. * Farside Cannon [New York: Baen Books, 1989] paperback Scientists working in the high arctic wastes of Iceland discover proof that an asteroid strike killed the dinosaurs. But their evidence is less than welcome to the people planning to move the asteroid Cornucopia into Earth orbit. There seems to be only one way to stop the asteroid -- and the only place to do it from is the lunar Farside. This book takes place in the same universe as the Hunted Earth series, about a hundred years prior to THE RING OF CHARON. * The Ring of Charon [New York: Tor Books, December 1990] paperback The first book of "the Hunted Earth." An incredibly powerful group of aliens, the Charonians, steal the planet Earth, removing it completely from the Solar System. * The Shattered Sphere [New York: Tor Books, July 1994] hardcover [New York: Tor Books, September 1995] paperback The Second Book of the Hunted Earth. In the second volume, something so powerful it can threaten the Charonians has broken loose in the universe. But how can humanity defeat the Adversary without so much as knowing what it is? * Isaac Asimov's Caliban [New York: Ace Books, 1993] trade paperback In this first book of a three-book series of Robot mysteries, an eminent roboticist is savagely attacked -- and all the evidence points to something impossible -- that a robot attacked her. But Sheriff Alvar Kresh soon learns, much to his horror, that, all of a sudden, such a thing is possible -- because the scientist who was attacked had made some changes in the Three Laws. * Isaac Asimov's Inferno [New York: Ace Books, 1994] trade paperback A political assassination throws the planet Inferno into chaos just as draconian measures to rescue the planetary climate are going into effect. But as soon becomes apparent, solving the case could easily wreck the delicate political structure of the re-terraforming project. * Isaac Asimov's Utopia [New York: Ace Books, 1996] The third and final book of the series. See above for details. * The Modular Man [New York: Bantam Books, 1992] paperback In a world where the line between man and machine has become increasingly blurred, a robotic household maintenance unit is arrested for murder, and the dead man's widow decides to defend the machine herself. For the case is not just about murder. The prosecution wants the court to rule that no machine can stand trial, because no machine has rights under the law. Except there are very good reasons to argue this one does -- because the prosecution believes the dead man is very much alive, his mind stored inside the robot. In effect, the victim has been arrested for murdering himself. * Supernova (co-author Eric Kotani) [publisher?, date?] As the twentieth century draws to its close, a young scientist discovers evidence that Sirius B, one of the closest stars to Earth, is about to undergo a Supernova explosion. Indeed, it may have already exploded, with the explosion shock wave already on its way to Earth. At first, it seems just a scientific curiosity, but even from a distance of many light years, a supernova explosion can have strange -- and disastrous -- consequences. * The War Machine [New York: Baen Books, 1989] paperback (co-author David Drake) The Pact, the despotic and corrupt system that has held all the worlds and star sytems together for so long, is finally starting to unravel. But as bad as it is, the chaos and upheaval that will come in the wake of the Pact's collapse can only be worse. A young officer, his marriage wrecked for the momentary advantage of one political faction over another, is forced to do battle against a unseen enemy in the name of the Pact. e-mail Roger MacBride Allen NEW: preferred e-mail Roger MacBride Allen non-preferred e-mail Roger MacBride Allen old address? Royce H. Allen: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * La Luz Canyon/Going Mobile [co-author Glen E. Cox) [Roadkill Press, Apr 1993] no ISBN, $6.00, 23/17pp, Original chapbook anthology, 2 horror stories back-to-back (Ace Doubles style), Melissa Sherman cover art and illustrations, Order from: Roadkill Press Little Bookshop of Horrors 10380 Ralston Rd. Arvada CO 80004 Please include $1.00 for postage be SURE to say that you found this chapbook through the magicdragon website Sheila Rosalynd Allen: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Helpful Ghost [Walker, July 1990] ISBN 0-8027-1118-9, $19.95, 224pp, hardcover Regency romance novel/ghost story, 3rd of "Lovers of Steadford Abbey" series, featuring Sir Harry's meddlesome spirit [Diamond, Jun 1993] ISBN 1-55773-908-0, $3.99, 203pp, paperback * The Meddlesome Ghost [Walker, Sep 1989] ISBN 0-8027-1083-2, $18.95, 224pp, hardcover Regency romance novel/ghost story, 2nd of "Lovers of Steadford Abbey" series, featuring Sir Harry's meddlesome spirit who must do penance for an evil life by helping mortal lovers. [Diamond, Feb 1993] ISBN 1-55773-858-0, $3.99, 204pp, paperback * The Passionate Ghost [Walker, May 1991] ISBN 0-8027-1158-8, $19.95, 200pp, hardcover Regency romance novel/ghost story, 4th of "Lovers of Steadford Abbey" series, featuring Sir Harry's meddlesome spirit [Jove, Aug 1993] ISBN 0-515-11165-1, $3.99, 200pp, paperback. * The Reluctant Ghost [Walker, 1989; Diamond, Oct 1992] ISBN 1-55773-803-3, $3.99, 193pp, paperback Regency romance novel/ghost story, 1st of "Lovers of Steadford Abbey" series, featuring Sir Harry's meddlesome spirit Tom Allen: pseudonym of Tom Shippey, editor (1943-): Locus/Contento lists: * Tales From the Darkside, Volume I [see co-editor Mitchell Galin] Thomas B. [Tom] Allen: nonfiction newswriter and author on SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence): nothing on the Web? * Quest--A Report on Extraterrestrial Life (Philadelphia: Chilton, 1965) Vergie Allen: Science Fiction author of CANADA Locus/Contento lists: Books: * Journeys [Commonwealth Publications, 1996] ISBN 1-55197-067-8, $4.99, 309pp, paperback mystical Science Fiction novel; troubleshooter tries to straighten out earthquake ridden war-torn planet; order from: Commonwealth Publications 9764-45th Ave Edmonton AB Canada T6E 5C5 orders 800-491-7737; Commonwealth Publications William Rodney Allen: critic; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Nonfiction Books: * Understanding Kurt Vonnegut [University of South Carolina Press, Feb 1991] ISBN 0-87249-722-4, $24.95, 192pp, hardcover novel by novel analysis of Vonnegut, plus bibliography; order from: University of South Carolina Press Columbia SC 29208. * Conversations With Kurt Vonnegut [University Press of Mississippi, Sep 1988] ISBN 0-87805-358-1, $14.95, 305pp, trade paperback nonfiction anthology of interviews and articles ISBN 0-87805--357-3, hardcover, $27.95 Isabel Allende (1942-) Niece of Chile's President Salvador Allende (1908-1973), born in Peru, lived in Chile, Venezuela, now resident in USA. Magical Realist and postmodernist author: * The House of the Spirits [USA: 1985] translation of La Casa de los espiritus [Spain: 1982] * Eva Luna [1987; USA tr. 1988] Albert J. Alletzhauser: Locus/Contento lists: * Quake [London: Bloomsbury, Jan 1997] ISBN 0-7475-3033-5, £15.99, 383pp, hardcover near-future science fiction/thriller All Hallow's Eve: the term now commonly compressed to "Halloween" Harry Allighan (1898-?), wrote a 1962 political SF novel foretelling the end of apartheid: "Verwoerd--The End" (London: Boardman, 1961): nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from South Africa! see: POLITICS Cedric Allingham (1922-?), British UFO pioneer * Flying Saucers from Mars (London: F. Muller, 1954) Margery [Louise] Allingham (1904-1966): award-winning British Mystery author who wrote at least one SF novel on telepathy "The Mind Readers." The father of this Web Page author (Samuel H. Post, see below) published some of her work in American paperback editions: nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from England! The following paperback edition was edited and published by my father, Samuel H. Post, for MacFadden-Bartell Corporation, New York: Margery Allingham, "The Mind Readers", (75-175, 1967) William Allingham (1824-1889) see Richard Doyle (who illustrated a William Allingham poem), Andrew Lang (author of Fantasy novel based on Richard Doyle's illustration of the William Allingham poem): * In Fairyland: A Series of Pictures from the Elf World [1870] Richard Doyle illustrator, text is William Allingham poem * In Fairyland [1884] chapbook by Andrew Lang based on Richard Doyle's illustration of the William Allingham poem Clyde Allison, pseudonym of William Knowles Sam Allison, pseudonym of Noel M. Loomis Susan Allison: distinguished Science Fiction editor; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * The Fantasy Sampler [Berkley/Ace, Oct 1985] no ISBN, free to members of 1985 World Fantasy Convention, unpaginated, galley excerpts from then-forthcoming Fantasy books from Ace and Berkley Arthur Allport, pseudonym of Raymond Z. Gallun Lee Allred: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America cartographer, radar maintenance technician, commercial artist, butcher's assistant, soldier, missionary, construction foreman, ranch hand, newspaper sports photographer; currently on active duty with the US Air Force installing fiber optics and data networks worldwide for the military Lee Allred author's home page Lee Allred in John Campbell Awards biography pages Short Fiction: * "For the Strength of the Hills" (novellette) [L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol. 13, Bridge Publications, Los Angeles, 1997] ISBN 1-573-18064-5 final nominee for the 1997 Sidewise Award for Alternate History, short form e-mail Lee Allred Michael Allred: Michael Allred @ Dragon*Con Aaron Allston, author and computer game scripter, lives in Austin, Texas area: * Galatea in 2-D [Baen, Aug 1993] ISBN 0-671-72182-8, $4.99, 257pp, paperback Fantasy novel:commercial illustrator's painting comes to life, dragging him into magical battle * Doc Sidhe [Baen, May 1995] ISBN 0-671-87662-7, $5.99, 337pp, paperback Fantasy novel set in an ALTERNATE WORLD where an "Doc Savage" elf battles supernatural evil in a weird 1930s New York * The Bard's Tale: Thunder of the Captains [see co-author Holly Lisle] * The Bard's Tale: Wrath of the Princes [see co-author Holly Lisle] * Car Warriors 2: Double Jeopardy [Tor, Dec 1994] ISBN 0-812-53463-8, $4.99, 215pp, paperback novelization based on Steve Jackson game Aaron Allston Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America web site includes movie reviews of: * The Lost World * Men in Black * Hercules * Volcano many others e-mail Aaron Allston All-Story Magazine (Jan 1905-Mar 1914): see Magazines Tom Allum: British juvenile SF author: nothing on the Web? Help me out, fans from England! "Boy Beyond the Moon", a.k.a. "Emperor of Space" (London: Blackie, 1959) Alma: [Italian: soul]: prsonifies the soul in Spenser's "Faerie Queene" [II, ix-xi] Alma Mater: (1) in Roman myth, this phrase literally means "nourishing mother" as an epithet for the Earth Mother Terra or Tellus, or alternatively as an epithet for Ceres or Cybele, whose mother-goddess cult spread from Asia Minor and was ebentually honored as the mother of all gods, identified with the Greek goddess Rhea (wife of Cronus). There is a more complicated parallel with Ashtoreth (in the Old Testament as a pagan goddess) who was the Near Eastern Astarte, also known as Ishtar in Babylonia, Inanna in Sumeria, and related functionally to Terra and Demeter. In parallel with Isis, her brother/husband died each year, and was reborn/rescued from Hades. See also: Adonis, Cereal, Sacred Cow. (2) The school from which you graduated. For example, my Alma Mater was caltech, the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, where I earned a rare double B.S. in Mathematics and English Literature. Almagest: [Arabic: Al Majisti]: Ptolemy's 13-volume astronomical compendium [mid 2nd Century] as translated into Arabic circa 820; the definitve work of Astronomy until Copernicus upset the applecart Almanac: [Arabic origin obscure]: medieval Latin word for a calendar of days and months with astronomical information and whatever else the authors/editors wanted to satick in, which sometimes verged on Science Fiction or Fantasy Almanzor: [Arabic: the invincible]: (1) title of various rulers, including the 2nd Abasside Calph Abu Jafar Abdullah (712-775) who was the founder of the city of Baghdad; (2) charcter in Dryden's "Conquest of Grenada" [1672]; (3) servent in Moliere's "Precieuses Ridicules" [1659] Jocelyn Almond: Locus/Contento lists: * The Faceless Tarot [see co-author Keith Seldon] Gregg Almquist: Locus/Contento lists: * Beast Rising [Pocket, Sep 1987] ISBN 0-671-63497-6, $3.50, 256pp, paperback Horror * Wolf Kill [Pocket, Dec 1990] ISBN 0-671-67184-7, $4.50, 273pp, paperback Horror weregirl seeks revenge on her own family Alnaschar's Dream: in Arabian Nights, Alnaschar spends his entire investment portfolio on a basket of glassware, which he intended to invest until rich enough to marry the daughter of the vizier, but imagining himself already arguing with this potential wife, he kicked the basket, shattering his investment, and his dreams Marcelo Alonso: science editor: Locus/Contento lists: * The World of 2044: Technological Development and the Future of Society [co-editors Morton A. Kaplan and Charles Sheffield] see Charles Sheffield Gerald A. Alper: * My Name is Vladimir Sloifoiski (Curtis, 1970) Hans Joachim Alpers, my literary agent in Germany, nothing on the web? Lifetime Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Hamburg, Germany e-mail Hans Joachim Alpers Alpha: (1) first letter of Greek alphabet; (2) "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last" [Revelations, I, ii] Alpha, Sweden, see Sam J. Lundwall: see Magazines Alpheus and Arethusa: Alpheus was a river god who fell for the nymph Arethusa, who fled to the island of Ortygia, where Artemis transformed her to a fountain, and Alpheus flowed underground to join her, which shows that the ancient Greeks knew about underground rivers, aquifers, and the like... Elaine Marie Alphin: Locus/Contento lists: * Ghost Cadet [Holt, Apr 1991] ISBN 0-8050-1614-7, $14.95, 182pp, hardcover Young Adult Fantasy: lad befriends deceased Civil War soldier Alruna-wife: German equivalent of Roman Lares or Penates: household goddess Al-Sirat: the bridge, no wider than a sword's edge, between Hell and Heaven, across which all who seek Paradise must cross see: Islamic myth Rosalyn Alsobrook: Locus/Contento lists: * Time Storm [Zebra/Pinnacle, July 1993] ISBN 1-55817-728-0, $4.99, 475pp, paperback Romance/TIME TRAVEL set in year of great Johnstown Flood Alsvid, a.k.a. Alswider: Norse Mythic horse that pulls the Chariot of the Moon, see: Scandanavian Pantheon Altair, pseudonym of Anthony Jerome Griffin Steve Alten: * Meg [Headline, Dec 1997] ISBN 0-7472-5744-2, £5.99, viii+343pp, paperback Science Fiction/Fantasy: prehistoric shark savages contemporary American shore. Huge advertising budget, enormous advance for film rights, hasn't bitten me yet... Robert Edmond Alter: * Path to Savagery (Avon, 1969) ALTERNATE WORLDS: history might have happened differently Althea's Brand: (1) In Greek myth, Althea gave birth to Meleager, and overheard the Fates say that he would live only as long as the piece of wood (the "brand") on her hearth was not fully burnt away by fire. Althea grabbed and hid the smoldering wood, and Meleager, rather than dying in infancy, lived to vigorous manhood. But then ensued the Hunt for the Calydonian Boar, sent by Artemis to harass the kingdom of Calydonia. Meleager assembled the posse to kill the monster beast. Joing the team was super-huntress Atalanta, with whom Meleager fell at once in love. He slew the supernatural wild boar, skinned it, and presented the hide to Atalanta, as a love token. This annoyed Althea's brothers, in the posse, who said that it was against protocol for him to give away the hunt's spoils. Enraged, he drew his sword and sliced them down where they stood. Althea was strongly displeased that Meleager had murdered his uncles. Grieving, raging, she removed the brand from hiding, and flung it back on the fire. As soon as it was consumed, the Fates had their way, as always, and Meleager instantly perished, which ruined that first date with Atalanta. See also "Amber" downwards on this web page. (2) Hence, by extension, an object that can destroy you, and upon which your reputation or your very life depends. Daniel Altieri: Locus/Contento lists: * Shangri-La [see co-author Eleanor Cooney)] Altis: the area sacred to Zeus in Olympia see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Mark A. Altman: 6 Star Trek books {to be done} Thomas Altman: pseudonym of Campbell Black (1944-): Locus/Contento lists: * The Intruder [Corgi, Dec 1986] ISBN 0-552-13000-1, £2.50, 249pp, paperback Horror (reprint of original publication {to be done}) * The True Bride [Bantam, 1982; Corgi, 1984] ISBN 0-552-12232-7, £1.50, 212pp, paperback Horror [Severn House, Dec 1986] ISBN 0-7278-1386-2, £8.95, 224pp, hardcover Jens H. Altmann, Ahrensburg, Germany; nothing on the web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Andrea Alton, Colorado; no known home page Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Demon of Undoing [Baen, June 1988] ISBN 0-671-65413-6, $3.50, 308pp, paperback Science Fiction, planet of cat people, where exile Fenobar becomes involved with humans (whom they fear as demons) Lucas Jose D'Alvarenga: Fantasy author from Brazil (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.22) John Alvarez, pseudonym of Lester del Rey R. Alvarez, pseudonym of Lester del Rey Liv Margareth Alver, author in Norway, nothing on the web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Liv Margareth Alver e-mail Liv Margareth Alver old, invalid? Manuel Alverado: Locus/Contento lists: * Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text [see co-author John Tulloch] Emily Alward, new Active Member of SFWA as of October 1996, no known home page Short Fiction: * "Summer Fair" * "Renunciates of Darkover" (DAW Books) * "Like a Moth to the Flame" in "Towers of Darkover" (DAW) * "Nicolodeon" in "Herotica 3" (Plume/Penguin) Books Edited: * The Magic Within [co-editors Diane Holmes and Alicia Rasley] [WorldEdge Press, Aug 1994] ISBN 0-9641438-9-5, $9.95, 201pp, trade paperback anthology of 24 stories, all original, about women with magic and power, mostly by small-press authors see: FEMINIST Order from WorldEdge Press 2138 E. Broad Ripple Ave #143 Indianapolis IN 46220-2312 e-mail Emily Alward 27 October 1996: THE REAL "ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR" DIES Hubert Newcombe Alyea, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Princeton, died 19 October 1996 in Highstown, New Jersey, aged 93. He was the model for "The Absent-Minded Professor" {hotlink to be done}. The inventor of an exciting way to teach science, "tricks with Mother Nature", he was a distinguished academic expert on the kinetics of gas explosions, catalysis, chain reactions, radium,. and chemical inhibitors. But he was better known for what the New York Times (27 Oct 1996) called his "eccentric, even zany way of imparting knowledge that packed in audiences." Over 1,500,000 people (2,800 venues) saw his demonstration lecture "Atomic Energy: Weapon for Peace", beginning in 1945. This became an Emmy-award-winning television program. He developed a teaching system called TOPS (Tested Overhead Projection Series) and has been used in High Schools and Colleges throughout America and in many developing nations. Walt Disney saw one of Alyea's lectures, and created the film "The Absent-Minded Professor" around his character, and Professor Alyea extensively coached Fred MacMurray for the film. Fred was said to have captured the essence of Dr. Alyea's enthusiastic mannerisms. Long after Dr. Alyea retired from his 42 years at Princeton, he still lectured on the nature of scientific discovery with "Lucky Accidents, Great Discoveries, and the Prepared Mind" -- my own lecture style is influenced by his energetic melding of demonstrations, biographical stories, poems, and spontaneous jokes. Born in Clifton, New Jersey, he was an undergraduate at Princeton, spent a year at the Nobel Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He spent some time at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, earned his Ph.D. at Princeton, and became a Princeton instructor in 1930. Grendon Alzee, pseudonym of Arthur L. Zagat Alzire: Voltaire invented this character as the daughter of Montezuma, in his play "Alzire" (1736) which for some reason was set in Peru rather than correctly in Mexico Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Nadine Amadio: Locus/Contento lists: * The New Adventures of Alice in Rainforest Land [Watermark Press/P.I.C., 1989] ISBN 0-9587845-3-1, $10.95, 62pp, hardcover Children's Fantasy about Lewis Carrol's Alice and White Rabbit in AUSTRALIA Jorge Amado (1912-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Tent of Miracles [Knopf, 1971; Avon, Aug 1988] ISBN 0-380-75472-X, $9.95, 401pp, trade paperback South American magical realist novel, translated by Barbara Shelby * The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell [Knopf, 1965; Avon, Dec 1988] ISBN 0-380-75476-2, $5.95, 97pp, trade paperback South American magical realist novella, translated from Portuguese by Barbara Shelby. * The War of the Saints [Bantam, Dec 1993] ISBN 0-553-09537-4, $22.95, 357pp, hardcover, Magical realist/Fantasy, statue comes to life (Pygmalion style) to save a girl [Serpent's Tail, May 1994] ISBN 1-85242-372-2, £9.99, 357pp, trade paperback [Bantam, Mar 1995] ISBN 0-553-37440-0, $10.95, 357pp, trade paperback, translation by Gregory Rabassa Amadis of Gaul: protagonist of the prose romance "Amadis of Gaul"; earliest edition known is by Montalvo, in Spanish [1508] but this is believed to be an adaptation of a 14th-Century work in either Spanish or Portuguese, in turn adapted from legends of King Arthur Amaimon: King of Eastern Hell, reporting to Asmodeus, in demonology of medieval era; see: Demon Amalthea: (1) Greek Myth: Daughter of Melisseus (King of Crete), Nymph, nurse (or she-goat) who suckled Zeus, and who possessed the magical Horn of Amathea, a.k.a the Cornucopia; (2) Roman Myth: Sybil of Cumae; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Yoshitaka Amano: major Science Fiction/Fantasy artist of JAPAN; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Hiten: The Art of Yoshitaka Amano [Books Nippan/Asahi Sonorama, 1990] ISBN 4-257-03229-4, $24.95, unpaginated, trade paperback, cover by author, art book, collection of black-and-white and full-color, foreword by Yumemakura Baku (in Japanese), plus title page, titles, and afterword by Tatsuki and Lenore Kobayashi (in English) Amaranth: flower that never fades [Pliny]; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon The Ring of Amasis: Herodotus [III, iv] tells how the dictator of Samos, Polycrates, was so overwhelmingly lucky that the King of Egypt, Amasis, warned him that to keep from offending the Gods, he must throw away something he dearly esteemed; so Polycrates tossed his favorite ring into the ocean; a few days later a fish was caught and presented to Polycrates, which, when cut open, revealed that very ring; Amasis fled in horror, knowing his friend was doomed, and indeed, a few days later, Polycrates was crucified by Oroetes Amethyst: (1) violet variety of quartz; (2) in Greek/Roman Myth, the mineral was a charm against drunkenness (especially when a cup was carved from a single amethyst crystal), and also a charm against Roman husbands roamin' into the arms of other women; see: Greek/Roman Myth Amaurote: [Greek: shadow-like or unknown place]: (1) Greatest city of Sir Thomas More's "Utopia"; (2) the same, as mentioned in Rabelais' "Pantagruel" [Book II, Chapter xxiii]; see: UTOPIA Amazing Stories (Apr 1926-present): see Magazines Founded by Hugo Gernsback, this magazine has changed hands a number of times. In 1980, Your Humble Webmaster had apparently made the winning bid to buy this magazine (as publisher), but was aced out by a tricky deal with TSR. TSR followed my business plan for a while, which included some very delayed payments to authors, and then fired the talented editor Kim Mohan, and shortly afterwards (1995) the magazine went into limbo. Then Wizards of the Coast purchased TSR in 1997, and in February 1998 announced that the magazine will be relaunched as a quarterly, beginning Summer 1998, with suggested retail price of $4.99, and with Kim Mohan again at the helm. Amazing Detective Tales (Jan 1930-May 1930): see Magazines Amazing Science Stories, British, (Mar 1951-Apr 1951): see Magazines Amazing Stories Annual (1927): see Magazines Amazing Stories Quarterly: see Magazines Amazon: [Greek: "without breasts]: (1) Moon-worshipping Warrior Women in Greek Mythology. See: FEMINIST: science fiction and fantasy of, by, or for women The editions of the Iliad with which we are most familiar (and the 2004 film "Troy" so failed to capture) end with the funeral of Hector. But numerous poets made their reputations by writing inferior sequels to Homer. You know, the way that Tolkine's "Lord of the Rings" spawned an entire commercial genre of pseudo-celtic Fantasy with clones and knock-offs of his Elves and Orcs and Wizardly magic. Anyway, many of the neo-Homeric poems summarize or assume that you know the Iliad, and then begin with Penthesilea coming on stage. She was Queen of the Amazons, provides military support to Priam, and is eventually slain by Achilles [see Achilles higher up on this web page]. As back-story, a previous Queen of the Amazons was Hippolyta, who was assassinated by Hercules, while he performed his 9th Labor: to take her girdle. The Amazons were presumed to inhabit Scythia, a part of Asia Minor. They now and again invaded male-ruled neighboring kingdoms, mated with the local men, slew the boys of those unions, and brought up the daughters as the new generation of warriors. Women don't really need men, this siggests, except as a means to make more women, and artificial insemination or cloning makes this real today and in the future. The etymology of "Amazon" as "A [without] Mazos [breast]" suggested to Robert Graves -- as he describes in his "Greek Myths" -- that this was really an Armenian word for "Moon-women" and implied that there really were moon-worshipping warrior-priestesses somehwere on the shores of the Black Sea. (2) by extension, sometimes pejoratively, sometimes admiringly, any powerful, tall, ass-kicking, or masculine woman. (3) Historico-geographically, the greatest river in the world was explored by Europeans first by Vicente Yanez Pinzon [1500, lower part], Francisco de Orellana [1540-41] who was attacked by skirted male warrior whom he presumed to be women, and spread that tale on his return. Later explorations by Pedro de Ursua [1559], Teixeira [1637-39] and others told us more about the 3,000 mile super-river from two headstreams in the Peruvian Andes (Maranon and Ucayali); carrying more water than any other river, with the world's largest rain forest in its drainage basin. Okay, let's say 4,000 miles long if you include the Ucayali. (4) The rather successful e-commerce company named after the river, which was named after the myth, and onwards flow the bytes and books forever. Amber: (1) the translucent yellow fossil vegetable resin; especially from prehistoric conifers oozing gum. Useful for making beads, and also mouthpieces, and ornaments. Ancient Greeks discovered that rubbing amber with fur yields static electricity, which took almost two millenia to evolve into a useful electrical technology. Sometimes clear, sometims cloudy, sometimes with stuff trapped inside; which (2) in "Jurassic Park" is a source of preserved insects which have bitten dinosaurs, from which DNA is extracted to re-create living dinosaurs in a technique first proposed by Charles Pellegrino; (3) in Greek Myth [Ovid's "Metamorphoses", viii, 170] were made from the ever-flowing tears of Meleager's sisters, ever-weeping for their brother [see "Althea's Brand" above on this web page] (4) The universe of an epic series of novels by Roger Zelazny, the ur-world of which our reality is a mere shadow. David Ambrose: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Man Who Turned Into Himself [London: Jonathan Cape, 1993; St. Martin's, Feb 1994] ISBN 0-312-10497-9, $17.00, 196pp, hardcover literary Science Fiction, Rick Hamilton trapped inside his alter ego in an ALTERNATE WORLD, trying to get home [Pan, Feb 1995] ISBN 0-330-32674-0, £4.99, 231pp, paperback [St. Martin's/Picador, Aug 1995] ISBN 0-312-13119-4, $10.00, 196pp, trade paperback, * Mother of God [Macmillan UK, Aug 1995] ISBN 0-333-63773-9, £9.99, 344pp, hardcover, Science Fiction, lady genius covertly creates first true artificial intelligence while unknowingly being stalked by a serial killer through the Internet [Simon & Schuster, Nov 1996] ISBN 0-684-82418-3, $23.00, 352pp, hardcover * Superstition [Macmillan UK, Sep 1997] ISBN 0-333-68264-5, £16.99, 354pp, hardcover Science Fiction/supernatural, artificial ghost has unexpected properties Ambrosia: see Nectar and Ambrosia. Ambrosius Aurelianus: legendary 5th-Century leader of Britain, who fought to resist the Saxons [according to Gildas, he was also the last Roman in Britain] Don Ameche, film actor, died 1993 at age 85, best known to science fiction and fantasy audiences for his roles in "Cocoon" and Heaven Can Wait" Go to Ultimate Movies Science Fiction Web Guide Amenthes: where the spirits of the dead were judged by Osiris; see: Hell see: Egyptian Pantheon American Fiction, British (1944-1946): see Magazines American Gothic: term associated with certain writers of the American South, especially William Faulkner, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Manly Wade Wellman and their ilk, see entries on each such writer American Science Fiction, Australia (Jun 1952-Sep 1955): see Magazines L. S. Amery, full name Leopold Charles Morris Stennett Amery (1873-1955): British author (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.24) * The Stranger of the Ulysses [1934] pagan god twists shipboard life genre: UNICORNS IN THE GARDEN: magic events within our mundane world Clinton Ames, pseudonym of Roger P. Graham Clyde Ames, pseudonym of William Knowles John Edward Ames (1949-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Asylum [Zebra, Aug 1994] ISBN 0-8217-4661-8, $4.50, 303pp, paperback Horror, genius chemist discovers how to induce mental illness * Death Crystal [Leisure, Nov 1990] ISBN 0-8439-3053-5, $4.50, 396pp, paperback Horror evil crystal from Atlantis (see: LOST LANDS/LOST RACE) * Spellcaster [Zebra, Aug 1989] ISBN 0-8217-2732-X, $3.95, 347pp, paperback, Voodoo horror, New Orleans/Mardi Gras, see: Haiti and Voodoo Leslie Ames, pseudonym of W. E. D. Ross Mildred Ames (1919-) SF/Fantasy author Mildred Ames @ AlphaRalpha * The Silver Link, The Silken Tie [1984] Young Adult * Conjuring Summer In [1986] * Anna to the Infinite Power [Scribner's, 1981; Scholastic/Point, 1985; Scholastic/Point, 1986] ISBN 0-590-33732-7, $2.25, 202pp, paperback Young Adult Science Fiction about a girl who's been genetically engineered see: CLONES and GENETIC ENGINEERING Amethia: one of the horses of Helios, who pull the Sun chariot see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Wes Amherst, pseudonym of Richard S. Shaver Amicable Numbers, a.k.a Amiable Numbers: (1) pairs of numbers, each of which is the sum of the proper divisors of the other; example: 220 is divisible by 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 20, 22, 44, 55, 110 and 1 + 2 + 4 + 5 + 10 + 11 + 20 + 22 + 44 + 55 + 110 = 284, while 284 is divisble by 1, 2, 4, 71, 142, and 1 + 2 + 4 + 71 + 142 = 220 (2) as magic charms, two talismans each engraved with an amicable number will keep the two friends or lovers magically bonded who each keep one of the pair. Kingsley Amis, full name Sir Kingsley William Amis (16 Apr 1922-1995): extremely influential author/editor/critic ("New Maps of Hell", the "Spectrum" anthologies) John W. Campbell Memorial Award: 1977 "The Alteration" [London: Jonathan Cape, 1976] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle. ALTERNATE HISTORY novel of modern Europe without the Protestant Reformation Kingsley [William] Amis: Index to at least 8 publications. Kingsley Amis @ AlphaRalpha * The AntiDeath League [Harcourt Brace & World, 1966] * The Alteration [Penguin, Feb 1988; Carroll & Graf, Oct 1988; Easton Press, Apr 1993] no price, 210pp, hardcover, plus Brian Aldiss introduction, plus Debbie Hughes art, special leatherbound gilt-edge edition ("Masterpieces of Science Fiction" series) by subscription only * Collected Short Stories [Hutchinson, Apr 1987] ISBN 0-09-172737-5, £11.95, 321pp, hardcover story collection has some Science Fiction * The Green Man [Jonathan Cape, 1969; Academy Chicago, Dec 1986] ISBN 0-89733-220-2, $4.95, 242pp, paperback supernatural/ghost/satire/horror [Penguin, Feb 1988] ISBN 0-14-009950-6, £2.50, 175pp, paperback [Penguin, Oct 1990] ISBN 0-14-013043-8, £3.99, 175pp, paperback, BBC-TV tie-in edition [Academy Chicago, Mar 1991] ISBN 0-89733-220-2, $6.95, 242pp, paperback BBC film tie-in edition * Memoirs [Hutchinson, 1991; Simon & Schuster/Summit, Sep 1991] ISBN 0-671-74909-9, $25.00, 346pp, hardcover nonfiction autobiography * Russian Hide-and-Seek [Hutchinson, 1980; Penguin, July 1987] ISBN 0-14-005738-2, £2.95, 251pp, paperback Science Fiction Reference: * The Anti-Egotist: Kingsley Amis, Man of Letters (See biographer Paul Fussell) Martin Amis, full name Martin Louis Amis (1949-): son of Kingsley Amis (see above), now better known than his father; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Dead Babies [London: Jonathan Cape, 1975; Random House/Vintage, Mar 1991] ISBN 0-679-73449-X, $10.00, 206pp, trade paperback, near future literary/Fantasy * Einstein's Monsters [Jonathan Cape, Apr 1987] ISBN 0-224-02435-3, £5.95, 127pp, hardcover story collection (5 on nuclear war theme) has some Science Fiction and Fantasy [Crown/Harmony, May 1987] ISBN 0-517-56520-X, $14.95, 149pp, hardcover [Penguin, May 1988] ISBN 0-14-010315-5, £3.50, 132pp, trade paperback [Vintage, Mar 1990] ISBN 0-679-72996-8, $8.95, 149pp, trade paperback * London Fields [Jonathan Cape, 1989; Harmony, Mar 1990] ISBN 0-517-57718-6, $19.95, 470pp, hardcover Near Future pre-apocalyse Literary/Fantasy novel see "apocalypse", above [Random House/Vintage, Apr 1991] ISBN 0-679-73034-6, $11.00, 470pp, trade paperback * Time's Arrow [Jonathan Cape, Sep 1991] ISBN 0-224-03093-0, £13.99, 176pp, hardcover Literary Science Fiction, alter ego trapped inside body of a Nazi doctor living backwards in time, Martin Amis seemingly unaware of how many other stories and novels have used this same theme before see: TIME TRAVEL [Crown Harmony, Nov 1991] ISBN 0-517-58515-4, $18.00, 168pp, hardcover [Book of the Month Club, Dec 1991] $9.00, 160pp, hardcover [Penguin, Sep 1992] ISBN 0-14-016779-X, £5.99, 176pp, paperback [Random House/Vintage, Nov 1992] ISBN 0-679-73572-0, $10.00, 165pp, trade paperback Ammon, a.k.a Hammon: Greek transliteration of the name of the Egyptian/Libyan sun-God Amon a.k.a. Amen, a.k.a. Amun; see Amen-Ra; see Egyptian Pantheon. Ammon became identified with the Greek god Zeus and the Roman God Jupiter. In the Bible, there were marauding nomads of this name who lived East of the Dead Sea, and were implacably hostile to the Jews [Gen. 19.38; Deut. 2.19,20,37; Judges 3.13; 1 Sam. 11; 2 Sam 10-12; 2 Chron 20; Neh. 2.10; 4.7; Jer. 49.1-6] [See: "Ammonia", below] Ammonia: the chemical compound, with 3 atoms of hydrogen bound to one atom of nitrogen, is named after Ammon [see above]. There was a major temple of Ammon in the Siwah oasis of the desert of Libya, well-known by Herodotus, whose oracle was consulted by Alexander the Great. The Egyptians ran a profitable export of ammonium chloride, which they variously distilled from camel dung or a mix of salt and urine. When Greeks saw ammonium chloride manufactured near the famous temple, they called the stuff "Ammoniakos" -- meaning "of Ammon." Romans, realizing that it was a salt, called it "sal ammoniacus." In approximately 1799, the European word "ammonia" evolved from this. See? Fantasy and Science are connected in weird ways! Amnesia: I had a really interesting thing to say about this theme in Fantasy and Science Fiction, but I forget just what... Maybe it was that novel by Gene Wolfe, whatchamcallit... Guy Amory, fan pseudonym of Ray Bradbury N. Amosoff, "Notes from the Future" (Simon & Schuster, 1970) Berthe Amoss: Young Adult fantasist; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Lost Magic [Hyperion, Sep 1993] ISBN 1-56282-573-9, $14.95, 184pp, hardcover girl required to rescue her lord's daughter from evil fairie kidnappers [Hyperion, May 1995] ISBN 0-7868-1034-3, $4.50, 184pp, trade paperback Amphion: Son of Zeus and Antiope, who built Thebes by magically dancing the stones into place with his lute see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Amphisbaena: (1) actual genus of South American lizard; (2) mythical snake with a head at each end; see: Greek/Roman Myth Amphitrite: Sea-Goddess, Wife of Poseidon. daughter of Nereus and Doris; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Amphitryon: son of Alcaeus, husband of Alcmena (who was mother, by Zeus, to Hercules; see Alcmena); see: Greek/Roman Pantheon There's an interesting myth of how Alcmena was never knowingly unfaithful to Amphitryon, but had sex with Zeus disguised as Amphitryon, hence the conception of semi-divine Hercules. It seems that Alcmena's brother were all murdered, so she would not consummate her marriage with Amphitryon until he avenged them. Zeus took advantage of Amphitryon doing just that, and everyone was baffled until the seer Tiresias explained it all. Amphitryon brought up the "twins" Hercules and Iphicles, although only the latter had his DNA. This was a very popular story, with roughly 40 versions in Literature. These include the hit drama of the same name by Moliere [1668]. In that play, Amphitryon come home and finds Jupiter ensconced there, insisting that he is the real Amphitryon -- an early tale of Identity Theft. To settle the issue, Jupiter offers to prove the false identity to a jury of noblemen, and Amphitryon's servant Sosia, actually the trickster god Mercury in disguise. The fake Sosia says: "the real Amphitryon is the Amphitryon who gives dinners." Hence the French used the word "Amphitryon" to mean a host who was generous with food and drink, and the word spread to English in the 19th Century to mean any lavish host. Amphrysian Prophetess: Cumaean Sibyl, named after the Thessalian river Amphrysus, on whose banks Apollo grazed Admetus' herds see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Amram's Son: Moses [Exodus, vi, 20]; [Milton's "Paradise Lost", I, 338-340] Amrita: Hindu elixer of immortality, parallel to Greek mythic Ambrosia see: Hindu Myth see: Greek/Roman Myth see IMMORTALITY Those who live forever, or try to Amulet: [Greek: Amuletum = charm]: something you carry to ward of spells or other negative influences; see Talisman Amun, a.k.a. Amon: see Amen-Ra Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Anachronism: see TIME TRAVEL: time machines, travel to the past or the future Literary example of anachronism: Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" [II, i] where Cassius says "the clock has stricken three" about a millennium and a half before clocks first struck Anagram: a word or phrase made by permuting the letters of another word or phrase Anahita: a specific Goddess Analog Science Fiction and Fact: see Magazines Ananse, or Anansi: West Indian or Ghanian Spider-god/trickster Anathema: a curse or denunciation Ancaeus: after Tiphys died, he was helmsman of the Argo Ancestor: many cultures worship their ancestors, but what have yours done for you lately? Dr. Timothy Jessup and I worked out the implications of worshipping your descendants instead, and then Greg Bear independently invented the same concept... Ancient Mariner: Coleridge's famous Fantasy poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" [1798], based on a dream told to him by Cruikshank, another source being Wordsworth's telling him the story of George Shelvocke, privateer, who unluckily shot an albatross off Cape Horn in 1720; other sources are discussed in J. L. Lowes' "The Road to Xanadu" [1927]. Agnetha Anders: erotic science fiction author; see SEX * Pleasurehouse 13 [Nexus, Dec 1991] ISBN 0-352-32805-3, £3.99, 249pp, paperback Erotica set in a caste-system Great Britain of 2030; sophisticated attempt to combine hard-core, humor, and genuine dystopian political Science Fiction * The Last Days of the Pleasurehouse [Nexus, Apr 1992] ISBN 0-352-32818-5, £4.50, 241pp, paperback sequel to "Pleasurehouse 13" set in 2031 Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875): major fantasy author of Denmark, who evolved the Fairy Tale as an original form beyond the bounds of the oral Folk Tale of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Madame D'Aulnoy. Hans Christian Andersen wrote at least 156 fairy tales, which went into at least 400 translations and editions in English notably including: * Hans Andersen Library [London: 1869-1887] 20 volumes, first complete edition outside Denmark * Fairy Tales and Legends [UK: 1897] illustrated by W. Heath Robinson * Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales [US: 1910] illustrated by Frank C. Pape * Stories from Hams Andersen [UK: 1911] illustrated by Edmund Dulac * Fairy Tales [UK: 1913] illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell * Fairy Tales [UK: 1932] illustrated by Arthur Rackham * Andersen's Fairy Tales [NAL/Signet, 1966; NAL/Signet Classic, June 1987] ISBN 0-451-52107-2, $3.95, 381pp, paperback selection from "The Snow Queen and Other Tales" selected, translated, plus afterword by Pat Shaw Iverson, plus Sheila Greenwald Illustrations * The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [Anchor, 1974; Doubleday Anchor, Apr 1990] ISBN 0-385-18951-6, $14.95, 1101pp, trade paperback,E. S. Hardy cover art, collection of Fantasy stories and Fairy Tales, translated from Danish by Erik Haugaard, plus Virginia Haviland foreword, 11th printing Andy Anderson, pseudonym of William C. Anderson (7 May 1920-?) * Adam M-1 (New York: Crown, 1964) space robot * Five, Four Three, Two, One -- Pfff (Ace, 1960) * Pandemonium on the Potomac (New York: Crown, 1966) * Penelope (New York: Crown: 1963) talking dolphin see: BAMBI'S CHILDREN: animals who speak, think, or act human * The Valley of the Gods [as Andy Anderson] (Baraboo, Wisconisn: Andoll Publishing Co.: 1957) telepathic successors to humanity Blaine Anderson: Locus/Contento lists: * Heartspell [Warner, Jan 1992] ISBN 0-446-36199-2, $4.99, 339pp, paperback, Romance/Fantasy, healer/spell-giver loves enemy warrior in ancient Ireland C. Dean Anderson: Locus/Contento lists: * Raw Pain Max [Popular Library, Dec 1988] ISBN 0-445-20828-7, $3.95, 260pp, paperback Horror, vampire relationship with performer in a safe sex club for sado-masochists, see SEX * Torture Tomb [Popular Library, May 1987] ISBN 0-445-20370-6, $3.50, 325pp, paperback Horror, good witches vs."an evil dynasty built upon the unspeakable secrets of the damned" This author writes heroic fantasy under pseuduonym Asa Drake Charles M. Anderson, edited anthology "Famous Utopias" (New York: Tudor), 1901, nothing on the Web? Chester [V.J.] Anderson, American beatnik/hippy poet and SF novelist of: * "The Butterfly Kid" [Pyramid, 1967; Gregg 1977] and * "Ten Years to Doomsday" co-authored with M. Kurland [Pyramid, 1964] : nothing on the Web? Chris K. Anderson: * A Step Beyond (first manned Mars mission) Chris Anderson Colleen Anderson, Canada: nothing on the web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Colleen Anderson Colin Anderson: nothing on the Web? * Magellan (Walker, 1970; Berkley) Colleen Anderson: e-mail Colleen Anderson Craig W. Anderson: Science Fiction film critic; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Science Fiction Films of the Seventies [McFarland, Sep 1985] ISBN 0-89950-086-2, $15.95 + $1.00 postage, 261pp, paperback historical/critical survey, numerous photographs see: SF Films of the 1970s: List, links to reviews David Anderson, pseudonym of Raymond F. Jones Dana Anderson: stories by Dana Anderson appear in: * Cafe Purgatorium [1991] collection also includes Ray Garton and Charles de Lint Dennis Lee Anderson: Locus/Contento lists: * Arthur, King [HarperPrism, Jan 1995] ISBN 0-06-105433-X, $4.99, 360pp, paperback Arthurian Fantasy, Mordred steals Excalibur and Merlin's Book, so Arthur follows Mordred into the middle of World War II see "The Ultimate King Arthur Web Page" King Arthur Don Anderson: Locus/Contento lists: * Heatshield [Pan, Feb 1990] ISBN 0-330-30981-1, £3.99, 288pp, paperback near future technothriller Douglas A. Anderson, Indiana, Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * The Dragon Path: The Collected Tales of Kenneth Morris See Kenneth Morris e-mail address: removed at author's request (16 Apr 2003) Gerry Anderson (1929-): television Science Fiction puppet pioneer; Reference: * The Complete Gerry Anderson Episode Guide See author Adam Pirani Glenn L. Anderson, Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; nothing on the web? Jack Anderson (1935-): journalist/author; Locus/Contento lists: * Millennium [Tor/Forge, Nov 1994] ISBN 0-312-85401-3, $22.95, 332pp, hardcover Science Fiction/Thriller, alien visitor prey to Earth's human dangers, so journalist must save him and thus our planet [Tor, Oct 1995] ISBN 0-812-52258-3, $5.99, 424pp, paperback Janet S. Anderson: Young Adult fantasist; Locus/Contento lists: Books: * Going Through the Gate [Penguin/Dutton, Oct 1997] ISBN 0-525-45836-0, $15.99, 134pp, hardcover Young Adult Fantasy, rite-of-passge at end of 6th grade involves magic, animals, 25-year-old mystery, and puts a whole new spin on elementary school... Jani Anderson: (1949-): Horror editor/anthologist; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Anthologies Edited: * Bringing Down the Moon [Space & Time, Oct 1985] ISBN 0-917053-02-8, $7.95, 251pp, paperback original semi-pro anthology, 15 stories of terror and Fantasy Karen Anderson, full name June Millichamp "Karen" Kruse Anderson (1932-): Karen [Kruse] Anderson: Index to at least 13 publications Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; married to: Poul Anderson (see below) Books Co-authored with Poul Anderson: * Dahut * The Dog and the Wolf * Gallicenae * The King of Ys * The King of Ys 2: Gallicenae * The King of Ys: Dahut * The Unicorn Trade Books Co-Edited with Poul Anderson: * The Night Fantastic Kevin J. Anderson (1962-): Kevin J. Anderson @ AlphaRalpha Kevin J. Anderson @ Dragon*Con Kevin J. Anderson @wordfire Kevin J. Anderson bantam-doubleday Books: * Afterimage [see co-author Kristine Kathryn Rusch] * Assemblers of Infinity [co-author Doug Beason] [Bantam Spectra, Feb 1993] ISBN 0-553-29921-2, $4.99, 355pp, paperback Science Fiction colony on Moon threatened by intelligent alien nanotechnology devices [expanded from serial in "Analog"] see: SPACE TRAVEL: Moon [Science Fiction Book Club #00745, June 1993], $7.98, 278pp, hardcover * Blindfold [Warner Aspect, Nov 1995] ISBN 0-446-60247-7, $5.99, 377pp, paperback Science Fiction, Truthsayser telepaths hold together a colony world against forces of political intrigue and subversion see: EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION * Born of Elven Blood [co-author John Gregory Betancourt] [Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, June 1995] ISBN 0-689-31815-4, $15.00,138pp, hardcover Young Adult Fantasy * Climbing Olympus [Warner Aspect, Sep 1994] ISBN 0-446-60158-6, $5.50, 297pp, paperback Mars is colonized by surgically altered men and women see: SPACE TRAVEL: Mars [Easton Press, Mar 1995] no ISBN, no price, 297pp, hardcover special leatherbound, gilt-edge edition ("Signed First Editions of Science Fiction") available only by subscription [London: HarperCollins/Voyager, June 1997] ISBN 0-00-648305-4, £5.99, 297pp, paperback * Fallout [co-author Doug Beason] [Ace, Mar 1997] ISBN 0-441-00425-3, $5.99, 303pp, paperback, Science Fiction/Thriller sequel of "Virtual Destruction" Militia group breaks into nuclear device assembly facility at atomic test site * Gamearth [NAL Signet, Mar 1989] ISBN 0-451-15680-3, $3.95, 335pp, paperback Fantasy, role playing game becomes real * Gameplay [NAL Signet, Oct 1989] ISBN 0-451-16236-6, $3.95, 325pp, paperback sequel of "Gamearth" * Game's End [Penguin/Roc, Sep 1990] ISBN 0-451-45031-0, $4.50, 333pp, paperback 3rd book of "Game" trilogy * Ignition [co-author Doug Beason] [Hodder & Stoughton, 1996; Coronet, Dec 1996] ISBN 0-340-67455-5, £5.99, 452pp, paperback near future thriller about terrorists holding space shuttle hostage [Tor/Forge, Mar 1997] ISBN 0-312-86270-9, $23.95, 320pp, hardcover * Ill Wind [co-author Doug Beason] [Tor/Forge, June 1995] ISBN 0-312-85760-8, $23.95, 383pp, hardcover Science Fiction/Thriller biotechnology/ecology [Tor/Forge, May 1996] ISBN 0-812-55018-8, $6.99, 563pp, paperback * The Illustrated Star Wars Universe [co-author Ralph McQuarrie] [Bantam Spectra, Dec 1995] ISBN 0-553-09302-9,$35.00, 208pp, hardcover Illustrated guide to Star Wars planets, purportedly a series of articles by a different author for each world; several artists, new paintings by McQuarrie, (top concept artist for all three Star Wars films), Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd. * Lifeline [co-author Doug Beason] [Bantam Spectra, Dec 1990] ISBN 0-553-28787-7, $4.95, 460pp, paperback, Bob Eggleton cover art, Science Fiction, sole survivors of global thermonuclear war live in orbital space stations see: SPACE TRAVEL: Earth-Orbiting Space Stations * Resurrection, Inc. [NAL Signet, July 1988] ISBN 0-451-15409-6, $3.50, 304pp, paperback Science Fiction near future reanimated corpses as slaves, neo-Satanism, and political revolution. The first novel that made the world start to notice the amazing Kevin J. Anderson * Star Wars: Champions of the Force [Bantam Spectra, Oct 1994; Bantam UK, Nov 1994] * Star Wars: Dark Apprentice [Bantam Spectra, July 1994; Bantam UK, Aug 1994] * Star Wars: Darksaber [Bantam Spectra, Nov 1995; Bantam UK, Nov 1995; Science Fiction Book Club #10655, Jan 1996; Bantam Spectra, Nov 1996; Bantam UK, Nov 1996] * Star Wars: Jedi Search [Bantam Spectra, Mar 1994; Bantam UK, June 1994] * Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy [Science Fiction Book Club #05898, Dec 1994] * Star Wars: The Mos Eisley Cantina Pop-Up Book [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Little, Brown, Oct 1995] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights #4: Lightsabers [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Feb 1996; Boxtree, Jan 1997] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Darkest Knight [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, June 1996; Boxtree, Jan 1997] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, July 1997] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Apr 1997] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, June 1995] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Oct 1997] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Siege [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Sep 1996; Boxtree, Jan 1997] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Sep 1995; Boxtree, Apr 1996] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Shards of Alderaan [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Jan 1997] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: The Emperor's Plague [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Jan 1998] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Boulevard, Dec 1995; Boxtree, Apr 1996] * Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: The Rise of the Shadow Academy [co-author Rebecca Moesta] [Science Fiction Book Club #13979, Oct 1996] omnibus of 6 Young Adult novels * The Trinity Paradox [co-author Doug Beason] [Bantam Spectra, Nov 1991] ISBN 0-553-29246-3 [Oct '91], $4.99, 325pp, paperback Time travel by activist who tries to stop creation of nuclear weapons by assassinating Richard Feynman and Edward Teller see: TIME TRAVEL * Virtual Destruction [co-author Doug Beason] [Ace, Mar 1996] ISBN 0-441-00308-7, $5.99, 327pp, paperback Science Fiction/Thriller, virtual reality and covert laboratory research and murder * The X Files: Ruins [HarperPrism, May 1996; HarperCollins/Voyager, June 1996; HarperPrism, Feb 1997] * The X-Files: Antibodies [HarperPrism, Oct 1997; HarperCollins/Voyager, Sep 1997; Science Fiction Book Club #18264, Nov 1997] * The X-Files: Ground Zero [HarperPrism, Dec 1995; HarperCollins Voyager, Dec 1995; HarperCollins/Voyager, June 1996; HarperPrism, Aug 1996] Books Edited: * Star Wars Tales [Science Fiction Book Club #16087, Aug 1997] omnibus triple anthology * Star Wars: Tales from Jabba's Palace [Bantam Spectra, Jan 1996] 20 intertwined stories [Bantam UK, Jan 1996] 19 of the 20 * Star Wars: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina [Bantam Spectra, Aug 1995] 16 intertwined stories * Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters [Bantam Spectra, Dec 1996] 5 stories * War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches [Bantam Spectr, June 1996] ISBN 0-553-10353-9, $22.95, 274pp, hardcover original anthology, 18 "eyewitness tales" of H. G. Wells' classic invasion, points of view and styles include Rudyard Kipling (Barbara Hambly), Jules Verne (Gregory Benford and David Brin), Albert Einstein (Doug Beason), Emily Dickinson (Connie Willis) [Science Fiction Book Club #13620, Sep 1996] $10.98, 274pp, hardcover [Bantam Spectra, June 1997] ISBN 0-553-57598-8, $6.50, 339pp, paperback e-mail Kevin J. Anderson e-mail Kevin J. Anderson old address? Margaret J. Anderson, full name Margaret Jean Anderson (1931-) young adult author: * To Nowhere and Back [1975] time travel * The "Time" trilogy: * In the Keep of Time [1977] * In the Circle of Time [1979] * The Mists of Time [1984] * The Druid's Gift [1989] time travel * The Ghost Inside the Monitor [1990] computer fantasy Mary Anderson (1872-1964): Locus/Contento lists: * The "Mostly Ghosts" Juvenile Horror series of paperback novels: * The Leipzig Vampire [Dell/Yearling, Oct 1987] ISBN 0-440-44719-4, $2.50, 122pp, #2 of "Mostly Ghosts" series * Terror Under the Tent [Dell/Yearling, Nov 1987] ISBN 0-440-48633-5, $2.50, 123pp, #3 of "Mostly Ghosts" * The Three Spirits of Vandermeer Manor [Dell Yearling, Dec 1987] ISBN 0-440-48810-9, $2.50, 124pp, #4 of "Mostly Ghosts" Michael Falconer Anderson (1947-): Horror novelist; Locus/Contento lists: * Black Trinity [Robert Hale, Nov 1988] ISBN 0-7090-3465-2, £10.95, 192pp, hardcover * Blood Rite [as "The Woodsmen", London: Robert Hale, July 1986; St. Martin's, July 1988] ISBN 0-312-91115-7, $2.95, 156pp, paperback Horror novel: young lady jouranlist pursued in woods by undead * The Clan of Golgotha Scalp [Robert Hale, Mar 1989] ISBN 0-7090-3637-X, £12.50, 255pp, hardcover Horror * The Covenant [Robert Hale, Mar 1988] ISBN 0-7090-3191-2, £10.95, 208pp, hardcover Horror [St. Martin's, Oct 1988] ISBN 0-312-02179-8, $15.95, 208pp, hardcover Horror * God of a Thousand Faces [Robert Hale, Oct 1987] ISBN 0-7090-3064-9, £10.50, 192pp, hardcover Horror [Heywood, Apr 1989] ISBN 1-85481-006-5, £1.50, 249pp, paperback Horror * The Unholy [Robert Hale, Feb 1987] ISBN 0-7090-2877-6, £10.95, 192pp, hardcover Horror [St. Martin's, June 1987] ISBN 0-312-00699-3, $15.95, 223pp, hardcover Horror [St. Martin's, Apr 1988] ISBN 0-312-90976-4, $3.50, 223pp, paperback Horror (Nazis) Reprint (Robert Hale 1987) generic Nazi horror * The Woodsmen [Robert Hale, July 1986] ISBN 0-7090-2732-X, £9.50, 160pp, hardcover Horror [Heywood, May 1989] ISBN 1-85481-013-8, £1.50, 156pp, paperback Horror Patricia Anderson: Patricia Anderson @ AlphaRalpha Paul Dale Anderson (1944-), Illinois, Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books * Claw Hammer [Zebra/Pinnacle, Nov 1989] ISBN 1-55817-281-5, $3.95, 288pp, paperback Horror: carnivorous monster (what other kind is there?) munches yuppie gals in suburbia * Daddy's Home [Zebra/Pinnacle, Oct 1990] ISBN 1-55817-412-5, $3.95, 320pp, paperback Horror: boy dreams of real serial killer e-mail Paul Dale Anderson Poul Anderson: Poul [William] Anderson, born Pennsylvania, 1926, degree in Physics 1948 U.Minnesota, issue of F&SF dedicated to him 1972 Hugo Awards: 1961, 1964, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1979, 1982 Nebula Awards: 1971, 1972, 1981 Hall of Fame Awards: 1985, 1995 Mythopoeic Award: 1975 Prometheus Award: 1995 Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Poul [William] Anderson: Index to at least 334 (!) publications The following paperback editions were edited and published by my father, Samuel H. Post, for MacFadden-Bartell Corporation, New York: Poul Anderson, "The High Crusade", (50-211, 1964) Poul Anderson, "The High Crusade", (60-349, 1968) Poul Anderson, "Time and Stars", (60-206, 1965) Poul Anderson @ AlphaRalpha "Tau Zero" (1970) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle In the 1976 Locus poll, asking readers to nominate their favorite author, Poul Anderson came in #12 (with 79 votes), confirming his leadership position at #5 with a similar poll in 1973, #4 in a 1971 poll in P. Schuyler Miller's book review column in Analog, and ranking #5 in the 1966 Analog poll. Reference: * Poul Anderson: A Working Bibliography [See bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne] Wayne Anderson: Science Fiction Artist; Locus Contento lists: * Through a Looking Glass: The Pictures of Wayne Anderson [Paper Tiger, Nov 1992] ISBN 1-85028-212-9, £10.95, 189pp, trade paperback, Nigel Suckling text William C[harles] Anderson (1920-?), American author of novel "Adam-1" (New York: Crown, 1964) as "Andy" Anderson, nothing on the Web? also at least 3 other novels: * Pandemonium on the Potomac [New York: Crown, 1966] * Penelope [New York: Crown, 1963; Pocket] * Penelope, the Damp Detective [New York: Crown, 1974] C. Dean Andersson, Active Member of SFWA and Horror Writers Association, Bachelor of Science degree in Physics/Astronomy, best known for 11 novels: * the "Dallas Horror Trilogy" (since all take place at least in part in Dallas, Texas, where he currently lives): * Torture Tomb (New York: Warner Books/Popular Library, 1987) * Raw Pain Max (New York: Warner Books/Popular Library, 1988) * Fiend (New York: Zebra Books, 1994) * Buried Screams (New York: Zebra Books, 1992) * I Am Dracula (New York: Zebra Books, 1993) * I Am Frankenstein (New York: Zebra Books, November 1996) * 5 novels in the 1980s under pseudonym "Asa Drake": * Crimson Kisses (Avon, '81) (co-authored with Nina Romberg) * The Lair of Ancient Dreams (Avon, '82) (co-authored with Nina Romberg) * Warrior Witch of Hel (Warner Books/Popular Library/Questar, '85) * Death Riders of Hel (Warner Books/Popular Library/Questar, '86) * Werebeasts of Hel (Warner Books/Popular Library/Questar, '86) (note: Nina Romberg later published two Dark Fantasies under her own name, THE Spirit Stalker and Shadow Walkers, both from Pinnacle Books) e-mail C. Dean Andersson R. Andom: pseudonym (from "random") of Alfred Walter Barrett (1869-1920): British author of young adult fiction (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.29): Editor of "Scraps" magazine, frquently appeared also in "Captain Library" and "Nuggets" Books: * We Three and Troddles: A Tale of London Life [1894] * In Fear of a Throne [1911] * The Identity Exchange: A Story of Some Odd Transformations [1902] * The Enchanted Ship [1908] ghosts and pirates * The Magic Bowl, and the Blue-Stone Ring: Oriental Tales with Occi (or Acci) dental Fittings [1909] story collection Mario de Andrade (1893-1945): Fantasy author of Brazil (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.29) Lee Andre, pseudonym of L. R. Andrus Michael Andre-Driussi, critic; Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Locus/Contento lists: * Characters of the Long Sun Whorl [Sirius Fiction, Dec 1997] no ISBN, $5.00, 34pp, Chapbook nonfiction/criticism, indexing 192 named humans and animals in Gene Wolfe's new masterpiece series "The Book of the Long Sun"; annotated and page-indexed; Order from: Sirius Fiction P.O. Box 460430 San Francisco CA 94146-0430 please add $1.00 postage * Lexicon Urthus: A Dictionary for the Urth Cycle [Sirius Fiction, Oct 1994] ISBN 0-9642795-9-2, $39.95, 281pp, hardcover criticsm/reference alphabetically clarifying the arcane vocabulary of Gene Wolfe's magisterial "Urth Cycle" books and short fiction, plus Gene Wolfe foreword Order from: Sirius Fiction P.O. Box 460430 San Francisco CA 94146-0430 please add $1.00 postage * Vance Space [Sirius Fiction, Dec 1997] no ISBN, $5.00, critical Chapbook as if a guidebook to planets and cultures invented by Jack Vance; plus maps and a definitive chronology; Order from: Sirius Fiction P.O. Box 460430 San Francisco CA 94146-0430 please add $1.00 postage e-mail Michael Andre-Driussi Johann Valentin Andreae (1856-1654), author of the utopian novel "Christianopolis" (1619) as well as the lesser-known "The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz" [1616] alchemy fantasy [see "Alchemy"] Peter Andreas, co-author with G. Adams): * Between Heaven and Earth (London: Harrap: 1967) brief encyclopedia of psychic phenomena St. Andrew, patron saint of SCOTLAND and RUSSIA; fisherman brother of St.Peter, often depicted as white-bearded man with Gospel in right hand, leaning on Cross of St.Andrew with left hand, whose day is November 30th. Stephen Andrew, pseudonym of Frank George Layton Allen Andrews (1913-) British fantasist using France in the 1200s as setting for animal tales of genre BAMBI'S CHILDREN: animals who speak, think, or act human * The Pig Plantagenet [Viking 1980; Tor, Mar 1984] ISBN 0-53094-2, $2.95, 286pp, paperback * Castle Crespin [Hutchinson 1982; Tor, Aug 1984] ISBN 0-812-53097-7, $2.95, 238pp, paperback sequel of "The Pig Plantagenet" Arlan K. Andrews, Sr. Author, Professional Engineer, futurist, consultant, White House staffer; over 150 publications of short fiction, articles, computer game books, poems, plays, photographs in Analog, SF Age, SF Review, Asimov's, Omni, Locus, Fantasy Book, Fate, and more than two dozen other venues over the past 25 years. Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Arlan K. Andrews, Sr. e-mail Arlan Andrews no longer valid Charles M. Andrews, edited the useful anthology of 4 major novels: * Famous Utopias (New York: Tudor, 1901) see: UTOPIA Colin Andrews: pseudonym of F. Paul Wilson; Locus/Contento lists: * Deep as the Marrow [Headline, 1996; Headline, Jan 1997] ISBN 0-7472-5351-X, £5.99, 442pp, paperback semi-mainstream thriller * Foundation [Headline, 1993; Headline, Sep 1994] ISBN 0-7472-4252-6, £5.99, 564pp, paperback semi-mainstream espionage thriller * Implant [Headline, Apr 1995] ISBN 0-7472-0881-6, £16.99, 375pp, hardcover semi-mainstream medical thriller [Headline, Oct 1995] ISBN 0-7472-4253-4, £5.99, 506pp, paperback semi-mainstream medical thriller. Elton V. Andrews, pseudonym of Frederik Pohl Felicia Andrews, pseudonym of Charles L. Grant F[rank] Emerson Andrews (1902-?), novelist: * Grugan's God [Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press] nothing on the Web? Graham Andrews: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books * Darkness Audible [Excalibur Press, Sep 1991] ISBN 1-85634-082-1, £7.95, 213pp, trade paperback Science Fiction set in pre-ceasefire Belfast Keith William Andrews: pseudonym/house name: Locus/Contento lists: * The "Freedom's Rangers" military TIME TRAVEL series: * Freedom's Rangers [Berkley, July 1989] ISBN 0-425-11643-3, $3.95, 311pp, paperback: Hitler assassination attempt by commando time-travellers * Freedom's Rangers #2: Raiders of the Revolution [Berkley, Nov 1989] ISBN 0-425-11832-0, $2.95, 202pp, paperback: KGB assists British in beating General George Washington, so time travellers must intervene to help America fight for independence * Freedom's Rangers #3: Search and Destroy [Berkley, Mar 1990] ISBN 0-425-12004-X, $2.95, 203pp, paperback sequel to "Freedom's Rangers #2: Raiders of the Revolution" * Freedom's Rangers #4: Treason in Time [Berkley, July 1990] ISBN 0-425-12167-4, $3.50, 219pp, paperback * Freedom's Rangers #5: Sink the Armada [Berkley, Oct 1990] ISBN 0-425-12300-6, $3.50, 217pp, paperback * Freedom's Rangers: Snow Kill [Berkley, Feb 1991] ISBN 0-425-12620-X, $3.50, 204pp, paperback set in Nuclear Winter Thomas Andrews, pseudonym of Sewell P. Wright V. C. Andrews (real person, deceased, now trademarked and continued by Andrew Neiderman): V. C. Andrews Unofficial home page Jennifers V. C. Andrews page Jessica's V. C. Andrews page Jillian's V. C. Andrews pag Reference: * The V.C. Andrews Trivia and Quiz Book [see Stephen J. Spignesi] Virginia C. Andrews, full name Virginia Cleo Andrews (1933? or 1936?-1986): p[ainter and supernatural thriller novelist (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.29): * The "Dollanger Children" series: * Flowers in the Attic [1979] * Petals on the Wind [1980] * If There Be Thorns [1981] * Seeds of Yesterday [1984] * Garden of Shadows [1987] completed by Andrew Neiderman Leonid [Nokolaevich] Andreyev (1871-1919): Russian attorney/Horror author (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.29): * "Lazarus" [Lazarus and the Man From San Francisco, USA: 1918] translated intoEnglish by Abraham Yarmolinsky * An Abyss [UK: 1909) translated * Complete Works [Russia: 1913] 8 volumes * Silence [UK: 1910] story collection, translated * The Little Angel [UK: 1915] story collection, translated * The Crushed Flower [UK: 1917] story collection, translated * Selected Stories [UK: 19169] story collection, translated Pierre Andrezel, pseudonym of Karen Blixen Androcles and the Lion: tale told by (1) Aulus Gellius (circa 130-180); (2) Aesop; (3) Gesta Romanorum; (4) George Bernard Shaw [1916] Android: [Greek "andros-eidos" = man's likeness]: a human-shaped artificial being, in classical Science Fiction made of flesh or organic chemicals as distinguished from a metallic Robot, but this has been unfortunately blurred by the Star Wars mythos term "droid" for Robot Andromeda: (1) Daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, whose Mom hubristically boasted was more beautiful than the Nereids, hence the jealous Nereids had Neptune induce her (through Ammon, oracle of Jupiter) to be chained to a sea-rock and attacked by a sea-monster, yet was saved at the last moment by Perseus, who married her (she was pretty good looking and more than grateful), and slew her uncle Phineus whom she would otherwise be obligated to wed; after she died, she was elevated to among the stars; (2) a giant spiral galaxy, the closest such to our Milky Way, roughly 1 1/4 million light years away Patricia Angadi: Locus/Contento lists: * The Highly Flavoured Ladies [Gollancz, July 1987] ISBN 0-575-04001-7, £10.95, 219pp, hardcover Fantasy-tinged Historical novel [Black Swan, Nov 1989] ISBN 0-552-99322-0, £3.99, 269pp, trade paperback Angel: see Angels; 7 holy angels are: Michael [Bible], Gabriel [Bible], Raphael [Apocrypha], Uriel, Chamuel, Jophiel, Zadkiel [all 7 in Enoch, viii, 2] Angelical Stone: Dr.Dee's speculum, which he claimed came from Raphael and Gabriel, and was subsequently been handed to the Earl of Peterborough, Lady Betty Germaine, the Duke of Argyll, Horace Walpole, and the British Museum Judie Angell: juvenile fantasist; Locus/Contento lists: * The Weird Disappearance of Jordan Hall [Franklin Watts Orchard, Sep 1987] ISBN 0-531-05727-5, $11.95, 121pp, hardcover Magic grants a lad INVISIBILITY Angelo, pseudonym (for whom?): * The Dancing Imps of the Wine (New York: Hurst, 1880) Ivan Angelo (1936-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Tower of Glass [Brazil, 1979; Avon/Bard, Jan 1986] ISBN 0-380-89607-9, $3.95, 195pp, paperback story collection, 5 interlocking stories on border between mainstream and Science Fiction about DYSTOPIA translated by Ellen Watson from edition of BRAZIL Angels: God stands above all, and below him (in hierarchical order) are: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, Angels; humans fall below those, and animals below humans, in the medieval "Great Chain of Being." The science of Angels is called Angelology, and has made a big comeback in popularizations in recent fiction and film/TV. See: THEOLOGY Orfeo Angelucci, novelist: * Son of the Sun (Los Angeles: De Vorss, 1959) * The Secret of the Saucers (Amherst WI: Ray Palmer Publications, 1955) one of the earliest First Contact novels pretending to be nonfiction, involving 7-dimensional beings from Lucifer, a disintegrated planet Charles Angoff (1902-?), Russian-born American newpaperman, English professor, editor, A.B. (1923) Harvard University author of fantasy anthology "Adventures in Heaven" (New York: Ackerman, 1945), nothing on the Web? Angurvadel: the magic sword of Frithiof [Icelandic myth] see: Scandanavian Pantheon Anima: Carl Jung said that the Anima was the female archetype within the male collective consciousness. The reverse was the "animus", which Carl Jung said was the male archetype within the female collective consciousness. Anima Mundi: [Latin: the soul of the World]: (1) the source of Life to ancient philosphers; (2) the animating principle of matter, to Plato, lesser than pure spirit; (3) the entire vital force of the cosmos, to Stoics; (4) an immortal vital principle in living organisms, to G. E. Stahl (1660-1734), vitalist; (5) some fuzzy metaphoric version of some of the above in the poetry of Yeats Animal Fantasy, see: BAMBI'S CHILDREN: animals who speak, think, or act human Animal Farm: satire by George Orwell (1903-1950), attacking Stalinism in the guise of an Animal Fantasy (see above) Animals in Heaven: Mohammedan myth allows 10 beasts in Paradise: Ant of Solomon, Ass of Balam, Camel of Saleh, Dog (Kratim) of the 7 Sleepers, Dove of Noah, Horse (Al Borak) of Mohammed, Lapwing of Balkis, Ox of Moses, Ram of Abraham, Whale of Jonah see: Islamic myth Animals with names derived from Myth: see: * Ambisbaena -- tropical lizards with no limbs * Arachnid -- spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks * Argus pheasant -- East Indian, resembles Peacock * Echidna -- porcupine anteater of Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania * Gorgonia -- coral genus * Harpy eagle -- of N. and S. America, and Philippines * Hydra * Junonia -- peacok butterfly * Lemur * Medusa jellyfish * Neptune's-cup sponge * Nymph -- as insect's immature stage * Pegasus -- the East Indian "winged" and horse-faced fish * Polyphemus moth -- American silkworm * Python snake * Rhesus monkey * Stentor protozoan * Vampire bat * Venus's-flower-basket sponge * Venus's-girdle ctenophore Animation: {to be done} Anime: Japanese animation Animus: see Anima Scott David Aniolowski: Horror editor/anthologist: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Made In Goatswood [Chaosium, Sep 1995] ISBN 1-56882-046-1, $10.95, 268pp, trade paperback, original anthology with 18 short stories set in Ramsey Campbell's Severn Valley area, plus new Ramsey Campbell story; additional authors include A. A. Attanasio, Richard A. Lupoff, Michael G. Szymanski, plus Scott David Aniolowski introduction * Singers of Strange Songs: A Celebration of Brian Lumley [Chaosium, Aug 1997] ISBN 1-56882-104-2, $12.95, 238pp, trade paperback, original anthology with 13 horror stories in the school of H. P. Lovecraft, plus one Brian Lumley poem; ; additional authors include Don D'Ammassa, Donald R. Burleson, Tina L. Jens; Order from Chaosium 950 56th St Oakland CA 94608 Roger Anker: editor/anthologist: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Selected Stories [See Charles Beaumont] Anon, full name Anonymous: the most prolific author of all time, unfortunately uneven in quality and style Annuals: 17th, 18th, and 19th Century predecessors to Magazines as a primary medium for distributing printed illustrations, poetry, and fiction; typically printed for sale in the Christmas season. Annwn: Welsh name for what is called, in English, Avalon; Celtic parallel to Greek Hades see: Celtic Myth Anodyne Necklace: (1) amulet necklace that relieves pain; (2) dark comedy version of above: a hangman's noose Anonymous, perhaps the most prolific author in history, but wildly uneven in quality..... Paul Annixter, pseudonym of Howard A. Sturtzel Roderick Anscombe: Horror novelist; Locus/Contento lists: * The Secret Life of Laszlo, Count Dracula [Hyperion, Sep 1994] The Count is not supernatural, but a unique serial killer [Bloomsbury Books, Oct 1994] Salvador Dali cover art [Bloomsbury Books, Jun 1995] [HarperPaperbacks, Nov 1995] ISBN 0-06-100943-1, $6.50, 467pp, paperback S. Ansky, pseudonym of S. Rappaport F. Anstey, pseudonym of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, (1856-1934): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Tourmalin's Time Cheques [Arrowsmith, 1891; Greenhill, Jan 1987] ISBN 0-947898-48-4, £8.95, 184pp, hardcover, important early TIME TRAVEL novel Antaeus: (1) son of Gaea (Earth) and Poseidon (Sea), a humongous wrestler who gained strength each time he touched the ground; Hercules held him aloft and slew him in suspension see: Greek/Roman Pantheon (2) Hence "Antaean" = having superhuman strength Antediluvian: (1) literally, before the Flood; (2) by extension, anything really obsolete. What really interests experts is how so many cultures have myths of the Great Flood, not necessarily history of floods by the Tigris and Euphrates, but perhaps from the end of the last Ice Age, or the rise of the sea-level from the giant meteorites that struck Antarctica, or something global of that nature, including: * 19th or 20th Century B.C. clay tablet of Nippur, once Sumeria, whose protagonist is a priest named Ziusudra of the god Enki, warned (like Noah) to build an ark; * the Epic of Gilgamesh (and the Assyrian cuneiform in King Ashurbanipal's library at Ninevah, 7th Century B.C.; * Greek myth of the ark of Deucalion; * Hindu myth of the Satapatha Brahmana (protagonist Manu) * Burmese myth * Australian aboriginal myth * New Zealand Maori myth * New Guinean myths of many tribes * Pacific Island myths * various myths of the American continents * Chinese myth of the Deluge and Yu: Tamer of the Deluge see also: Atlantis [below on this web page] Anthology: [Greek: a garland of flowers]: literary term for a collection of stories or poems by different authors; in this Web domain we use the alternative "Collection" to mean several stories by the same author within one book. Barbara Anthony (1932-) short fiction author; see pseudonym Antonia Barber C. L. Anthony, pseudonym of Dorothy Gladys Smith John Anthony, pseudonym of John Ciardi (major poet and co-author with Isaac Asimov) Mark Anthony (1966-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mark Anthony @sff.net author and Fantasy role-playing-game novelizer; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * DragonLance: Kindred Spirits (co-author Ellen Porath) [TSR, Apr 1991] ISBN 1-56076-069-9 $4.95/£3.99, 307pp, trade paperback "DragonLance" game-related, 1st of "The Meetings Sextet" series * Forgotten Realms: Crypt of the Shadowking [TSR, Apr 1993] ISBN 1-56076-594-1, $4.95, 312pp, trade paperback "Forgotten Realms" game-related, #6 of "The Harpers" series * Forgotten Realms: Curse of the Shadowmage [TSR, Nov 1995] ISBN 0-7869-0191-8, $5.99, 309pp, trade paperback "Forgotten Realms" game-related, #11 of "The Harpers" series * Forgotten Realms: Escape From Undermountain [TSR, Feb 1996] ISBN 0-7869-0477-1, $5.99, 316pp, trade paperback "Forgotten Realms" game-related, #3 of "The Nobles" series * Ravenloft: Tower of Doom [TSR, Nov 1994] ISBN 0-7869-0062-8, $4.95, 315pp, trade paperback "Ravenloft" Gothic game-related e-mail Mark Anthony e-mail Mark Anthony Patricia Anthony: Dallas-resident, taught English in BRAZIL, Southern Methodist University instructor: * Cradle of Splendor [Ace, Apr 1996] ISBN 0-441-00301-X, $22.95, 310pp, hardcover Science Fiction: the first major space launch by BRAZIL uncovers ambiguous weirdness: aliens, sorcery, science, or what? * Happy Policeman [Harcourt Brace, Sep 1994] ISBN 0-15-138478-9, $21.95, 282pp, hardcover Mystery/Science Fiction: Texas small-town police chief must deal with murder while the town is isolated by aliens (short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award) * Brother Termite [Harcourt Brace, Oct 1993] ISBN 0-15-114422-2, $21.95, 250pp, hardcover Science Fiction, extraterrestrials control the White House but begin to "go native" (noted by The New York Times, optioned for film by James Cameron with John Sayles to write screenplay) * Conscience of the Beagle [First Books, Nov 1993] ISBN 1-880448-31-9, $40.00, 201pp, hardcover 400-copy signed numbered leatherbound limited edition Science Fiction: policeman from Earth hunts extraterrestrial terrorists on an alien world; order from: First Books P.O. Box 2449 Woburn MA 01888-0849 * Cold Allies [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, May 1993] ISBN 0-15-118503-4, $21.95, 276pp, hardcover, pulling back from the brink of terrestrial war when extraterrestrials complicate the scene [your humble webmaster's favorite of her novels] winner, 1993 Locus Award for Best First Novel * Eating Memories [First Books/Old Earth Books, Aug 1997] ISBN 1-882968-17-4, $15.00, 334pp, trade paperback story collection, 28 stories (3 new), each introduced by author; plus Charles C. Ryan book introduction; first distributed at Disclave 1997; order from: First Books P.O. Box 2449 Woburn MA 01888-0849 * God's Fires [Ace, Apr 1997] ISBN 0-441-00407-5, $22.95, 371pp, hardcover historical Science Fiction: extraterrestrials in Portugal during the Inquisition raise theological and geopolitical questions Patricia Anthony author's page Mark/Space bio of Patricia Anthony Piers Anthony, pseudonym of Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (1934-): Piers Anthony Piers Anthony @ AlphaRalpha Piers Anthony wrote the extraordinary Hard SF/Astrology (!) novel: * Macroscope [Avon, 1969; Gregg, Dec 1985] ISBN 0-8398-2899-3, $14.95, 480pp, hardcover [Grafton, Feb 1986] ISBN 0-586-06584-9, £2.95, 480pp, paperback [Avon, Nov 1986] ISBN 0-380-00209-4, $4.50, 480pp, paperback 18th printing He co-authored at least 4 books, including: * But What of Earth (with R. Coulson) [Laser, 1976] * The E.S.P. Worm (with R. Margroff) * The Ring (with R. Margroff) [Ace, 1968] Miscellaneous novels including: * Hasan [Newcastle, 1977] * Prostho Plus [Berkley, 1973] * Rings of Ice [Avon, 1974] * Triple Detente [Daw, 1974] Other books include the "Aton" Series: * Chthon [Ballentine Books, 1967; Berkley] * Phthon [Berkley, 1975] the "Cal/Veg/Aquilon" Series: * Omnivore [Ballentine Books, 1968; Science Fiction Book Club; Avon] * Orn [Science Fiction Book Club, 1971; Avon] * Ox [Science Fiction Book Club, 1976; Avon] the "SOS" Series, collected as "Battle Circle" [Avon, 1978]: * Sos the Rope [Pyramid, 1968] * Var the Stick [Bantam, 1973] * Neq the Sword [Pyramid, 1968] the "Galaxy War" series: * Cluster [Avon, 1977] * Chaining the Lady [Avon, 1978] * Kirlian Quest [Avon, 1978] And then he got VERY popular, and prolifically wrote humorous, pun-filled light fantasy novels {to be done} As an author, I admire him. As an industry, I can't keep track of him Reference: * Piers Anthony [See bibliographer Michael R. Collings] * Piers Anthony: A Working Bibliography [See bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne] Anthroposophus: pseudonym of Thomas Vaughan (1622-1666), alchemist: * Anthroposophia Theomagica [1650] about the Afterlife Antichrist: the leading false prophet whose coming foretells the end of the world, according to The Book of Revelations [xiii], the Epistles of St.John [I, ii, 18, 22] and Thessalonians [II, ii, 1-12]. In science fiction, we skip the foreshadowing, and use mechanical means to reach the end of the world. See: WORLD COMES TO AN END: no more civilization, or people, or worse... Anticipation, Spain (1972??): see Magazines Anticipations, Belgium (in French), (Sep 1945-May 1946): see Magazines Matthew Blasie Anticole, born 1973 in Pittsburgh, B.S., Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, graduate, 1995?, Teacher Certification program, University of Pittsburgh, full-time teacher of Physics and Computer Science, first fiction sale: "Frame of Reference", Feb 1997 Tomorrow SF Kim Antieau (1955-): Kim Antieau @ AlphaRalpha * Blossoms [Pulphouse, Jan 1991] ISBN 1-56146-505-4, $1.95, 38pp, paperback, George Barr cover, Science Fiction short story about free-fall dancer with fatal radiation sickness aboard space station Short Story Paperback #5. * The Gaia Websters [Penguin/Roc, June 1997] ISBN 0-451-45511-8, $12.95, 230pp, trade paperback, after World War III, a lady with weird healing abilities has horrifying dreams * The Jigsaw Woman [Penguin/Roc, Mar 1996] ISBN 0-451-45509-6, $10.95, 234pp, trade paperback Fantasy about artificial woman who wants real life, so is assisted by a goddess [as "Jigsaw Woman", Penguin/Roc, June 1997] ISBN 0-451-45606-8, $5.99, 340pp, paperback * Trudging to Eden [Silver Salamander Press, Dec 1994] ISBN 0-940841-66-5, $30.00, 238pp, hardcover story collection, 12 stories (6 original) plus Charles de Lint introduction; order from: Blue Moon Books 360 West First Eugene OR 97401 credit card orders 800-738-2660 Antihero: modern fiction has replaced the Hero with the more severely flawed characters with whom we supposedly can more easily identify {to be done} Antologia de Cuentos Fantasticos, Policiacos y de Misterio, Mexico (in Spanish) (Aug 1950-Nov 1950): see Magazines Uwe Anton: editor; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K. Dick [Germany: Heyne, 1990; Broken Mirrors Press, Feb 1991] ISBN 0-9623824-5-0, $12.95, 208pp, trade paperback anthology of stories influenced by or about Philip K. Dick as a real or fictional character, plus editor's and Paul Williams' introductions; not the same as in the German original which had more German authords and fewer Anglo-American authors; stories and introduction originally in German are translated here by Jim Young Ludwig Anton (1873-?), German author "Interplanetary Bridges" published by Hugo Gernsback, nothing on the Web? Robert Antoni: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Divina Trace [Overlook, Jan 1992] ISBN 0-87951-445-0, $22.95, 426pp, hardcover Literary Fantasy/Magic Realism set in West Indies, man's seeks truth of half-frog/half-human child in his family [Overlook, Mar 1993] ISBN 0-87951-485-X, $13.95, 426pp, trade paperback Antoniorrobles, pseudonym of Antonio Robles Soler: * "The Refugee Centaur" [Twayne, 1952] Steve Antczak: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Anu: King of the Gods in the religions of Sumer and Babylon; the capital city of his worshippers was Erech, which was within the kingdom of Nimrod [Genesis, x,10] see: miscellaneous other mythologies Anubis: Egyptian God of the Underworld; he took the dead's souls to the judge (his father, Osirus); represented with the head of a jackal on a human body; See "Creatures of Light and Darkness" by Roger Zelazny [1969] and "The Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers [1983]; see: Egyptian Pantheon Frank Anvic, pseudonym of Jory Sherman Christopher Anvil, pseudonym of Harry C. Crosby, Jr.: Christopher Anvil @ AlphaRalpha * The Day the Machines Stopped [Monarch, 1964] * Pandora's Planet [Doubleday, 1972; Daw] * Strangers in Paradise [Tower, 1969] * Warlord's World [Daw, 1975] * 1975-1980 {to be done} * The Steel, the Mist, and the Blazing Sun [Ace, 1980; Ace, Feb 1986] ISBN 0-441-78572-7, $2.95, 282pp, paperback Science Fiction about aftermath of World War III Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Aonian: relating to the 9 Muses, who hung out on Mount Helicon and at the Fountain of the Muses, both in Aonia, a sector of Boeotia; "the Aonian mount" [John Milton, "Paradise Lost", I, 15] see: EUTERPE OPERA COMPANY (which has a link to pages for all 9 Muses) Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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Johann August Apel (1771-1816): Attorney, Playwright, librarian, anthologist, in Germany (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.49): * Five volumes of ghost stories, gothic and folk tales collected with co-anthologist "Laun" (Freidrich Schulze, 1770-1849): * Gespensterbuch [Vol.1] [1811] * Gespensterbuch [Vol.2] [1812] * Gespensterbuch [Vol.3] [1813] * Gespensterbuch [Vol.4] [1814] * Gespensterbuch [Vol.5] [1815] D. Scott Apel: critic/editor; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Philip K. Dick: The Dream Connection [Permanent Press, Mar 1987] no ISBN, $19.95, 296pp, hardcover primarily of non-fiction, mostly memoirs and essays about Philip K. Dick, plus one interview with him, plus one Dick short story; Nicely produced; order from: D. Scott Apel P.O. Box 700305 San Jose CA 95170 Please add $2.00 postage/handling and say you heard of this book from the Magic Dragon web domain for this bargain price Aphrodisiac: any plant, food, medicine, or substance that actually or reputedly enhances either erotic desire or sexual performance; the term derived from "Aphrodite", see below. Aphrodite: [Greek: "foam"] the Greek equivalent of the Roman "Venus", daughter of Zeus and Dione [in Homer], who sprang from the sea-foam, standing on a giant scallop shell, thus giving rise to Kurt Vonnegut's imaginary novel "Venus on the Half Shell" by his imaginary author Kilgore Trout see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: "Aphrodisiac" above Apis, a.k.a. Hap: Egyptian myth' Bull of Memphis, sacred to Ptah, later linked to Osiris, always black with certain special markings, after sacrifice and embalming ceremonies, the dead Apis was called "Serapis"; it is said that the King of Persia, Cambyses, first slew the Bull of Memphis, the conquered Egypt, and was then driven to insanity by the Gods -- not for conquering mighty Egypt, but for messing up the traditional sacrifice Apocalypse: Fantasy Art coupled with high technology changed the consciousness of the world. "Apocalypse Now" ... "Apocalypse Next Wednesday" ... when did this theological word acquire its real-time burden of fright? According to James Reston, Jr. in his book "The Last Apocalypse: Europe at the Year 1000 AD" [New York: Doubleday, 1998]: "The last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, sometimes called the Book of the Apocalypse, has something to do with the world's modern association with disaster. In that fantastic and confusing book, we find the images of horrible monsters, islands changing their position, the heavens opening up. Through the first millennium and a half after Christ, these stories were seen as metaphors, the mystical and perhaps even demented imaginings of the apostle St.John the Divine. The tales of an end time were not meant to be treated literally, nor were they so depicted." "In modern usage, however, the word 'Apocalypse' occasions fear and trembling. But the word has been draped with this terrible trapping only in the past 500 years. If we go back to its Greek derivation, the word means an unveiling, an uncovering, a disclosure, a revelation." "I put the transformation of the word's meaning from revelation to catastrophe down to an exact date: AD 1498; to an exact place: Nuremberg, Germany; and to an exact work: a series of woodcut etchings called 'Apocalypse' by Albrecht Durer. Of all the visual depictions of the Apocalypse, these disturbing drawings are the most famous. Durer wiped out the abstract and mystical images. By blending realism with fantasy, his works enhanced the fear and foreboding about the Apocalypse." "Durer's etching of 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' is the best known of the series. The woodcut possesses a horrifying dynamic movement as the four horsemen gallop across the sky, vying with one another for position, trampling their victims underfoot. The rider on the black steed is the central figure. While he trails his balance of justice and judgment behind him in the wind, his face is natural, muscular, human, except that his eyes are blank as if he is blind." "The Fourth Horseman, Death, is placed below the black stallion. The avenger is an emaciated, stick-like figure, with a gaunt face and wild eyes. He carries a pitchform instead of the traditional scythe, as if he is harvesting rather than killing. His advanced age, his crazed look, his decrepit horse make him all the more terrifying." "If Durer's 'Four Horsemen' are his most famous apocalyptic work, his portrayal of the Fifth and Sicth Seals of the sacred book that held the fate of the world lies at the heart of the modern concept of Apocalypse. This was the passage in Revelation that so transfixed David Koresh in Waco, Texas before his fiery incineration.... A shower of burning stars rains down upon a cowering humanity, as the sun turns black 'as a sack cloth of hair' and the moon becomes blood red...." "In part, the paranoia can be explained by the invention of printing. Gutenberg's printing press had arrived in Nuremberg in 1470, and in the years afterward, the presses turned out literature and art with unparalleled speed and in unparalleled quantity. In 1472 the astronomer Johannes Regiomontanus printed a series of popular calendars. For the first time in Western civilization, there was a wide appreciation of the passage of days and years, especially towards an apocalyptic benchmark. The calendars were widely distributed, and Regiomontanus was summoned to Rome by Pope Sixtus IV to work on the reform of the calendar...." Also involved: "... a technical advance in clock-making. The invention of the coil spring around 1500 made it possible to mass-produce small, lightweight clocks for the home. The tick of the clock went along with the turning of the calendar page to give the citizen of Reformation Europe a fresh and intimate awareness of the passage of time toward an unnerving landmark date." "And what happened at that date was revelation: the arrival of Martin Luther and the shaking of the Catholic Church at its roots. Ironically, Luther himself had grave doubts about the Book of Revelation and relegated it to an appendix in his German New Testament. Today, if we have anything overtly apocalyptic, its is the Year 2000 computer problem...." See: THEOLOGY See: WORLD COMES TO AN END Apocalyptic Number: 666 [Revelations, xiii, 15]; see "Number of the Beast" Apocrypha: [Greek: apokrupto = "to hide away"]: although technically the term for false, doubtful, spurious editions withheld from circulation, Jerome (5th Century) incorrectly applied the term to the non-canonical books of the Old Testament (i.e. the Septuagint and the Vulgate) which were not included in the Protestant editions of the Bible; the 1539 Bible said that was "because they were wont to be read not openly" -- which is absurd; the Authorized Version of 1611 did include the Apocrypha; which consist of: * I Esdras, II Esdras * Tobit * Judith * additional verses of Esther * the Wisdom of Solomon * Ecclesiastes * Baruch * some of the Epistle of Jeremiah * the Song of the Three Holy Children * the History of Susanna * Bel and the Dragon [of special interest to Fantasy readers] * the Prayer of Manasses * I Maccabees, II Maccabees There are also New Testament Apocryphal Gospels, including: * Acts and Teachings of the Apostles * Epistles * Apocalypses * the Acts of Pilate * Protavengelium * Pseudoepigraphia Guillaume Apollinaire (8 Aug 1880-9 Nov 1918): pseudonym of Wilhelm de Kostrowitzky, or pseudonym of Guillelmus Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky Macabre French art critic, poet, and fiction author: * The Heresiarch and Co. (New York: Doubleday 1965, is the 1st English translation of a 1910 novel) * The Wandering Jew and Other Stories (R. Hart-Davis, 1967) * The Poet Assassinated and Other Stories [USA: 1984] poet of FRANCE see Science Fiction POETRY Apollo: (1) Greek Sun God in Fantasy, and (2) how people actually got to the Moon in Hard SF. As a major God in Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo was in charge of Music; divinely punsihed transgressors with arrows from a mighty bow; and was patron god of Oracles. Since sacrifices were made to him when new cities were founded, he became (by default) the God of Civilization itself. This was ramified and distinguished from hedonism in Friedrich Nietzche's "The Birth of Tragedy" [1872] which contrasted "Apollonean" and "Dionysian" modes of culture. Apollo is a central figure in these fictions: * Ivor Bannet's "The Arrows of the Sun" [1949] novel * Richard Garnett's "The Dumb Oracle" [1878] story * Richard Garnett's "The Poet of Panopolis" [1888] story * Henry Kuttner's "The Mask of Circe" [1948; 1975] novel * Vernon Lee's "The Gods and Ritter Tanhuser" [1913] story * Eden Phillpott's "Evander" [1919] novel * R. Ellis Roberts' "Under the Sun" [1923] story * John Sterling's "The Substitute for Apollo" [1833] story See: THEOLOGY See: Apollonian [below] Apollo Science-Fiction, Netherlands (in Dutch): see Magazines Apollonian: balanced, rational, harmonious, ordered, under control; from Apollo [see above] in contrast with Dionysian. see also Baccanal Apollonius of Tyana (1st Century BC): Philospher, follower of Pythagorus, said to be a powerful magician, who discovered that the intended wife of Menippus Lycius was actually a Lamia or serpent; this story was amplified in Robert Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy"; and then was the basis for Keats' Fantasy poem "Lamia" Apollyon: Greek name for Abaddon [see "Abaddon"], and used by Bunyan in "The Pilgrim's Progress" John L. Apostolou (1930-): editor/anthologist; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories (co-editor Martin H. Greenberg) [Dembner, Jan 1989] ISBN 0-942637-06-2, $16.95, 176pp, hardcover anthology of 13 Japanese stories translated into English by a team including consulting editor Grania Davis and Judith Merril, plus Grania Davis foreword, plus Apostolou introduction; authors include Kobo Abe (Nobel Laureate), Shinichi Hoshi, Ryo Hanmura, Sako Komatsu; plus reading list of Japanese Science Fiction in English [Dembner, Nov 1990] ISBN 0-942637-28-3, $9.95, 176pp, trade paperback order from: Barricade Books 150 Fifth Ave Suite 700 New York NY 10011 Be sure to say that you heard of the book from this Magic Dragon web site Allen R. Appel (1945-): Science Fiction novelist; Locus/Contento lists: * Till the End of Time [Doubleday, July 1990] ISBN 0-385-24944-6, $19.95, 405pp, hardcover Science Fiction: attempt to stop Hiroshima bombing by TIME TRAVEL #3 of "Alex Balfour" series * Time After Time [Carroll & Graf, Nov 1985] ISBN 0-88184-182-X, $17.95, 372pp, hardcover Science Fiction: history teacher's TIME TRAVEL to Russian Revolution [Dell/Laurel Leaf, Mar 1987] ISBN 0-440-59116-3, $6.95, 372pp, trade paperback [Dell, Mar 1990] ISBN 0-440-20577-8, $4.95, 372pp, paperback * Twice Upon a Time [Carroll & Graf, Apr 1988] ISBN 0-88184-384-9, $18.95, 351pp, hardcover sequel to "Time After Time" starring Mark Twain and General Custer [Dell, Mar 1990] ISBN 0-440-20576-X, $4.95, 357pp, paperback Benjamin Appel (13 Sep 1907-?), novelist: nothing on the Web? * "The Funhouse" [New York: Ballentine, 1959], a.k.a. "Death Master" [Popular Library, 1974] * "The Devil and W. Kaspar" [Popular Library, 1977] Christopher Appel: Christopher Appel @ Dragon*Con, illustrator/game-designer H. M. Appel, pseudonym of Wayne Rogers Appiades: (1) 5 equestrian gods and godesses enshrined in a temple close by the Appian Aquaduct in Rome: Venus, Pallas, Vesta, Concord, and Peace; (2) Courtesans of the vicinity Lisa Appignanesi: editor; Locus/Contento lists: * The Rushdie File (co-editor Sara Maitland) [Syracuse University Press, May 1990] ISBN 0-8156-0248-0, $12.95, 266pp, trade paperback reference/nonfiction: articles/commentary about Fantasy author Salman Rushdie and international controversy over "The Satanic Verses" Apple: (1) see "Apple of Discord"; (2) see "Atalanta's Race"; (3) see "Hesperides"; (4) see Adam and Eve [although the Bible doesn't mention an Apple as such, saying instead that Evev took "the fruit of the treee which is in the midst of the garden", Genesis, iii, 3]; (5) see William Tell; (6) see "Prince Ahmed"; (7) see "Avalon" = the Isle of Apples; (8) see "Isaac Newton"; (9) see "Sleeping Beauty"; (10) see "Apples of Iduna"; (11) see "Apples of Istakhar"; (12) see "Apples of Pyban"; (13) see "Apples of Sodom"; (14) a mythical computer company which, like Prometheus, brought computational fire to the people, and then was brought almost unto death in battle with the monster IBM. Apple of Discord: When Thetis and Peleus were to marry, Eris (Discord) was annoyed at not being on the guest list, so she threw upon the banquet table an apple "for the most beautiful" which started a catfight between Hera (Juno), Pallas Athene (Minerva), and Aphrodite (Venus); the judge of the dispute was Paris, who awarded the fruit to Aphrodite, thus angering Hera and Pallas, who kicked off the entire Trojan War to punish Paris; he should have just said "the bride is the most beautiful here, today, sorry goddesses..." Apples of Iduna: Iduna was daughter of Svald, a Dwarf, and wife of Bragi; she guarded the Golden Apples that kept the gods forever young, a nibble at a time now and then; then Loki lured her from Asgard, the gods began to age, but when she returned with the apples, the gods youthified and Spring came after long absence see: Scandanavian Pantheon see IMMORTALITY Those who live forever, or try to Apples of Istakhar: "all sweetness on one side, and all bitterness on the other" Apples of Pyban: Sir John Mandeville says that pymies were nourished by their fragrance alone Apples of Sodom: "which bear lovely fruit, but within are full of ashes" written about by Tacitus, Strabo, Josephus, and Lord Byron ["Childe Harold, III, 34] Ken Appleby, full name Kenneth Philip Appleby (1953-); Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Voice of Cepheus [Ballantine Del Rey, Dec 1989] ISBN 0-345-36269-1, $3.95, 267pp, paperback Science Fiction about first contact with extraterrestrials and a marooned spacecraft, see: Me Human, You Alien: How to Talk to an Extraterrestrial Laurence Appleton, pseudonym of H. P. Lovecraft The Tom Swift Books Victor Appleton, house name (E. Stratemeyer syndicate, H. R. Garis), author of the "Tom Swift" books: nothing on the Web? Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1910) Tom Swift and His Motor Boat (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1910) Tom Swift and His Air Ship (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1910) Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1910) Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1910) Tom Swift and His Wireless Message (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1911) Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1911) Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1911) Tom Swift and His Sky Racer (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1911) Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1911) Tom Swift in the City of Gold (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1912) Tom Swift and His Air Glider (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1912) Tom Swift in Captivity (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1912) Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1912) Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1913) Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1914) Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1915) Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1916) Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1917) Tom Swift and His War Tank (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1918) Tom Swift and His Air Scout (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1919) Tom Swift and His Undersea Voyage (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920) Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1921) Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1922) Tom Swift and His Flying Boat (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1923) Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1924) Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925) Tom Swift and His Airline Express (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1926) Tom Swift Circling the Globe (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927) Tom Swift and His Talking Pictures (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928) Tom Swift and His House on Wheels (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929) Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930) Tom Swift and His Sky Train (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931) Tom Swift and His Giant Magnet (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932) Tom Swift and His Televsion Detector (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1933) Tom Swift and His Ocea Airport (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1934) Tom Swift and His Planet Stone (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1935) Plus the Tom Swift , Jr. series {to be done} Bryan Appleyard: Locus/Contento lists: * The First Church of the New Millennium [Doubleday UK, Feb 1994] ISBN 0-385-40485-9, £14.99, 270pp, hardcover literary Science Fiction [Bantam UK, Mar 1995] ISBN 0-553-40729-5, £6.99, 317pp, trade paperback Apprentice: see Sorceror Apuleius [circa 125-circa 175]: Latin author born in North Africa, who resided variously in Athens, Carthage, and Rome. Best known for: * Metamorphoseon sue de Asino Aureo Libri XI [circa 165] better known in translation as "The Golden Ass", editions include: * The xi Bookes of the Golden Asse, Containing the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius [UK: 1566] translation by William Adlington Return to Authors A Table of Contents

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The Arabian Bird: see "Phoenix" Arabian Fantasy: {to be done} Arachne: her bad idea was to challenge Athena to a weaving contest, her work was destroyed, she hung herself, the goddess turned her into a spider; ever since it has been terribly competitive on the World Wide Web. Arachnid: actual creature named after the myth of Arachne. see also "Animals with names derived from Myth" up above on this web page Alfredo Jose de Arana-Marini: see Alfred Coppel Angel Arango: Cuba Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Risa Aratyr: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * Hunter of the Light [HarperPrism, Apr 1995] ISBN 0-06-105457-7, $5.99, 627pp, paperback Celtic Fantasy: to stop magic from vanishing from the Earth, a bard stalks a magic elk; plus 4 appendices, plus 17 pages of Gaelic glossary/pronounciation guides e-mail Risa Aratyr Arawn: King of Annwn; see "Annwn" Jakub Arbes (1840-1914): Czech fantasy author (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.53) who established the short novel form known as "romaneto": * Newton's Brain [Clever Tales, US: 1897] anthology edited by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke, story translated by Jiri Kral Michael Arboob, Australian Computer Science Fiction professor who spent a brief and unsatisfactory period as visiting professor in Cambridge, England, and in Edinburgh, Scotland, and forever after affected a British accent, thus peeving his Australian colleagues, and who published several works of Cybernetic science fiction (for which he was repeatedly dogged by accusations of plagiarism): * "The Metaphorical Woman" (Melbourne, Heinemann, 1971) * "The Cybernetic Society Goes to Hell" (Kangaroo Press, 1975) * "Why I Want to Sleep With Norbert Weiner" (MIT Press, 1984) He was a bitter man, forever jealous of his mother, who under a different name published one of the bestselling Australian cook books of all time. He is outshined by his mentors and his students alike, but continues to earn a good living through the works which he is accused of plagiarizing. John Arbucci: Locus/Contento lists: * Blood of Innocents [Penguin/Onyx, Oct 1990] ISBN 0-451-40233-2, $4.50, 304pp, paperback Horror about psychic lad Rosemarie Arbur (1944-): critic/bibliographer: Locus/Contento lists: * Marion Zimmer Bradley [Starmont, Dec 1985] ISBN 0-916732-95-9, $8.95, 138pp, paperback nonfiction/critical analysis, plus annotated primary bibliography, plus annotated secondary bibliography Arcadia: (1) a real province in the Greek Peloponnesian islands; (2) the ideal pastoral setting as definitively portrayed by Virgil and Sir Philip Sidney [1590]; (3) a city in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, near Pasadena Arcas: see Calisto (NOT Callisto, who was someone else) E. L. Arch, pseudonym of Rachel Cosgrove Payes: nothing on the web? * Bridge to Yesterday [Avalon, 1963] * The Deathstones [Avalon, 1964] * The Doubleminded Man [Avalon, 1966] * The First Immortals [Avalon, 1965] * The Man With Three Eyes [Avalon, 1967] * Planet of Death [Avalon, 1964] and, as Rachel Cosgrove Payes, "Forbidden Island" [Berkley, 1973] Archangel: (1) in Christian myth, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Chamuel, Jophiel, and Zadkiel; (2) in islamic myth: Garbriel (angel of revelations), Michael (fights battle of faith), Azrael (angel of death), Israfel (sounds trumpet of resurrection); See: "Angel", "Angels" see: Islamic myth see: Jewish/Hebrew myth Lee Archer, house name and pseudonym of Harlan Ellison and others Nathan Archer: novelization pseudonym of Lawrence Watt-Evans (1954-) Nathan Archer @sff.net, or maybe: Nathan Archer @sff.net Locus/Contento lists: * Mars Attack #1: Martian Death Trap [Ballantine Del Rey, May 1996] playing cards become movie becomes novel, weird, eh? * Predator: Cold War [Bantam Spectra, May 1997] Dark Horse Comics become movie become novel * Predator: Concrete Jungle [Bantam Spectra, May 1995; Millennium, May 1995] * Star Trek Voyager #3: Ragnarok [Pocket, July 1995] * Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #10: Valhalla [Pocket, Apr 1995] The author wrote to say: "Your entry on Nathan Archer is wrong. Nathan Archer is not a pseudonym for Lawrence Watt-Evans. For one thing, "Lawrence Watt-Evans" is a pseudonym itself. Furthermore, Nathan does not only write novelizations -- three of the five titles you list are spin-offs, rather than novelizations, and even granting that, Nathan does write his own stuff, though admittedly it's been far less visible. Your list of his work isn't complete. I also wonder why you bother to give his e-mail address twice, with the only difference being capitalization, when the address isn't case-sensitive. Your entry on Lawrence Watt-Evans includes a link that's three years out of date -- the http://www.greyware.com/authors/LWE/ one. The bibliography is also at least three years out of date and wasn't complete then. I would appreciate it if you would remove the outdated and inaccurate information." Whoops! Thank you; watch this space for updated information... Ron Archer, pseudonym of Ted White (as used in "Lost in Space", co-authored with Dave Van Arnam) Guy Archette, pseudonym of Chester S. Geier Archetype: see Plato and Carl Jung Archimago: the hypocritical wizard in Spenser's "Faerie Queene" [Books I and II] See: Spenser; see "Wizard" Giuseppe Arcimbaldo (1527-1593): major Fantasy painter, born in Milan, later Court Painter in Prague under Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian II and Rudolph II. Best known for elaborate human heads composed of vegetables, fish, geological features, or animals. Analyzed in detail in: * Giuseppe Arcimbaldo [1993] by Werner Kriegskorte Arcite: knight of Thebes captured by Duke Theseus and dumped into prison with Palamon in Athens, where Arcite and Palamon both fell for Emily, as told in: (1) Boccaccio's "Tesiade" [1341]; (2) Chaucer's "Knight's Tale"; (3) Fletcher's "Two Noble Kinsmen" [1634]; (4) John Drden's "Fables" [1699] Roger Arcot, pseudonym of Robert D. Locke Charles Ardai (1969-): editor; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Aliens and UFO's: Extraterrestrial Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact (see co-editor Cynthia Manson) * Futurecrime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come (see co-editor Cynthia Manson) * Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre [Galahad, May 1990] ISBN 0-88365-750-3, $9.98, 518pp, hardcover anthology, 29 Horror stories * Why I Left Harry's All Night Hamburgers and Other Stories (see co-editor Sheila Williams) Forest of Arden: (1) actual region of North Warwickshire; (2) setting of Shakespeare's "As You Like It"; (3) "Arden of Feversham" play [1592] perhaps by Thomas Kyd, once falsely attributed to Shakespeare; (4) "Arden of Feversham" play [1739] by George Lillo completed posthumously by Dr. John Hoadly [first staged 1759] J. E. M. Arden, pseudonym of Robert Conquest Rice Arden, pseudonym of Maurice A. Weakley Tom Arden: member of British Fantasy Society, British Science Fiction Association, Society of Authors Tom Arden author's home page Tom Arden John Campbell Award biography "grew up in AUSTRALIA and now lives in England. His love of science fiction and fantasy began in childhood with Dan Dare and Doctor Who. At university he studied eighteenth century English literature, writing a Ph.D thesis on Clarissa, Samuel Richardson's epic tale of seduction and betrayal. These diverging interests have now come together in The Orokon, his fantasy series set in an alternative eighteenth-century world." "For seven years he was a university lecturer in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He now lives in Brighton, and writes full-time." Books (English): * The "Orokon" Series * The Harlequin's Dance: First Book of The Orokon [London: Victor Gollancz, 1997] ISBN 0-575-06517-6, hardcover [London: Vista, 1998] ISBN 0-575-60192-2, paperback * The King and Queen of Swords: Second Book of The Orokon [London: Victor Gollancz, 1998] ISBN 0-575-06371-8, hardcover [London: Vista, 1999] ISBN X-XXX-XXXXX-X, paperback * Sultan of the Moon and Stars: Third Book of The Orokon [London: Victor Gollancz, 1999] ISBN X-XXX-XXXXX-X (Hardback) [London: Vista, 2000] ISBN X-XXX-XXXXX-X (Paperback) * [Untitled]: Fourth Book of The Orokon [London: Victor Gollancz, 2000] ISBN X-XXX-XXXXX-X (Hardback) [London: Vista, 2001] ISBN X-XXX-XXXXX-X (Paperback) * [Untitled]: Fifth Book of The Orokon [London: Victor Gollancz, 2001] ISBN X-XXX-XXXXX-X (Hardback) [London: Vista, 2002] ISBN X-XXX-XXXXX-X (Paperback) Books (In translation): * German. The Orokon will appear as a ten-volume series in Germany, published by Goldmann. The first two parts are:  * Der Tanz des Harlekin [Dec, 1998] * Der rote Schlüssel[(Mar, 1999] * Russian. Translation rights for The Harlequin's Dance have been sold to AST. Publication details to be announced.  Short Fiction: * "The Indigenes" [Interzone 136, October 1998] pages 31-36 Published under different names" * "The Mandala Ceiling" [Critical Quarterly 32, Winter 1990] pages. 60-67. * "Memories of Marlene Dietrich" [Andrew Taylor, ed., Unsettled Areas: Recent Short Fiction. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1986] pages 133-138 William Arden, pseudonym of Dennis Lynds Edward Ardizzone, full name Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone (1900-1979): China-born British illustrator/painter/author best known for illustrating a 1929 edition of "In a Glass Darkly" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and then illustrationg some 170 more books, including editions of Hans Christian Andersen, James Reeves, Eleanor Farjeon, John Bunyan, Walter de la Mare, Nicholas Stuart Grey, John Symonds, and T.H. White (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.53) Robert Ardrey (1908-?) American journalist/playwright: * African Genesis (New York: Athenaeum, 1961) human descent from killer apes * Thunder Rock (New York: Dramatistss Play Service, 1941) *World's Beginning (New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, 1944) utopian novel Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990 or 1991): Major Fantasy author born in Cuba (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.54) Locus/Contento lists: * The Doorman [as "El portero", Cuba, 1987; Grove Press, 1991; Jan 1995] ISBN 0-8021-3405-X $10.00, 191pp, trade paperback magic realism centered on doorman who talks with his tenants' pets, who intend to overthrow human race; translated from Spanish by Dolores M. Koch * The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando [Spain, 1968; Avon, Dec 1987] ISBN 0-380-75074-0, $7.95, 246pp, trade paperback picaresque/magic realism translated from Spanish by Andrew Hurley Ann Arensberg: Locus/Contento lists: * Sister Wolf [Knopf, 1980; S&S Washington Square Press, Sep 1987] ISBN 0-671-64507-2, $5.75, 191pp, trade paperback Fantasy-tinged mainstream novel Areopagus: location of tribunal in Athens where legendarily Mars was tried for the death of Halirrothius (son of Neptune) Ares: Greek war-god known to Romans as Mars; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Emil Cohen Areton: Locus/Contento lists: * The New Atlanteans [SCIREA Publishing, Sep 1994] ISBN 0-9640107-0-4, $9.95, 354pp, trade paperback Science Fiction about Atlantis in the 21st century; see: UNDER THE SEA Order from: SCIREA Publishing P.O. Box 2225 Novato CA 94948 ARGENTINA Argo: Jason's ship in which the argonauts sought ther Golden Fleece. Some myths call this the first boat. Some say that Athena designed it, and hewed its prow from the sacred talking oak of Zeus. see: Greek/Roman Myth see: Argonaut, below Argonaut: (1) The adventurers on the quest with Jason, aboard the Argo. who included Castor and Pollux, Heracles, Orpheus, Perseus, and other heroes. (2) in American History, those who engaged in the California Gold Rush [1848-1849] were called argonauts, seeking a literal golden fleece. See: Golden Fleece, Harpy, Scylla and Charybdis Argosy: [from Ragusea, since many vessels were built in Ragusa, now Dubrovnik, Dalmatia]: merchant ship Argosy (9 Dec 1882-?): see Magazines Argosy, British (1942?-1946): see Magazines Argus: had 100 eyes; Juno assigned him to watch Io; Mercury magically made him sleep (restful Lyre music) and killed him; Juno put his eyes on the tail of the Peacock see: Greek/Roman Myth Hence the phrase "Argus-eyed" for a sleepless, vigilent watchman or other person who is unusually keen in observation of the world. Alan Argus Alan Argus "Absurdist, surreal humor with a pseudo-erotic touch. Androids in trouble, humans and androids in trouble. Cutting edge technology and alternate realities." e-mail Alan Argus Ariadne: daughter of Minos (King of Crete), who helped Theseus escape the Labyrinth; see: "Labyrinth" see: Greek/Roman Myth Ron Arias, full name Ronald Francis Arias (1941-): Locus/Contento lists: * The Road to Tamazunchale [Bilingual Press, 1987; Doubleday Anchor, July 1992] ISBN 0-385-42012-9, $8.00, 105pp, trade paperback Literary Fantasy novel, journey through space and time by man on deathbed Ariel: (1) an Angel, literally "Lion of God" in Hebrew; (2) an Angel in "Paradise Lost" by John Milton [VI, 371]; (3) Jerusalem [Isaiah, xxxix, 1-7]; (4) the spirit in "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare; (5) the Sylph guarding Belinda in Pope's "Rape of the Lock" [1712]; (6) a Moon of Uranus, named after Shakespeare's character, first encountered by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986 after Your Humble Webmaster worked as Mission Planning Engineer for the Voyager flyby of Uranus... Arimanes, a.k.a. Ahriman: under the former name in Byron's "Manfred" Arimaspians: (1) one-eyed Scythians at war with gold-guarding Gryphons, according to Lucan [Pharsalia, iii, 280], Herodotus [iii, 116; iv, 13, 27], Pliny, Strabo, and John Milton ["Paradise Lost", II, 943-7]; (2) those who accepted the Reformation, and had metaphorically lost the Eye of Faith, in Rabelais Arioch: fallen angel in Bible [Daniel, ii, 14] and John Milton ["Paradise Lost", VI, 371]; see: "Angel", "Angels", "Demons" Arion: (1) Greek poet/musician (7th Century B.C.) thrown in ocean by corrupt sailors, but rescued and carried by dolphin-back to Taenaros; (2) Horse of Hercules Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533) Italian poet, classic author of: * Orlando Furioso [1503], translated by R. Hodgens [Ballentine Books Adult Fantasy, 1973; Penguin], see also Science Fiction of the 16th Century Ariosto of the North: what Byron called Sir Walter Scott ["Childe Harold, iv, 40] see: Byron see: Sir Walter Scott Bruce Wallace Ariss, Jr. (10 Oct 1911-?), novelist "Full Circle" (New York: Avalon, 1963), nothing on the Web? Aristophanes (circa 445 BC-circa 385 BC): Aristophanes' comedies are bristling with utopian and fantastic elements. In "The Birds", people exhausted by wars join with birds in constructing "cloudcuckooland" in between Earth and Heaven. In "The Frogs", he takes us on a tour of Hell. In "Peace", Trygaeus rides a giant beetle to Heaven to seek the help of Zeus, and in "Lysistrata" women end war by withholding sexual favors until peace is achieved (i.e. an early feminist utopia). Other Works include: * The Archarnians [425 BC] * The Knights [424 BC] * The Clouds [423 BC] * The Wasps [422 BC] * Thesmophoriazusae [411 BC] * Lysistrata [411 BC] * Ecclesiazusae [393 BC] Aristotle (384-322 B.C.): student of Plato, most successful author of Philosophy ever, although his works were really taken as dictation by his graduate students; for an analysis of his Theory of Poetics as it applies to Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry, see: 2.1 The History of Science Poetry Arkham House: important Small Press of Sauk City, Wisconsisn, founded by August Derleth; see H. P. Lovecraft, Donald Wandrei, Frank Belknap Long, Clark Ashton Smith, William Hope Hodgson, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumly, Phyllis Eisnestien, James Turner... Arkham Sampler (Winter 1948-Autumn 1949): see Magazines Alan Arkin (1934): best known as a comic actor, I knew him as a fellow Brooklyn Heights resident and Science Fiction fan. He had a story in an early issue of Galaxy {to be done}, and wrote/directed a children's Fantasy short film. Locus/Contento only lists: * The Clearing [Harper & Row, Feb 1986] ISBN 0-06-250032-5, $12.95, 186pp, hardcover Young Adult Fantasy "in the tradition of Watership Down..." see: BAMBI'S CHILDREN Michael Arlen (1895-1956), pseudonym of Dikran Kuyamjian (also spelled Kouyoumidjian), Bulgarian-born British/Armenian novelist, nothing on the Web? see "Bulgaria" page of "Countries" web site in this domain * These Charming People [1923] linked story series * May Fair [1924] linked story series * Ghost Stories [1927] story collection * Hell! Said the Duchess [1934] succubus in fascist future has sex with men and then slits their throats Armageddon: (1) literally "The Mountain of Megiddo" where the battle at the end of time will be fought, according to the Book of Revelations [xvi, 16]; (2) see: WORLD COMES TO AN END: no more civilization, or people, or worse...; (3) see "The Armageddon Rag" by George R. R. Martin ARMENIA Armida: subject of over a dozen operas, all descended from the sorceress in Torquato Tasso's "Jerusalem Delivered" [1581] e-mail Bill [W.J.] Armintrout Margaret Armour, British 19th century anthologist: "The Eerie Book" (London: J. Schiells, 1898): nothing on the Web? Anthony Armstrong, pseudonym of George Anthony Armstrong Willis (1897-1976): British journalist, frequent humor contributor to "Punch", and novelist: * Lure of the Past [1920] historical Fantasy * The Love of Prince Raamses [1921] reincarnation fantasy * Wine of Death [1925] genre: Atlantis/LOST LANDS/LOST RACE: neoprimitive place/people discovered * The Prince Who Hicupped and Other Tales [1932] story collection * The Pack of Pieces [1942] story collection, a.k.a. The Naughty Princess" * When the Bells Rang [1943] Nazis invade England, co-author Bruce Graeme, genre: ALTERNATE WORLDS: history might have happened differently * The Strange Case of Mr. Pelham [1957] Ben Armstrong: Ben Armstrong @ Dragon*Con Charlotte Armstrong, pseudonym of Charlotte Armstrong Lewis Geoffrey Armstrong, pseudonym of John Russell Fearn Martin [Donisthorpe] Armstrong (2 Oct 1882-1974), British fantasist and poet: Several mainstream novels (including "A Case of Conscience", not to be confused with James Blish's novel of the same name), and widely recognized for his poetry,nothing on the Web? * The Bazaar and Other Stories (London: Jonathan Cape, 1924) * The Fiery Dive and Other Stories (London: Gollancz, 1929) * General Buntop's Miracle and Other Stories (London: Gollancz, 1934) Michael Armstrong: Western Regional Director (1997-1998) Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Michael Armstrong 1998 e-mail Michael Armstrong old? Terrence Ian Fytton Armstrong, see J. Gawsworth Warren Armstrong, pseudonym of W. E. Bennett W. H. Armytage, author of nonfiction futurism: "Yesterday's Tomorrows: A Historical Survey of Future Societies" (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968) Eleanor Arnason, full name Eleanor Atwood Arnason (1942-): best known for anthrolopological science fiction with strong female characters; Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America; National Writers Union (still?) Eleanor Arnason @ AlphaRalpha Eleanor Arnason * "A Clear Day in the Motor City" [New Worlds Quarterly #6, 1973] * The Sword Smith [1978] * The Resurrection Station [1986] * Daughter of the Bear King [1987] * Ring of Swords [1993] Aaron Arne, pseudonym of A. A. Jorgenson Robert Arnette, housename and pseudonym of C. S. Geier (maybe), Robert Silverberg Stephen Arnette, pseudonym of Stephen A. Rynas Achim Von Arnim (1781-1831) Folklorist in Germany (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.56) Elroy Arno, pseudonym of Leroy Yerxa Edwin Lester Arnold (1857-1935), British fantasist, son of the famous author Sir Edwin Arnold whose bestseller "Light of Asia" made Buddhism a popular topic of conversation in Victorean England. Edwin Lester Arnold's three best-known novels all deal with reincarnation: * Phra the Phoenician (1891) [Harper, 1890?; Newcastle 1977] * Lepidus the Centurion (1901) * Lieut. Gulliver Jones: His Vacation (1905) [reprinted by Ace, 1963, as "Gulliver of Mars"] perhaps influential on Edgar Rice Burroughs (according to Richard Lupoff) Edwin Lester Arnold @ AlphaRalpha Frank Edward Arnold (1914-?), British fan and short story author: nothing on the Web? * Wings Across Time (London: Pendulum Spacetime Series 1, 1946) story collection John Arnold, pseudonym of Frederick A. Kummer, Jr. Kenneth Arnold (1915-?), started the Flying Saucer craze, while flying his private aircraft near Mt. whatchamacallit in Washington State The Coming of the Saucers (Arnold Idaho, 1952) co-authored with R. A. Palmer, the notorious hoaxer, which undermines the whole start of the UFO fanaticism, or so THEY would have you believe... Mark Alan Arnold (1951-): SF editor Michael A. Arnzen: Member of Horror Writers of America Michael A. Arnzen Arondight: the magic sword of Sir Lancelot of the Lake; see: "Lancelot" Ben Aronin, pseudonym of Edna Herron Mark Aronson: no known home page; Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America; Mark Aronson: Index to at least 4 stories e-mail Mark Aronson Hans Arp, a.k.a. Jean Arp (1887-1966): poet/sculptor of Alsatia, a founder of Dada, later a Surrealist, often anti-logical; no complete edition of his poetry exists (which makes it hard for me to tease out the threads of fantasy and Science Fiction), especially as he wrote variously in French, German, and Alsatian dialect: * Gesammelte Gedichte [1963-1964] most of his poems * Jours effeuilles [1967] "Pruned Days", most od his French writings * Dreams and Projects [1952] autobiographical Stephen Arr, pseudonym of Stephen A. Rynas Svante Arrhenius, Swedish astronomer who declared in 1917: "Everything on Venus is dripping wet," which led to plenty of pulp stories about the rainforests of Venus where, as we now know, the dominant liquid is actually sulfuric acid, droplets of which make up the perpetual clouds. William Arrow, house name and pseudonym of Don Pfeil, William Rotsler David Arscott: British co-author with David J. Marl of: * The Frozen City [1984] * A Flight of Bright Birds, sequel to The Frozen City (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.57) Antonin Artaud (1896-1948): playwright of FRANCE as well as actor, producer, and theatrical theorist. His plays were financial and critical failures in his own day, but his theories as espoused in "Le Theatre et son double" [1938; tr. as "The Theatre and Its Double", 1958] have proven influential, especially his notion of the "Theatre of Cruelty" with its mix of Magic, its avoidance of realism and narrative, and his fascination with Myths of many cultures (he was strongly moved by balinese dancers in the 1930s). He moved briefly through the Surrealist movement, broke away and created his own money-losing theatrical troupes, descended into a hell of drig addiction, and was confined to a mental hospital (1936-1946). In his collected works (15+ volumes) there is an extraordinary amount of work that can be considered "Fantasy." Sir Artegal, a.k.a. Sir Arthegal: hero of Book V of Spenser's "Faerie Queene", lover of Britomart, who saw him in a magic mirror; see Spenser Artemis: see Diana in Greek/Roman Pantheon Artemis Magazine: see Magazines Arthur: see "The Ultimate King Arthur Web Page" King Arthur Peter Arthur, pseudonym of Arthur Porges Robert [Jay] Arthur (1909-1969): American Fantasy/SF author and radio/TV writer ("The Mysterious Traveler" series, ghost-editor for several Alfred Hitchcock anthologies, and prolific pulp magazine author of the "Murchison Morks" series and others, not to be confused with: Robert Arthur, pseudonym of Robert Arthur Feder Robert Arthur (1909-1986), American Fantasy/SF author and radio/TV producer: nothing on the Web? Ruth M. Arthur, pseudonym of Ruth Mable Arthur Higgins (1905-1979): British children's author: * Mother Goose Stories [1938] * The Whistling Boy [1969] * The Saracen lamp [1970] * The Autumn People [1973] ghosts * An Old Magic [1977] * Miss Ghost [1979] * the "Brownie" novels: * The Crooked Brownie [1936] * The Crooked Brownie in Town [1942] * The Crooked Brownie at the Seaside [1942] * the Time Travel young adult Romance novels: * Dragon Summer [1962] * A Candle in Her Room [1966] * Reqiuem for a Princess [1967] 16th Century Spain * On the Wasteland [1975] Vikings Walshingham Arthur: pseudonym for Kenneth [Vennor] Morris [1879-1937] William Arthur, pseudonym of Wilfred McNeilly Bruce D. Arthurs: nothing on the web? Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America; e-mail Bruce D. Arthurs H. C. Artmann (1921-): Fantasy author in Austria (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.64) Boris Artzybasheff (25 May 1899-?) American artist born in Kharkov (Russia) and trained in St.Petersburg (1909-1918). ARUBA Nicolai Arzhak, pseudonym of Yuli Daniel Return to Authors A Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "As"

Catherine Asaro: Catherine Asaro home page @ sff.net e-mail Catherine Asaro prefer to receive email here e-mail Catherine Asaro work address e-mail Catherine Asaro old address? novels are: * Primary Inversion [New York: Tor, hardcover March 1995, paperback May 1996] * Catch the Lightning [New York: Tor, hardcover Dec 1996, paperback Oct 1997] * The Last Hawk [New York: Tor, hardcover due out in Nov 1997] Herbert Asbury (1891-1961), American biographer/historian/editor: * "Not at Night!", : nothing on the Web? Ascalaphus: son of Acheron, blabbed the secret of Proserpine and the pomegranate, and so Proserpine sprinkled drops of water from the Phlegethon, and he was turned into an owl see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: Phlegethon Eugene Ascher, British fantasy/mystery author: nothing on the Web? The Ascraean Poet, a.k.a. The Ascraean Sage: Hesiod, since the great poet was born in Ascra, Boeotia [Virgil, "Eclogues", vii, 70] Asgard: Heaven in Norse mythology; see Aesir see: Scandanavian Pantheon Alan Ash, novelist: * Conditioned for Space (London: Ward Lock, 1955) pilot cryo-preserved in arctic ice for a century Constance Ash: full name Constance Lee Ash (1950-) nothing on the web? Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America; e-mail Constance Ash * The "Glennys the Stallion Queen" series: * The Horsegirl [1988] * The Stalking Horse [1990] * The Stallion Queen [1992] Fenton Ash, pseudonym of Frank Atkins, Jr. Paul Ash, pseudonym of Pauline Ashwell Ash Tree: see "Yggdrasil" Richard Ashby, "Act of God" [Leisure, 1971] William Ross Ashby (1903-?) British neurologist/cyberneticist who influenced your humble Webmaster (Jonathan Vos Post) in his career with the remarkable books: Design for a Brain (New York: Wiley, 1952) An Introduction to Cybernetics (C. Hall, 1956) which led inexorably to my first programming an IBM 1130 computer in Fortran IV while at Stuyvesant High School, New York, in 1966 -- 30 years ago! I went on to receive (after my double B.S. in Mathematics and English Literature at Caltech) a Master of Science degree in Cybernetics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and then combing this with my coursework and rseearch in molecular biology, biophysics, and mathematical genetics to create a doctoral dissertation entitles "Molecular Cybernetics" (1975-77) and which I argue was the world's first Ph.D. dissertation in what is now called "Nanotechnology." The fact that I was known to be a science fiction writer discredited me among a faculty already in disarray, and I never recived the Ph.D., although many chapters of that thesis have been published in international conference proceedings and in reviewed scientific journals. Thank you, William Ross Ashby, for making my life miserable, but in a productive and interesting way... John Ashcroft: John Ashcroft @ AlphaRalpha Gordon Ashe, pseudonym of John Creasey Ellen Asher, Science Fiction Book Club, nothing on the web? Associate Member Science Fiction Writers of America; e-mail Ellen Asher Neal Asher: Neal Asher home page Books: * Gridlinked [Pan Macmillan, 23 March 2001] large format paperback More information on the website above * The Skinner [Pan Macmillan, month?, 2002] Fred Ashley, pseudonym of Frank Atkins Mike Ashley, England: nothing on the web? Associate Member Science Fiction Writers of America; e-mail Mike Ashley Charles Ashton: British author (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.64): * Billy's Drift [1994] * The Giant's Boot [1995] * The "Smoke and Dragon" series: * Jet Smoke and Dragon Fire [1991] * Into the Spiral [1992] * The Singing Bridge [1993] Francis Leslie Ashton (1904-?), British novelist: nothing on the Web? novel: *The Wrong Side of the Moon Ashtaroth, a.k.a. Ashtoreth: fertility goddess to Canaanites and Phoenicians, called Ishtar by Babylonians, and Astarte by Greeks; see Bible: [I Samuel xxi, 10; I Kings xi, 5; II Kings xxiii, 13; Jeremiah, vii, 18, xliv, 17, 25], see John Milton's "Hymn on the Nativity" see: miscellaneous other mythologies Ashur: see Asshur Asimov's Science Fiction: see Magazines Asir: see Aesir Russell William Asplund, Active Member of SFWA, Russell Asplund stories include: * "Der Ring des Nibelungen", Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine * "The Unhappy Golem of Rabbi Leitch" (Bridge Publications: Writers of the Future Volume XII) * "The Dybbuk in the Bottle", in Snow White, Blood Red V (New York: AvoNova) Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov: Mike's Science Fiction Links Isaac Asimov biography Jenkin's Spoiler-Laden Guide to Asimov Novels Isaac Asimov: Isaac Asimov, born 2 Jan 1920 Petrovichi Russia, came to US 1923, naturalized 1928, son of Judah and Anna Rachel Berman, married Gertrude Blugerman 2 Jan 1942, children David, Robyn Joan, married Janet Opal Jeppson 30 Nov 1973, BS Columbia U. 1939, MA 1941, Ph.D. 1948, Boston U. School of Medicine 1949-, Assoc. Prof. Biochemistry 1955-1979, Prof. 1979- Hugo Awards: 1973,1977,1983,1992 Nebula Awards: 1972,1976 Locus Poll Awards: 1973,1983 "The End of Eternity" (1955) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle In the 1976 Locus poll, asking readers to nominate their favorite author, Isaac Asimov came in #2 (with 238 votes), tieing his leadership position with a similar poll in 1973, a 1971 poll in P. Schuyler Miller's book review column in Analog, and ranking #1 in the 1966 Analog poll. Isaac Asimov @ AlphaRalpha Janet Opal Jeppson Asimov: Index to at least 33 publications Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America; I first shook hands with her in the Green Room of the NBC-TV Today Show; talented psychologist and author, now handles Asimov Estate Nancy Asire: nothing on the web? Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America Asmodeus: evil demon in Tobit [see: "Apocrypha], based on Persian "Aeshma"; see John Milton ["Paradise Lost", IV, 167-71]; name of companion to Don Cleofas in Don Cleofas' "La Diable Boiteus" [1701] Asoka (274-232): Emperor of India miraculously coverted to Buddhism Aspasia: the most famous of the Greek Heterae, mistress of Pericles until he died (429 B.C.), and then of the elected leader Lysicles Asphodel: (1) actual flower in Lily family, from which "daffodil" is a corruption; (2) because ancient Greeks planted it on graves, the dead souls were said to live in the "Plain of Asphodel" Russell William Asplund: nothing on the web? Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America; e-mail Russell William Asplund Robert Lynn Asprin (1946-): author/anthologist Robert Lynn Asprin @ AlphaRalpha Robert Lynn Asprin: index/bibliography of his books, including the popular "Theives' World" and "Myth" series. * other nonseries books include: * "The Cold Cash War" [St.Martins, 1977; Dell] Lady Cynthia Asquith, pseudonym of Cynthia Mary Evelyn Charteris (1887-1960): private secretary to J. M. Barrie, significant anthologist. Anthologies Edited: * The Ghost Book [1926] major serious modern literary collection * Shudders [1929] anthology * When Churchyards Yawn [1931] anthology * The Black Cap [1927] anthology of murder fiction * A Century of Creepy Stories [1934] omnibus anthology * The Second Ghost Book [1952; USA: 1953 as "A Book of Modern Ghosts"] * The Third Ghost Book [1955] anthology Children's Story Anthologies Edited: * The Flying Carpet [1925] * The Teasure Ship [1926] * Sails of Gold [1927] * The Treasure Cave [1928] * The Funny Bone [1928] * The Children's Cargo [1930] * The Silver Ship [1950] Golden Ass: see "Golden" Ass-eared: having no ear for music, from the myth of Apollo giving King Midas the ears of an ass, for the defective musival criticism of the king who said that rathjer preferred the rustic pipe tunes of Pan to the golden lyre songs of Apollo. See also: Midas Touch See: Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream Asshur, a.k.a Ashur: started as local God of Asshur (Capital of Assyria), promoted to #1 God of the Kingdom of Assyria; symbolized by sun-disk with wings in which was man with horned cap, usually carrying a bow; often associated with Ishtar of Ninevah (see "Ashtaroth", "Ishtar"); see: miscellaneous other mythologies Astarte: (1) a Goddess; see "Ashtaroth"; (2) lady whom Manfred loved in Byron's play "Manfred" Astonishing Stories, American and Canadian editions (Feb 1940-Apr 1943): see Magazines Astolat: town, probably Guildford (in Surrey), mentioned in King Arthur tales; see "The Ultimate King Arthur Web Page" King Arthur John Jacob Astor, in "A Journey in Other Worlds" (1894) has a spaceship powered by "apergy" take bored earthlings of 2000 A.D. to Jupiter (with dinosaurs) and Saturn (with spirits). Sank with the Titanic. J. Astor @ AlphaRalpha W[illiam] W[aldorf] Astor (31 Mar 848-18 Oct 1919), American novelist/publisher, grandson of the John Jacob Astor who founded the enormously wealthy dynasty, State Assemnlyman (1877) and then State Senator, unsuccessful candidate for Congress, United States Minister to Italy (1882-1885), moved permanently to England in the 1890s, bought and published London's "Pall Mall Gazette" (1893) bought and published London's weekly "Observer" (1911) sold all his publication empire by 1914, fiction includes: Pharoah's Daughter and Other Stories (London: Macmillan, 1900) : nothing on the Web? Astoreth: see Ashtaroth Astounding Science Fiction (became Analog): see Magazines Astraea: Goddess of Innocence and Justice, who left Earth after the Golden Age [see "Age"] and was transformed into the Constellation Virgo see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Astral Body: your manifestation on the Astral Plane, in occult literature; related to your Soul; made of the same ectoplasm as your Aura, but more mobile; in Science Fiction, this has been equated with your Avatar as manifested in Cyberspace Astrology: an occult ancestor of Astronomy, as Alchemy was an occult ancestor of Chermistry;why, one wonders, are there Astrology columns in so many newspapers and magazines that do not also have an Astronomy column? See Kepler. Astronaut: [Latin "astrum" = satr, + "nauta" = sailor] word was coined in 1929 Miguel Angel Asturias (1899-1974) Guatamala-born major novelist in Spain, with one genre book translated into English: * "Mulata", a.k.a. "The Mulata and Mr.Fly" (New York: Delacorte, 1967) the power of indigenous magic in a modern couple He won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature, was in exile for many years, but became the Guatemalan ambassador to France. Because he studied Anthropology in Paris, he is also listed here for: * Popul Vuh [1927] Spanish translation of the Mayan sacred book, originally written in the Quiche' language see: MAYAN THEOLOGY Asur: see Asshur Asurbanipal: Sardanapalus Asynja: Goddesses of Asgard, female co-equals with the Aesir; see: "Asgard: see: "Aesir" see: Scandanavian Pantheon Return to Authors A Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "At"

Chris Atack, Canada: Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Chris Atack Atalanta's Race: Atalanta was daughter of Iasus or maybe Schoenus, who hunted the Calydonian Boar, and refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a footrace; Milanion (or maybe Hippomedes) beat her by distracting her to pick up three dropped apples which Aphrodite had given him for the purpose; the wed, and kept a fruitbowl in their bedroom see: "Apple" see: Greek/Roman Myth Atargatis, a.k.a. "The Syrian Goddess", a.k.a. "The Fish Goddess": fertility goddess of Ascalon, Syria: a mermaid; see: miscellaneous other mythologies Philip Athans, Editor: Wizards of the Coast Associate Member Science Fiction Writers of America; nothing on the web? e-mail Philip Athans Ate: (1) Greek Goddess of mischief and vengeance; (2) in that light, she appears in Shakespeare "[Julius Caesar", III, i]; (3) hag often uttering slander, through a friend of Duessa [Spenser's "Faerie Queene", IV, i, iv, ix, et seq] Hope Athearn: nothing on the Web? Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America William Atheling, Jr., pseudonym of James Blish Athena: see Athene Athene, a.k.a. Pallas Athene: Greek's patron Goddess of Athens, Goddess of Wisdon, Goddess of Arts and Crafts; identified with Roman Minerva see: Greek/Roman Myth see: Atheneum below Atheneum: (1) Emperor Hadrian establisheed the original Atheneum, named after Athene [above] as a school of jurisprudence, oratory, philosophy, and poetry, which lasted until 5th Century Rome; (2) by extension, any library, scientific, or literary association or establishment; sometimes the name of a university's Faculty Club Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (30 Oct 1857-14 June 1948), American novelist: nothing on the Web? * The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories (New York: Harper & Row, 1905) * Black Oxen (New York: Boni Liveright, 1923) x-ray rejuvenation * The Foghorn (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934) Bertram Atkey (1880-1952): best-known for Cockney crime stories in "Smiler Bunn" series, but also authored the time-travel fantasy series "The Hobart Honey" and the "Unnatural Nature Stories" (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.68) John [Alfred] Atkins (26 May 1916-?), British novelist/biographer: nothing on the Web? Biographies of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Ernest Hemingway. Taught in Sudan (1951-1955) and relocated there in 1958 * Tomorrow Revealed (London: N. Spearman, 1955) extraordinary future history of the world, essentially a hypertext based on H.G. Wells, Robert Heinlein, A.E. Van Vogt, and others, desrves to be on the Net, properly hotlinked.... Atlanta, Belgium (in French) (Jan 1966-?): see Magazines Atlantis: see UNDER THE SEA: submarines, undersea cities, underwater living; see also Antediluvian [above on this web page] Atlas: (1) a Titan; Zeus punished him for rebellion by making him carry the heavens on his shoulders see: Greek/Roman Myth see: Titan (2) anyone stuck with a heavy burden; (3) any bound book of maps, since Gerardus Mercator's "Atlas; or a Geographic Description of the World" [see Timeline: 16th Century]; (4) in Architecture, Atlantes (plural of Atlas) are statues acting as columns which support an entablature; the female equivalent being "Caryatids", and the best Californian example being the 7 Dwarfs as Atlantes on the Disney Building at Hollywood Way in Burbank Atli: see Etzel Atman: the self from which all objective attributes are purged, i.e. the divine self, in Buddhism; in the Upanishads, the Atman is said to be the only reality Buzz-Bolt Atomcracker, pseudonym of Don Wilcox Atropine: an alkaloid drug produced from deadly nightshade (belladonna) see: Atropos, below Atropos: the oldest of the three Fates, who cuts the thread of life; see "Fates" see: Greek/Roman Myth see: Atropine [above] A. A. Attanasio (1951-): A. A. Attanasio new "official" site A.A. Attanasio @ AlphaRalpha * RADIX [William Morrow, 1981; UK, France, Germany] * IN OTHER WORLDS [William Morrow, 1984; UK, Germany, France] * ARC OF THE DREAM [Bantam, 1986; UK, France] * WYVERN [Ticknor & Fields, 1988; UK, France, Germany, Brasil] * THE LAST LEGENDS OF EARTH [Doubleday, 1989; UK] * HUNTING THE GHOST DANCER [HarperCollins, 1991; UK] * KINGDOM OF THE GRAIL [HarperCollins, 1992; UK, Germany, Spain] * SILENT (with Robert S. Henderson) [Dennis McMillan, 1996] * THE MOON'S WIFE [HarperCollins, 1993; UK] * SOLIS [HarperCollins, 1994; UK] * THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN [Hodder & Stoughton, 1994; US (HarperPrism, 1996), Germany, Spain] * THE EAGLE AND THE SWORD [Hodder & Stoughton (as ARTHOR), 1995; US (HarperPrism, 1997), Germany ] * CENTURIES [Hodder & Stoughton, 1997] * THE PERILOUS ORDER [HarperPrism, 1998; UK] Notes on three newer works, not otherwise listed on the Web: ARTHOR (1995 hardcover Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0-340-61775-6) the sequel to the THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN, which will be published next June ('97) by HarperPrism as a trade paperback with the title THE EAGLE AND THE SWORD. SILENT with Robert S. Henderson (February 1996 hardcover Dennis McMillan Publications ISBN 0-939767-24-4) THE DARK SHORE (1996 hardcover Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0-340-64946-1) to be published April 1997 hardcover/paperback by Avon under the nom de plume "Adam Lee" e-mail A. A. Attanasio new e-mail A. A. Attanasio old, invalid? Brian [Leonard] Attebery (1951-): American SF critic, winner of the 1991 Distinguished Scholarship Award by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts: * The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature from Irving to Le Guin [1980] * Strategies of Fantasy [1992] Joseph Atterly, pseudonym of George Tucker Attila: see Etzel Attis: see Atys Mable Lucy Attwell (1879-1964): Fantasy illustrator (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.71) Margaret Eleanor Atwood, born Ottowa Ontario 18 Nov 1939, daughter of Carl Edmund and Margaret Dorothy Killam, BA U. Toronto 1961, AM Radcliffe College 1962, D. Litt. (hon.) Trent U. 1973, Concordia U. 1980; LL.D. (Hon.) Queen's U. 1974, member of faculty U.B.C. 1964-65, Sir George Williams U. 1967-68, U. Alta. 1969-70, York U. 1971-72, Writer-in-residence U. Toronto 1972-73, President's Medal U. Western Ontario 1965, Governor General's Award 1966, etc. Margaret Atwood Atys: young man loved by Agdistis (Cybele), but her jealously drove him nuts (I use the term advisedly), and he used a sharp stone to castrate himself; Ovid's "Metamorphoses" says that she turned him into a pine tree before he could commit suicide; see "Cybele" see: Greek/Roman Myth Return to Authors A Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Au"

Frank Aubrey, pseudonym of Frank Atkins, Jr. James David Audlin: nothing on the web? Associate Member Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail James David Audlin 1998 e-mail James David Audlin old, invalid? Au Dela Du Ciel, Italy (in French) (Mar 1958-Feb 1961): see Magazines W. H. Auden (1907-1973): major English poet, later resident in the USA (literally just around the corner from Your Humble Webmaster, in Brooklyn Heights see Science Fiction POETRY Jean M. Auel: Jean M. Auel @geocities Jean M[arie] Auel, born Chicago 18 Feb 1936, daughter of Neil S. Untinen and Martha Wirtanen, married Ray B. Auel 19 March 1954, children: RaeAnn, Karen, Lenore, Kendall, Marshall, attended Portland (OR) State U., MBA 1976 University of Portland, DL 1983 University of Portland, DH 1985 U. of Maine, DHL 1985 Mt.Vernon College, clerk 1965-66, circuit board designer 1966-73, technical writer 1973-74, credit manager Tektronix 1974-76, awards... I met her at an Orycon over a decade ago, and got her an entry form for SFWA. Someone (I mention no names) in this Orycon party declared that Jean Auel's novels were not science fiction. I vigorously defended her. Her novels are meticulously researched fictional reconstructions of Neanderthal/Homo sapiens cultures and cultural interactions, fully within SF in terms of technology awareness and impact of technology on people, and fully cognizant of deep questions of what it means to be human. If Jean Auel tells how a mastodon hide is cured into leather, you can bet that she has experimented with curing elephant hide in her own backyard. Her attention to detail, in fact, makes her arguably a "hard SF" author whose "hard sciences" are anthropology and archaeology. Augean Stables: (1) stables owned by the King of Elis (Augeas) and cleansed by Hercules as one of his 12 Labors, by redirecting a river see: Greek/Roman Myth (2) by extension, any difficult task, especially one requiring the elimination of corruption. Augury: see "divination", "omen" Lee August: nothing on the Web? * "Superdoll" [Award, 1969] Leo August, pseudonym of Don Segall Albert R. Augustus, Jr., pseudonym of Charles Nuetzel Auld Hornie: Satan, in Scottish dialect; see: Satan Aulis: the Boeotian port from whence the Greek fleet sailed to Troy Madame D'Aulnoy,: pseudonym of Marie-Catherine le Jumel (1650?-1705) who then married Francois de la Motte, Baron D'Aulnoy (1621?-1700) and thus became Comtesse d'Aulnoy, ending imprisoned for planning to murder her husband, escaped, wandered high society Europe, and established famous Paris literary salon. Wrote two book-long collections of original fairy tales (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, pp.71-72) Allen Aumbry, pseudonym of Barrington Bayley Aurora, a.k.a Eos: (1) Rosy-fingered [Homer] Goddess of the Dawn, bedding down each night with her lover Tithonus, and rising each morn to join her brother, the sun, aboard his chariot; her son Momnon was slain by Achilles in the Trojan War; her other 4 sons were immortal, fathered by the Titan Astraeus, the 4 being called the Boreas [winds] by the Greeks. see: Greek/Roman Myth (2) hence by extension, any early period or new beginning; (3) Northern Hemisphere's Aurora Borealis, and Southern Hemisphere's Aurora Australis [after Auster, the South Wind son of Aurora], both caused by the interaction of the Solar Wind with the Earth's Geomagnetic Field, by plasma phenomena, as first understood by Hannes Alfven [see above on this web page] A. J. Austen: no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail e-mail A. J. Austen (Hamler) Frank Austin, pseudonym of Frederick Faust F[rederick] Britten Austin (1885-?), British playwright/war-writer/ fantasist/SF author: nothing on the Web? * On the Borderland (New York: Doubleday Page, 1923) * The Red Flag (London: Eyre Spottiswoode, 1932) * A Saga of the Sea (New York: Macmillan, 1929) * Thirteen (New York: Doubleday Page, 1925) * The War God Walks Again (New York: Doubleday Page, 1926) * When Mankind Was Young (New York: Doubleday Page, 1927) e-mail A. J. Austin (Hamler) Mary Austin, pseudonym of Jane Rice William Austin (1788-1841): lawyer/author best-known for the story * "Peter Rugg, the Missing Man" [New England Galaxy, 1824] collected works in: * Literary Papers of William Austin [1890] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.72) AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA Authentic Science Fiction, British (Jan 1951-Oct 1957): see Magazines Autolycus: (1) son of Mercury, King of Thieves [Greek/Roman Myth]; (2) sneaky pedlar, "a snapper up of unconsidered trifles" in Shakespeare ["Winter's Tale", IV, ii) Automata: {to be done} Automedon: Achilles' charioteer see: Greek/Roman Myth Return to Authors A Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Av"

Michael [Angelo] Avallone, Jr. (27 Oct 1924-?), Mystery/SF author : nothing on the Web? * Tales of the Frightened (Belmont, 1963) * Edwina Noone's Gothic Sampler (Award, 1967, pseudonymously) Avalon: (1) [Celtic "Island of Apples"] the Island of the Blessed Souls; (2) Avilion in Tennyson's "Morte d'Arthur"; (3) abode and gravesite of King Arthur; see "The Ultimate King Arthur Web Page" King Arthur Avatar: [Sanscrit "avatara" = descent; or "ava" = down + "tarati" = he crosses over or he passes]: (1) Hindu Mythic term (from Vedas) of the different incarnations and instantiations of Gods; see "Astral Body"; see: Hindu Pantheon The avatars of Vishnu included a boar, drawrg, fish, man-lion, tortoise, and others, including his incarnations of Rama and of Krishna; (2) by extension, manifestations of ideas or spiritual states, as in "Hitler is the avatar of evil," "Mother Theresa is the avatar of compassion," "The Beatles are the avatar of Orpheus." see also: The Beatles Anthony Avenel: British eccentric: View from Orbit Two (London: Laurie) from the point of view of Venus, Darwin was certainly wrong.... The Avenger (Sep 1939-Sep 1942), Mystery/SF: see Magazines The Avengers {TV hotlink to be done} {film hotlink to be done} Avernus: (1) actual lake in Campania, with sulphurous vapors; (2) entrance to Hell in Latin myth [Virgil's "Aeneid", vi, 126] Richard Avery, pseudonym of Edmund Cooper Tex Avery: pseudonym of animator Frederick Bean Avery (1907-1980) Avesta: see Zend-Avesta; see Zoroastrianism Avi: pseudonym of Edward Irving Wortis (1937-) (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.77): * No More Magic [1975] * Emily Upham's Revenge [1978] humor/fantasy * Bright Shadow [1985] * Something Uptairs [1988] ghosts * The Man Who Was Poe [1989] Edgar Allan Poe's ghost as a cemetery detective Avianus: Roman Fantasy author/Fabulist, mostly derived from works of Babrius; popular school book edition of his stories in medieval era Avicenna, a.k.a. Abu Ibn Sina (980-1037): Arabic astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, physician: * Canon of Medicine [standard text from 11th to 17th Century] * roughly 100 other books Avon Readers (includes Avon Fantasy Reader and Avon Science Fiction Reader): see Magazines Return to Authors A Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Aw", "Ax", "Ay", or "Az"

Awar: a son of Eblis Richard Awlinson: to be done George Axelrod (9 June 1914 or 1922-?), American author with pseudonym "Roger Dee", over 50 stories published : nothing on the Web? Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (New York: Random House, 1956) novel about the devil as a literary agent, who takes your soul 10% at a time, later filmed (20th Century Fox, 1957) with Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield, disappointingly throwing away the fantasy element! Axinomancy: divination by axe in ancient Greece -- piece of agate or jet moved on a red-hot axe-head to indicate the guilty person ion the line-up see: divination David M. Axler: no known home page; Associate Member Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail David M. Axler David Axton, pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz Roger D[ee] Aycock (1914-?) American novelist under pseudonym "Roger Dee": * An Earth Gone Mad (Ace, 1954) Anthony Ayes, pseudonym of William Sambrot William Ayes, pseudonym of William Sambot Ayesha, a.k.a. A'isha: (1) favorite wife of Mohammed, daughter of Abou Bekr [see "Abou Bekr"], whom he married as a child, and in whose arms he eventually died; (2) novel by Sir Henry Rider Haggard John B. Aylesworth: nothing on the Web? * Fee Fi Fo Fum [Avon, 1963] Marcel Ayme: Marcel Ayme (1902-1967), French journalist/fantasist: Index to at least 1 publication * The Walker Through Walls [Berkley, 1962 Blythe Ayne: Blythe Ayne @sfwa Active Member Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Blythe Ayne e-mail Blythe Ayne old, invalid? Thornton Ayre, pseudonym of John Russell Fearn Ayrshire Poet: Robert Burns (1959-1796), since he was born in Alloway, Ayrshire Michael Ayrton (20 Feb 1921-1975) British author/sculptor/painter/theatre designer/illustrator/art critic * Golden Sections (1957) story collection * The Maze Maker (London: Longmans, 1967) Daedalus "biography" * Maze and Minotaur: An Wxhibition of Works on the Theme (1973) * Titvulus, or The Verbiage Collector (London: Reinhardt, 1953) a lesser demon collects all the trivia of the world into bags. Not unlike what most people on the World Wide Web are doing, hmmmm? Azazel: (1) scapegoat of Aaron [Leviticus, xvi, 7-8]; (2) rebel angels' standard-bearer [John Milton's "Paradise Lost", I, 534]; (3) in Islamic myth, the Devil, thrown from Heaven for refusing to worship Adam, and renamed "Eblis" (or "Iblis"), which means "despair"; see: "Angel", "Angels", "Demon", "Devil" see: Islamic myth Azaziel: seraph who fell for Cain's grand-daughter Anah, whom he carried to another planet under his wing [Byron's "Heaven and Earth"] Alvares de Azevedo (1831-1852) Fantasy author in Brazil (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute & John Grant, 1997, p.78) Scott M. Azmus: nothing on the web? Associate Member Science Fiction Writers of America Azoth: (1) Alchemical name for the element Mercury; (2) Alchemical name for the Panacaea; (3) Paracelsus' magic sword [Browning's "Paracelsus"]; see: "Alchemy", "Paracelsus" Azrael: the Islamic Angel of Death, who will be the last being to die, at the Archangel's second trump see: "Angel", "Angels", "Archangel" see: Islamic myth Azrafil: see Israfel

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