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Lucy Cullyford Babbitt (1960-): Fantasy author: * The "Melde" series: * The Oval Amulet [1985] * Children of the Maker [1989] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.79) Natalie Babbitt, full name Natalie Moore Babbitt (1932-): poet/author/illustrator: * Dick Foote and the Shark [1967] poetry * The Search for Delicious [1969] first novel, Fantasy * Kneenock Rise [1970] Fantasy novel * The Something [1970] * The Devil's Storybook [1974] story collection * Goody Hall [1974] * Tuck Everlasting [1975] IMMORTALITY * The Eyes of the Amaryllis [1977] * The Devil's Other Storybook [1987] story collection (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.79) Dwight V[incent] Babcock (1909-?), 1941 novel "The Gorgeous Ghoul" Babel: The tower intended to reach Heaven, as described in Genesis xi and "Paradise Lost" (1667) by John Milton, and more recently in "The Library of Babel" (1941) by Jorge Luis Borges. God punished humans for hubris in this incident by fragmenting our language into many tongues -- the first software compatibility crisis. E. T. Babinski: E. T. Babinski @ Dragon*Con editor of "Cretinism or Evilution", author of "Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists" Bacchus: see Dionysus Richard Bach, full name Richard David Bach (1936-): Best-known for: * Jonathan Livingston Seagull [1970] bestseller, filmed in 1973 who actually started genre work with short stories in "Cat" series, 1962: * A Gift of Wings [1974] story collection Other books: * There's No Such Place as Far Away [1979] Fantasy with birds and magic ring * Trilogy: * Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah [1977] * The Bridge Across Forever: A Lovestory [1984] * One [1988] ALTERNATE WORLDS: history might have happened differently (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.79) Camille Bacon-Smith: Camille Bacon-Smith author's home page Camille Bacon-Smith, 2 DAW novels Martha Bacon, pseudonym of Martha Sherman Bacon Oliver-Smith (1917-1981): * The Third Road [1971] time travel, 17th Century Spain * Moth Manor: A Gothic Tale [1978] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.80) William L[emoine] Bade (1928-?), Theoretical Physics professor, 5 SF short stories published in the late 1940s and early 1950s James "Jim" Baen: important SF editor, at "Galaxy Magazine" and then a rising star in the book world. James "Jim" Baen @ AlphaRalpha Henry Philip Bernard Baerlin (1875-?), British horror translator Baghdad: headquarters of Arabian Fantasy {to be done}, see Aladdin Agnew H. Bahnson, Jr. (?-1964), writer/painter/gravity research sponsor with one SF novel: "The Stars are Too High", New York: Random House 1959 Carolyn J. Bahr: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Carolyn J. Bahr e-mail Carolyn J. Bahr old address, invalid? BAHRAIN Charles W[aldo] Bailey (1903-?), Harvard-graduate journalist and author (as Fletcher Knebel) of "Seven Days in May" Dale Bailey: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Hilary Bailey (1936-): British author/editor (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.80) J[ames] O[sler] Bailey, University of North Carolina English Professor, expert on H.G. Wells, author of scholarly "Pilgrims through Space and Time", New York: Argus, 1947 Paul Dayton Bailey (1906-?), U.S. publisher with one SF novel, "Deliver Me from Eva", Hollywood: Murray McGee, 1946 Robin Bailey (1952-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Robin Bailey one of 2 home pages, the other is linked to from this one he has also writen as Robin W. Bailey and now for many years as Robin Wayne Bailey: * the "Frost" warrior-witch series: * Frost [1983] * Skull Gate [1985] * Bloodsongs [1986] * the "Brothers of the Dragon" series: * Brothers of the Dragon [[1992] * Straight On Till Mourning [1993] * Flames of the Dragon [1994] * Enchanter [1989] computer-game-related * Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon #4: The Lake of Fire [1989] * Night Watch [1990] * The Lost City of Zork [1991] computer-game-related e-mail Robin Bailey e-mail Robin Bailey old, invalid? Robin prefers that the first account be used. The Genie account charges for the time spent checking and handling email. F. W. Bain, full name Francis William Bain (1863-1940): American author, long-time resident of India, who drew on Indian/Hindu mythology. Fantasy stories in: * A Digit of the Moon [UK: 1899; New York: Putnam, 1905] story collection * The Descent of the Sun [1903] * A Heifer of the Dawn [1904] chapbook * In the Great God's Hair [1904] chapbook * A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo [US: 1910] omnibus edition includes The Descent of the Sun, A Heifer of the Dawn, In the Great God's Hair * A Draught of the Blue [1905] chapbook * An Essence of the Dusk [US: 1906] omnibus edition * An Incarnation of the Snow [1908] chapbook * A Mine of Faults [1909] * The Ashes of a God [1911] * Bubbles of the Foam [1912] * A Syrup of the Bees [1914] * The Livery of Eve [1917] * The Substance of a Dream [1919] * The Substance of a Dream together with Bubbles of the Foam [US: 1919] Other Books: * Christina, Queen of Sweden [1890] * The Bullion Report, and the Foundation of the Gold Standard [1896] chapbook * The Corner in Gold: Its History and Theory [1893] chapbook Biography: * "Francis William Bain", by Keshav Mutalik [1963] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.80) Patrick Bair, British author/radio dramatist, novel: "Faster! Faster!" Betty Baker, anthologist: "Great Ghost Stories of the Old West", New York: Four Winds, 1968 Denys Val Baker (1917-1984): British fantasy stories and books about Cornwall: * World Without End [1945] World War II Fantasy story collection * The Face in the Mirror [Arkham House, 1971] supernatural story collection, ed. August Derleth * The Secret Place [1977] Anthologies Edited: * One and All [1951] * Haunted Cornwall [1973] * Stories of the Night [1976] * Stories of the Macabre [1976] * Stories of Horror and Suspense [1977] * Stories of the Occult [1976] * Stories of the Supernatural [1979] * Stories of Fear [1980] * Cornish Ghost Stories [1981] * Ghosts in Country Houses [1981] * When Churchyards Yawn [1982] * Ghosts in Country Villages [1983] * Stories of haunted Inns [1983] * Phantom Lovers [1984] * Haunted Travellers [1985] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.81) Eric T. Baker: no known home page; Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Eric T. Baker Frank Baker (1908-1983) British novelist/dramatist, some 10 fantasy novels: * The Birds [1936] * Miss Hargreaves [1940] imaginary lady poet becomes real * Mr. Allenby Loses the Way [1945] philosophy of Time * Before I Go Hence [1946] philosophy of Time * Sweet Chariot [1942] Angel * The Downs So Free [1948] story collection * Talk of the Devil [1956] story collection * Stories Strange and Sinister [1983] story collection Autobiography: * I Follow Myself [1968] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.81) George A. Baker, full name George Augustus Baker (1849-18 Sep 1906): U.S. poet/lawyer/fantasy story author: * Mrs. Hephaestus and Other Short Stories, Together with West Point, A Comedy in Three Acts [1887] collection G. P. Baker, full name George Philip Baker (1879-1951): British Arthurian author: * the "Greenwood" series: * The Magic Tale of Harvanger and Yolande [1914] * The Romance of Palombris and Pallogris [1915] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.81) Kage Baker: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (as of August 1998): Kage Baker * In the Garden of Iden: A Novel of the Company [Harcourt Brace, 1998] Michael Baker, full name Robert Michael Graham Baker (1938-): British author and solicitor: * The Mountain and the Summer Stars: An Old Tale Newly Minted [1968] chapbook based on "The Fairy Wife" folktale (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.81) Robert A[llen] Baker (1921-?), science/satire editor "Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown", New York: Prentice-Hall, 1963 Scott Baker: full name Scott MacMartin Baker (1947-): Winner of 1985 World Fantasy Award, no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Scott Baker until recently in Paris, France Scott Baker: Index to at least 10 publications * Symbiote's Crown [1978] science fiction * the "Ashlu" series about alien vampires: * Nightchild [1979, revised 1983] Horror/Dark Fantasy * Firedance [1986] * Drink the Fire from the Flames [1987] * Dhampire [1982, revised as "Ancestral Hungers" 1995] Horror * Webs [1989] Horror Sharon Baker: nothing on the Web? Sharon Baker, born San Francisco 10 May 1938, daughter of Frank Sklensky and Margaret Ford, married Gordon P. Baker 24 Sep 1963, children Brett, Seth, Jason, Eliot, BA 1960 Mills College, M. Library Science 1963 U. Washington, Physician's Assistant 1963-66 Medical-Surgical Clinic, Seattle, 3rd prize for novel Pacific Northwest Writers Conference 1981, 2nd prize for novel Pacific Northwest Writers Conference 1982, treasurer Seattle Free Lances, author of: "Quarreling, They Met the Dragon" 1984, "Journey to Membliar" 1987, "Burning Tears of Sassarum" 1988 Sharon Baker was one of the people that my wife and I most enjoyed being with when we visited the Pacific Northwest. She was kind, talented, modest, enthusiastic, a vivid speaker and a good listener. Science fiction lost a rising star when she passed away. Virginia Baker, employed by the Local Area Network and software company Novell, lives in Spanish Forks, Utah, and made her first sale to L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future. She has placed several stories in Tomorrow SF, most recently: * "The Country Store", Feb 1997 Ralph Bakshi (1938-): American animator/film director, born in Palestine, one of the first to challenge Disney with feature animations of a Fantasy genre, often too pop-culture-oriented or sexual in conent for Disney, often plagued by budget problems, but with amazingly effective sequences at times: * Fritz the Cat [1972] from Robert H. Crumb comix * Heavy Traffic [1973] * Coonskin [1975] * Wizards [1977] magic and Nazis recreated post-holocaust * The Lord of the Rings [1978] from J.R.R. Tolkien ran out of money part way through, rotoscoped Orc battles * American Pop [1981] * Hey, Good Lookin' [1982] * Fire and Ice [1983] * Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures * Cool World [1992] Brigadier Nigel [Martin] Balchin (1908-17 May 1970), British scientist, fantasist, science advisor to military, one novel: * Kings of Infinite Space (New York: Doubleday, 1968; Curtis) [Mrs.] Alfred Baldwin, British, one ghost story anthology Bee Baldwin, New Zealand SF novelist, "The Red Dust" (London: Hale, 1965) Merle W. Baldwin: nothing on the Web? Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Bruce Balfour, Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Bruce Balfour novels include: * Star Crusader (New York: Prima/Random House, 1997) Emery Balint, American writer/painter, novel "Don't Inhale It", which is not about President Bill Clinton Alexander Baliol, full name Alexander de Baliol (1953-): British Fantasy author: * the "Amulets of Darkness" series: * The Magefire [1990] * The Tears of Ginara [1992] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.81) Brian N[eville] Ball, British educator/novelist/anthologist Brian Ball @ AlphaRalpha Novels include: * The Regiments of Night [Daw, 1972] * Singularity Station [Daw, 1973] * Sundog [Avon, 1969] Other novels include the "Time" series: * Timepiece" [Ballentine Books, 1970] * Timepivot" [Ballentine Books, 1970] the "Probability" series: * The Probability Man [Daw, 1972] * Planet Probability [Daw, 1973] and a "Space 1999" series. David Ball: David Ball@sff.net John [Dudley] Ball, American pilot/broadcaster/PR expert/novelist Margaret Ball, full name Margaret Elizabeth Ball (1947-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Margaret Ball @ AlphaRalpha Margaret Ball according to SFWA site * The Shadow Gate [1991] Fantasy * the "Tamai" series involving an alternate world in which China uses magic to keep out occidental incursions genre ALTERNATE WORLDS: history might have happened differently * Flameweaver [1991] * Changeweaver [1993] * PartnerShip [1992] science fiction, co-author Anne McCaffrey J. G. Ballard, full name James Graham Ballard (1930-): J[ames] G[raham] Ballard Son of a Scottish doctor, grew up in Shanghai, major SF/mainstream author with distinctive style and emphasis on "inner space" J.G. Ballard Electronic version of David Pringle's Ballard Newsletter, plus information on "Crash" (the movie), novel synopses, short fiction, nonfiction, interviews, essays, more... J. G. Ballard @ AlphaRalpha "The Drowned World" (1962) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "The Crystal World" (1966) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Crash" (1973) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "High Rise" (1975) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Crash" has been filmed: Crash: the Movie Novels include: * Billenium [Berkley, 1962] * The Burning World [Berkley, 1964], a.k.a. "The Drought" [Gregg, 1976; Penguin] * Crash [Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1973; Pinnacle] * Chronopolis (collection of 16 stories) [Putnam, 1971; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley] * Concrete Island [Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1974] * The Crystal World [Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1966; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley; Avon] * The Drowned World [Berkley, 1962; Penguin] * The Drowned World & The Wind From Nowhere [Doubleday, 1965; Science Fiction Book Club] * Empire of the Sun {film Hotlink to be done} * High Rise [Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1977; Popular, 1977] * The Impossible Man [Berkley, 1966] * Love & Napalm, Export USA [Grove, 1972] * Passport to Eternity [Berkley, 1964; Penguin] * Terminal Beach [Berkley, 1964; Penguin] * Vermillion Sands [Berkley, 1971] * The Voices of Time [Berkley, 1962] * The Wind from Nowhere [Berkley, 1962; Penguin] Quote: "Sex times technology equals the future." William T. Ballard: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail William T. Ballard Ian Ballantine (1916-1994), Important SF publisher, General Manager of Penguin Books, director of Bantam Books, founder (1952) of Ballantine Books. Ian Ballantine, born New York City 15 Feb 1916, son of Edward James Ballantine and Stella Commins, married Elizabeth (Betty) Jones 22 June 1939, son Richard, AB 1938 Columbia U., 1938-39 London School of Economics, Gen. Mgr. Penguin Books 1939-45, Pres/Dir Bantam Books 1945-52, Ballantine Books 1952-, President Greenwich Press (Trumbull CT), Dir. Peacock Press Ltd, Instructor Sociology 1969-70 Columbia U., Phi Beta Kappa Lee Ballentine: Lifetime Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Lee Ballentine e-mail Lee Ballentine important small-press SF poetry publisher, among other things Arthur Ballou, American businessman/novelist, "Marooned in Orbit" (Boston: Little Brown 1968) Edwin Balmer, American editor/novelist with co-author Philip Wylie of "When Worlds Collide" and "After Worlds Collide" Balrog Awards (1979-1985): awards for Best Novel, Best Short Fiction, and Best Collection/Anthology in the Fantasy field {hotlink to be done} Honore de Balzac (1799-1850): major author of France. Interesting essay on his Fantasy in "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, pp.83-84 George Bamber, "The Sea is Boiling Hot" [Ace, 1971] John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), American editor/humorist, fantasy anthologist: * Roger Camerden: A Strange Story [1887] first novel, published anonymously * Toppleton's Client, or A Spirit in Exile [1893] ghosts * The Water Ghost and Others [1894] story collection * Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica [1895] published anonymously * The Idiot [1895] * The Bicyclers, and Three Other Farces [1896] story collection * The Rebellious Heroine [1896] * Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others [1898] story collection * The Dreamers: A Club [1899] story collection * Over the Plum Pudding [1901] story collection * Mr. Munchausen [1901] linked story collection * Bikey the Skicycle, & Other Tales of Jimmieboy [1902] story collection * Emblemland [1902] co-author Charles Raymond Macauley * Mollie and the Unwiseman [1902] * Olympian Nights [1902] linked story collection * the "Houseboat on the Styx" series (See "Afterlife" in: THEOLOGY) * A Houseboat on the Styx: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades [1895] * The Pursuit of the Houseboat: Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes [1897] * The Enchanted Type-Writer [1899] linked stories * The Inventions of an Idiot [1904] story collection * The Worsted Man: A Musical Play for Amateurs [1905]chapbook * Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream [1907] * Jack and the Check Book [1911] * Shylock Holmes: His Posthumous Memoirs [1973] story collection (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.84) Manly [Miles] Banister (1914-?), American advertister/radio broadcaster, SF novelist, "Conquest of Earth" (New York: Avalon, 1957; Airmont) Iain Banks (16 Feb 1954-): award-winning mainstream thriller author under own name and science fiction author under rather transparent pseudonym Iain M. Banks; born in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital; his father an able-seaman in Admirality (First Officer, retired); mother an ex-professional ice-skater; family lived in North Queensferry, Fife; moved in 1963 to Gourock on the Clyde; educated in North Queensferry and Gourock primary schools, Gourock and Greenrock high schools, and Stirling University (1972-75, Ordinary degree in English, along with Philosophy and Psychology); worked in Greentock area during vacations as hospital porter, estate worker, roadworker, dustman, and gardener; hitchhiked through Europe, Scandinavia, Morcco in 1975; worked one year as nondestructive testing technician for British Steel, including Nigg Bay construction area (setting for "The Wasp Factory"); visited USA in 1978; 6 month employed by IBM in Greenrock; moved to London in 1979; first book published; moved to Faversham, Kent in 1984; moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1988; Candidate for Rector of Edinburgh University (March 1991) Culture Shock: a web site devoted to the works of Iain Banks, webmaster Robert Keogh Iain Banks need to update Iain Banks @ AlphaRalpha Iain Banks: IBIC reviews Science Fiction Books (as Iain M. Banks) include: * Consider Phlebas [1987] * The Player of Games [1988] * Use of Weapons [1990] * The State of the Art [1991] * Against a Dark Background [1993] * Feersum Endjinn [1994] * Excession [1996] Mainstream Books (as Iain Banks) include: * The Wasp Factory [1984] torture/murder thriller * Walking on Glass [1985] * The Bridge [1986] (has some fantasy element) * Espedair Street [1987] * Canal Dreams [1989] quasi-political thriller * The Crow Road [1992] * Complicity [1993] * Whit [1995] Lynne Reid Banks (1929-): British author of adult and children's Fantasy: * The L-Shaped Room [1960] filmed 1962 * The Adventure of King Midas [1974] * I, Houdini: Tge Autobiography of a Self-Educated Hamster [1978] * Maura's Angel [1984] * The Fairy Rebel [1985] * Melusine: A Mystery [1988] * the "Omri" series, filmed as "The Indian in the Cupboard" [1995]: * The Indian in the Cupboard [1980] * The Return of the Indian [1986] * The Secret of the Indian [1989] * The Mystery of the Cupboard Raymond E. Banks (1918-?), scientific instrument account exec, fantasist with over 30 stories published Nick Bantock (1949-): Bristish author/artist resident in Canada, best-known for the "Griffin & Sabine" graphic novel series John Banville (1945-): Illustrator/journalist/Fantasist of Ireland: * Long Lankin [1970] linked story collection * Nightspawn [US: 1971] * Birchwood [UK: 1973] * Doctor Copernicus [UK: 1976] novel about famous scientist * Kepler [UK: 1981] novel about famous scientist * The Newton Letter [UK: 1982] novel about famous scientist * Mefisto [UK: 1986] * The Book of Evidence [UK: 1989] * Ghosts [UK: 1993] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.84) Barbarella: SF/Fantasy/Erotic film of 1967 based on comix; see Major Films/TV of 1960s Decade Margaret Barber (1869-1901), Fantasy/SF stories as "Michael Fairless" Pierre Barbet: * Baphomet's Meteor [Daw, 1972] * The Enchanted Planet [Daw, 1975] * Games Psyborgs Play [Daw, 1973] * The Joan-of-Arc Replay [Daw, 1978] * The Napoleons of Eridanus [Daw, 1976] Miquel Barcelo, Barcelona, Spain: nothing on the Web? Lifetime Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Miquel Barcelo Jules [Amedee] Barbey D'Aurevilly (1801-1899, and how's that for spanning a century?) French fantasy novelist: "Les Diaboliques" and "Bewitched" Alan R. Barclay, pseudonym of George B. Tait Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Alan R. Barclay, e-mail Alan R. Barclay e-mail Alan R. Barclay Dennis Bardens, British supernatural anthologist [Arthur] Owen Barfield (1898-?), British author/layer "The Silver Trumpet" Charles Bargone, see C. Farrere Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845): popular parodist of Gothic fiction: * The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirths and Marvels: First Series [1840] * The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirths and Marvels: Second Series [1842] * The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirths and Marvels: Third Series [1847] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.85) Maurice Baring (1874-1945), British diplomat/poet/biographer/essayist: * The Black Prince [1902] * Orpheus in Mayfair [1909] story collection * Half-a-Minute's Silence [1925] story collection * The Glass Mender and Other Stories [London: J.Nisbet 1926] Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), British novelist (over 50 novels) best known for "A Book of Ghosts" (New York: Putnam, 1904) Rene' Barjavel, French SF author, novels: * Ashes, Ashes [Doubleday, 1967; Curtis] * Future Times Three [Award, 1970] three novellas * The Ice People [Morrow, 1970; Science Fiction Book Club; Pyramid] * The Immortals [Morrow, 1974] Cicely Mary Barker (1895-1973): British illustrator for children's books, especially the "Flower Fairies" series Clive Barker (1952-): Member of Horror Writers of America Clive Barker: Official The Books of Cyber-Blood: Clive Barker Clive Barker: as painter Clive Barker Tribute Page Clive Barker: Writer, Artist, Filmmaker A Whisper from Beyond: Clive Barker and other favorite horror filmmakers Clive Barker @ AlphaRalpha filmgoers know him for the Helraiser movies (4 so far) and his having directed his own screenplay for "The Lord of Illusions", readers know him for an astonishing output which ranges from sui generis fantasy to splatterpunk. I know him for our interesting conversations about philosophy (his academic specialty) and his fluidly weird drawings. Clive Barker @ Dragon*Con Gray Barker, "They Knew Too Much about Flying Saucers", about the "men in black" Shirley Barker (1911-1965) American poet/librarian with 2 historical fantasy novels: "Peace, My Daughters" and "Swear by Apollo" Thomas Barker: * Five for Infinity [Major, 1976] Carl Barks (1901-): prolific artist/author for Disney comix James Barlow (1921-?), British novelist "One Half of the World" Marjorie Faith Barnard, see M.B. Eldershaw Arthur K. Barnes (1911-1969): * Interplanetary Hunter [Gnome, 1956; Ace] John Barnes: no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail By the way, John Barnes did NOT deny, in e-mail, the rumors that the Earth-Mars trajectory work he did with astronaut Buzz Aldrin has played a covert role in the new plans for accelerated search for Life on Mars, and has already been short-listed for a Nobel Prize in Physics. Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Books include: * Kaleidoscope Century [] rape and murder in a dark 21st century * A Million Open Doors [New York: Tor] cultural complexities of galaxy linked by teleportation * Mother of Storms [New York: Tor] global warming leads to super-hurricanes; also cool space-travel and nanotechnology plot threads * One for the Morning Glory [] Fantasy parody * Orbital Resonance [] based on a Buzz Aldrin trajectory design, this is a Heinleinesque novel of children coming of age aboard an Earth-Mars space station e-mail John Barnes John Barnes @ AlphaRalpha John Barnes: Index to at least 22 publications John Barnes: IBIC Reviews Patricia Barnes-Svarney: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Patricia Barnes-Svarney * Patricia Barnes-Svarney works for "ImageMax Limited", a business in Endwell, New York * She is a Geologist * Her specialty as an author is science fiction for "adults and young readers" * Her latest book is the nonfiction "Asteroid: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier?" (Plenum Publishing) * Her latest novel is "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Star Fleet Academy: Loyalties" (Pocket Books/Minstrel) * She also wrote the novelization of the hit young-adult TV show The Secret World of Alex Mack * Traveler's Guide to the Solar System * Her page also has hotlinks to: * Magazines * Organizations * Space Science & Astronomy * Physical Sciences * Search Engines * Science Fiction (including this very Ultimate SF Web Guide) e-mail Patricia Barnes-Svarney Arthur K[elvin] Barnes, Bellingham WA/Los Angeles/UCLA author in many genres, including SF, horror and detective, "Interplanetary Hunter" Steven Barnes: Novels: * Dream Park [Ace, 1981] co-author Larry Niven * The Descent of Anansi [Tor, 1982] co-author Larry Niven * Streetlethal [Ace, 1983] * The Kundalini Equations [Tor, May 1986] technical advice from Your Humble Webmaster * The Legacy of Heorot [Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, July 1987] co-author Larry Niven * Fusion [Eclipse Comics, 1987] 5-part graphic novel * The Barsoom Project [Ace, Aug 1989] * Gorgon Child [Tor, Dec 1989] * Achilles Choice [Tor, 1991] co-author Larry Niven * The California Voodoo Game [Tor, 1991] co-author Larry Niven * Fire Dance [Tor, 1993] * Beowulf's Children [Tor, 1995] co-author Larry Niven * Blood Brothers [Tor, 1996] * Iron Shadows [Tor, 1997; Feb 1998] ISBN 0-312-85708-X, 383 pages Private Investigators "Cat" Juvell plus partner/ex-husband "Jax" Carpenter are hired to locate a missing heiress, and confront "The Golden Sun" -- an apparently miraculous healing cult (think: Moonies meet Heaven's Gate meet Hare Krishna, but with genuinely positive results -- maybe). * Saturn's Race [Tor, 1998] Short Stories (selected): * "The Locusts" [Analog, June 1979] Hugo nominee * "Endurance Vile" [Asimov's, Aug 1980] * "Retrospective" [Destinies, Summer 1980] * "but fear itself" [The Magic May Return, Ace, 1981] * "The Thing in My Head" [Previews, Oct 1985] * "Yelloweye" [Robert Adams' Horseclans Anthology, 1988] * "Killsister" [Robert Adams' Horseclans Anthology, 1988] * "Sandman" [Roger Zelazny's martial arts anthology Warriors of Mist and Dream, 1995] Nonfiction Books: * Ki [Sen-do Publications, 1976] * Life Writing [Ronin Arts Publications, 1992] workbook and tapes Nonfiction Articles: * Los Angeles Magazine, Beyond, Daily News, Ampersand, Black Belt, Karate Illustrated, Fighting Stars, Vegetarian World, 15 others; Kung Fu columnist for Black Belt Magazine June 1986-June 1989 Videotape Production: * Life Writing/Total Success, 1993 * Firedance Tai-Chi, 1994 Teleplays: * Little Fuzzy [adaptation of H. Beam Piper novel, 1979] * The Test [adaptation of Stanislaw Lem story for Disney Cable, 1982] * Teacher's Aide, CBS-TV [date?] * To See the Invisible Man [adaptation of Robert Silverberg story, The Twilight Zone, 1985, aired 1986] * Moaning Stones [The Real Ghostbusters, aired 11-5-87] * H.E.N.R.I. VIII [Hour-long episode of The Wizard, CBS-TV, March 1987, technical advisor and rewrite: Jonathan Vos Post (uncredited but referenced by character Dr.Post)] * Selena's World [development for WGBH-TV/PBS] * Lover's Cove [Baywatch season opener 1993] * Rescue Bay [Baywatch, Feb 1994] * Homecoming [Baywatch, Feb 1995] * A Stitch in Time [Outer Limits, aired Jan 1996] * The Heist [Outer Limits] Screenplays: * The Soulstar Commission, Tercel Productions, 1987 * Sakura-Ninja action adventure series: creative consultant * creative consultant: The Secret of NIMH, United Artists/ Don Bluth, 1981 The Virtual World of Steven Barnes Steven Barnes @ AlphaRalpha Patricia Barnes-Svarney, see several entries above "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starfleet Academy No.10: Loyalties" (Pocket Books/MInstrel) David G. Barnett @ Dragon*Con editor of "Into the Darkness: the Magazine of Extreme Horror" H. C. Barnett: see Hugh B. Cave Lisa A. Barnett, full name Lisa Anne Barnett (1958-): see Melissa Scott (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.86) Paul Barnett: see John Grant (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.86) Perl T. Barnhouse, space anthologist "My Journeys with Astargo" (1952) Densil N. Barr, British novelist "The Man With Only One Head" Donald Barr: * Space Relations [Charterhouse 1973; Crest] George Barr (1937-): American SF/Fantasy illustrator Ken Barr, full name Kenneth John Barr [1933-): American Fantasy/SF artist/illustrator, born in Scotland (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, pp.86-87) Robert Barr (1850-1912), British fantasist: * The Face and the Mask * In a Steamer Chair and Other Shipboard Stories [1892] * The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs [1892] * From Whose Bourne [1893] * The Justification of Andrew Lebrun [1894] * Revenge! [1896] story collection Tyrone C. Barr, British author: * space station novel "Split Worlds" * "The Last 14" [Chariot, 1960] Charles Lee Barrett, M.D. (1909-?), American surgeon, founder of Midwestcon, with arguably world's largest collection of pulp magazines H.I. Barret: H.I. Barret @ AlphaRalpha Neal Barrett, Jr.: * Aldair in Albion [Daw, 1976] * Aldair, Master of Ships [Daw, 1977] * Highwood [Ace, 1972] * The Gates of Time [Ace, 1970] * The Leaves of Time [Lancer, 1970] * Kelwin [Lancer, 1970] * Stress Pattern [Daw, 1974] William E[dmund] Barrett (1900-?), American critic/novelist: * The Edge of Things [Doubleday, 1959] * Flight from Youth [Lippincott, 1939] * The Fools of Time [Doubleday, 1963; Cardinal; Avon] Wilson Barrett (1846-1904): Bristish author/actor/theatre manager (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.87) Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), British playwright/novelist of PETER PAN, with a MA fron the University of Edinburgh D[aniel] Moreau Barringer (1900-?), novelist of the Stone Age "And the Waters Prevailed" Leslie Barringer (1895-1968): British editor/author: * the "Neustria Cycle": * Gerfalcon [Newcastle, 1976] * Joris of the Rock [Newcastle, 1976] * Shy Leopardess [Newcastle, 1977] in 750 AD the Merovingian Dynasty doesn't split, but expands through at least 1400 AD in France genre: ALTERNATE WORLDS: history might have happened differently E. Barrington: pseudonym of L. Adams Beck (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.87) Michael Barrington: pseudonym of Michael Moorcock (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.87) D[onald] G[abriel] Barron (1922-?) British architect/novelist "The Zilov Bombs" T. A. Barron: nothing on the Web? [Ruth] Marjorie Barrows, American editor/critic "Science Fiction and Reader's Guide" which includes an anthology Susan Barrows @ Dragon*Con Diane Barsottini: Member of Horror Writers of America Diane Barsottini Alan Frank Barter (1933-?): British schoolmaster/anthologist: * Untravelled Worlds John Barth (1930-?) American English professor, magical realist novelist * Chimera [Random House, 1972; Crest] * Giles Goat-Boy [Doubleday, 1966; Crest] Donald Bartheleme (1931-1989), American author/editor of surrealistic SF/Fantasy, sort of Landell Bartlett, American novelist/anthologist "The Vanguard of Venus" William Barton: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America William Barton e-mail William Barton as of 1998 e-mail William Barton e-mail William Barton old, invalid? novels include: * Hunting on Kunderer [Ace, 1973] * A Plague on All Cowards [Ace, 1976] * The Transmigration of Souls [Warner, Jan 1996] * Acts of Conscience [Warner, Jan 1997] Novelettes include: * "Age of Aquarius" [Asimov's, May 1996] Nebula semifinalist M. A. Bartter, nothing on the Web? Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail M. A. Bartter Hugo Baruch (1907-?) fantasy stories in "Out of My Mind" as Jack Bilbo Ben Barzman, Candian/American novelist and screenwriter: * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star [Putnam, 1960; Science Fiction Book Club] a.k.a. "Echo X" [Paperback Library, 1962] Baseball: this American sport, a mutation of the English "Rounders", has inspired a disproportionate number of poems, Fantasies, and Science Fiction Stories. I had some detailed notes here, but I took my son to a night game at Dodgers Stadium last night (13 May 1998) where the Dodgers walloped the Phillies 9-4, and so I never typed in the notes. Maybe later. "Hamlet at the Bat" {hotlink to be done} Sir Henry Howart Bashford (1880-1961) British doctor/fantasist "The Happy Ghost and Other Stories" T. J. Bass, pseudonym of Thomas J. Bassler T. J. Bass, twice nominated for Nebula Awards * Half Past Human [Ballentine Books, 1971] * The Godwhale [Ballentine Books, 1974] James C. Bassett: no known home page Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * Living Real [New York: HarperCollins] e-mail James C. Bassett e-mail James C. Bassett old John Calvin Batchelor: John Calvin Batchelor: IBIC Reviews * "The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica" (1983) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Other novels include: * The Further Adventures of Halley's Comet [New York: Congdon & Lattes, 1980] Tom Robbins-like political/surreal/semi-SF * Father's Day [New York: Henry Holt, 1994] political thriller about 25th Amendment attempt to depose a disabled President of the US, marginally SF because of its near-future setting Batman: major comix hero, first in print [Detective Comics #27, May 1939] and then in film serials [1943; 1949], television [1966-1968], and big-budget films [1966; 1989; 1992; 1995; 1997]. See the Magic Dragon pages on TV of the 1960s and films of the 1980s and 1990s. {hotlinks to be done} Frederick Bateman, see co-author S.G. Soal Robert [Moyes Carruthers] Bateman (1922-?) British radio personality/editor/novelist "When the Whites Went" [Walker, 1964] Arlo Bates (1850-1918) American poet/novelist/MIT English professor "The Intoxicated Ghost and Other Stories" Harry Bates (1900-?) American editor/novelist/actor/playwright, who edited magazines including Astounding Stories and Strange Tales, novel "Space Hawk", see Astounding Science Fiction (Index): became Analog Herbert Ernest Bates (1905-?) British writer "Seven Tales and Alexander" Ralph Bates (1899-?) English novelist, New York University professor "The Miraculous Horde and Other Stories" Dwight W. Batteau (1916-?), American scientist with many nonfiction essays in Astounding Science Fiction magazine Ward Batty @ Dragon*Con co-publisher of Comics Debut with Brett Brooks and Cliff Biggers Charles Baudelaire, full name Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867): best-known for "The Flowers of Evil" [1857], major French poet who was deeply influenced by Edgar Allan Poe (whom he translated into French, with great popularity), and who in turn influenced much of modern poetry and Dark Fantasy. In their time, these poems had few admirers, created scandal, and on publication landed their author in court for corrupting public morals. Immensely sensitive, inclined towards mysticism, and endowed with an unparalleled musical ear, Baudelaire was also sickly, chronically on the outs with his family, eternally in debt, and generally unhappy -- a Philip K. Dick of the 19th Century. His central theme was the evil inherent in the human heart. The first poem of the "Flowers" makes it clear that he means the human heart in general, including the heart of the reader. Subsequent poems explore the various possibilities of vice, depravity, and sin with a thoroughness that makes a comparison with DANTE of the "Inferno" inevitable. Yet occasionally, particularly in some of his love poems, baudelaire achieves a kind of somber beauty which was, and still is, something new in poetry. Technical experts regard him as a great creator of metaphor. Gael Baudino (1955-): Wiccan author/harpist: * Gossamer Axe [1990] 6th Century Celtic harpist rock&rolls in 20th Century America * series about the last Elves being killed by the Inquisition: * Strands of Starlight [1989] * Maze of Moonlight [1993] * Shroud of Shadow [1993] * Sunlight [1994] * "Dragon" trilogy: * Dragonsword [1988] * Duel fo Dragons [1991] * Dragon Death [1992] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.93) Gerard M. Bauer: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Gerard M. Bauer Steven Bauer (1940-): * Satyrday [1980] Fantasy satire Wolfgang Bauer, German editor of classical Chinese stories including those of the supernatural "The Golden Casket" Wolfgang Baur @ Dragon*Con "without a doubt, the most Teutonic game designer at Wizards of the Coast" Bruce Baugh: Member of Horror Writers of America Bruce Baugh E. Susan Baugh: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America E. Susan Baugh@sff.net e-mail E. Susan Baugh as of 1998 e-mail E. Susan Baugh old, invalid? L[yman] Frank Baum (1856-1919), American immortal fantasist of the OZ books L. Frank Baum Tom Baum: * Counterparts [Dial, 1970] John Baxter, Australian film critic/screenwriter/novelist: * "The God Killers" [Australian edition ???]; a.k.a."The Off-Worlders" [Ace, 1966] * "Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction" Mrs. Maria Baxter "My Saturnian Lover" UFO novelist Stephen Baxter: England; Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America hard-SF author of remarkable stories and novels, details {to be done} Stephen Baxter corrected URL Stephen Baxter Stephen Baxter @ AlphaRalpha e-mail Stephen Baxter Arthur Albert Bayldon, Australian fantasist "The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories" Barrington J. Bayley: Barrington J. Bayley British author of metaphysical science fiction, including: * Annihilation Factor [Ace, 1972] * Collision Course [Daw, 1973] * Empire of Two Worlds [Ace, 1972] * The Fall of Chronopolis [Daw, 1974] * The Forest of Peldain [???] * The Garments of Caen [Doubleday, 1976] * The Grand Wheel [Daw, 1977] * The Soul of the Robot [Doubleday, 1974] * The Star Virus [Ace, 1970] * Star Winds [Daw] more information (I really like this guy but have misplaced my notes) {to be done} Martha Bayless: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the web? e-mail Martha Bayless Alfred Edward MacDuff Bayliss (1892-?) British schoolmaster/playwright/anthologist "Science in Fiction" (University of London, 1957) John Clifford Bayliss (1919-?), co-anthologist with with his dad (above) Return to Authors B Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Be..."

Peter S[oyer] Beagle (1939-), American fantasy novelist Peter S. Beagle @ AlphaRalpha * A Fine and Private Place [Viking, 1960; Dell; Ballentine Books] * The Last Unicorn [Viking, 1968; Ballentine Books] * Lila the Werewolf [Capra, 1974] * The Fantasy World of Peter Beagle [1978] omnibus collection * The Lord of the Rings [1978] screenplay * The Garden of Earthly Delights [1981] about Hieronymous Bosch paintings * The Innkeeper's Song [1993] Greg Bear, full name Gregory Dale Bear (1951-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America began as a science fiction magazine cover artist, and mutated into one of the best-known and most talented Hard SF novelists, who also has written superior Fantasy ("The Serpent Mage"). Very effective in both short forms (short story, novelette) and long forms (novella, novel). Greg Bear Greg Bear @ AlphaRalpha Greg Bear's "Moving Mars" IBIC Review Books include: * Anvil of Stars [pub, date] sequel to "The Forge of God", the character Andrew Jaguar is based on the son of Your Humble Webmaster * Beyond Heaven's River [1980] * Blood Music [1985] the first, and still best, nanotechnology novel * Early Harvest [1988] short story collection * Eternity [1988] sequel to "Eon" * Eon [1986?] a star-gate in an asteroid connects to the whole universe... and maybe more * The Forge of God [1987] superior novel of Earth's destruction and a complex ecosystem of alien races in the Galaxy; has the two co-webmasters of this web domain (Joanathan V. Post and Dr. Christine Carmichael) as named characters * Hegira [1979; 1987] * The Infinity Concerto [1984] * Legacy [New York: Tor, 1995] Gorgeous Bob Eggleton cover * Moving Mars [1994] Winner of Nebula Award for Best Novel * New Legends [] superb original anthology edited by Greg Bear * Psyclone [1979] a.k.a. "Lost Souls" -- strange twist on Hiroshima * Queen of Angels [] complex ambitious work about a murder investigation in a future where humenas are all either "therapied" or "untherapied" * The Serpent Mage [1986] * Songs of Earth and Power [New York: Tor, 1995] * Star Trek: Comna [1984] * Strength of Stones [1981] * The Wind from a Burning Woman [1983] short story collection Edward P. Beard, Jr. @ Dragon*Con Aubrey [Vincent] Beardsley (1872-16 Mar 1898) Bristish weird/fantasy artist/author/editor Doug Beason: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Doug Beason @ AlphaRalpha e-mail Doug Beason e-mail Doug Beason old, invalid? Warren Beath: Member of Horror Writers of America Warren Beath The Beatles: Hindu mythology recognizes that a single god can be fractionally reincarnated in several people simultaneously. In once Vedic tale, a god appears as 3 brothers, one of whom is 1/2 the god and the other 2 brothers are each 1/4. Well, I suspect that Orpheus was reincarnated as 1/4 John Lennon [1940-1980], 1/4 George Harrison [1943-], 1/4 Ringo Starr [1940-] and 1/4 Paul McCartney [1942-]; with maybe a smaller fraction going to each of several 5th and 6th Beatles. The full complexity of their lives, loves, and music could not have been invented by any fantasy author, although Rock & Roll novels have proliferated in the past 4 decades... Jerome Beatty, Jr., author of the SF juvenile: * Matthew Looney's Invasion of the Earth [New York: W.R. Scott, 1965] As of November 2000, there is a new webpage dedicated to Jerome Beatty's "Maria and Mathew Looney" series of sci-fi books: Jerome Beatty's "Maria and Mathew Looney" other pages that contain more info on this author: jeromeb.html kids.html David R. Beaucage: no known home page,; Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail David R. Beaucage as of 1998 e-mail David R. Beaucage old, invalid? Helen Beauclerk (1892-1969): British author and translator from the French, as she lived mostly in France and lived with Fantasy artist Edmund Dulac: * The Green Lacquer Pavilion [1926] * The Love of the Foolish Angel [1929] * The Mountain and the Tree [1936] prehistory/anthropology (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, pp.97-98) Charles Beaumont @ AlphaRalpha Alpha Ralpha doesn't mention this, but "Charles Beaumont" is actually the pseudonym of Charles Nutt (1929-1967) * The Hunger and Other Stories [Putnam, 1958; Bantam] * The Magic Man and other S.F. Stories [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1965] 18 stories * Nightride and Other Journeys [Bantam, 1960] 15 stories * Yonder [Bantam, 1958] 16 stories E. T. Beaumont: pseudonym of Charles Beaumont (Charles Nutt) Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780): Author of France who also lived in England and Switzerland, known for many Fairy Tales for children and adults, including the definitive version of "Beauty and the Beast" (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.98) Roger Beaumont: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Beauty and the Beast: see Marie le Prince de Beaumont, George R. R. Martin (Executive Producer of 1987-1990 TV series), SF/Fantasy Movies [Disney, 1991] W[illiam] G[eorge] Bebbington, British poet/fantasy anthologist "Fancy Free" (London: Allen Unwin, 1949) John Ernest "Jack" Bechdolt (1884-?) Seattle newspaperman, Munsey Publications reader, novels include "The Torch" (Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1948) Amy Bechtel: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Amy Bechtel C. C. Beck (1910-1989): comix artists best known for Captain Marvel (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.99) Calvin [Thomas] Beck (1930-?) American SF/Fantasy fan activist, "The Frankenstein Reader" (Ballentine, 1962) [Mrs.] Lily Adams Beck (1862?-1931), British mystic/orientalist/novelist, collections of her stories include: * "Dreams and Delights" (New York: Dodd Mead, 1926) * "The Ninths Vibration and Other Stories" (New York: Dodd Mead, 1922) * "The Openers of the Gate" (New York: Cosmopolitan, 1928) * "The Perfume of the Rainbow and Other Stories" (New York: Dodd Mead, 1923) Louis Becke (1855-1913), fantasy stories "The Strange Adventure of James Shervington and other stories" (London: T.F. Unwin, 1902) Christine Beckelheimer (Cristabel): nothing on the Web? Kurt Becker (1915-?) "Countdown" (New York: Benziger, 1958) Christine Beckert: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Christine Beckert Samuel Beckett (1906-1989): Nobel laureate playwright/author of Ireland with frequent absurdist/Fantasy/SF elements: * Engame, followed by Act without Words [1958] story collection set after nuclear war * Play [1964] drama, afterlife/prgatory fantasy * Eb Joe [1966] drama, ghosts William Beckford (1 Oct 1760-2 May 1844) British gentleman orientalist/travel writer whose fantasy "Vathek" [1834] was a keystone in the founding of the Gothic novel, and is a canonical fantasy classic [reprint: Ballantine Books Adult Fantasy, 1971] Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1836-1870): poet and novelist in Spain, wrote a number of often-anthologized fantasy and weird short stories. His collection of 18 stories "Leyendas" [1871] "Legends" were exotic and poetic in the extreme. Bedazzled: see SF/Fantasy films [1967; 1999] Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, stories include: * "The Transfer", Northern Frights 4 (Mosaic) * "The Dead Go Shopping", Northern Frights 3 (Mosaic) * "Dead Letter", 365 Scary Stories (Barnes & Noble) e-mail Stephanie Bedwell-Grime Jack Beeching, "The Dakota Project" (London: Cape, 1968; Delacorte, 1969; Dell) Michelle Been@sff.net Sir Max Beerbohm, full name Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (24 Aug 1872-20 May 1956): British characturist/author/essayist/drama critic: * The Happy Hypocrite [1896] parody Oscar Wilde's fairy tales and "The Picture of Dorian Grey" * Zuleika Dobson [1911] academic Fantasy * A Christmas Garland [1912] story collection, includes Fantasy parody of Rudyard Kipling * Seven Men [London: Heinemann, 1919] fantasy story collection * The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill [1928] chapbook Beetlejuice: see SF/Fantasy films [1988] Harold Begbie, full name Edward Harold Begbie (1859-1931): * Alice in Blunderland [1902] co-authors J. Stafford Ransome & M. H. Temple under pseudonym Caroline Lewis * The Further Adventures of Clara [1903] co-authors J. Stafford Ransome & M. H. Temple under pseudonym Caroline Lewis * The Man Who Changed the World [1912] Christian Fantasy * On the Side of the Angels (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.102) Delores Goodrick Beggs: no known home page, Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Delores Goodrick Beggs David Belasco (1859-1931): playwright/theatre producer and fantasist: * Fairy Tales Told By Sevem Travellars at the Red Lion Inn [1906] story collection * The Return of Peter Grimm [1912] * The Darling of the Gods [1902] co-author John Luther Long, said to be an inspiration to Lord Dunsany (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.102) Alexander Belayev (1884-1942): Russian science writer/SF author Michael P. Belfiore: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Michael P. Belfiore author's home page e-mail Michael P. Belfiore e-mail Michael P. Belfiore old, invalid? e-mail Michael P. Belfiore old, invalid? BELGIUM Manuel Ashe Beling, fantasy stories in "The Wicked Goldsmith: Tales of Ancient India" (New York: Harper, 1941) BELIZE Claire Bell, full name Claire Louise Bell (1952-): co-author with M. Coleman Easton under pseudonym Clare Coleman Douglas Bell: * Moho and the Pickle Jar (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.103) Eric Temple Bell (1883?-20 Dec 1960), Caltech Mathematics Professor who wrote SF under the pseudonym "John Taine", as well as many nonfiction books, best-known of which was "Men of Mathematics" The story of his life was highly auto-fictionalized, according to a fascinating recent revisionist biography: "The Search for E. T. Bell, Also Known as John Taine", Constance Reid, Mathematical Association of America, 1993 Julie Bell (1958-): Fantasy artist (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.103) M. Shayne Bell: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail M. Shayne Bell Neil Bell, pseudonym and then legal name for Stephen Southwold (1887-1964): * Precious Poercelain [1931] madness/SF/Fantasy * The Distrubing Affair of Noel Blake [1932] madness/SF/Fantasy * Death Rocks the Cradle [1933] under pseudonym Paul Martens * Portrait of Gideon Power [1944] under pseudonym S. H. Lambert * Alpha and Omega [1946] story collection * Ten Short Stories [1948] story collection * Three Pairs of Heels [1951] story collection * Village Casanova [1961] story collection * Gone To Be Snakes Now [Popular, 1974] Norman Bell "The Weightless Mother" (New York: Follett, 1967) Paul W. Bell, see R.F. Robinett Robert Bell "In Realms Unknown" (New York: Vantage, 1954) Thornton Bell: * Space Trap [Arcadia, 1966] John Bellairs (1938-1991): Fantasy novelist * St.Fidgeta and Other Parodies [1966] story collection * The Face in the Frost [1969] funny and frightening Fantasy * the "Chubby Lewis" Young Adult series * the "Anthony Monday" Young Adult series * the "Johnny Dixon and the Professor" Young Adult series Edward Bellamy (26 Mar 1850-22 May 1898) American social reformer/author who penned the extremely influential utopian novel "Looking Backward, 2000-1887" (Boston: Ticknor, 1888) See article and book list: Utopia Francis Rufus Bellamy (1886-?) American editor, one SF novel "Atta" [New York: A.A. Wyn, 1953; Ace; Pocket] Hans Schindler Bellamy (1901-?) nonfiction "The Atlantis Myth" (London: Faber, 1948) and "Moons, Myths and Man" (London: Faber, 1948) Pamela Belle (1952-): British Fantasy author: * The "Silver City" series: * The Silver City [1994] * The Wolf Within [1995] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.104) William Stern Beller (1919-?) scientist/author, aerodymanics engineer at Hughes Aircraft, edited "Missiles and Rockets", co-author with E. Bergaust on nonfiction "Satellite!" Hans Bemmann (1922-): professor and Fantasy novelist of Germany: * Stein und Flote [1983; US: "The Stone and the Flute", 1986] tr. Anthea Bell * The Broken Goddess [1990; UK: 1993] tr. Anthea Bell (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.105) Stewart H[urd] Benedict (1924-?) American anthologist "Tales of Terror and Suspense" (New York: Dell, 1963) [John] Barry Benefield (1883-?), novelist, "Texas, Brooklyn, and Heaven" a.k.a. "Eddie and the Archangel Mike" (New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943) Laura Benet, fantasist "Goods and Chattels" (New York: Doubleday, 1930) Stephen Vincent Benet (22 Jul 1898-13 Mar 1943), major American poet/author of superb fantasies including "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1940 RKO film, hotlink to be done, and SF "By the Waters of Babylon") William Rose Benet (1886-1950): poet, editor, novelist, brother of Stephen Vincent Benet: * The Reader's Encyclopedia [1948] nonfiction * The Flying King of Kurio [1926] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.106) Enrique de Benito: Science Fiction author of Spain, published a sequel to Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", namely "El hijo del Captain Nemo" Gregory Benford: Gregory Benford @ AlphaRalpha "Woodrow Wilson Fellow and an advisor for NASA and the Rand Corp., has broken seven bones as an aging athlete, written 17 novels, and run two Nebula banquets..." (Fall 1996 SFWA Bulletin, p.6). More data: Gregory Albert Benford, born Mobile AL 30 Jan 1941, son of James Alton Benford and Mary Eloise Nelson, married Joan Abbe 26 Aug 1967, children Alyson Rhandra and Mark Gregory, BS 1963 U. Oklahoma, MS 1965 UC San Diego, Ph.D. 1967 UC San Diego, , Research Assistant 1964-67 UC San Diego, post-doctoral fellow 1967-69 Lawrence Radiation Lab, research physicist 1969-71, Physics Professor UC Irvine 1971, Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1963-64, grantee Office of Naval Research 1975-, grantee National Science Foundation 1972-76, Army Research Organization 1977-82, Air Force Office of Scientific Research 1982, 1981 British SF Award, 1981 Ditmar Award, John W. Campbell Award 1981, Nebula Awards 1975 & 1981, member American Physical Society, Royal Astronomical Society e-mail Gregory Benford "Timescape" (1980) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Foundation's Fear" by Benford & Asimov IBIC review: "Asimov on steroids..." * Cosm [1998] being adapted for $80,000,000 film in 1999 Lewis Saul Benjamin (1874-1932) American folk tale anthologist under pseudonym "Lewis Melville" Arnold Bennett, full name Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867-1931): major US mainstream novelist most famous for "The Old Wives' Tale" [1908] who also dabbled with fantasy: * The Ghost: A Fantasia on Modern Times [1907] * The Glimpse: an Adventure of the Soul [1909] Elizabeth Anna Bennett (1914-): British children's fantasist (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.106) Gary L. Bennett: nothing on the Web? Gary [Lee] Bennett, born Twin Falls ID 17 Jan 1940, son of Joseph Albert Bennett and Adelaide Phillipa Leonard, married Cleo Sue Guetschow 14 Sep 1961, stepson Bruce Norman McMurtrie, author of novel "The Sky Sailors", articles in Popular Science, Astronomy, Technology Review, Aviation Week & Space Technology, AA 1960 Boise State U., BS 1962 U. Idaho, Masters of Nuclear Science 1966 U. Idaho, Ph.D. 1970 Washington State U., Safety Manager AEC Germantown MD 1971-74, Technical Assistant to Bureau Chief Nuclear Regulatory Commission Silver Spring MD 1974-80, Division Deputy Director US Department of Energy Germantown MD 1980-88, Program Manager NASA Headquarters 1988- Geoffrey Bennett, British novelist "The Creeping Evil" George Bennett, American English Department chairman at Exeter, fantasy anthologist Gertrude [Barrows] Bennett (1884-1941) American fantasist who mysteriously disappeared in California. Note: Gertrude (Barrows) Bennett was the real name of "Francis Stevens" (which is on our list). Year of her death is now known as recent findings (death certificate) show that she died in 1941. Thanks for this correction by e-mail Guy Sirois Gregory Bennett: born 12 March 1950 in Independence, Kansas. Writes "hard-science fiction" stories. To date, all his novellas have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine. Detailed biographical data are available at Gregory Bennett bio and a complete bibliography is at Gregory Bennett biblio Bennett's science fiction writing has been on hiatus for the past two years, overcome by his extraordinary efforts as founder and chief architect of the Artemis Project, an international program to establish a commercial base on the moon, backed by public and entertainment-industry investment. e-mail Gregory Bennett John Bennett (1865-1956): British author of collection of American folk tales Kim Bennett (1919-?) British translator/author "The Fabulous Wink" Margot Bennett (1912-?) British mystery author with one SF novel "The Long Way Back" [London: Bodley Head, 1954; Coward McCann 1955] Robert Bennett: * The Bowl of Baal [Centaur, 1972] William Edward Bennett (1898-?) British horror novelist "The Authentic Shudder" under pseudonym "Warren Armstrong" M. D. Benoit: Canadian science fiction e-book author: M. D. Benoit Novels: * 'Til the Fat Lady Sings [Pulsar Books, 2000] ISBN 1-58697-053-4 ebook e-mail M. D. Benoit Pierre Benoit (1886-1962) French romantic novelist accused of plagiarizing H. Rider Haggard: * Atlantida [Duffield, 1920; Ace, 1964] D[onald] R. Benson @ AlphaRalpha A[rthur] C[hristopher] Benson (1862-1925): Bristish scholar/essayist/poet ("Land of Hope and Glory") who wrote at least 5 fantasy story collections E[dward] F[rederick] Benson (1867-29 Feb 1940): British weird and fantasy author R[obert] H[ugh] Benson (1871-1914) British theologist/novelist Stella Benson (1892-1933) British novelist/dramatist/poet Steve Benson: no known home page, but America Online and CompuServe e-mail Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Steve Benson: Index to at least 1 publication e-mail Steve Benson e-mail Steve Benson old, invalid? Theodora Benson (1906-?) Fantasy short stories John Bentley, "Where are the Russians" (1967?68?) novel about the US-USSR moon race that was obsolete as soon as it hit the stores [Doubleday 1967; Curtis] Syd Bentlif, horror anthologist Gwen Benwell, scholarly author on Mermaids see: UNDER THE SEA Beowulf: see Precursors to Science Fiction and Fantasy Nancy Varian Berberick (1951-): Nancy Varian Berberick Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * the "Elvish" series * the "Shadow of the Seventh Moon" series e-mail Nancy Varian Berberick e-mail Nancy Varian Berberick old, invalid? Evelyn [Domenica] Berckmann (1900-?): musician/author pseudonym is "Joanna Wade" Elisabeth Beresford (1926-): juvenile fantasist, daughter of J. D. Beresford, best known for "The Womblies" series in books and television J[ohn] D[avys] Beresford (17 Mar 1873-1 Feb 1947) British architect with several fantasy story collections and one classic fantasy novel "The Hampdenshire Wonder" [London: Sidgwick Jackson, 1911; Garland, 1975] David Bergamini: * Venus Development [Popular, 1976] Erik R. Bergaust (see W. Beller) nonfiction books on rockets, and biographer of Wernher Von Braun "Reaching for the Stars" (New York: Doubleday, 1960). My father, Samuel H. Post, got verbal permission from Wernher Von Braun to publish a greatly expanded biography, visited him, introduced him to my brother Nicholas C. Post, but Von Braun died before the contract could be signed... Thomas Berger, full name Thomas Louis Beger (1924-): best-known as mainstream novelist * Regiment of Women [Simon & Schuster, 1973; Popular] Feminist SF * Arthur Rex: a Legendary Novel [1978] comedy on The Matter of Britain * Nowhere [1985] UTOPIA * Changing the Past [1989] TIME TRAVEL Yves Berger (1936-?) French critic/author with one time-travel novel "The Garden" (New York: Braziller, 1963) Earl K. Bergey (?-1952) American painter who did many pulp magazine covers, considered the master of the "Bug Eyed Monster", especially the kind who clutches bosomy women Jacques Bergier (1912-?): see L. Pauwels Edward P. Berglund (1942-): Member of Horror Writers of America Nonfiction Books: * Reader's Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos (2nd edition; bibliography; co-author Robert Weinberg) [Silver Scarab Press, 1974] nonfiction Anthologies Edited: * The Disciples of Cthulhu [DAW Books, 1976; revised Chaosium Books, 1996] Edward P. Berglund and Reader's Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos Nightscapes (e-zine) Ingmar Bergman (1918-): Major film director of Sweden, here for: * The Seventh Seal [1957] film, playing chess with Death Luis Bermejo, pseudonym of Luis Bermejo Rojo (1832-): comix artist of Spain (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.108) N. O. Bergquist "The Moon Puzzle" revised the theory that the Pacific Ocean was the scar where the moon tore loose. The only major scientific result of the Apollo program killed this theory forever. We now know that the moon was formed from mixed extraterrestrial and terrestrial material blasted into space by a primordial collision between Earth and a planet the size of Mars. Truth is stranger than fiction... Howard Berk: * The Sun Grows Cold [Delacorte, 1971; Dell] Jeff Berkwits: staff writer for Science Fiction Weekly, non-fiction in "Science Fiction Entertainment" fiction in semi-pro publications: * Keen Science Fiction * Freezer Burn Magazine and also publishes and edits e-mail ASTERISM: The Journal of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Space Music snailmail: Jeff Berkwits P.O. Box 6210 Evanston, IL 60204 USA Janet Berliner-Gluckman: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Member of Horror Writers of America Janet Berliner e-mail Janet Berliner-Gluckman e-mail Janet Berliner-Gluckman old, invalid? Michael Berlyn: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Michael Berlyn Judith Berman: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Judith Berman BERMUDA Paul Berna, French author of a novel about children and the terraforming of the Moon "Threshold of the Stars" Ojvind Bernander: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Ojvind Bernander e-mail Ojvind Bernander old, invalid? e-mail Ojvind Bernander old, invalid? Georges Bernanos (1888-1948): Catholic author of France Note: "George Bernanos is NOT a 'weird novelist' but a bona fide mainstream writer. I don't know any novel by him that could be called 'weird'. He is the father of Michel Bernanos, though. (listed right under his name)" Thanks for this correction by e-mail Guy Sirois Michel Bernanos (1924-1964): author of France, son of Georges Bernanos: * Sous le Soleil de Stan [1936; UK: 1927 as "Star of Satan"] tr. Veronica Lucas, priest versus devil * The Other Side of the Mountain [Houghton-Mifflin, 1968; Dell] Christine Bernard, British anthologist of horror Rafe Bernard, British novelist Michael Berry@sff.net James Berry: * The Galactic Invaders [Laser, 1976] Michael Berry: Member of Horror Writers of America Michael Berry Joanne Bertin: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Joanne Bertin e-mail Joanne Bertin John Bertin: * Brood of Helios [Arcadia, 1966] * The Interplanetary Adventurers [Lennox Hill, 1970] * The Pyramids from Space [Lennox Hill, 1970] Noel Bertram, pseudonym of Joseph Noel Thomas Boston (1910-1966): Vicar of Dereham, antiquarian, ghost story author: * Yesterday Knocks [1953] story collection under name Noel Boston (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.109) Sir Walter Besant (1936-1901): British author/social reformist: * The Case of Mr. Lucraft and Other Tales [1876] story collection * The Ivory Gate [1892] split-personality (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.109) Yevgeny Bescovich, Russian biologist/fantasist. Novels include "Rattlesnake Rapprochment" (Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1951) and "The Velociraptor of Venus" (Moscow: Mir), the latter filmed by Lenfilm and directed by Gennady Kazansky Bunny Bessel: nothing on the Web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America eluki bes shahar: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America eluki bes shahar@sff.net e-mail eluki bes shahar (Rosemary Edghill) The Best Science Fiction (April 1964-Nov 1964?), see Frederick Pohl : see Magazines Allison Stein Best: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Member of Horror Writers of America Allison Stein Best e-mail Allison Stein Best Alfred Bester Alfred Bester (1913-1987) @ AlphaRalpha "The Demolished Man" [Shasta, 1953; Science Fiction Book Club; Signet] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "The Stars My Destination" [Signet, 1956; Berkley; Bantam; Gregg] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Alfie" Bester shot onto the Science Fiction scene like an unexpected and brilliant comet, dazzling in stylistic innovation, with two of the most distinctive novels of all time: "The Demolished Man" and "The Stars My Destination," and won the 1953 Hugo Award. His later work is more normal, and is merely very good. I sat next to him at one of his rare convention appearances, a Norwescon, where he was visibly annoyed at being unknown by some younger fans, then enraged when one of them accidently spilled a drink into his lap. Had he not had such a comfortable and enjoyable job as a travelling travel editor for Holiday, who knows what he might have wrought? * The Computer Connection [Berkley/Putnam, 1975; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley] * The Dark Side of the Earth [Signet, 1964] 7 stories * Starburst [Signet, 1958] 11 stories * Starlight [Science Fiction Book Club, 1976; Berkley] a.k.a. "Star Light, Star Bright" [Berkley/Putnam, 1976] a.k.a. "The Light Fantastic" [Berkley/Putnam, 1976] In the 1976 Locus poll, asking readers to nominate their favorite author, Alfred Bester came in #15 (with 56 votes). Bestiaries: {to be done} John Gregory Betancourt (1960-): Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Member of Horror Writers of America http://www.wildsidepress.com Betancourt, John according to SFWA site John Gregory Betancourtold one @sff.net John Betancourt @ AlphaRalpha e-mail John Gregory Betancourt e-mail John Gregory Betancourt old, invalid e-mail John Gregory Betancourt @ Genie, invalid? e-mail John Gregory Betancourt old, invalid? The GEnie and Netcom e-mail addresses are no longer valid. Please use: wildside@sff.net Note thast his personal web page has moved. Novels: * Starskimmer (TSR) * Rogue Pirate (TSR) * The Blind Archer (Avon) * Johnny Zed (Warner) * Rememory (Warner) * Cutthroat Island (Tor) * Hercules: The Wrath of Poseidon (Tor) * Hercules: The Vengeance of Hera (Tor) * Star Trek DS9: Devil in the Sky  (Pocket) * Star Trek DS9: Heart of the Warrior (Pocket) * Star Trek Voyager: Incident at Arbuk (Pocket) * Born of Elven Blood (with Kevin J. Anderson) (Atheneum) John Betancourt is a professional writer and editor. Check out his work at http://www.wildsidepress.com T. Ernesto Bethancourt, pseudonym of Thomas Ernesto Bethancourt Passailaigue (1932-): * The Dog Days of Arthur Cane [1976] * Time in Yesterday 1978] * the "Instruments" Young Adult series: * The Mortal Instruments [Holliday, 1977] * Instruments of Darkness [1979] * Nightmare Town [1979] * The Tomorrow Connection [1984] sequel to Time in Yesterday Bruce R. Bethke -- who invented the very word "cyberpunk" and authored the award-winning novel "Headcrash" Bruce Bethke author's home page (new?) Bruce Bethke author's home page (old?) Bruce R. Bethke @ AlphaRalpha e-mail Bruce R. Bethke current (Sep 2000) e-mail Bruce R. Bethke obsolete Glen M. Bever: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Glen M. Bever H. U. Bevis, pseudonym of Herbert Urlin Bevis: * The Star Rovers [Lennox Hill, 1970] * Space Stadium [Lennox Hill, 1970] * The Time Winder [Lennox Hill, 1970] * To Luna With Love [Lennox Hill, 1971] * The Alien Abductors [Lennox Hill, 1971] Bewitched: see SF/Fantasy Movies [1945] and SF Television [1964-1972] {hotlinks to be done} William Gray Beyer: * Minions of the Moon [Gnome, 1950] Beyond Fantasy Fiction (Jul 1953-Sep 1954): see Magazines Beyond Fiction (Jul 1953-Sep 1955?): see Magazines Beyond Infinity: see Magazines Return to Authors B Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Jean Gall de Bibiana (1710?-1780?): Fantasy author of France (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.110) Ilsa J. Bick: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Ilsa Bick Ambrose Bierce, full name Ambrose Gwinett Bierce (1842-circa 1915): major American weird/fantasy/horror author {to be done}: * In the Midst of Life [Putnam, 1898; Signet, 1961] * The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce [Doubleday, 1971] James M. H. Bigelow: nothing on the Web? e-mail Jane M. H. Bigelow Lloyd Biggle, Jr.: Lloyd Biggle, Jr. @ AlphaRalpha Novels include: * The Angry Espers [Ace, 1961] * The Fury Out of Time [Doubleday, 1965; Berkley] * A Galaxy of Strangers [Doubleday, 1976] * The Light That Never Was [Doubleday, 1972; Daw] * The Metallic Muse [Doubleday, 1972] computers as authors * Monument [Doubleday, 1974] * The Rule of the Door [Doubleday, 1967] a.k.a. "The Silent Sky" [Belmont Tower] The "Cultural Survey" series: * The Still, Small Voice of Trumpets [Doubleday, 1968] * The World menders [Doubleday, 1971; Daw] The "Jan Darzek" series * All the Colors of Darkness [Doubleday, 1963] * The Darkening Universe [Doubleday, 1975] * Watchers of the Dark [Doubleday, 1966; Science Fiction Book Club] * Silence is Deadly [Doubleday, 1977; Science Fiction Book Club] Cliff Biggers @ Dragon*Con co-publisher of Comics Debut with Ward Batty and Brett Brooks Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary Agency: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Flonet Biltgen: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Eando Binder: pseudonym of Earl and Otto Binder Eando Binder @ AlphaRalpha * Adam Link -- Robot [Paperback Library, 1965] * Anton York -- Immortal [Belmont, 1965] * The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wreckers [Bantam, 1967] * The Double Man [Curtis, 1971] * Enslaved Brains [Avalon, 1965] * Five Steps to Tomorrow [Curtis, 1971] * Get Off My World [Curtis, 1971] * The Impossible World [Curtis, 1971] * Lords of Creation [Prime, 1949; Belmont] * Martian Martyrs (under pseduonym John Coleridge) [Columbia, 1940?] * The New Life (under pseduonym John Coleridge) [Columbia, 1940?] * Menace of the Saucers [Belmont, 1969] * Night of the Saucers [Belmont, 1971] * The Mind from Outer Space [Curtis, 1972] * Puzzle of the Space Pyramids [Curtis, 1971] * The Secret of the Red Spot [Curtis, 1971] Biology: full SF/Fantasy analysis of Biology {to be done}, but see: IMMORTALITY Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914-): major Fantasy author of Argentina and frquent collaborator with Jorge Luis Borges: * The Invention of Morel and Other Stories [US: 1964] tr. Ruth Simms IMMORTALITY adapted to Italian film "L'Invenzione di Morel" [1974] * Dormir al sol [1973; US: 1978 as "Asleep in the Sun"] tr. Suzanne Jill wry SF about psychosurgery and dictatorship * El sueno del los heroes [1954; US: 1987 as "The Dream of the Heroes"] tr. Diana Thorold * Selected Stories [US: 1994] tr. Suzanne Jill Levine * A Russian Doll and Other Stories [US: 1992] tr. Suzanne Jill Levine * Antologia de la Literatura Fantastica [1940; US: 1976, as "The Book of Fantasy"] groundbreaking major anthology of Spanish-language Fantasy/SF (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, pp.112-113) D. L. Birchfield: no known home page Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail D. L. Birchfield e-mail D. L. Birchfield old, invalid? R. P. Bird: R .P. Bird author's home page Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail R. P. Bird R.P. Bird's Published Works: FICTION "Illness in a Word," a short story, published April 1991 in "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction". A conjecture on the possibility that hatred and intolerance can be spread like a disease, wherein an alien culture becomes infected with these all too human failings. "Soft Heart of the Electron," a short story, published July/August 1989 in "Aboriginal Science Fiction". Love in cyberspace, and how the exigencies of the military can lead to very personal pain. Four chapters from his novel "Four Holes, Kansas" were serialized, July to October 1987, in "American Times". Think of Garrison Keillor on acid and you'll be in the right mental state. This novel outdoes "Northern Exposure" for exotic characters and mystical adventures in a small town. "Cont. from Page 24," a song based on an excerpt from one of his short stories. He performed vocals, with Joel Sanderson on synthesizer and Mike Curtis on keyboard/sampler. It appeared on the "Demolition Kitchen" collection, a 1987 cassette release by Audio Junkfood Recordings. "I really didn't do too much on this project, I read my story into a microphone. Joel and Mike did the real work. Joel's work has recently appeared at the Smithsonian (though not this particular work)." "Jungle Fever" and "Underground Flesh," songs based on his poetry. "I performed the vocals, with Bic Wayne on synthesizer. They appeared on the 'Artificial Happy' collection, a 1986 cassette release by Audio Junkfood Recordings. Bic was the power behind this one. His backing tracks gave the poetry that extra edge of hysteria." NONFICTION In 1995, three issues of an online column, "Tales from Birdland", appeared in the Geoworks Forum library and the Writers' Club library of America Online. The issues contained various sorts of his more eclectic writings: rambling movie reviews; illustrated (with maps) narratives of my adventures with local police and the criminals they chase; and even some attack journalism aimed at the shoddy security at a local university. This was more an experiment in online publishing than anything else, which he abandoned because of dissatisfaction with the concept and the lack of any remuneration. Letter to the editor, "The Sciences", July/August 1993. The letter criticized an article in the March/April issue, which had proposed depriving surgical remedies for certain types of birth defects on dubious grounds. Rants against dubious science are a hobby of his. Letter to the editor, "Scientific American", June 1991. The letter contained critical comments on the article "A Roman Factory," which appeared in the November 1990 issue of Scientific American. He is proud to be a hardcore reader of this magazine, to which he has subscribed since his high school days. Staff writer, "American Times", Wichita, Kansas. He wrote the restaurant, film, and video review columns, from May to October 1987. The magazine went out of business shortly after that. He doesn't think there is any connection between his work for the magazine and its bankruptcy - at least he hopes there isn't. Interviewer, "Radio Cyberpunk Project", for KMUW radio station, Wichita, Kansas, composed April 1987, aired January 1988. He conducted telephone interviews with the three founders of Cyberpunk: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and John Shirley. It was later released on cassette by Audio Junkfood Recordings. A unique and wonderful experience, one he'd like to try again sometime. REVIEWS of R.P. Bird's fiction SHORT STORY "Soft Heart of the Electron" in the July/August, 1989 issue of "Aboriginal SF" magazine; the cover art for this issue was taken from his story. This story is listed as an HONORABLE MENTION in "The Year's Best Science Fiction", seventh annual collection, Gardner Dozois, editor. "New writer R. P. Bird's 'The Soft Heart of the Electron' is an IMPRESSIVE DEBUT about a cybernetic assassin who discovers the truth about the one who loves him." -- Mark R. Kelly, reviewer, "Locus",August, 1989. "Now 'The Soft Heart of the Electron' by R. P. Bird is TRUE SCI-FI... ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY." -- Letter from Dwight G. Clark, "Aboriginal SF", Nov.-Dec., 1989. FOUR CHAPTERS from his novel "Four Holes, Kansas" were serialized, July to October, 1987, in American Times magazine. "WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY. Once you get started, you'll have to read the whole book. . ." -- "American Times", May, 1987. INTERVIEWER, Radio Cyberpunk project, for KMUW radio station, Wichita, Kansas, composed April, 1987, aired January 1988. Also released on cassette by Audio Junkfood Recordings. As the interviewer (also project originator), he conducted and edited telephone interviews with William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and John Shirley, the three founders of the Cyberpunk literary movement. "Radio Cyberpunk. . .is an INCREDIBLE RESOURCE..." --Review, "Sound Choice", May, 1989. Charles Birkin, full name Charles Lloyd Birkin (1907-1985): British author, editor, business executive: Books Authored: * Devil's Spawn [1936] story collection * The Kiss of Death [1964] story collection * The Smell of Evil [1965] story collection * Where Terror Stalked [1966] story collection * My Name is Death [1966] story collection * Dark Menace [1968] story collection * So Pale, So Cold [1970] story collection * Spawn of Satan [1971] story collection Books Edited: * the "Creeps Library" anthology series * The Tandem Book of Ghost Stories [1965] in USA as "The Haunted Dancers [1967] * The Tandem Book of Horror Stories [1965] in USA as The Witch baiter [1967] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, pp.112-113) David Bischoff: David Bischoff author's home page Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail David Bischoff * The Seeker, co-authored with C. Lampton [Laser, 1976] * {to be done} Anne Bishop: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Michael Bishop (1945-): Michael Bishop site by Michael Hutchins This site includes: * bibliography page * b&w photo * novels * story collections * anthologies * miscellaneous * poetry * short fiction * nonfiction Michael Bishop @ AlphaRalpha "No Enemy But Time" (1982) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle * Novels: * Ancient of Days [New York: Arbor, Aug 1985; Tor, Sep 1986; London: Paladin, Nov 1987; New York: Orb, Feb 1995] * And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees [Harper & Row, 1976] a.k.a. Beneath the Shattered Moons [Daw, 1977] * Brittle Innings [New York: Bantam, May 1994] * Catacomb Years [New York: Berkley/Putnam, Jan 1979; Berkley, Feb 1980] * Count Geiger's Blues [New York: Tor, July 1992; New York: Orb, Jun 1994] * A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire [Ballentine Books, 1975; as "Eyes of Fire" Pocket, July 1980] * A Little Knowledge [Berkley/Putnam, May 1977; Berkley, Mar 1978, Jan 1979] * No Enemy But Time [New York: Timescape, Apr 1982; London: Gollancz, July 1982; Pocket, Apr 1983; London: Sphere, Aug 1983; Bantam Spectra, Sep 1989; Book of the Month Club, July 1990; Norwalk CT: Easton Press, Apr 1991] * The Secret Ascenscion; or Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas [New York: Tor, Nov 1987; London: Grafton, Nov 1988; Barcelona: Alcor, 1988; New York: Orb, Jan 1994] * Stolen Faces [New York: Harper & Row, Mar 1977; London: Gollancz, July 1977; New York: Dell, July 1978; London: Sphere, Oct 1979] * Transfigurations [New York: Berkley/Putnam, Oct 1979; London: Gollancz, May 1980; New York: Berkely, Dec 1980] * Under Heaven's Bridge [London: Gollancz, Feb 1981; London: Sciencxe Fiction Book Club, 1981; New York: Ace, Apr 1982; London: Corgi, Sep 1982] co-author Ian Watson * Unicorn Mountain [New York: Arbor/Morrow, Jun 1988; Bantam Spectra, July 1989; London: Grafton, Aug 1989, Aug 1990] * Who Made Stevie Crye? [Sauk City WI: Arkham, Sep 1984; London; Headline, Nov 1987] * Story Collections: * At the City Limits of Fate [Cambridge MA: Edgewood Press, Aug 1996] 15 stories * Blooded on Arachne [Sauk City WI: Arkham, Jan 1982; Timescape, Jan 1983] 12 stories + 2 poems * Close Encounters with the Deity [Atlanta GA: Peachtree, Aug 1986] 14 stories + Isaac Asimov intro * Emphatically Not SF, Almost [Eugene OR: Pulphouse (Author's Choice Monthly #15), Dec 1990] 9 stories * One Winter in Eden [Sauk City WI: Arkham, Jan 1984] 12 stories + Thomas M. Disch intro * Many poems {to be done} * Nonfiction Terry Bisson, full name Terry Ballantine Bisson (1942-): home pages listed below Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Terry Bisson: Hugo Award 1991, Nebula Award 1990, Sturgeon Award 1991, SF Chronicle Award 1991 Terry Bisson according to SFWA site Terry Bisson: Index to at least 25 publications Terry Bisson @ AlphaRalpha e-mail Terry Bisson e-mail Terry Bisson old, invalid? Bill Bixby, actor, died in 1993 at age 59; was best known for two science fiction roles on television: "My Favorite Martian" and "The Incredible Hulk" Go to Ultimate Television Science Fiction Web Guide Jerome Bixby, pseudonym of Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby (1923-): editor for several pup magazines, also known for Star Trek episodes and the story "It's a Good Life" as adapted for the Twilight Zone television show and movie, and the books: * Devil's Scrapbook [Brandon, 1964] a.k.a. Call for an Exorcist [Brandon, 1974] * Space by the Tale [Ballantine Books, 1964] Bizarre! Mystery Magazine, (Oct 1965-Jan 1966): see Magazines Return to Authors B Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Forrest Black @ Dragon*Con WhiteWolf Sourcebook author The Black Cat (Oct 1895-May 1923?): see Magazines Malcolm Blacklin: pseudonym of British author/editor Aidan Chambers (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.116) Black Magic: see HORROR: that old black magic, the really scary stuff Black October: see Magazines Blackwood's Magazine, British (1850?-1985?): see Magazines Algernon [Henry] Blackwood (14 Mar 1869-10 Dec 1951) British hotellier, farmer in Canada, newspaperman, private secretary, dried milk company employee, television appearances, CBE (Commander , Order of the British Empire, awarded 1949 for his work as Espionage agent and Red Cross employee in World War I). Algernon Blackwood was the premier occult/supernatural author of the Edwardian era, best known for his short stories including six with the occult detective series character John Silence, who solves mysteries involving hashish-induced synesthesia and a psychic battle with a deceased witch, and Egyptian fire elemental, a witch cult town, a werewolf, and the fourth dimension. His studies with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn played a role in his selection of, and knowledge of, his unusual subject matter. He authored only one pure mystery/detective story "Max Hensig, Bacteriologist), based on the Carlyle Harris murder case which he'd covered as a police reporter for the New York Times. * 9 novels * 22 collections of or anthologies of short stories * 6 plays * 12 juvenile books Adult Fantasy/Supernatural: * The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories [1906] story collection * The Listener and Other Stories [1907] story collection * John Silence, Physician Extraordinary [1908] novel that made his reputation, allowing him to cut back on the private secretary job and devote himself full-time to research and writing * The Human Chord [1910] novel * The Lost Valley and Other Stories [1910] story collection * Pan's garden: A Volume of Nature Stories [1912] story collection * Incredible Adventures [1914] story collection * Ten Minute Stories [1914] story collection * Julius Le Vallon [1916] novel * The Promise of Air [1918] novel * The Garden of Survival [1918] novel * Karma: A Reincarnation Play [1918] co-author Violet Pearn * Bright Messenger [1921] novel * The Wolves of God, and Other Fey Stories [1921] story collection * Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches [1924] story collection * Ancient Sorceries and Other Tales [1927] story collection * The Dance of Death and Other Tales [1927] story collection * Strange Stories [1929] story collection * Short Stories of To-Day and Yesterday [1930] story collection edited by F. H. Pritchard * The Willows and Other Queer Tales [1932] story collection * Shocks [1935] story collection * The Tales of Algernon Blackwood [1938] story collection * Selected Tales [1942] story collection * Selected Short Stories [1945] story collection * Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural [1949] omnibus story collection * In the Realm of Terror [US: 1957] story collection * Selected Tales [1964] story collection * Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre [1967] omnibus story collection * Tales of Terror and Darkness [1967] omnibus story collection * Ancient Sorceries and Other Stories [1968] story collection * Best Ghost Stories [US: 1973] story collection edited by E. F. Bleiler * Tales of the Supernatural [1983] story collection edited by Mike Ashley * The Magic Mirror: Lost Tales and Mysteries [1989] story collection edited by Mike Ashley Biography: * Episodes Before Thirty [1923; revised as "Adventures Before Thirty, 1934] autobiographical * Algernon Blackwood: A Bio-Bibliography [1987] by Mike Ashley Alexander Blade: pseudonym of John W. Jakes (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.118) William Blake (1757-1827): Major revolutionary romantic author/painter/engraver of England, with unbounded imagination and cosmic drama. Very influential of Fantasy art, fiction, and poetry, he also encouraged in his literary descendants the value of (to use J. R. R. Tolkien's term) "subcreation" of an entire universe with history, characters, background, and linkages to Jungian archetypes and compelling images from dream, unconscious, the Bible, and great works of art (as Blake's characters in one epic poem have been traced to the paintings on the Sistine Chapel). As Blake put it: "I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's." Your Humble Webmaster spent many an hour studying Blake etchings (hand-coloured) at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and will eventually publish here his conclusions. Science Fiction/Fantasy About Blake: * Blake's Progress [Toronto, 1975; US: revised as "Timequest", 1987] by Ray Faraday Nelson, is explicitly about Mr. & Mrs.Blake, set in the genre of TIME TRAVEL * Seventh Son [1987] by Orson Scott Card, in which Blake is the peripatetic "Taleswapper" * Dead Man [1996] film written/directed by Jim Jarmusch has the central character as a Blake reincarnation * The Pit [1993] by Neil Penswick, stars Blake in the "New Doctor Who Adventures" Winston Blakely @ Dragon*Con Penciller/inker/colorist/painter/writer for Rich Buckler's Visage Studios (New York) Harry Blamires (1916-): British Religio-Political Fantasy author: * The Devil's Hunting Grounds [1954] purgatory * Cold War in Hell [1955] * Blessing Unbounded [1955] how to get to Heaven (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.119) Edmund Blampied (1886-1966): Fantasy painter/engraver/lithographer (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.119) William D. Blankenship: "The Helix File" [Walker, 1972] Jayme Blaschke: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Jayme Blaschke author's home page e-mail Jayme Blaschke William Peter Blatty (1928-): PR executive/author/screenwriter: * The Exorcist [1971] adapted and produced himself as film [1973] {hotlink to be done} * Exorcist: Legion [1983, a.k.a. "Exorcist III", "Legion"] * I, Billy Shakespeare [1965] Madame Blavatsky, full name Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891): co-founder of the Theosophical Society, born in Russia, deserted her husband (Nikifor Blavatsy, Vice Governor of Erivan, Ukraine), various adventures in Cairo and Constantinople, then led her followers to India. Infleuntial on spiritual Fantasy fiction, and heavily influenced by it. Crypto-History on cosmic scale, with Lemuria and Atlantis in the past and a transcendant future. Notable friends included William Butler Yeats and Alesiter Crowley. * Isis Unveiled [1877] 2-volume theodicy * The Secret Doctrine [1888] 2-volume theodicy * Key to Theosophy [1889] * Collected Works [1933-1936] 3 volumes edited by Trevor Barker James Blaylock, fuller name James P. Blaylock (1950-): born in Long Beach, California; M.A. 1974 California State University at Fullerton; teaches creative writing at Chapman University: James Blaylock new page James Blaylock old page Philip K. Dick Award and World Fantasy Award winning fantasy novelist, with a unique and delightful voice, alternately cheerful, wistful, frightening, speculative, and bizarre. Books: * All the Bells on Earth [Ace Books, 1995] Minister sells 3 crooks' souls to thge devil in a fundraiser, then they rise to power... * The Digging Leviathan [Ace Books, 1984; London: Morrigan, 1988] arcane speculations and weird events in Southern California * The Disappearing Dwarf [Del Rey, 1983] the Master Cheeser of Twombley Town's second warped epic, sequel to The Elfin Ship * The Elfin Ship [Del Rey, 1982] Jonathan Bing, the Master Cheeser of Twombley Town, rafts downriver to trade his raisin cheese for traditional Elven toys and honeycakes for Christmas; sort of "Huckleberry Finn" meets "The Hobbit" * Homunculus [pub? date?] winner of Philip K. Dick Award, the Trismegistus Club (London amateurs) versus Narbondo's raised-from-the-dead, with skeleton-piloted blimp, raided aquaria, rumored sexual devices, an amateur spceship that destroys a barn, miniature aliens...; like Charles Dickens writing an H. P. Lovecraft novel * Land of Dreams [Ace, 1987?; Arbor] * The Last Coin [Ace, 1989; Ziesing, 1988] Opossums, spoon-carrying pigs, coffee-perfectionism, excuse-mongering, and the search for Judas' cursed coins intersect strangely in a bed-and-breakfast * Lord Kelvin's Machine [Ace, 1992] sequel to Homunculus, in which the Unified Field Equations are derived in Victorean London, and a time machine nearly rewrite history in an adventure which includes kidnap, murder, volcano, indians, the discovery of penicillin, and a scheme to magnetically crash a comet into Earth; as if Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a Philip K. Dick novel * The Magic Spectacles [London: Morrigan, 1991; serialized in "Crank!"] magic glass, goblins, rope-ladder to the Moon: an hallucinatory Humpty-Dumpty * Night Relics [Berkley, 1996] divorce, blackmail, stalking, and multi-generational obsessions with a cottage at the crux... while the demented voyeuristic villain is trying to reform * The Paper Grail [Ace, 1991] the Holy Grail as Origami on the foggy California coast, with a tangle of cross-purposed eccentrics and the profound evil of a ladies' garden club * The Stone Giant [Ace, 1989] third in a trilogy following The Elfin Ship and The Disappearing Dwarf; Theophile Escargot is the legendary elder Bilbo to Dooly's bumbling Frodo, but as a young man in this novel, fleeing town over a pie incident as goblins and barmaids collide Novellas and Short Stories: * see web page above Christopher Blayre, pseudonym of Edward Heron-Allen (1861-1943): British professor, parodist, fantasist: * The Princess Daphne [1885] as Edward Heron-Allen, vampires * Kisses of fate: A Study of Mere Human Nature [1888] as Edward Heron-Allen * A Fatal Fiddle: The Commonplace Tragedy of a Snob [1890] * Barnacles in Nature and Myth [1928] nonfiction influenced by Charles Darwin * The Purple Sapphire [1921] story collection * The Cheetah-Girl [1923] chapbook * Some Women of the University [1932] privately printed story collection * The Strange Papers of Dr. Blayre [1932] story collection (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.120) E. F. Bleiler, full name Everett Franklin Bleiler (1920-): major editor and bibliographer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, for which he won the 1984 Pilgrim Award for his research: * The Checklist of Fantastic Literature: A Bibliography of Fantasy, Weird and Science Fiction Books Published in the English Language [1948; revised as The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction, 1978] * Science Fiction Writers: Critical Studies of the Major Authors from the Early Nineteenth Century to the Present Day [1982] anthology * Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror [1985] 2-volume anthology * Science Fiction: The Early Years [1991] co-bibliographer Richard Bleiler * also, various anthologies edited, some with Thaddeus E. Dikty Richard Bleiler, full name Richard James Bleiler (1959-): son of and co-bibliographer with E. F. Bleiler James Blish James Blish, full name James Benjamin Blish (1921-1975): James Blish @ AlphaRalpha One of the 3 great SF critics of all time; brilliant novelist; who sold more copies of his Star Trek novel (the first) than anything else he ever wrote, although many of his other works are classics of the highest literary and philosophical nature. [Estate currently managed by Judith L. Blish, from Greece] * "A Case of Conscience" (1958) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle. Other novels include: * And All the Stars a Stage [Doubleday, 1971; Avon] * Anywhen [Doubleday, 1970; Science Fiction Book Club] * The Duplicated Man (co-author Lowndes) [Avalon, 1959; Air] * The Frozen Year [Balentine Books hard cover, 1957] * Galactic Cluster [Signey, 1959] 8 stories * Jack of Eagles [Greenberg 1952; Galaxy Novel #19; Avon] a.k.a. ESP-er [Avon, 1958] * Midsummer Century [Doubleday, 1972; Science Fiction Book Club; Daw] * Mission to the Heart Stars [Putnam, 1965] * The Night Shapes [Ballentine Books, 1962] * The Quincunx of Time [Dell, 1973] * The Seedling Stars [Gnome, 1957; Signet] includes the astonishing novelette "Surface Tension" which greatly influenced Your Humble Webmaster in getting into Science Fiction * So Close to Home [Ballentine Books, 1961] * The Star Dwellers [Putnam, 1961; Avon; Berkley] * Titan's Daughter [Berkley, 1961] * A Torrent of Faces {with Damon Knight} [Doubleday, 1967; Science Fiction Book Club; Ace] * The Vanished Jet [Weybright & Talley, 1968] Juvenile * Vor [Avon, 1958] * The Warriors of Day [Galaxy Novel #16; Lancer, 1973] * Welcome to Mars [Putnam, 1967] Juvenile The "Cities in Flight" series (all 4 in one volume [Avon, 1969; Science Fiction Book Club; Doubleday 1973; Avon]: * They Shall Have Stars [Avon, 1966] a.k.a. Year 2018 [Avon, 1957] * A Life for the Stars [Putnam, 1962; Avon] * Earthman, Come Home [Putnam, 1955; Science Fiction Book Club; Avon] * The Triumph of Time [Avon, 1958] The "After Such Knowledge" series (see THEOLOGY): * Doctor Miribilis [Dodd Mead, 1971] * Black Easter [Doubleday, 1968; Dell; Avon] * The Day After Judgment [Doubleday, 1971] * A Case of Conscience [Ballentine Books, 1958; Walker, 1969] the "Star Trek" series: {to be done} Judith L. Blish (J. A. Lawrence) has been granted Lifetime Membership in Science Fiction Writers of America (Estate Member). Edward Blishen (1920-): British Fantasy author (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.122) Karen Blixen (1883-1962): author of Denmark who mostly writes under pseudonym Isak Dinensen Robert Bloch: Robert Bloch (1917-1995) @ AlphaRalpha My father, Samuel H. Post, published Robert Bloch in paperback. The last time we spoke, I pointed out that he had a cat hair on his coat, and he complimented my attention to detail and then went into a long, gentle conversation about his daughter and her love of animals. Bob Bloch was a prince among men, and a king among authors. The definitive source is "Once Around the Bloch: An Unauthorized Autobiography", (New York: Tor, 1993). Data: Robert Albert Bloch, born Chicago 5 April 1917, son of Raphael A. Bloch and Stella A. Loeb, married Eleanor Alexander 16 Oct 1964, daughter by previous marriage Sally Ann, MANY publications, editor "The Best of Frederic Brown" 1977, student of public schools in Maywood IL and Milwaukee, freelance writer 1934-42 and 1953-, copywriter at Gustav Marx Advertsing Agency in Milwaukee 1942-53, E.E. Evans Memorial Award 1958, Screenwriter's Award 1960, Inkpot Award for Science Fiction 1964, Award for Service to Field of Science Fantasy (LASFS) 1974, Fritz Leiber Fantasy Award 1978, Hugo 1958, Lifetime Achievement Award 1984, Edgar Allan Poe Scroll 1960, Trieste Film Festival Award 1964, Reims Festival Award 1979, Lifetime Career Award Atlanta Fantasy Fair 1984, Twilight Zone Domension Award 1985, member Writers Guild of America, SFWA, MWA (President 1970-71), Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Partial Bibliography {to be done} * Atoms and Evil * The Best of Robert Bloch * Dragons and Nightmares * Fear Today, Gone Tomorrow * Reunion With Tomorrow * Sneak Preview * This Crowded Earth & Ladies Day * 17 mystery/detective novels * 4 other novels * 11 screenplays * 39 radio plays (Tuned for Terror series 1944-5) * 25+ teleplays for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, I Spy, Run For Your Life, Star Trek, Journey to the Unknown, Night Gallery * 3 other books (science fiction fandom; Necronomicon Press, West Warwick Rhode Island; anthology of Frederic Brown stories) Franceska Lia Block (1962-): journalist and young adult fantasist: * the "Weetzie Bat" series: * Weetzie Bat [1989] * Witch Baby [1991] * Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys [1992] * Missing Angel Juan [1993] * Baby Be-Bop [1995] * Ecstasia [1993] Orpheus * Primavera [1994] Persephone * The Hanged man [1995] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.123) Aubrey Tyndall Bloggsleigh: pseudonym of Kennth Morris (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.123) Suzanne Alles Blom: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America John Bloodstone, pseduonym of Stuart J. Byrne [see listing there] Mark Bloodstone, pseudonym of Brian McNaughton [see that entry in "authorsM"] Harold Bloom (1930-): major critic, author, anthologist who takes Fantasy and Science Fiction rather seriously Jeremy Bloom: no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail e-mail Jeremy Bloom Bluebook Magazine (May 1905-?): see Magazines Ralph Blum: * The Simultaneous Man [Boston: Little Brown, 1970; Bantam] Robert Steven Blum: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Robert Steven Blum James Blumgarten: * The Astronaut [Warner, 1974] Don Bluth (1938-): American animator and film director, resident in Ireland: Genre Films: * The Secret of NIMH 1982] see Robert C. O'Brien * An American Tail [1986] * The Land Before Time [1988] cute dinosaurs * several Derect-to-Video sequels * All Dogs Go to Heaven [1989] * Rock-A-Doodle [1990] * Thumbelina [1994] James Blyth (1864-1933): British fantasist (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.124) Blythe Ayne author's home page Enid Blyton (1897-1968): British children's Fantasy author Return to Authors B Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Nina Boal: lives in Baltimore, works as a computer programmer. She was born outside of Chicago and got her writing start through the generosity of Marion Zimmer Bradley and her anthologies. Nina Boal mostly has written short stories published in Marion Zimmer Bradley's anthologies and also in the small press. Aside from writing and computers, her hobbies are: her cats, watching figure skating and baseball, reading. Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Nina Boal Mark Bode @ Dragon*Con, graphic artist / comix Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375): major author of Italy {to be done} Anders Bodelsen: * Freezing Down [Harper & Row, 1971; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley] K. B. Bogen: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Martyn Boggon: * The Inevitable Hour [Award, 1969] Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (1954-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * the "Meri" series about pseudo-mermaids * The Meri [1992] * Taminy [1993] * The Crystal Race [1995] e-mail Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff Matteo Mario Boiardo, Count of Scandiano (1434-1494): major poet of Italy {to be done} (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.124) Hannes Bok: pseudonym of Wayne Woodward (1914-1964) Hannes Bok: artist, poet, novelist, co-author with Abraham Merritt * Beyond the Golden Stair [Ballentine Books Adult Fantasy, 1970] * The Sorcerer's Ship [Ballentine Books Adult Fantasy, 1969] John Boland: * White August [Arcadia, 1966] Darlene D. Bolesny: CompuServe e-mail, but preference for: Darlene D. Bolesny Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Darlene D. Bolesny e-mail Darlene D. Bolesny invalid? BOLIVIA Johanna Bolton: artist/author; web site combines chocolate milk carton and missing/outdated link 404 notice. John Bolton (1951-): British comix artist (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.124) J. Harvey Bond, pseudonym of Russ Winterbotham Michael Bond (1926-): British author of children's Fantasy (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.125) Nancy Bond, full name Nancy Barbara Bond (1945-): * A String in the Harp [1976] celtic/Wales * The Voyage Bugun [1981] SF, Young Adult * Another Shore [1989] 18th Century American Time Travel Nelson S. Bond, full name Nelson Slade Bond (1908-): Bibliophile/book dealer, philatelist, author, and close friend of James Branch Cabell; Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (as of August 1998): Fiction: * Animal Farm: A Fable in Two Acts [1964] play, based on George Orwell * Exiles of Time [Prime, 1949; Paperback Library, 1952] from stories in "Blue Book" [1940] * Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman [Doubleday, 1950; Science Fiction Book Club] * Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies and Other Fantastic Tales [Coward-McCann, 1946] story collection * The Monster [1953] story collection * Nightmares and Daydreams [Arkham House, 1968] * No Time Like the Future [Avon, 1954] story collection * The 31st of February [Gnome, 1949; Gnome paperback] Nonfiction: * James Branch Cabell: A Complete Bibliography [1974] J. F. Bone: pseudonym of Jesse Franklin Bone J. F. Bone @ AlphaRalpha * Gift of the Manti {with R. Myers} [Laser, 1977] * The Lani People [Bantam, 1962] * Legacy [Laser, 1976] * The Medlers [Laser, 1976] Bones: see Magazines Kyril Bonfiglioli (1928-1985): British editor of the magazine "Science Fantasy" Thomas Bontly (1939-): professor and author: * Celestial Chess [1979] deal-with-the-Devil (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.126) Books about Books, or Humans entering Books: SF/Fantasy subgene {to be done} The Book of Terror (Dec 1949): see Magazines A Book of Weird Tales (Aug 1960), see Forrest J. Ackerman : see Magazines Ted Boonthanakit @ Dragon*Con, artist John Boorman: film director/producer/writer * Zardoz {co-authored with Bill Stair} [Signet, 1974] {film hotlink to be done} Ginger Booth@sff.net e-mail Ginger Booth Guy Boothby, full name Guy Newell Boothby (1867-1905): Australia-born British Fantasy author: * the "Dr. Nikola" occult thriller series about an unscrupulous quest for IMMORTALITY: * A Bid for Fortune [1895; revised as "Dr. Nikola's Vendetta", US: 1908] * Doctor Nikola [1896] * Dr. Nikola's Experiment [1899] * "Farewell, Nikola" [1901] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.127) David H. Borcherding: Writer's Digest Books Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail David H. Borcherding Borderlands: magazine {to be done} Borderline (Sep 1964-Jan 1965?), Mystery/Fantasy: see Magazines Terry Boren: nothing on the Web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Terry Boren e-mail Terry Boren old, invalid? Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986): Major poet/essayist/short fiction author of Argentina who worked quietly as a librarian while blazing a trail for the renaissance of latin American literature on the world scene Jorge Luis Borges Robert de Boron (?-1212): chronicler in France of Grail legends (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.129) The Borrowers: see Mary Norton, SF/Fantasy Movies [1973, 1998] Hieronymous Bosch (circa 1450-1516): Major Fantasy artist of the Netherlands Bruce Boston: Bruce Boston home page Bruce Boston @ AlphaRalpha [obsolete] the most prolific major Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative Poet in the world. Data: * Bruce Boston, born Chicago 16 July 1943 * son of John Edmund Joseph Boston and Lillian Rose * published in New Worlds 1976, Pushcart Prize Anthology 1976, New York Times Magazine, Asimov's... * B.A. 1965 UC Berkeley * M.A. 1967 UC Berkeley * Professor John F. Kennedy University Orinda CA 1978-82, * fiction editor Berkeley Poets Workshop & Press 1980-85 * Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * Active Member of Science Fiction Poetry Association * Chairman Nebula Awards Jury 1988 e-mail Bruce Boston Lucy M. Boston, full name Lucy Maria Wood Boston (1892-1990): British author best known for many stories and novels about "Yew Hall" or "Green Knowe" (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.130) Noel Boston: pseudonym of Noel Bertram (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.130) Gene Bostwick: no known home page, but America Online e-mail Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Gene Bostwick: Index to at least 1 publication e-mail Gene Bostwick Lisa Bothell: Member of Horror Writers of America Lisa Bothell@sff.net Jan Botto (1829-1881): Fantasy poet of Slovakia (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.130) Anthony Boucher: pseudonym of William Anthony Parker White, author/editor in science fiction and mystery genres, among others (also under the pseudonym H. H. Holmes) Anthony Boucher @ AlphaRalpha Science Fiction/Fantasy: * The Complete Werewolf [Simon & Schuster, 1969; Ace] 10 stories * Far and Away [Ballentine Books Hardcover, 1955; Ballentine Books paperback] 11 stories * Rocket to the Morgue {as H. H. Holmes} [Duell-Sloan, 1942; Dell; Pyramid] Anthony Boucher: pseudonym for William Anthony Parker White (21 Aug 1911-29 Apr 1968), Born Oakland, California; 1928-1930 educated Pasadena Junior College (now Pasadena City College); 1932, University of Southern California; M. A., University of California, Berkeley; married Phyllis May Price, 1938, 2 sons; Phyllis White is now Estate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; to continue with William Anthony Parker White: 1935-1937 Theatre and Music critic, United Progressive News, Los Angeles; 1942-1947 Science Fiction and Mystery reviewer, San Francisco Chronicle; 1948-1950 and 1957-1968 Mystery reviewer, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; 1951-1968 Mystery reviewer New York Times Book Review; 1949-1950 Fantasy book reviewer (under pseudonym H. H. Holmes) Chicago Sun-Times; 1951-1963 Fantasy book reviewer, New York Herald Tribune; 1961-1968 reviewer for Opera News; 1949-1954 Founding Editor (with Francis J. McComas) The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (sole editor 1954-1958); 1952-1953 editor True Crime Detective; 1952-1955 editor Mercury Mysteries; 1957-1960 editor Dell Great Mystery Library; 1962-1968 Collier Mystery Classics; 1949-1968 initiated Great Voices series of historical recordings, Pacifica radio, Berkeley; 1951 President of Mystery Writers of America; 1946, 1950, 1953 Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poen Award for nonfiction. Anthony Boucher @ MGrost (Mystery/Detective domain) * 7 mystery/detective novels with series character Fergus O'Breen * 2 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym H. H. Holmes, with series character Sister Ursula (including "Rocket to the Morgue") * one collection of mystery/detective short stories * radio plays for Sherlock Holmes series and for The Casebook of Gregory Hood series * 2 collections of fantasy and science fiction short stories * 3 books of mystery/detective criticism/biography/correspondence * editor of 8 collections of true crime, detective, fantasy, or science fiction stories Pierre Boulle: Pierre Boulle @ AlphaRalpha * The Garden on the Moon [Vanguard, 1965; Signet] * Planet of the Apes [Vanguard, 1963; Science Fiction Book Club; Signet] {film hotlink to be done} * Time Out of Mind and Other Stories [Vanguard, 1966; Signet] 12 stories S. Kye Boult, pseudonym of William E. Cochrane: * Solo Kill [Berkley, 1977] Note: Thanks for a correction by e-mail Guy Sirois Sydney J. Bounds: Novels: * The Robot Brains [Arcadia, 1967; McFadden-Bartell 1960] * Dimension of Horror (Hamilton, 1953) * The Moon Raiders (Foulsham, 1955) * The World Wreckers (Foulsham, 1956) Note: Thanks for a correction by e-mail Guy Sirois Mark Bourne: describes self as "author of short fiction, budding novelist, planetarium guy, scriptwriter, designated happy mutant" Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mark Bourne@sff.net Mark Bourne @ AlphaRalpha e-mail Mark Bourne Ben Bova: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Ben Bova Major science fiction author, former Editor of Omni Magazine (who gave Your Humble Webmaster a break by purchasing the article "Space Power for Supersocieties" which ran April 1980, at a time when I needed the money), always a gentleman, was the science writer for Project Vanguard (which was to have launched the world's first artificial satellite in 1956) and was thus actively involved with the space program over 40 years ago! Ben Bova @ AlphaRalpha e-mail Ben Bova The "Exiles" series: * Exiled from Earth [Dutton, 1971] juvenile * Flight of Exiles [Dutton, 1972] juvenile * End of Exile [Dutton, 1975] juvenile Other novels include: * As On a Darkling Plain * City of Darkness * The Duelling Machine * Escape * Forward in Time * Millennium * The Multiple Man [Bobbs-Merrill, 1976] Clones * Out of the Sun [juvenile] * The Shining Strangers * Star Conquerors * The Starcrossed * Star Watchman [juvenile] * THX 1138 {with George Lucas} {film hotlink to be done} * The Weathermankers [juvenile] * When the Sky Burned * The Winds of Altair John Bowen: * After the Rain [Ballentine Books, 1959; Random House, 1968] Marjorie Bowen, pseudonym of Gabrielle Maragaret Campbell (1886-1952): prolific British author of 150+ books, including: Genre Books Authored: * Black Magic [1909] * The Last Bouquet [1933] story collection * The Fetch [1942] * The Bishop of Hell [1949] story collection * Kecksies [Arkham House, 1976] story collection Edited: * Great Tales of Horror [1933] * More Great Tales of Horror [1935] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.131) Richard Bowes: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Richard Bowes e-mail Richard Bowes old, invalid? Stephen Bowkett (1953-): British author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: * Spellbinder [1985] chapbook * Gameplayer [1986] Fantasy RPG interpenetrates reality * Dualists [1987] Science Fiction * catch and Other Stories [1988] SF and Horror story collection * Frontiersvlle High [1990] SF story collection * The Community [1993] Horror, under pseudonym Ben Leech * The Bidden [1994] Horror, under pseudonym Ben Leech * Rare Breed [1996] Horror, under pseudonym Ben Leech (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.131) Chris Boyce: * Catchworld [Doubleday, 1977] * Brainfix [1980] Note: Thanks for a correction by e-mail Guy Sirois J. P. Boyd: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America John Boyd, pseudonym for Boyd Upchurch, now married to an elementary school principal and keeping a low profile, so I am not revealing his address. Known for exuberant, poetic, literary novels which add depth to standard SF tropes: * Andromeda Gun [Berkley/Putnam, 1974; Berkley] * Barnard's Planet [Berkley/Putnam, 1975; Berkley] * The Doomsday Gene [Weybright & Talley, 1973] * The Girl With the Jade Geen Eyes [Viking, 1978] * The Gorgon Festival [Weybright & Talley, 1972; Bantam] * The I.Q. Merchant [Weybright & Talley, 1972] * The Last Starship from Earth [Weybright & Talley, 1968; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley; Penguin] * The Organ Bank Farm [Weybright & Talley, 1970; Bantam] * The Pollinators of Eden [Weybright & Talley, 1969; Science Fiction Book Club; Dell] * The Rakehells of Heaven [Weybright & Talley, 1969; Bantam] * Sex and the High Command [Weybright & Talley, 1970; Bantam] e-mail Waldo T. Boyd e-mail Waldo T. Boyd old, invalid? Elizabeth H. Boyer: Fantasy author best-known for "Alfar" series (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.131) Steven R. Boyett (1960-): Steven R. Boyett novels: * Ariel [Berkley, 1983] * The Architect of Sleep [Berkley, 1986; London: Grafton, 1987] * The Gnole [London: Heinemann, 1992] * several "Star Trek" novels Novellas: * "Prodigy" in Terry Windlin, ed., Borderland [Signet, 1986] * "Like Pavlov's Dogs" in Skipp & Spector, eds. Book of the Dead [Bantam, 1989] Short Stories: in Elsewhere III, Faery, Aboriginal SF, Silver Scream, Midnight Graffiti, Tampa Review, Asimov's, F&SF Comics: * 3 "Ren & Stimpy" comic books Beryl Boykin @ Dragon*Con, playwright / radio producer / actor Boy's Friend Library: see Magazines The Boy's Star Library (1880-1893?): see Magazines Stretan Bozic (1932-): Fantasy author born in Serbia, who later used pseudonym B. Wongar (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.131) Return to Authors B Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Michael Bracken (7 Sep 1957-): Mystery author and Science Fiction author, born in Canton, Ohio, USA: Michael Bracken Active member: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Horror Writers Association Private Eye Writers of America Mystery Writers of America Novels: * Psi Cops [Books In Motion, 1995] science fiction police procedural * Deadly Campaign [Books In Motion, 1994] mystery Short Story Collection: * Even Roses Bleed [Books in Motion,1995] six mysteries, 1 ghost story Some other publishing credits can be found at: Michael Bracken e-mail Michael Bracken Leigh [Douglass] Brackett (17 Dec 1915-24 Mar 1978): married (1946) to science fiction author Edmond Hamilton (died 1977); major screenwriter and novelist, also under pseudonym Eric John Stark (I've gotten e-mail disputing this); winner Jules Verne Award; winner 1964 Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award Leigh Brackett @ AlphaRalpha, science fiction "The Long Tomorrow" [Doubleday, 1955; Science Fiction Book Club; Ace; Ballantine Books] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Other science fiction books include: * Alpha Centauri or Die * The Best of Leigh Brackett * The Big Jump * The Book of Skaith * The Coming of the Terrans * Eric John Stark, Outlaw of Mars * The Ginger Star * The Halfling and Other Stories * The Hounds of Skaith * The Nemesis from Terra, a.k.a Shadow Over Mars * The Reavers of Skaith * The Starmen (a.k.a The Galactic Breed, a.k.a. The Starmen of Llyrdis] * The Sword of Rhiannon * Strange Adventures on Other Worlds (editor) * The Best of Edmond Hamilton (editor) * 3 collections of science fiction short stories * science fiction screenplays include "Star Wars II: The Empire Strikes Back"; "The Vampire's Ghost" Leigh Brackett @ MGrost, mystery * 5 mystery/detective novels * mystery/detective screenplays: * Crime Doctor's Manhunt, with Eric Taylor [1946] * The Big Sleep, with Wiliiam Faulkner & Jules Furthman, from Raymond Chandler novel [1946] * The Long Goodbye [1973] * teleplays for Checkmate series, Suspense series, Alfred Hitchcock series ("Terror at Northfield") Western books include: * Rio Bravo (novelization) * Follow the Free Wind (Golden Spur Award), black mountain man Western Screenplays: * Rio Bravo, with Jules Furthman & B. H. McCampbell [1959] * Rio Lobo, with Burton Wohl [1970] * El Dorado * Gold of the Seven Saints, with Leonard Freeman [1961] * Hatari!, with Harry Kurnitz [1962] Note: "Leigh Brackett never wrote under the pseudonym of 'Eric John Stark'. Stark is the name of the hero of her main series of stories." Thanks for this correction by e-mail Guy Sirois Edward P. Bradbury, pseudonym of Michael Moorcock Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury, full name Raymond Douglas Bradbury (1920-): The Ray Bradbury Page: Richard Johnston's and Chris Jepsen's comprehensive bibliography, with biography, news, quotes, and on-line writings. The Ray Bradbury Page is a non-profit site and is in no way connected with Ray Bradbury, Ray Bradbury, Inc., or any book publisher. If you have any questions or comments, about The Ray Bradbury Page, please feel free to e-mail me: Chris Jepsen: Co-Editor, The Ray Bradbury Page Ray Bradbury: old, invalid Ray Bradbury @ AlphaRalpha Bradbury, Ray old, invalid? Grandmaster of SFWA (and hence Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America) award-nominated SF poems. Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among us, who will be read a thousand years from now by beings on the planets of a thousand stars. "The Martian Chronicles" (1950) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Farenheit 451" (1953) 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, Ray Bradbury came in #14 (with 57 votes), confirming his leadership position at #11 with a similar poll in 1973, #9 in a 1971 poll in P. Schuyler Miller's book review column in Analog, and ranking #9 in the 1966 Analog poll. Ray [Douglas] Bradbury, born Waukegan IL 22 Aug 1920, son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg, married Marguerite Susan McClure 27 Sep 1947, children Susan Marguerite, Ramona, Bettina, Alexandra... Ray Bradbury has also had a number of distinguished co-authors, including: Jonathan Vos Post who is the Co-Webmaster of the Magic Dragon Multimedia domain including The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide: * "Quatrains from The Martian Chronicles", Ray Bradbury and Jonathan V. Post, [Space and Time, No.81, Spring 1993] ISSN 0271-2512, published twice a year by Space & Time, 138 W. 70th St. (4B), New York, NY, 10023-4432, in association with Emerald City Publishing (C.E.O.: Jonathan V. Post), subscriptions 2/$10.00 Will Bradbury: * The God Cell [Berkley/Putnam, 1976] Mary E. Braddon, full name Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837-1915): prolific Victorean novelist, often sensationalistic and supernatural, lived notoriously with publisher John Maxwell (and then married him), mother of novelist William B. Maxwell: * Gerard, or The World, the Flesh, and the Devil [1891] Faust * Ralph the Bailiff and Other Tales [1862] story collection * Weavers and Weft [1877] story collection * My Sister's Confession [1879] story collection (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.134) Scott Bradfield, full name Scott Michael Bradfield (1955-): professor and fantasy author: * The Secret Life of Houses [1988] story collection * The History of Luminous Motion [1989] * Greetings from Earth [1993] story collection * What's Wrong with America [1994] * Animal Planet [1995] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.134) Marion Zimmer Bradley (3 June 1930-): Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Zimmer Bradley bio, bibliography, and more Darkover: encyclopedia and guide to Marion Zimmer Bradley's imagined world of Darkover (explored in depth in several novels) Marion Zimmer Bradley, born Albany NY 3 June 1930, daughter of Leslie Raymond Zimmer and Evelyn Parkhust Conklin, married Robert Alden Bradley Oct 1949, son David Stephan Robert, married Walter Breen 14 Feb 1964, (divorced subsequently), son Patrick Russell Donald and daughter Moira Evelyn Dorothy BA 1964 Hardin Simmons U.,postgrad 1965-67 UC Berkeley. Marion Zimmer Bradley @ AlphaRalpha Glenraven: first chapters of collaborative novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Holly Lisle Gillian Bradshaw, full name Gillian Marucha Bradshaw (1956-): * The "Gawain" series: * Hawk of May [1980] * Kingdom of Summer [1981] * In Winter's Shadow [1982] * Down the Long Wind: The magical TYrilogy of Arthurian Britain [1988] omnibus of trilogy (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.135) Tim Bradstreet @ Dragon*Con, artist Ernest Bramah, pseudonym for Ernest Bramah Smith (1868-1942): * Kai Lung's Golden Hours [Doubleday, 1928; Xanadu, 1962; Ballantine Books Adult Fantasy] * Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat [Doubleday, 1923; Tacoma, 1974; Ballantine Books Adult Fantasy] Ernest Bramah [Smith] (20 Mar 1868-27 June 1942) British journalist, magazine editor, secretary to Jerome K. Jerome Ernest Bramah @ MGrost, mysteries * one mystery/detective novel + 5 short story collections with series character Max Carrados * one social novel * 8 fantasy novels/short story collections (series character Kai Lung) * 2 nonfiction books (farming, English coins) Bram Stoker: see Stoker Bram Stoker Awards [1988-1994] {to be done} Max Brand: pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944) Gary Brandner (1933-): * Cat People [1982] * The Howling [1980] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.136) R. V. Branham: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail R. V. Branham Juleen Brantingham: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Juleen Brantingham Gary Braunbeck: Member of Horror Writers of America Gary Braunbeck@sff.net Gary Braunbeck as listed by HWA Richard Brautigan, full name Richard Gary Brautigan (1933-1984): unique Hippie-era California author of works which combine Science Fiction, Fantasy, and surrealism. He told me, at the campus of caltech circa 1969, that he was underappreciated as a literary author because people wrongly assumed that he dashed off his work while stoned. To the contrary, he explained at great length, although he perhaps drank too much at time, he was a meticulkous craftsman who rewrote each chapter at least 30 times! * A Confederate General in Big Sur [1964] * In Watermelon Sugar [1968] * The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western [1974] The Brave Little Tailor: {to be done} The Brave Little Taoaster: see Thomas M. Disch; animated films [1987] BRAZIL Brazil: see SF/Fantasy Movies [1985] Alberto Breccia (1919-1993): Comix artist resident in Argentina and born in Uruguay (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.138) Enrique Breccia: Comix artist resident in Argentina, son of Alberto Breccia (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.138) Jeff Bredenberg: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Jeff Bredenberg e-mail Jeff Bredenberg old, invalid? John L. Breen: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Peter Breggin: * After the Good War [Stein-Day, 1972; Popular] Jennifer Brehl: Avon Books Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Jennifer Brehl Hans Breitman: see Charles Godfrey Leland F. Alexander Brejcha: Active member SFWA, with over a dozen stories in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and published or pending stories in Absolute Magnitude, Artemis, and Science Fiction Age. Active disability advocate who is paraplegic due to M.S., and also has a number of newspaper and magazine publications on disability issues (available on website): F. Alexander Brejcha e-mail F. Alexander Brejcha Catherine Brennan: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Catherine Brennan Joseph Payne Brennan (1918-1990): {to be done} Alan Brenner, full name Mayer Alan Brenner (1956-): nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * the "Dance of the Gods" series: * Catastrophe's Spell [1989] * Spell of Intrigue [1990] * Spell of Fate [1992] * Spell of Apocalypse [1994] e-mail Mayer Alan Brenner Alan Brennert, full name Alan Michael Brennert (1954-): * City of Masques [1978] * Kindred Spirits [1984] * Time and Chance [1990] * Her Pilgrim Soul, and Other Stories [1990] story collection * Ma Qui, and Other Phantoms [1991] story collection Alan Brennert @ AlphaRalpha Clemens Brentano (1778-1842): folklore compiler of Germany (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.140) Reginald Bretnor: Estate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Reginald Bretnor estate c/o Fred Flaxman Reginald Bretnor @ AlphaRalpha * A Killing in Swords [Pocket, 1978] Leo Brett, pseudonym for Robert Lionel Fanthorpe Kent Brewster: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Kent Brewster@sff.net Kent Brewster according to SFWA site e-mail Kent Brewster e-mail Kent Brewster old, invalid? Martin H. Brice, full name Martin Hubert Brice (1935-): British writer on Witchcraft from anthropological perspective (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.138) Michael Scott Bricker e-mail Michael Scott Bricker e-mail Michael Scott Bricker old, invalid? Upgraded from Associate to Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America. Fiction includes: * "Symphony for the Quiet Ones", in "Blood Muse" (Donald I. Fine) * "After Welles", in "Whitley Streiber's Aliens" (Pocket Books) * "The Darkness in Her Touch" in "100 Viscious Little Vampire Stories" (Barnes & Noble) Patricia L. Briggs: Patricia Briggs Raymond Briggs, full name Raymond Redvers Briggs (1934-): British illustrator/author, mostly for children: * The Snowman [1978] animated film [1982] * Fungus the Bogeyman [1977] * When the Wind Blows [1982] powerful animated film [1986] WORLD COMES TO AN END: no more civilization, or people, or worse... (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.140) Sherry Briggs: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Sherry Briggs Stephen Briggs (1951-): writer/illustrator and collaborator with Terry Pratchett David Brin, fuller name G. David Brin, Ph.D.: David Brin author's home page Now most widely known for (and not blamed for) the Kevin Costner movie adapted from David Brin's superior novel "The Postman." {hotlink to be done} B.S., Physics, Caltech 1972 (although accepted on History scholarship); employed at (and hated) Hughes Aircraft Company; Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of San Diego; has consulted for NASA, published non-fiction including articles on SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), taught Physics and Creative Writing to Grad Students; married Dr. Cheryl Brigham (Ph.D. in astrophysics), 3 children; Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; winner of Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and John Campbell awards; voted Best SF writer of the 1980s by Locus readers; numerous short stories and articles; books include: * Brightness Reef [1995] 3rd "Uplift" novel, Hugo nominee * Earth [Bantam Spectra, 1990] in the year 2035, the "Net" is the basis for cohesion and struggle in an ecologically-challenged age; forecast many aspects of internet culture * Glory Season [1993] women dominate, men are submissive, on planet where people have been genetically engineered to feminist scheme * Heart of the Comet [1986] co-author Gregory Benford * Infinity's Shore [1996] 4th "Uplift" novel, centered on the very alien "Jophur" * Otherness [1994] essay and story collection, earnest at best and preachy at worst, but always thoughtful * The Postman [Bantam, 1985] Movie: The Postman * The Practice Effect [1984] 2nd published but 1st written Brin novel on alternate Earth with one key difference in the laws of physics * The River of Time [] includes Hugo-winning short story "The Crystal Spheres" * Startide Rising [1983] Hugo- and Nebula-winning novel of humans and Trinary-speaking dolphins launched the "Uplift" series of books * Sundiver [1980] high-tech murder mystery prequel to "Uplift" novels, first plotted at Caltech where Brin and Your Humble Webmaster were classmates -- and I wrote a poem about diving into the sun with monkees and whales instead... * The Uplift War [1987] chimps star in 2nd "Uplift" novel forthcoming books: * The Transparent Society [Addison-Wesley, 1998] (nonfiction) * Heaven's Reach [Bantam, 1997] 5th "Uplift" novel * Third Foundation [1999] in Isaac Asimov's universe (3rd volume, following novels by Greg Benford and Greg Bear) Jason M. Robinson's David Brin page B. Landon's "The Works of David Brin" includes interviews, appearances calendar, and discussion group David Brin new Alpha Ralpha page David Brin old AlphaRalpha page Short Reviews of David Brin's Novels IBIC Review of David Brin e-mail David Brin William C. Brinkley, died 1993 at age 76, author of 8 sea-adventure novels, including the science-fictional post-nuclear-holocaust novel "The Last Ship" Henry Brinton: * Purple-6 [Walker, 1962; Avon] Pat Brisco: * The Other People [Powell, 1970] Annette Bristol@sff.net Dan Britain, pseudonym of Don Pendleton Kristen Britain, Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Kristen Britain e-mail Kristen Britain author of novel: * "The Green Rider", DAW Books Poppy Z. Brite: (1967-): books include: * Lost Souls * Drawing Blood * Exquisite Corpse * Swamp Foetus * Love in Vein (editor) vampire erotica anthology Poppy Z. Brite @ Dragon*Con The Altar of Poppy Z. Brite Dark Goddess Poppy Z. Brite Zack Bosch's Poppy Z. Brite page Say Hello to Poppy British Science Fiction Magazine: see Magazines British Space Fiction Magazine (Jan 1954-Feb 1956): see Magazines C. Dale Brittain (1948-): C. Dale Brittain Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America: * the "Daimbert" series: * A Bad Spell in Yurt [1991] * The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Sain [1993] * Mage Quest [1993] * Voinna [1995] * The Witch and the Cathedral [1995] e-mail C. Dale Brittain C. E. Brock, full name Charles Edmund Brock (1870-1938): major British illustrator (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.142) H. M. Brock, full name Henry Matthew Brock (1875-1960): major British illustrator, brother of C. E. Brock (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.142) Max Brod (1884-1968): author in Austria, friend of Franz Kafka Damien Broderick [22 April 1944-] Born in Melbourne, Australia; Attended Monash University 1962-1966, Bachelor of Arts 1966 Monash University, coedited and named student newspaper Lot’s Wife; Attended Deakin University 1986-1989, Writer-in-Residence Deakin 1986, Ph.D. in Literary Studies 1989; Australian Literature Board Writing Fellowships 1980, 1984, 1990, 1995; Freelance writer 1967-present: Damien’s work has been widely published in US, UK, and in Australia and the dates below are for Australian editions if applicable. The six novels marked * comprise the thematic sequence ‘The Faustus Hexagram’ Damien Broderick’s published work includes:
  1. A Man Returned (Short Stories) (1965)
  2. The Zeitgeist Machine: A New Anthology of Science Fiction (ed.) (1977)
  3. The Dreaming Dragons (Novel)* (1980)
  4. Valencies (co-author, Rory Barnes)
  5. (Novel) (1983)
  6. Transmitters (Novel)* (1984)
  7. Strange Attractors: Original Australian Speculative Fiction (ed.) (1985)
  8. Matilda At The Speed Of Light: A New Anthology of Australian Science Fiction (ed.) (1988)
  9. The Judas Mandala (Novel)* (1990)
  10. The Black Grail (Novel)* (1990)
  11. Striped Holes (Novel)* (1990)
  12. The Dark Between The Stars (Short Stories) (1991)
  13. The Lotto Effect: Towards a Technology of the Paranormal (Popular Science) (1992)
  14. The Sea's Furthest End (Novel)* (1993)
  15. The Architecture Of Babel: Discourses of Literature and Science (Critical/Theory) (1994)
  16. (Amazon.com Books)
  17. Reading By Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction (Critical/Theory) (1995)
  18. (Amazon.com Books)
  19. The White Abacus (1997)
  20. (Amazon.com Books)
  21. Theory and its Discontents (1997)
  22. Zones (with Rory Barnes) (1997)
  23. The Spike: Accelerating Into the Unimaginable Future (1997)
Bibliographical and biographical articles include: * CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIANS (D. W. Thorpe, 1995) * OXFORD COMPANION TO AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE, 1985 * WHO'S WHO OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS (D. W. Thorpe, 1991) * TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS, (St James: second edition, contains revised entry; third edition contains additionally revised entry, plus literary assessment by Prof. Michael Tolley). * THE NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION, ed. James Gunn (Viking, 1988) * THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION, eds. John Clute and Peter Nicholls (second edition, 1993). * "The Dreaming Dragons" listed and discussed in David Pringle, "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" (survey of best English-language SF since Orwell's "1984"), [London: Carroll and Graf, 1985, pp. 201-2] * "Transmitters", and "Valencies" (with Rory Barnes), discussed in Brian Aldiss, "Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction" [London: Gollancz 1986] * Feature Issue of "Science Fiction", Vol. 4, No. 3, September 1982, ed. Dr Van Ikin: contains interview by Dr. Russell Blackhead, pp. 94-105, and review of "The Judas Mandala", pp. 118-120. * Special Supplement to "Mattoid", No. 24, commemorating 1986 Writer-in-Residency at Deakin University: interview, review, poetry, short fiction, extract from work in progress. * `Literary Liar – The writing of Damien Broderick', by Russell Blackhead, "Age Monthly Review", Vol. 9, No. 6, September 1989, pp. 10-1. * Feature Issue of "Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction" (University of Liverpool), No. 59, Autumn 1993: includes `The Profession of Science Fiction, 44: Damien Broderick', pp. 5-16. * Discussed in most recent texts dealing with Australian writing, such as * Gelder and Salzman, "The New Diversity: Australian Fiction 1970-88", [McPhee Gribble 1989, pp. 118, 120-2] * McLaren,"Australian Literature: An Historical Introduction" [Longman Cheshire 1989, p. 218]; * Daniel, "The Good Reading Guide" [McPhee Gribble 1989, pp. 26-7]; * Featured in SCIENCE FICTION: A REVIEW OF SPECULATIVE LITERATURE, No. 37, Vol. 13, No. 1, ed. Dr. Van Ikin. Includes `Damien Broderick: Tiger in the Prison House', by Russell Blackhead, and various reviews of recent Broderick books. Damien Broderick, Australia @ AlphaRalpha "The Dreaming Dragons" (1980) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Awards include: * Ditmar Award for best Australian SF Novel (1980) for "The Dreaming Dragons" * Special Ditmar Award (1985) for "Transmitters" * Ditmar Award (1989) for "Striped Holes" * Sorcerer's World [New York: Signet, 1970] Some of this entry is according to The Ozlit Index: e-mail Damien Broderick * He has also written an article for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 2nd edition, 1993: `Postmodernism and SF' (eds. Clute and Nicholls). * His book, The White Abacus (NY: Avon) was enthusiastically reviewed in "Publishers Weekly." William Edward Brohaugh: nothing on the Web? William Edward Brohaugh, born 5 Dec 1953, son of Earl Robert Brohaugh and Hazel Florence Goff, married Susan Jill McTavish, 10 June 1978, son Christopher William, editor Writer's Digest 1982-, member SFWA 1990-91 (other years?) BA 1976 U. Wisconsin Dudley L. Bromley: nothing on the web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Dudley L. Bromley Knox Bronson: Knox Bronson illustrated sci-fi spoof Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855): famous English author of "Jane Eyre" [1847] and other novels, listed here for: * The Twelve Adventurers and Other Stories [1925] story collection edited by Clement Shorter * Legends of Angria [1933] story collection edited by Fannie Ratchford and W. C. de Vane William J. Brooke (1946-): young adult fairytales (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.142) Brett Brooks: Brett Brooks @ Dragon*Con co-publisher of Comics Debut with Ward Batty and Cliff Biggers Ned Brooks (1938-): Ned Brooks Born 1938, SF Fan since 1962, book collector,amateur publisher; website shows books published and has HTML conversions of last 8 fanzines published e-mail Ned Brooks Terry Brooks (1944-): Attorney; born in Illinois; degree in English Literature, Hamilton College; graduate degree in Law, Washington & Lee University; married to Judine, homes in Hawaii and Pacific Northwest; began writing in High School; now has a dozen consecutive best-sellers: Terry Brooks @ AlphaRalpha The Tanglebox: Terry Brooks Ultimate Brooks Fan Site * The "Shannara" trilogy * The Sword of Shannara [Random House 1977; Ballentine Books] possibly the first science fiction/fantasy trade paperback to hit the New York Times bestseller list * The Elfstones of Shannara [1982] * The Wishsong of Shannara [1985] * The "Heritage of Shannara" quartet * The Scions of Shannara [1990] * The Druid of Shannara [1991] * The Elf Queen of Shannara [1992] * The Talismans of Shannara [1993] * The "Magic Kingdom of Landover" series * Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold [1986] * The Black Unicorn [1987] * Wizard at Large [1988] * The Tanglebox [1994] * Witches' Brew [1995] * Hook [1992] novelization of film {film hotlink to be done} * First King of Shannara [1996] prequel, 5 centuries before events of The Sword of Shannara * Running With The Demon [1998?] Walter R. Brooks, full name Walter Rollin Brooks (1886-1958): journalist/author best remembereed for the "Freddy thr Pig" series of children's books, lesser known for: * Ernestine Takes Over [1935] Thorne Smith-like Fantasy (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.143) Brigid Brophy, full name Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929-1995): British author: * Hackenfeller's Ape [1953] intelligent chimpanzee (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.143) D. K. Broster, full name Dorothy Kathleen Broster (1877-1950): British author of many mainstream novels, listed here for: * A Fire of Driftwood [1932] story collection * Crouching at the Door [1942] story collection (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.143) Aaron M. Brown Born 4 April 1964, Wichita, Kansas; likes gothic/fantasy/surrealism/film/science fiction, and is an artist/drummer/singer/songwriter. Illustrations in this Fantasy/SF art website include: * an "alien girl" * an artists holding a print while behind him are shuttle launch, comet, planet... Alan Brown: nothing on the Web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Alan Brown Carroll Brown: Carroll Brown home page Carroll Brown: Index to at least 1 publication Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Carroll Brown Carter Brown: * Girl from Outer Space [Signet, 1972] Charles M. Brown: many-time Hugo Award-winning editor of Locus (see Magazine/Newsletter section) Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, expert on Science Fiction and Mystery/Detective fiction and societies e-mail Charles M. Brown Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810): Gothic author of the United States, said to be the first professional full-time American author: * Wieland, or the Transformation: An American Tale [1798] Gothic * Arthur Mervyn [1798-1799] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.143) Claire Parman Brown, promising young writer and fan, died 1993 at untimely age of 28 Fredric Brown, full name Fredric William Brown (29 Oct 1906-11 Mar 1972): American master of the short-short story and of humorous Science Fiction, also many fine Mystery/detective novels and short stories; had worked in office, as newspaper proofreader, as freelance writer; 1948 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Unique, unclassifiable self-taught style: Fredric Brown science fiction @ AlphaRalpha Paradox Lost: The Fredric Brown Homepage This is a page devoted to Fredric Brown, a brilliant and iconoclastic author of science fiction and mystery novels and short stories during the Golden Age of pulp fiction. Come find out more about the main hailed for his literary genius by people as diverse as Philip K. Dick and Ayn Rand. Thanks to: Jeremy Carl 1416 10th Ave West Seattle WA 98119 USA e-mail Jeremy Carl Fredric Brown books include: * Angels and Spaceships [Dutton, 1954; Science Fiction Book Club] a.k.a. Starshine [Bantam, 1956] short stories * The Best of Fredric Brown [Science Fiction Book Club; Ballentine Books] * Daymares [Lancer, 1968] 7 stories * Honeymoon in Hell [Bantam, 1958] 21 stories * The Lights in the Sky Are Stars [Dutton, 1953; Science Fiction Book Club; Bantam; Ballentine Books] * Martians, Go Home [Dutton, 1955; Science Fiction Book Club; Bantam; Ballentine Books] * The Mind Thing [Bantam, 1961] * Nightmares and Geezenstacks [Bantam, 1961] * Paradox Lost [Random House 1973; Berkley] 13 short stories * Rogue in Space [Dutton, 1957; Bantam] * Space on My Hands [Shasta, 1951; Bantam] short stories * What Mad Universe [Dutton, 1949; Bantam] Mystery/Detective: * 23 mystery/detective novels with series characters Ed & Am Hunter, all tricky and complicated yet breezy, and often mixed with fantasy, science, science fiction, or psychology; best known novel was "The Screaming Mimi" [New York: Dutton, 1949] * 3 mystery/detective short story collections George MacKay Brown (1921-1996): poet and author of Scotland, who rarely left his native Orkney Islands: * many Fantasy/Orkney Legend Poems {to be done} * Magnus [1973] novel, adapted into the Fantasy Opera "The Martyrdom of St.Magnus" [1977] * Time in a Red Coat [1984] Time Travel * Beside the Ocean of Time [1994] selkies (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.144) James Cooke Brown: * The Troika Incident [Doubleday, 1970] Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952): major children's author: * The Runaway Bunny [1942] * Goodnight Moon [1947] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.144) Mary Brown (1929-): British Fantasy author: * The Unlikely Ones [1986] * Pigs Don't Fly [1994] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.144) Molly Brown Author living in Britain; about a dozen stories published in the British SF magazine "Interzone"; several other short SF and fantasy stories published in various other magazines and anthologies in Britain and other European countries, including Germany, France, and the Czech Republic. Science Fiction: * Virus [publisher, date?] SF novel for teenagers, published in Britain and in Italy * "Bad Timing", her first SF story, won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Short Story of 1991, her work has since been shortlisted for the same award twice, most recently for Best Short Story of 1996 * 2 SF short stories are currently available on the web {hotlinks to be done}: * "Bad Timing" on Sally Shears' Skiffy Page * "Women On The Brink Of A Cataclysm" on the Infinity Plus SF Archive site Mystery/Detective: * To Say I Love You [published in Britain, the U.S., Finland, and Japan] novelization of the British television programme "Cracker" * Invitation To A Funeral [Britain and Germany; New York: St. Martin's Press, Spring 1998] (historical whodunnit) email Molly Brown Rosel George Brown: * Sybil Sue Blue [Doubleday, 1970] a.k.a. Galactic Sybil Sue Blue [Berkley, 1968] * The Waters of Centaurus [Doubleday, 1970; Lancer] Simon Brown: Australia * author of novel Privateer (HarperCollins) Warren Brown: no known home page Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Warren Brown: Index to at least 2 publications e-mail Warren Brown Wenzell Brown: * Possess and Conquer [Warner, 1975] Will Brown: pseudonym of W. Harrison Ainsworth (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.144) Howard Browne: * Warrior of the Dawn [Reilly & Lee, 1943] * Return of Tharn [Grandon, 1956] Note: "Peter Phillips has never been a pseudonym of Howard Browne. Peter Phillips was (is?) a bona fide British writer, best known for his story "Dreams Are Sacred". I keep finding this mistake everywhere." e-mail Guy Sirois Robert Browning (1812-1889): major British poet {to be done} Mildred Downey Broxon (1944-): * The Dream of Scattery [1979] co-author Poul Anderson * Too Long a Sacrifice [1981] Celtic Fantasy applied to the modern Troubles in Northern Ireland Pieter Bruegel (circa 1525-1569): Dutch master Fantasy painter Phillip Brugalette: no known home page, but America Online e-mail Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Phillip Brugalette e-mail Phillip Brugalette old, invalid? Ted Bruinsma@sff.net James D. Brumbaugh: nothing on the Web? BRUNEI DARUSSALAM James Brunet: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail James Brunet John Brunner (1935-1995) @ AlphaRalpha One of the giants of Science Fiction, who bears the weird footnote of being the only author ever to die at a World Science Fiction Convention. Since I was, by handshake, his literary agent, and about to get that in writing, I had dinner with him at that Con in Galsgow, Scotland. It was, alas, his Last Supper. If you know me personally, I will tell you about that conversation. For the public at large, suffice it to say that John's career was bedevilled by a publishing industry that lack sufficient respect for his monumental achievements. "The Shockwave Rider" (1975) completely anticipated Cyberpunk, and "Stand on Zanzibar" (1968) is still the definitive ecology/overpopulation novel. "Stand on Zanzibar" (1968) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle IBIC Review/commentary on John Brunner's work and death Stan Bruns @ Dragon*Con, founder of "Dreamsmiths Artist Guild" Kent Brewster: no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail Kent Brewster: Index to at least 5 publications Dr. Karen A. Brush: no known home page Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Dr. Karen A. Brush Charlene L. Brusso: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Charlene L. Brusso Steven Brust, full name Karl Zoltan Steven Brust (1955-): Not currently (Jan 1998) a Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Steven Brust @ AlphaRalpha Steven Brust's personal page IBIC reviews of Steven Brust Michael Bryan, pseudonym of Brian Moore Edward Bryant, full name Edward Winslow Bryant, Jr. (1945-): Edward Bryant @ AlphaRalpha Edward [Winslow] Bryant [Jr.], born White Plains NY 27 Aug 1945, son of Edward Winslow Bryant and Anne Harter Van Kleeck, author ..., BA 1967 U. Wyoming, MA 1968 U. Wyoming, writer-in-residence (where?) , winner of Top Hand Award Colorado Authors League 1984 and 1985, Nebula Awards 1979 and 1980, SFWA, Authors League, Society of Childrens Book Writers. In Summer 1997 he renewed his Active Membership in Science Fiction Writers of America. * Among the Dead [Macmillan, 1973; Collier] * Cinnabar [Macmillan, 1976; Bantam] 8 stories * Phoenix Without Ashes {co-author Harlan Ellison} [Fawcett Gold Medal] from the teleplay for "The Starlost" [a subsequently botched TV series] e-mail Edward Bryant Return to Authors B Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Bu..."

John Buchan (1875-1940): {to be done} E. Clay Buchanan III: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Ginjer Buchanan: nothing on the Web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Georg Buchner (1813-1837): Physician, revolutionary, dramatist of Germany (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.146) Rich Buckler @ Dragon*Con Visage Studios (New York) Rich Buckler, Jr. @ Dragon*Con Visage Studios (New York) Robert Buckner: * Starfire [Permanent, 1960] * Moon Pilot [Permanent, 1962] Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck (26 June 1892-6 Mar 1973) American author who lived 40 years in China, became first American woman to win Nobel Prize in Literature for "The Good Earth" (1931), with one SF novel about the development of the atomic bomb "Command the Morning". Despite a contract believed by all to be exclusive, my father Samuel H. Post legally got to publish Pearl S. Buck's "Story Bible", a feat for which he was dubbed by Publishers Weekly "The James Bond of Book Publishing." Robert T. Buckley: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Algis "A.J." [Algerdas] [Jonas] Budrys (9 Jan 1939-) : Algis Budrys Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Lithuanian/Prussian/American author, one of the 3 top critic/editors of American SF, currently the Publisher/Editor of the superb magazine Tomorrow Speculative Fiction (Index): published Nebula semifinalist best short story "Stop-It-Now" by Jonathan Vos Post in June 1995; consistent high value Algis Budrys @ AlphaRalpha "Rogue Moon" (1960) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Michaelmas" (1977) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Algis Budrys: interesting tribute site recommended by e-mail Guy Sirois Mark Budz: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, e-mail Mark Budz Lois McMaster Bujold (2 Nov 1949-): Born in Columbus, Ohio; father was Caltech Ph.D. in Physics and Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, 1944 who became Professor of Welding Engineering at Ohio State University; father gave her science fiction magazines and books to read; hitchhiked through Europe with brother at age 15; 1967 graduated Upper Arlington High School; 6 week biology field trip in East Africa; 1968-1972 Ohio State University (did not graduate); worked at Ohio State University Hospitals; 1971 married SF fan John Fredric Bujold, 1 son Paul, 1 daughter Anne, divorced; 1980-1995 lived in Marion, Ohio; 1982 began writing; 1985 first story published in "Twlight Zone"; Baen Books buys her first 3 novels in one contract, all published in 1986; 1995 moved to Minneapolis; 3 Hugo Awards for Best Novel (only Robert A. Heinlein has won more Best Novel Hugos); Nebula Award for Best Novel (Free Falling); Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold @ AlphaRalpha Lois McMaster Bujold: IBIC Reviews & Interview The Bujold Nexus Lois McMaster Bujold, FAQ * Shards of Honor [New York: Baen, June 1986; London: Headline, ] completed in 1983 * The Warrior's Apprentice [New York: Baen, Aug 1986] completed in 1984 * Ethan of Athos [New York: Baen, Dec 1986] completed in 1985 * Falling Free [Analog magazine, winter 1987-88; * The Mountains of Mourning [Analog magazine] novella, Hugo & Nebula awards * The Vor Game [Easton Press, 1990] 1991 Hugo for Best Novel * Barryar [Easton Press, 1991] 1992 Hugo for Best Novel * The Spirit Ring [1992] her first hardcover publication, historical fantasy * Mirror Dance [March 1994] Hugo and Locus Awards 1995 for best novel * Young Miles [New York: Baen, June 1997?] * Women at War (editor) [New York: Tor, 1995] anthology * various novellas and other short works * various combined editions of multiple novels * various books translated: French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, e-mail Lois McMaster Bujold Wiktor Bukato, Warsaw, Poland: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867): popularizer of Greek, Roman, Oriental, Scandanavian, and Oriental myths and legends. Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940): major Russian novelist and playwright {to be done} BULGARIA Emma Bull (1954-): born in Torrance, California; degrees in English Literature and Composition, Beloit College, Wisconsin; moved to Minneapolis, 1976; employed as freelance journalist, editor, and graphics designer; married Will Shetterly; 1983 she and husband founded Steel Dragon Press, comics and limited edition hardcover books; with husband, edited "Liviak" fantasy anthologies; taught at science fiction workshops including Clarion; musician in psychedelic folk/rock band "Cats Laughing", second album 1990; performs in duo "The Flash Girls" Emma Bull and The Flash Girls Renee Bull (1872-1942): Ireland-born British illustrator (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.148) Gerald Bullett (1893-1958): British author of mostly mainstream novels, listed here for: * Mr. Godley Beside Himself [1924] Fairy-double * Marden Fee [1931] prehistoric and eternal recurrence * Cricket in Heaven [1949] Alcestic myth modernized (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.148) Kenneth Bulmer, full name Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1921-): * Behold the Stars [Ace, 1965] * Beyond the Silver Sky [Ace, 1961] * Blazon [Curtis, 1970] * The Changeling Worlds [Ace, 1957; Avon] * The Chariots of Ra [Ace, 1972] * City Under the Sea [Ace, 1967] * Cycle of Nemesis [Ace, 1967] * Demons' World [Ace, 1964] * The Doomsday Men [Doubleday, 1968; Curtis] * The Earth Gods Are Coming [Ace, 1960] * The Electric Sword-Swallower [Ace, 1971] * The Insane City [Curtis, 1971] * Kandar [Paperback Library, 1969] * The Land Beyond the Map [Ace, 1965] * The Million Year Hunt [Ace, 1964] * No Man's World [Ace, 1961] * On the Symb-Socket Circuit [Ace, 1972] * Roller Coaster World [Ace, 1972] * The Secret of Zi [Ace, 1958] * The Star Venturer [Ace, 1969] * Swords of the Barbarians [Belmont Tower, 1976] * To Outrun Doomsday [Ace, 1967] * The Wizard of Starship Poseidon [Ace, 1973] * Worlds for the Taking [Ace, 1966] The "Keys to the Dimensions" Series: * The Key to Irunium [Ace, 1967] * The Key to Venudine [Ace, 1968] * The Wizards of Senchuria [Ace, 1969] * The Ships of Durostorum [Ace, 1970] * The Unters of Jundagai [Ace, 1971] The "Ryder Hook" Series {to be done} Sir Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, First Baron Lytton (1803-1873): to be done} Kirill Bulychev, Russian author: * Half a Life and Other Stories [Macmillan, 1977] Chris Bunch, full name Christopher R. Bunch (1943-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America screenwriter and author, frquent collaborator with Allan Cole Chris Bunch: Index to at least 19 publications e-mail Chris Bunch e-mail Chris Bunch old, invalid? David R. Bunch: nothing on the Web? sui generis SF/surrealist poet Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * Moderan [Avon, 1971] John C. Bunnell: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail John C. Bunnell e-mail John C. Bunnell old, invalid? e-mail John C. Bunnell old, invalid? Luis Bunuel (1900-1983): great film director born in Spain, lived in Spain, France, USA, Mexico, whose many films often straddle the border between Surrealism and Fantasy John Bunyan (1628-1688): British tinker, soldier, preacher, prisnoner, and author of landmark allegory: * Pilgrim's Progress (1678-1684) Kay Burdekin: pseudonym of Katharine Penelope Cade (July 1896-1963): born in Spondon, England; youngest of 4 children; May 1915 married Beaufort Burdekin; two daughters (1917, 1920); marriage ended 1922; met lifelomg female companion 1926; wrote under pseudonyms Murray Constantine, Kay Burdekin; stopped writing 1956; books included: * Anna Colquhoun [London: 1922] also wrote and destroyed sequel * The Burning Ring [1927] * Two in a Sack [in galleys 1928, unpublished] * The Rebel Passion [New York: William Morrow, 1929] as Kay Burdekin utopian novel (she felt it her first mature work) * The End of This Day's Business [1989] written 1935 * Quiet Ways [London: Thornton Butterworth, 1930] feminist * Proud Man [London: Boriswood, 1934] as Murray Constantine time traveller from utopian future visits 20th century London * No Compromise [unpublished] near future fascism and communism as Murray Constantine * Swastika Night [London: Victor Gollancz, 1937; Old Westbury NY: The Feminist Press, 1985] as Murray Constantine, anti-nazi dystopia * Children of Jacob [unpublished, written 1938] as Murray Constantine the nature of violence from Old Testament through Nazism * The Devil, Poor Devil [?] as Murray Constantine * The Reasonbale Hope [?] * Venus in Scorpio [1940] as Murray Constantine and Margaret Goldsmith about Marie Antoinette * Father to the Man [unpublished, written in 1940s] * St.John's Eve [1929] a.k.a. The Childrens Country (in US) non-sexist juvenile Katharine Burdekin unofficial Bob Burden @ Dragon*Con, writer/artist "The Flaming Carrot" Steven Burgauer: Steven Burgauer: author of five books. The newest * In the Shadow of Omen is a Mars colonization story. Each generation there is a new burst of Mars novels, and we are midst of one such episode right now. Beyond that, Steven Burgauer's timing is flawless, as on the 4th of July 1997 there will be -- for the first time in years -- a new robotic Mars mission on the planetary surface. Combined with the debate about human exploration of Mars, sparked by Dr. Robert Zubrin's "Mars Direct" proposal, and the excitement of the increasingly confirmed evidence of former life on Mars, Mr. Burgauer has a chance for cross-over marketing success. Best of luck, Steven! * The Grandfather Paradox [zero-g press, August 1998] $14.95, ISBN 1-892086-01-8 "This particular author has written some entertaining sections in this "kitchen sink novel that involves time travel back to the post Civil War "era, a trip to the planet Mars, being marooned in another system, and so "on. There's also clones, monsters, battles, escapes, etc. The writing is "occasionally rough but competent for the most part, and you won't find much "more in the way of adventure than is contained herein." review by SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE'S Don D'Ammassa, August 1998 order from: zero-g press, 6605 N Rustic Oak Ct, Peoria, Il, 61614 BIOGRAPHY: Avid hiker, Eagle Scout, founder of a successful mutual fund, winner of the coveted Mathematics and Science Award from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Steven Burgauer lives in Illinois with his family. A graduate of Illinois State University, Mr. Burgauer currently writes science fiction and teaches Business Finance for Eureka College, the alma mater of former President Ronald Reagan, and for Bradley University. CREDENTIALS: In addition to writing science fiction, Mr. Burgauer has written extensively on business topics in the fields of investment management, finance, and economics. His science fiction titles include: FORNAX (1994), THE BRAZEN RULE (1995), THE LAST AMERICAN (1996), and IN THE SHADOW OF OMEN (1997). A short story of his has appeared in the Eureka Literary Magazine, and his work has been mentioned in both LOCUS and SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE. INVITED GUEST TO THESE CONVENTIONS: American Booksellers Association, Chicago, Illinois (1995) Conscience/Baltcon '95, Stockholm, Sweden (1995) Quincon Gaming Convention, Quincy, Illinois (1996/97) Illinois Library Association, Peoria, Illinois (1995) Illinois Center for the Book Authors' Day, Springfield, Il (1995/96) MidSouthCon 15, Memphis, Tennessee (1996) Science Fiction Research Association, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (1996) Rivercon 21, Louisville, Kentucky (1997) INTERVIEW GUEST OF: WYPL's "Book Talk"--a nationally syndicated half-hour public radio show sponsored by the Memphis Public Library WGLT, Normal, Illinois, and WCBU, Peoria, Illinois--public radio WEEK and WMBD, Peoria, Illinois TV stations Cable Channel 22's "Information Please" WJBC, Bloomington, Illinois--AM radio REVIEW: Steven Burgauer's IN THE SHADOW OF OMEN is a masterfully crafted story based on the universal human conflict between the desire for order and the desire for freedom. That Apollonian-Dionysian struggle is centered on Mars in 2433, and the stakes are high, especially when an asteroid is sabotaged and directed toward earth with the possibility of doing the same kind of damage as the one that theoretically wiped out the dinosaurs centuries ago. Will the sabotage be discovered in time, and can any action be taken to avert the disaster? Burgauer's insights into the human condition and his understanding of human behavior result in characters who are as believable as people whom we encounter in our own lives. For example, we meet a character named Inda, who is "self-important to the point of exhaustion." But in Samuel Matthews, Burgauer has the perfect character to educate the readers, to teach us about the origin of words and the significance of the game of chess, as well as lessons of history that we should never forget. In Carina Matthews, Sam's daughter, Burgauer gives us a heroine whose concern is for the future and who believes that she will be the origin of a new race of humans. This strong, beautiful, and bold-thinking woman is sought as a lover by several male characters, but only after her imprisonment in a gulag and an Entebbe-style rescue does she discover her true mate. In Fornax, Burgauer has created a very human hero. As he is undertaking the dangerous task of trying to re-direct the asteroid, Fornax admits to himself that his idea of being a hero did not involve an early death. Fornax is competent, wise, dependable, and keenly aware of his own mortality. He reminds one of the Gregory Peck character in THE BIG COUNTRY, that extremely rare human being who has achieved the kind of self-knowledge which enables him to master himself and to know what is truly important in life. That Fornax is in the background in much of the novel is a confirmation of his self-knowledge, for his experience in space has taught him the proper humility that every human being should have, especially those who will lead mankind into space. --Loren Logsdon...Editor, Eureka Literary Magazine ---------- Anthony Burgess, full name John Anthony Burgess Wilson (25 Feb 1917-1993): British novelist/critic/teacher/composer best known for "A Clockwork Orange" [Norton, 1962; Ballentine Books] {film hotlink to be done} other science fiction novels among his more than 50 books were: The Wanting Seed [Norton, 1963; Ballentine Books; 1985] The End of the World News and the fantasy novels: The Eve of St.Venus Any Old Iron "A Clockwork Orange" (1962) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Gelett Burgess, full name Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951): author of comical ghost stories, coined the words "Blurb" and "bromide" (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.151) Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965): children's writer (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.151) John Burke: * Moon Zero Two [Signet, 1970] KyttE Burke@sff.net William R. Burkett, Jr.: * Sleeping Planet [Doubleday, 1965; Paperback Library] Donald R. Burleson: Member of Horror Writers of America Donald R. Burleson Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898): British fantasy painter Frances [Eliza] Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924): prolific British author, best known for "Little Lord Fauntleroy" [1886] and: * The Secret Garden [1911] Fantasy novel whose 3rd screen adaptation finally gets to the Fantasy aspect (telepathy) * The White People [1917] girl can see ghosts Jake Burnett, University of Chicago student, has a first fiction sale: * "The Madness of Captain Mayhem" in Tomorrow SF, February 1997 Jim Burns (1948-): Fantasy/Science Fiction illutstraor/painter born in Wales John M. Burns (1935-): British comix artist (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.151) Richard Burns (1958-1992): British author * A Dance for the Moon [1986] * Khalindane [1986] * Troubador [1988] * Fond and Foolish Lovers [1990] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.152) Stephen L. Burns: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Stephen L. Burns e-mail Stephen L. Burns Deborah Burros: nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950): Edgar Rice Burroughs @ AlphaRalpha Harlan Ellison says that there are 5 fictional characters from the past century which are known throughout the world: (1) Frankenstein's monster (2) Dracula (3) Sherlock Holmes (4) Superman, and (5) Tarzan, the immortal creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs Enormously prolific, his book series included: * The John Carter series * The Carson Napier series * The Pellucidar series * The 25 books of the Tarzan series Pastiches of Edgar Rice Burroughs Tangor's ERB Web Empire Tangor's Beyond: * A Barsoom Glossary * ERB Fan Fiction * ERBList * ERBmania! * ERB4Sale * Whizzle's SF e-mail "Tangor" John Coleman Burroughs, son of Edgar Rice Burroughs: * Treasure of the Black Falcon [Ballantine Books, 1967] Joseph B. Burroughs: author of an Antichrist novel (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.153) William S[eward] Burroughs (5 Feb 1914-) Harvard Graduate, grandson of the adding machine inventor who started the Buroguhs corporation (computers), now merged with Univac to become Unisys, beatnik/painter/novelist whose work and life have been filmed {hotlinks to be done}. William Seward Burroughs, born St.Louis 5 Feb 1914, son of Perry Mortimer Burroughs and Laura Lee, married Joan Vollmer 1945, son William Seward Burroughs Jr., author ..., AB 1936 Harvard U., postgraduate studies in ethnology and archaeology, medical student U. Vienna * "Nova Express" (1964) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Other novels include: * Exterminator [Viking, 1973] * The Soft Machine [Grove, 1964; Evergreen] * The Ticket that Exploded [Grove, 1967; Evergreen] * The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead [Grove, 1971] Lynette M. Burrows: nothing on the Web? Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Lynette M. Burrows Michael A. Burstein: Elected (May 1998) Secretary of Science Fiction Writers of America; Member of Horror Writers of America Michael A. Burstein has Genie e-mail, but prefers to be contacted at: e-mail Michael A. Burstein or that you look at this web page: Michael A. Burstein page includes Hugo nominated story "TeleAbsence" (Analog, July 1995) * Other short fiction: * Analog * Anthologies {to be done} * 1996 Hugo Award nominee * 1996 John Campbell Award nominee * 1997 Winner of John W. Campbell Award ("Best New Writer") * Nonfiction has appeared in: * Tangent * Wired * The Writer * Biographical: * Physics, Mathematics, and Writing Teacher in High School Brian Burt: e-mail Brian Burt e-mail Brian Burt old, invalid? Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890): best known for his massive translation of "1001 Arabian Nights" Tim Burton (1960-): film writer-director-producer {film hotlinks to be done}: * Vincent [1982] * Pee-Wee's Big Adventure [1985] * Beetlejuice [1988] * Batman [1989] * Edward Scissorhands [1991] * Batman Returns [1992] * The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] * Ed Wood [1994] * Batman Forever [1995] F. M. Busby: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail F. M. Busby F. M. Busby @ AlphaRalpha The "Barton" Series * Cage a Man [Science Fiction Book Club 1973; Signet] * The Proud Enemy [Berkley, 1975] The Saga of "Rissa" * Rissa Kerguelen [Berkley/Putnam, 1976] * The Long View [Berkley/Putnam, 1976] * Rissa Kerguelen & The Long View [Berkley, 1977] Anne Kelleher Bush: no known home page, but Prodigy e-mail Three books: "Daughters of Prophecy", "Children of Enchantment", and (due out for Christmas 1996) "The Misbegotten King" Currently working on a new series for Warner Books e-mail Anne Kelleher Bush Linda E. Bushyager, full name Linda Eyster Bushyager (1947-): * Master of Hawks [1979] * The Spellstone of Shaltus [1980] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, New York: St.Martin's Press, 1997, p.153) Octavia Butler: Octavia Butler Octavia Butler @ AlphaRalpha the first, and so far only, science fiction author to win a MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" -- and for good reason! Read her work now, and make a deep connection to what it means to be human in a biologically and sociologically complex universe. Octavia is perhaps the greatest writer to have grown up in Pasadena, California. "Wild Seed" (1980) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Other novels include: * Patternmaster [Doubleday, 1976] * Mind of My Mind [Doubleday, 1977] * Survivor [Doubleday, 1976] The Xenogenesis series: {to be done} Samuel Butler: Erewhon [1880; Signet, 1961; Collier; Air] see Utopia for an analysis of the genre of Utopian fiction and nonfiction of which "Erewhon" is an important example Ted D. Butler? Ted T. Butler: no known home page Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Ted T. Butler William Butler: * The Butterfly Revolution [Putnam, 1967; Ballentine Books] Return to Authors B Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "By..."

A. S. Byatt, full name Antonia Susan Byatt (1936-): literary author with a Fantasy intelligence: * Possesion: A Romance [1990] * Angels & Insects [1992] filmed {hotlink to be done} * The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye [1994] story collection Mike Byers: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Richard Lee Byers: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Novelist -- "The Ebon Mask", "On a Drakling Plain", "Netherworld", "Caravan of Shadows", "Dark Fortune", "Dead Time", "The Vampire's Apprentice", "Fright Line", "Deathward" Richard Lee Byers @ Dragon*Con e-mail Richard Lee Byers Bruce Allan Byfield: Canada Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Bruce Allan Byfield e-mail Bruce Allan Byfield old, invalid? e-mail Bruce Allan Byfield old, invalid? Candace Byrne: no known home page, but America Online e-mail Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Candace Byrne e-mail Candace Byrne John Byrne @ Dragon*Con, Comix illustrator: "Captain America", "Superman", "Next Men", "Danger Unlimited" Stuart J. Byrne, also wrote under pseudonym John Bloodstone: * The Alpha Trap [Major, 1976] * Godman [Power Paperback, 1969] as John Bloodstone * Starman [Power Paperback, 1969] * Thundar, Man of Two Worlds [Leisure, 1971] as John Bloodstone James Byron: nothing on the Web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Lord Byron, full name Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824): major English poet and leader of the Romantic movement {to be done}
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