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P: (1) the 16th letter in the English alphabet, known as "pe" (mouth) by Phoenicians and Hebrews, and represented by a shutter in Egyptian hieroglyphics; (2) in the medieval era, P stood for the number 400; (3) in the new British decimal currency, P is a new penny P.S.: [Latin "post-scriptum"] written after, meaning after the book or letter was complete, the note prefaced by "p.s." was added The Five P's: nickname of William Oxberry (1784-1824), as he boasted of being "Printer, Poet, Publisher, Publican, and Player" Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Arto Paasilinna: Locus/Contento lists: * The Year of the Hare [as "Jäniksen vuosi", Finland; London: Peter Owen, Jan 1995] translated by Herbert Lomas, ISBN 0-7206-0949-6, £14.50, 135pp, hardcover picaresque/ecological/Fantasy elements, partly drawn from legends of FINLAND Sue Pace: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Last Oasis [Delacorte, Mar 1993] ISBN 0-385-30881-7, $15.00, 230pp, hardcover Young Adult ecological Science Fiction set in Washington State and Idaho Josh Pachter (1951-): Science Fiction/Fantasy anthologist; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Top Fantasy [London: J.M. Dent, June 1985] ISBN 0-460-04659-4, £9.50, 311pp, hardcover "author's choice" anthology, plus comments by authors [Dent, July 1986] ISBN 0-460-02467-1, £3.95, paperback * Top Science Fiction [J.M.Dent, 1984] ISBN 0-460-04647-0, £8.95, 340pp, hardcover "author's choice" anthology, 25 stories plus authors' forewords [Dent, Sep 1985] ISBN 0-460-02425-6, £2.95, 340pp, paperback Vin Packer, pseudonym of Marijane Meaker The golden sands of the Pactolus: King Midas, by legend, bathed in this stream in Lydia, whose gold dust was mined-out by the era of the emperor Augustus Nicholas Pacuilla: Locus/Contento lists: * Artificer Asylum [Asylum Publications, Oct 1993] ISBN 0-9638757-0-1, $7.95, 249pp, trade paperback Science Fiction, last survivors of human race in pseudo-biosphere see: WORLD COMES TO AN END Order from: Asylum Publications P.O. Box 810 Tombstone AZ 85638 Paul Paddock (31 Oct 1907-?) American diplomat, co-author with W. Paddock of "Famine 1975!" William Paddock (23 Sep 1921-?) American scientist/writer, agronomist, co-author with his brother W. Paddock of "Famine 1975!" (Boston: Little Brown, 1967) nonfiction, compare with "Make Room, Make Room!" or "Stand on Zanzibar" to see how scientists and science fiction writers have approached overpopulation. Lewis Padgett, pseudonym of Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore Lewis Padgett see C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner Padua: in Scotland, Padua was traditionally considered the seat of Necromancy, which is why Sir Walter Scott said (of the Earl of Gowrie): "He learned the art that none may name in Padua, far beyond the sea." ["Lay of the Last Minstrel, I, xi] Pagan: [Latin: "paganus" = a rustic]: non-Christian or heathen, probably from the old traditions and religious beliefs still holding sway in villages for centuries after Christianity was established in larger town, and because Romans referrred with contempt to civilians as "paganus", it is likely that the "miltes Christi" (soldiers of Christ) used the same militant slang [see Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", Chapter xxi] Note that Jews refer to pagans, Christians, and followers of all other faiths as "gentiles" or "goyim", Mormons refer to all non-Mormons including Jews as "gentiles", crusaders called Moslems "Paynim" [from Old French "paienime", from Latin "paganismus"]; non-Maoris in New Zealand are called Pakeha, and so forth. see: "Pre-Adamite" Gerald W. Page: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Author of 50+ science fiction, fantasy, horor, humor, and mystery stories Gerald W. Page @ Dragon*Con Jake Page: pseudonym of James Keena Page, Jr. (1936-): Locus/Contento lists: * Operation: Shatterhand [Ballantine Del Rey, Nov 1996] ISBN 0-345-39721-5, $5.99, 322pp, paperback ALTERNATE WORLD where Nazi forces invade the American Southwest and battle Native Americans Kathy Page (1958-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * As in Music and Other Stories [Methuen, Nov 1990] ISBN 0-413-62430-7, £13.99, 205pp, hardcover story collection, 14 short stories, some Fantasy and some Science Fiction and some mundane * Island Paradise [Methuen, May 1989] ISBN 0-413-19690-9, £11.99, 192pp, hardcover Literary Fantasy [Minerva, June 1990] ISBN 0-7493-9071-9, £4.50, 192pp, paperback Marco Page, pseudonym of Harry Kurnitz Michael Page: Locus/Contento lists: * Encyclopedia of Things that Never Were (illustrator Michael Ingpen) [Dragon's World, Nov 1985] ISBN 1-85028-001-0, £15.95, 240pp, hardcover, annotated illustrated myths, legends, supernatural [Viking, Jan 1987] ISBN 0-670-81607-8, $19.95, 240pp, hardcover Nick Page: Locus/Contento lists: * Six Days [Minstrel, Feb 1992] ISBN 0-85476-291-4, 3.99, 254pp, paperback, Josh Kirby cover art, Science Fiction/Humor Norman Page: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Mad Monkton and Other Stories [See: William Wilkie Collins] Norvell W. Page, full name Norvell Wooten Page (1903 or 1904-1961): American publicist/journalist/novelist, President of American Fiction Guild, PR guy for Atomic Energy Commission, known for over 100 Detective novels, and all but #1 and #2 of the "Spider" novels. Also wrote as "Randolph Craig" and is listed here for fantasy novels: * "Flame Winds" ["Unknown" Magazine, June 1939; Berkley, 1969] Heroic Fantasy involving Prester John * "Sons of the Bear God" ["Unknown" Magazine, Nov 1939; Berkley, 1969] Heroic Fantasy involving Prester John * "But Without Horn" ["Unknown" Magazine, June 1940] * Death and the Spider [1942 serial; 1975] Death personified threatens USA Thomas Page: * The Hephaestus Plague [Putnam, 1973; Bantam] Stephen Pagel: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Meisha Merlin Publishing Co.; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Absolute Magnitude (see co-editor Warren Lapine) * Bending the Landscape: Fantasy see co-editor Nicola Griffith) e-mail Stephen Pagel The Pagemaster: animated/live-action Fantasy film [1994] involving quest through worlds of famous novels in magical library Francois Pagery, pseudonym of Gerard Klein Clarence Paget (1909-1991): Horror anthologist; Locus/Contento lists: Books Edited: * The 26th Pan Book of Horror Stories [Pan, 1985] ISBN 0-330-28944-6, 1.95, 167pp, paperback Horror anthology * The 27th Pan Book of Horror Stories [Pan, Oct 1986] ISBN 0-330-29219-6, 1.95, 187pp, paperback Ghost/Horror anthology * The 28th Pan Book of Horror Stories [Pan, Nov 1987] ISBN 0-330-30133-0, 1.95, 156pp, paperback Horror original anthology * The 29th Pan Book of Horror Stories [Pan, Dec 1988] ISBN 0-330-30481-X, 2.50, 238pp, paperback Horror original anthology * The 30th Pan Book of Horror Stories [Pan, Sep 1989] ISBN 0-330-31099-2, 2.99, 208pp, paperback Horror original anthology * Dark Voices: The Best from the Pan Book of Horror Stories (see co-editor Stephen Jones) Francis Edward Paget (1806-1882): British children's Fantasist and Fairy Tale author John Paget, pseudonym of John Aiken Violet Paget (Oct 1856-13 Feb 1935) Italy-resident English novelist/critic/ essayist, with then-famous writings on Italian esthetics and culture, listed here for her weird stories including: "For Maurice, Five Unlikely Stories" (pseudonym "Vernon Lee") (London, J. Lane, 1927) "Hauntings, Fantastic Stories" (London, J. Lane, 1906) "Pope Jacynth and More Supernatural Tales" (London, J. Lane, 1907) "The Snake Lady and Other Stories" (New York: Grove, 1954) H. Paget-Lowe, pseudonym of H. P. Lovecraft Henry Paget-Lowe, pseudonym of H. P. Lovecraft Richard Paige: pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz (1945-): under this name: * The Door to December [NAL/Signet, 1985; Apr 1990] ISBN 0-451-13605-5, $4.95, 405pp, paperback psychic thriller Barry [Eric Odell] Pain (28 Sep 1865-5 May 1928): British journalist/humourist in Punch and elsewhere, and prolific Mystery fiction, especially the "Constantine Dix" series with the criminal's point-of-view. He was also prolific in Fantasy, including: * In a Canadian Canoe [1891] story collection * Collected Tales [London: M. Secker, 1916] * Going Home: Being the Fantastical Romance of the Girl with Angel Eyes and the Man who had Wings [1921] when they mate, they both become full-fledged Angels * More Stories [London: T. Werner Laurie, 1930] * The New Gulliver and Other Stories" [London: T. Werner Laurie, 1913] the title novella is Science Fiction * The One Before [1902] magic jewel switches identities * Robinson Crusoe's Return [1906, revised 1921] the hero has become IMMORTAL and is bummed out over a noisy London * Stories and Intrludes [New York: Harper, 1892] including "The Glass of Supreme Moments" with a female personified Death [see: "Death"] * Stories in Grey [London: T. Werner Laurie, 1912] * Stories in the Dark [London: G. Richards, 1901] including "The Moon Slave" and Eros/Labyrinth/Pan Horror * Three Fantasies [1904] story collection Guthrie Paine, pseudonym of F. Orlin Tremaine Lauren Paine (25 Feb 1916-?) American author with 200+ Mystery, Detective, and related genre books published, including some science fiction under pseudonym "Mark Carrell" such as nuclear holocaust novel * This Time Tomorrow [Consul, 1963] Michael Paine: pseudonym of John M. Curlovich; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Cities of the Dead [Charter, Oct 1988] ISBN 1-55773-009-1, $3.50, 246pp, paperback archaeological Fantasy/Horror Howard Carter in 1903 Egypt has occult adventures before finding King Tut's tomb [London: Futura, Jun 1990] ISBN 0-7088-4561-4, 3.50, 246pp, paperback * The Colors of Hell [Charter, May 1990] ISBN 1-55773-349-X, $3.95, 281pp, paperback Horror about occult Morocco * Owl Light [Charter, Nov 1989] ISBN 1-55773-277-9, $3.95, 232pp, paperback Horror Mark S. Painter, Sr.: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mark S. Painter, Sr. Mark S. Painter, Sr.: America Online e-mail e-mail Mark S. Painter, Sr. Paintings, Magical: (1) Apelles, frustrated at not being able to intentionally paint foam on Alexander's horse Bucephalus, flung his paintbrush at the picture, where it did the job so wonderfully that a real horse looked at the painting and neighed; (2) Zeuxis painted grapes so life-like that birds flew down to pick at the painting; (3) Matsys painted a fly on a man's leg, and Mandyn reached out to brush the false fly from the false leg; (4) Parrhasios of Epheseus painted such a realistic curtain that Zeuxis asked him to pull it off and show the picture it covered; (5) Myron sculpted a cow that a real bull tried to mount; (6) Velasquez purportedly painted an Admiral of Spain so photographically that Philip IV thought that the painting was the Admiral, and rebuked it for not being with his fleet; (7) Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" [1891] magically related a portrait to the man, so that the man's corruption showed only in the painting; (8) Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Edward Randolph's Portrait" ["Twice-Told Tales", 1837] has the painting express the guilt that the man repressed; (9) Charles William's "All Hallows' Eve" [1945] involves a painter unknowingly making a portrait of an evil magus; (10) W. S. Gilbert's "Ruddigore" [1887] has ancestors haunt their portraits and step from the canvas; (11) Vigo the Carpathian's ghost similarly animates his portrait in "Ghostbusters II" [1989]; (12) James Branch Cabell's "The Delta of Radegonde" [1921] has a man sexually involved with the Queen who was painted 1,300 years earlier; (13) C. S. Lews' "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" [1952] begins with a painting of a ship in Narnia magically transporting children to that ship; (14) M. R. James' "The Mezzotint" [1904] first shows a creepy male figure approaching a house, and later shows him leaving it, and thus reveals a horrific event of 100 years before; (15) Piers Anthony's "Castle Roogna" [1979] has a painting which shows instant replays of events 800 years before; (16) Roald Dahl's "The Witches" has a child trapped in a picture, and the picture gradually shows the childing aging and dying; (17) Susan Cooper's "Greenwich" has abstract art which is really encrypted magic spells; (18) Swan lives in the videotaped portrait of "The Phantom of the Paradise" [1974] and makes his deal with the Devil; (19) Barbara Hambly's "Bride of the Rat God" [1994] captures the soul of a Demon on movie film; (20) photographic portraits notoriously fail to show ghosts, vampires and the like in groups of people (the same as with mirrors); (21) H. P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model" is about an amazingly scary painting of a ghoul, and ends with the sentence: "But by God, Eliot, it was a photograph from life." Rebecca Paisley: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * A Basket of Wishes [Dell, Aug 1995] ISBN 0-440-21651-6, $4.99, 391pp, paperback Fantasy/Romance, fairy princess must mate with human duke to renew stagnant gene pool Jean Paiva (1944-1989): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Last Gamble [Penguin/Onyx, Dec 1990] ISBN 0-451-40228-6, $4.50, 294pp, paperback Horror/Thriller about dysfunctional psychic family * The Lilith Factor [NAL Onyx, Feb 1989] ISBN 0-451-40117-4, $3.95, 303pp, paperback Horror about Adam's semi-human wife before Eve George Pal, immortal American film producer for "Destination Moon" (1950) with uncredited Robert Heinlein co-authorship on screenplay; "War of the Worlds", "Conquest of Space", "Atlantis", "The Naked Jungle" {film hotlinks to be done} Palaemon: Melicertes was the son of Ino, but promoted to a sea-god named Palaemon, a.k.a. Portumnus when he protected harbors [Spenser's "Faerie Queene", IX, xi] see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Palamedes: (1) son of Nauplius and Clymene, the legendary proto-scientist who invented scales, lighthouses, dice, and the discus, and added four letters to the alphabet of Cadmus, then fought heroically in the Trojan War but died for exposing the falsified madness of Odysseus; (2) Sir Palamedes was a Saracen knight bested by Tristram when both fell for Ysolde (King Mark's Queen), and when Sir Palamedes renounced his intentions for Ysolde, Tristram converted him to Christianity and became his godfather at baptism. see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: King Arthur Palamon and Arcite: see Arcite Lyn Paleo: author/anthologist; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books Edited: * Uranian Worlds, Second Edition (see co-editor Eric Garber) * Worlds Apart: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Science Fiction and Fantasy (co-editors Camilla Decarnin and Eric Garber) See: Camilla Decarnin Pales: the Roman god (in later versions, goddess) of sheep and shepherds see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Morton D. Paley, fan pseudonym of Jerome Boxby & Sam Merwin, Jr. Morton D. Paley: Locus/Contento lists: Books Edited: * The Last Man (by Mary Shelley) see "Mary Wollstencraft Shelley" see: WORLD COMES TO AN END Michael Palin, full name Michael Edward Palin (1943-); Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Mirrorstone: A Ghost Story With Holograms [Jonathan Cape, Oct 1986] ISBN 0-224-02408-6, 7.95, 32pp, hardcover Juvenile Fantasy story with Alan Lee illustrations plus holograms [New York: Knopf, Nov 1986] ISBN 0-394-88353-5, $14.95, unpaginated Palindrome: [Greek "palin dromo" = to run back again]: a word or sentence which reads the same forwards and back, as with "radar", Adam's self-introdction to Eve: "Madam, I'm Adam", Napoleon's supposed "Able was I ere I saw Elba", etcetera... Palinode: a poem or song disclaiming the statement of a previous poem or song, a form popular in the Jacobean era, and traced at least to Stesichorus recanting his songs imputing evil to Helen after the gods blinded him, or Horace ["Ode", I, xvi] Palinurus, a.k.a. Palinure: (1) steersman in Virgil's "Aeneid" who fell asleep at the helm, fell overbaord, swam shore three days afterwards, and was immediately murdered; (2) any pilot, especially a clumsy one Palladium: (1) the huge wooden statue of Pallas Athena (in Roman myth, Minerva); purportedly thrown to Earth by Zeus at the founding of Troy, upon which the safety of Troy magically depended; prophesied that Troy would never be conquered so long as it remained within Troy's walls; thus dooming the city once stolen by the Greeks, and said to have then been taken to Rome by Aeneas [according to vivid recounting in Virgil's "Aeneid"; (2) anything upon which the security of a nation figuratively depends; (3) the element discovered by Wollaston [1803] and named after the just-discovered asteroid Pallas; (4) the London theatre, and others named in imitation. Matthew J. Pallamary: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Small Dark Room of the Soul and Other Stories [San Diego Writers' Monthly Press, July 1994] ISBN 1-885516-00-2, $9.95, 148pp, trade paperback collection, 14 Horror stories, order from: San Diego Writers' Monthly Press 3910 Chapman Street San Diego CA 92110 Gene Palm, pseudonym of Luigi Palmisano Bernard Palmer, American juveniles in "Jim Dunlap" series Donald H. Tuck says "very, very juvenile ... unbelievable" Christopher Palmer: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * The Collected Arthur Machen See: "Arthur Machen" David R. Palmer, biographic note in "Threshold" New York: Bantam, Dec 1985): "David R. Palmer was born in the Chicago area in 1941 and grew up there. He has worked at an amazing variety of jobs over the years (mail clerk, bookkeeper, junior accountant; VW mechanic, assistant service manager, service manager, car salesman; appliance, furniture, and insurance salesman; school-bus driver; pet-store owner and manager; gravel-truck driver; intra- and intercity bus driver; typesetter, legal secretary, court-reporting transcriber -- to mention only a few). His pastimes have been equally varied, and have included (apart from LOTS of reading) flying, motorcycling, sailing, skin-diving, photography -- and racing (he was a Formula Vee champion in the sixties, in a car designed and built in collaboration with a friend). Currently he is acertified shorthand court reporter (the term 'stenographer' is held in very bad odor among practitioners of the profession) working in north central Florida with his wife, also a court reporter. Their family consists of (at latest count) four cats, two dogs, a parrot, and a horse. 'Emergence' was his first novel. Parts I and II appeared in the January 1981 and February 1983 issues of Analog, and were his first and second sales. 'Threshold' is his second novel. He is currently working on the sequel to 'Threshold', also to be published by Bantam." Blurbs: "The best new writer since John Varley." -- Spider Robinson "Every bit as exciting, inventive, and witty as EMERGENCE." -- Poul Anderson "The further you read, the better this one gets. Don't start it late at night if you have to get up in the morning." -- F.M. Busby Geoffrey Palmer, British co-author with Noel Lloyd of at least 4 juvenile fantasy/ghost books Jane Palmer (1946-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Moving Moosevan [The Women's Press, Oct 1990] ISBN 0-7043-4241-3, 4.95, 150pp, trade paperback sequel to "The Planet Dweller" * The Planet Dweller [The Women's Press, June 1985] ISBN 0-7043-3948-X, 1.95, 147pp, paperback Science Fiction/Humor * The Watcher [The Women's Press, Oct 1986] ISBN 0-7043-4038-0, 2.50, 177pp, paperback Science Fiction/Satire Jessica Palmer (1949-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Cradlesong [Pocket, May 1993] ISBN 0-671-73421-0, $4.99, 309pp, paperback Meta-Horror: Horror author moves his family into real haunted house * Dark Lullaby [Pocket, May 1991] ISBN 0-671-70309-9, $4.95, 337pp, paperback Horror, abused girl's ghost's revenge * Fire Wars [Scholastic UK, May 1994] ISBN 0-590-55491-3, 3.50, 344pp, paperback Young Adult Fantasy, Book #2 of "Renegades" series * Healer's Quest [Scholastic UK, Oct 1993] ISBN 0-590-55428-X, 3.50, 298pp, paperback Young Adult Fantasy, Book #1 of "Renegades" series * Human Factor [Scholastic UK, Nov 1996] ISBN 0-590-13385-3, 3.99, 281pp, paperback Young Adult Science Fiction sequel to "Random Factor" * Random Factor [Scholastic UK, June 1994] ISBN 0-590-55665-7, 2.99, 341pp, paperback Young Adult Science Fiction, 2333 A.D. multicentury space war fought by clones see: CLONES * Return of the Wizard [Scholastic UK, May 1995] ISBN 0-590-55857-9, 3.99, 336pp, paperback Young Adult Fantasy, Book #3 of "Renegades" series * Shadow Dance [Pocket, Mar 1994] ISBN 0-671-78715-2, $5.50, 307pp, paperback, Jim Warren cover art, Horror, girl releases Native American curse on Maine town * Sweet William [Pocket, Nov 1995] ISBN 0-671-88017-9, $5.50, 342pp, paperback Horror, demon possesses child see: Demon Maria Palmer: house name/pseudonym for "Horrorscopes" Young Adult novels published by Mammoth Michael Palmer, full name Michael Stephen Palmer (1942-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * {to be done} Books: * Extreme Measures [Bantam, Mar 1991] ISBN 0-553-072630-3, $14.95, 390pp, hardcover Medical/Thriller/Science Fiction, Boston hospital anti-viral experiment creates zombies see: Haiti and Voodoo Raymond A. Palmer (1 Aug 1910-?) Important American magazine editor/publisher/ author, edited Amazing Stories 1938-?, founded Fantastic Adventure, Other Worlds, and Imagination, also deeply implicated in Fate, Mystic, Search, The Hidden World. Annoying for his P.T. Barnam-like promotional stunts, he was also appreciated for his own fiction starting with "The Time Ray of Jandra" (Wonder Stories, June 1930) and the "Toka" series (as pseudonym J. W. Pelkiel) in Fantastic Adventure Robin Palmer, juvenile fantasy anthologist Stephen Palmer; Toddington, Bedfordshire, U.K.: British SF author with two novels: * Memory Seed [Boston: Little Brown] * Glass [Boston: Little Brown] Stephen Palmer author's home page "Stephen Palmer's first novel was "Memory Seed", published in 1996, a novel of eco-gothic catastrophe in the dystopian style of John Wyndham. It has been compared with the work of Gill Alderman, Storm Constantine, and others. His second novel is "Glass" (1997), the first chapter of which is available" on this home page, which also includes news, reviews, features, extracts, etc. Stephen Palmer tribute page E-mail Stephen Palmer devoted to an animation that he is working on multimedia exploration of "Glass" Palmistry, a.k.a. Chiromancy: hand-reading a person's character and fate; see: "divination" Susan Palwick: nothing on the Web? e-mail Susan Palwick William J. Palmer (20 Aug 1890-?) American musician/composer/utopian novelist DC Palter: DC Palter The author put his short stories here for you to read. The stories are divided into three groups: * a collection of stories about life in Japan entitled "Japan Still Life" * a collection of stories about obsessed people entitled "Palteresque" * a few other stories that don't fit into either of the two collections, which he has listed under Miscellaneous. Pamphlet: [French "Pamphilet", transliteration of 12th-Century Latin love poem "Pamphilus seu de Amore"]: any short writing, only a few printed sheets long, often temporary or controversial by intent Pan: [Greek "everything", "all"]: god of forest, pasture, herds and flocks, also the universal deity of nature, the son of Jupiter and variously Calisto, Hermes, Penelope, with the upper body of a man but the lower body and legs of a goat, symbolic of fecundity [Milton's "Paradise Lost", IV, 266] see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Panacea: [Greek: "all-healing"]: (1) daughter of Aesculapius; (2) so figuratively the daughter of the healing arts, i.e. a universal medicine; see: "Aesculapius" [Greek god of Medicine], who purportedly learned the art from the centaur Chiron, and who taught the art to his 2 sons (Machaon and Podalerius, whom Homer said tended Greeks wounded in the Trojan War) and 2 daughters (Hygeia, from whose name we derive the word Hygiene; and Panakeia in Greek, Panacea to Romans) see: "Alchemy" Panchaea: land of fable, maybe in Arabia Felix, famous for perfumes and incenses such as myrrh; see: LOST LANDS Pandarus: (1) Lycian leader allied to Trojans; (2) character in "Troilus and Cressida" [Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", V, ii]; (3) from the latter, in medieval romances as the default procurer of prostitutes; (4) thus basis for the word "Pander": to act as a sexual procurer or otherwise immorally supply things in bad taste, perhaps due to variation of the story by Boccaccio [1344] romance "Filostrato", set in Troy; saif romance influecing versions of the tale by Chaucer and Shakespeare. Pandemonium: [Greek "all demons"]: word coined by John Milton to mean the capital city of Hell ["Paradise Lost", X, 424]; (2) riotous assemblage of people, or their noise and chaos; (3) principle of parallel autonomous agents for Artificial Intelligence, as invented by Oliver Selfridge; see: Demon" See: Hell Pandora: the first mortal woman (according to Hesiod) sent by Zeus as a gift to Epimethius, who married her against his brother's (Prometheus) advice; alternatively, she was a lifelike android built by Hephaestus on the orders of Zeus to punish Prometheus; in either case, once her box (or urn or jar or vase) was illicitly opened, all the evils of the world flew forth, leaving only Hope still locked away. The earliest extant version of this tale is in Hesiod's "Theogeny" and "Works and Days." Erasmus [16th Century] translated the Greek "pithos" [jar] as the Latin "pyxis" [box]. See: Prometheus Edgar Pangborn (25 Feb 1909-1 Feb 1976) American composer/Mystery/Science fiction novelist * A Mirror for Observers [Doubleday, 1954; Science Fiction Book Club; Dell; Avon] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle * The Company of Glory [Pyramid, 1975] * Davy [New York: St.Martin's, 1964; Ballentine Books; Garland, 1975] postholocaust * Good Neighbors and Other Strangers [Macmillan, 1972; Collier] 10 stories * The Judgment of Eve [Simon & Schuster, 1966; Dell; Avon] * West of the Sun [New York: Doubleday, 1953; Science Fiction Book Club; Dell], spaceship crash survival subgenre Dr. Pangloss: [Greek "all-tongues"] protagonist's pedantic instructor in Voltaire's "Candide [1759], who was the ultimate optimist even when that oiptimism brought him misfortune; his slogan (satirizing Rousseau and Leibnitz) was "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds." Panic: terror induced by Pan [Judges, vii, 18-21] Pan was possibly son of Hermes and she-goat Amalthea; he assisted Zeus in battling the Titans: his shout frightened them to flee. Alexei Panshin (14 Aug 1940-): Alexei Panshin home page American author/biographer/critic, works include "Anthony Villiers" space mystery/crime series: * Starwell [Ace, 1968] * The Thurb Revolution [Ace, 1968] * Masque World [Ace, 1969] and these other books: * Rite of Passage" [Ace, 1968; Gregg, 1976] very good bildungsroman * Heinlein in Dimension, controversial analysis of Heinlein * Science Fiction and the Search for Transcendance" {hotlink to be done} Alexei Panshin, born Lansing MI 14 Aug 1940, son of Alexis John Panshin and Lucie Padget, married Cory Seidman 4 Jun 1969, children: Adam, Tobiah; author: * Heinlein in Dimension, 1968 * Rite of Passage, 1968 * The Star Well, 1968 * The Thurb Revolution, 1968 * Masque World, 1969 * Farewell to Yesterday's Tomorrow, 1975 * SF in Dimension, 1976 (with Cory Panshin), revised edition 1980 * Earth Magic, 1978 * Transmutations: a Book of Personal Alchemy, 1982 * The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Search for Transcendance, 1989, (with Cory Panshin) Student 1958-60 University of Michigan; B.A. 1965 Michigan State University; M.A. 1966 University of Chicago; Founder 1982 Elephant Books; Winner Hugo Award 1967, Nebula Award (Rite of Passage, 1968) S. F. Pantell, see co-author E. MacGregor Pantheon: (1) originally a sacred temple dedicated to all the gods, especially the ones built by Agrippa (circa 27 B.C.) and Hadrian (circa 120); (2) then a place where all the gods assembled together; (3) finally, it came to mean all the gods and godesses within a given mythology, many of which are summarized in: Aztec Celtic Egyptian Pantheon Greek/Roman Pantheon Hindu Pantheon Islamic Jewish/Hebrew Mayan Native American Original (to this fiction) Pantheon Scandanavian Pantheon those miscellaneous others (4) places consecrated to heroes of the nation, such as the Pantheon at Paris (built 1764-1812) or Westminster Abbey (as "The British Pantheon"); (5) grand musical theatres, starting with Wyatt's 1772 Oxford Street opera theatre Panther: in medieval lore, the Panther first stood for Christ, and as an animal which was peaceable to all creatures except the dragons whom it attracted with sweet fragrance and then attacked, and later (when the real big cat was better known) for hypocracy and flattery Pantomime: see Harlequin Panurge: [Greek: "pan" = all, + "ergos" = worker]: (1) a rogue who will do anything to anyone; (2) Pantagruel's companion in Rabelais' novels Frank C. Pape', full name Frank Cheyne Pape (1878-1972): popular and critically acclaimed pen-and-ink Fantasy artist/illustrator Richard Pape, British war and travel-writer, with one holocaust novel "And So Ends the World" (London: Elek, 1961) Paperhouse: British medical otherworld Fantasy film [1988] Desiderius Papp, C. A. Brandt recommended his "Creation's Doom" to Donald H. Tuck, who found this nonfiction obsolete 20 years ago Parabellum, pseudonym of Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff Paracelsus: pseudonym of Dr. Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (circa 1493-1541): Physician/alchemist/neoplatonist/author/quack; see: "Alchemy"; see: 16th Century Paradise: see Heaven Paradise Lost: see John Milton [1667] Parallel Worlds: see ALTERNATE WORLDS Margot Pardoe (1902-?) British author of juvenile time-travel fantasy "Argle's Mist" and possible sequel Edith Pargeter, full name Edith Mary Pargeter (28 Sep 1913-1995): British Mystery author, often under pseudonym "Ellis Peters" [the Brother Cadfael series in particular], who also wrote fantasy novels: * The City Lies Four-Square [New York: Reynal Hitchcock, 1939] poetry-loving Ghost yearning for Heaven * By Firelight [London: Heinemann, 1947] magic/TIME TRAVEL witchcraft trial love story * The Lily Hand and Other Stories [London: Heinemann, 1965] Paris: Son of Priam (King of Troy) and Hecuba, who abducted Helen and started the Trojan War (see "Apple of Discord"), killed Achilles (see "Achilles") and was fatally wounded by Philoctetes' poison arrow see: Greek/Roman Myth Paris: see Urban Fantasy section of CITIES Paris Qui Dort: French Science Fiction film [1923]; see: Major Films of 1920-1930 John A. Park, Canada: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail John Park Jordan Park, pseudonym of Cyril Kornbluth & Frederik Pohl Paul Park: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (as of August 1998): * Celestis [Tor Books, 1996] Richard Parker, American juvenile novel "The Hendon Fungus" (New York: Meredith, 1968) on the mushroom that ate the world. In California, we'd just dice it onto pizza. Lucas Parkes, pseudonym of John B. Harris Wyndham Parkes, pseudonym of John B. Harris Scott R. Parkin: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Scott R. Parkin C. Northcote Parkinson: best known for his book: * Parkinson's Law [1957] based on his humorous but too-true theory that the amount of work done by a public or business administration is inversely proportional to the number of people employed to do it Dan Parkinson, full name Daniel Edward Parkinson (1935-): Science Fantasy novelist and game-related novelizer: * Starsong [1988] Elves in the Cretaceous era * Dragonlance game-related novels: * Dragonlance Heroes II: The Gates of Thorbardin [1990] * the "Dwarven Nations" Trilogy: * Dwarven Nations #1: The Covenant of the Forge [1993] * Dwarven Nations #2: Hammer and Axe [1993] * Dwarven Nations #3: The Swordsheath Scroll [1994] Richard Parks: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Member of Horror Writers of America; Mississippi-resident who "tames computers" when he isn't writing science fiction. His own home page, listed below, discusses a number of his stories in major markets. Most recent sale: "Poppa's Chldren", novelette, Tommorow SF, Feb 1997 Richard Parks Index to Richard Parks Richard Parks: Delphi e-mail e-mail Richard Parks e-mail Richard Parks Richard Parks: Index to at least 7 publications Parnassus: (1) son of Neptune; (2) Greek mountain near Delphi, with one peak sacred to Apollo and the Muses, the other peak to Bacchus, where Deucalion's ark landed after the Flood, and symbolically the seat of music and poetry; (3) basis for wrier/artist district of Paris Montparnasse; (4) "to climb Parnassas" means to start one's career in poetry or music; (5) after the late 19th Century school of French poets led by Leconte de Lisle, with their [1866] anthology "Le Parnasse contemporain", counter to Romantic emotionalism, technically polished, that school was "les Parnassians" and thus, (6) "Parnassian" became the English synonym for "poet." see: Greek/Roman Myth Francis Parnell, pseudonym of Festus Pragnell Keith Parnell, pseudonym of P. K. Palmer Eremei Parnov, Russian author, best known as co-author of M. Emtsev Father of Parody: Hipponax of Ephesus (6th Century B.C.), master of the "para ode" which inverts, satirizes, or confutes another ode Julian Parr (3 Aug 1923-?) English market researcher who was everywhere in British SF fandom in the late 1930s, and the British Interplanetary Society, and American fandom, and THEN was resident in Germany as a founder of numerous fan organizations, and in German SF bibliography Robert Parr, pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner [Edward] Geoffrey Parrinder (30 Apr 1910-?) English clergyman/lecturer/ teacher, who (in a Comparative Religion sense) analyzed witchcraft: * Witchcraft: European and African [London: Faber, 1965] Vernon [Louis] Parrington (3 Aug 1871-17 Jun 1929) American historian/critic/ professor best known for "Main Currents in American Thought", 3 volumes done of a longer planned series, but listed here for the nondefinitive but fascinating: * American Dreams: A Study of American Utopias [Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University Press, 1947] which Donald H. Tuck notes does not distinguish betyween UTOPIAN and DYSTOPIAN fiction J. M. Parrish, British anthologist in True Crime genre and: * Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries [London: Odhams, 1938] Maxfield Parrish, pseudonym of Frederick Parrish (1870-1966): major Fantasy artist and illustrator Reference: * Maxfield Parrish [1973] art book by Coy Ludwig Edward Abbott Parry, a.k.a. Sir Edward Abbott Parry (1863-1943): British Judge and Fairy Tale author: * the "Katawampus" novel series: * Katawampus: It's Treatment and Cure [1895] * Butterscotia, or a Cheap Trip to Fairy Land [1896] * The First Book of Krab: Christmas Stories for Young and Old [1897] story collection * The Scarlet Herring and Other Stories [1909] story collection * Gamble Gold [1907] story collection * Don Quixote of the Mancha [1900] children's adaptation of Cervantes (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.747) Michel Parry, see also G. Rusoff, best known for: * the "Boaz" series * Chariots of Fire [Popular, 1977] * Throne of Fire [Popular, 1977] Richard Parry: Richard Parry Parsees, a.k.a Guebres, a.k.a. Fire Worshippers: descended from Persian Zoroastrians driven to India during Islamic persecutions in 7th and 8th Centuries; see "Zoroastrianism" Parsifal, Parsival: see Sir Percival Roger Parson: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Michael Part: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail e-mail Michael Part new e-mail Michael Part old e-mail Michael Part @ compuserve Robert Keith Partain: Robert Keith Partain@sff.net Norman Partridge: Member of Horror Writers of America Norman Partridge Stephen Pasechnick: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Pasiphae: daughter of the sun, wife of Minos (King of Crete), mother of Ariadne, and mother (by Poseidon's white bull) of the Minotaur; see: Ariadne, Minos, Labyrinth, Minotaur see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Morris Ytterby Pasquale (1902-1959): Plumbers' Union officer, steamboat afficionado, with two bizarre science fiction novels about a prostitute, a professor, and a telepathic porcupine "The Paleolakes of Mars" (New York: McBride, 1932) and "Undersea Satan" (London: Jenkins, 1954) Dom Passante, pseudonym of John Russell Fearn Passepartout: [French "pass everywhere"]: (1) a master key; (2) basic form of picture framing between cardboard and glass; (3) the French valet of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's "Round the World in Eighty Days" The Passing of the Third Floor Back: British Fantasy film [1935] Passover: Jewish festival celebrating deliverance of israelites when the Angel of Death took all the first-borns of Egypt, but passed over the homes of those who obeyed Moses see: Jewish/Hebrew Pastoral: fiction and poetry about rural people, rather than gods, kings, and heroes: * some Psalms of the Bible * Theocritus "Idylls" [3rd Century B.C.] * Virgil "Eclogues" a.k.a. "Bucolics" [3rd Century B.C.] * Longus "Daphne and Chloe" [4th or 5th Century A.D.] * Dante Alighieri (various eclogues) * Francesco Petrarca Petrarch (various eclogues) [1304-1374] * Boccaccio (various eclogues), and "Ameto" [1341] Pastoral Romance * Jacopo Sannazaro "Arcadia" [1501] Pastoral Romance * Edmund Spenser "The Shephearde's Calendar [1579] * Sir Phillip Sydney "Arcadia" [1593] Pastoral Romance * Edmund Spenser "The Faerie Queene" Book VI [1596] Pastoral Romance * John Milton "Lycidas" [1637] * Izaak Walton "The Compleat Angler" [1653] * Percy Bysshe Shelley "Adonais" [1821] * many poems of Robert Frost (1874-1963) With explicit Fantasy in the Pastoral mode coming later: * William Morris (various) * James Stephens (various) * Clifford D. Simak (various) * Thomas Burnett Swann (various) Gary Westfahl makes the interesting comment: "fantasy in the modern sense is incompatible with the pastoral world, where there is no evil and no real conflict beyond comic misunderstandings... this is not a child's world, but an old man's world... not the setting of fantasy, but the goal of fantasy, a world from which evil is finally banished..." (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, pp.747-748) Mary [Elwyn] Patchett (2 Dec 1897-?) Australia-born British juvenile author who, through the British Interplanetary Society, slipped into science fiction and BBC writing Roger Pater, pseudonym of Dom Gilbert Roger Hudlestone Roger Pater, British fantasy/weird writer of collection * Mystic Voices [London: Burn Oates, 1923] Pathetic Fallacy: John Ruskin (1819-1900) coined this term for a figure of speech that ascribes human emotions to Nature Ephraim Soulsby Paton: pseudonym of Kenneth Morris (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.748) Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1821-1901): British Fantasy illustrator (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.748) Jill Paton-Walsh (1939-): British Young Adult Fantasy novelist: * A Chance Child [1978] TIME TRAVEL to industrial 19th Century England * Birdy and the Ghosties [1989] * Knowledge of Angels [1994] Historical, nominated for Booker Prize (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.748) Patriarch: [Greek: "patria" = family, + "archein" = rule]: (1) head of family or tribe; (2) the 12 sons of Jacob [Acts, vii, 8] and to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their forefathers, and possibly to David [Acts ii, 29]; (3) starting with the Council of Nicaea, the highest Church officers, who can ordain Metropolitans, convene coucils, and act as archbishops, as well as to the archbishops of Lisbon and Paris; (4) the chief bishop of some Eastern churches (Jacobites, Armenians, Maronites); (5) in Eastern Orthodix church, the bishops of Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople, and Jerusalem; (6) the founder of an order, such as St.Benedict, St.Dominic, St.Francis Patrick: Australian Psychokinesis Fantasy film [1978] see: EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION John Patrick, pseudonym of Michael Avallone J[ohn] Max Patrick (14 Nov 1911-?) co-author G. Negley Q. Patrick, pseudonym of Richard Wilson Webb, Mary Louise Aswell & Richard Wilson Webb, Richard Wilson Webb & Hugh C. Wheeler, Richard Wilson Webb & Martha M. Kelley Saint Patrick: see Ireland Shelby Patrick: Member of Horror Writers of America Shelby Patrick Joe Patrouch: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? William Patten (1861-?) anthologist of 5 volume "Short Story Classics" (1905) and "Great Ghost Stories" (New York: Collier, 1909) Michele Patterson: Member of Horror Writers of America Michele Patterson Frank Patton, house name and pseudonym of Ray A. Palmer, R. S. Shaver, others William Pattrick: pseudonym of Peter Haining (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.748) Barbara Paul: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Barbara Paul@sff.net Barbara Paul @ lit-arts e-mail Barbara Paul F. W. Paul, pseudonym of Paul W. Fairman Frank R[udolph] Paul (1884-29 Jun 1963) grandmaster of American science fiction art Hugo Paul, pseudonym of Paul H. Little Gary Paulsen: * The Implosion Effect [Major, 1976] Steve Paulsen: Steve Paulsen "Steven Paulsen writes fantasy, horror and science fiction for both adults and children. He has also written extensively about the genre, conducted interviews with a large cross-section of Australian SF writers, and is widely acknowledged as an authority on Australian speculative fiction. (from an entry in the Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy) Home Page has: * Full Bio & What's New (Biography and Forthcoming work) * The Library (Novels, Collections and Other Books, in Exhaustive Detail) * The Omnibus (A Complete, up-to-date Bibliography of Short Work) * Online Material (Links to Fiction, Interviews and other material you can read now!) * All materials here appear with the permission of Steven Paulsen, are 1997 Steven Paulsen, and may not be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the copyright holder. Peter Dennis Pautz: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Executive Secretary of SFWA, Peter Dennis Pautz under construction as of 20 March 2000 e-mail Peter Dennis Pautz e-mail Peter Dennis Pautz old, invalid? Louis Pauwels (1920-) Nonfiction author in FRANCE, including: * The Dawn of Magic [New York: Stein, 1964] alchemy & stuff Milorad Pavic: Serbo-Croat Fantasy author: * Hazarski recnik [1988; as "Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words", US: 1988] translated by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.748) Maria Gavellis Pavlac: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Maria Gavellis Pavlac Dana William Paxson: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America "I am working on a non-lame home page" [personal communication, 29 Nov 96] Dana William Paxson Short Fiction: * "Spice on Hot Steel" [Science Fiction Age, Jan 1994] * "Trizark" [Science Fiction Age, March 1995] * "Pyro" [Science Fiction Age, July 1997] * "Here Our Steps Faltered" [Science Fiction Age, Nov 1998] Very Short Fiction: * see home page e-mail Dana W. Paxson e-mail Dana W. Paxson 2nd address Diana L. Paxson, full name Diana Lucile Paxson (1943-): Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page * the "Westria" novels, California after World War III has magic instead of technology: * Lady of Light [1982] * Lady of Darkness [1983] * The Mistress of the Jewels [1991] omnibus * Silverhair the Wanderer [1986] * The Earthstone [1987] * The Sea Star [1988] * The Wind Crystal [1990] * The Jewel of Fire [1992] * The "Chronicles of Fionn Mac Cumhal" Celtic Fantasy (co-author Adrienne Martine-Barnes): * Master of Earth and Water [1993] * Between the Worlds [1994] * Sword of Fire and Shadow [1995] * White Mare, Red Stallion [1986] Celtic Fantasy * The White Raven [1988] see: King Arthur * The Serpent's Tooth [1991] adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear" Note: Dana W. Paxson says that "in spite of the same uncommon name, Diana and I are not, as far as I know, related." e-mail Diana L. Paxson Robert Paye, pseudonym of Gabrielle M. V. Long Robert Paye: pseudonym of Marjorie Bowen (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.748) Alan Payne: pseudonym of John W. Jakes Donald Gordon Payne (3 Jan 1924-?) English editor/author with pseudonyms "Ian Cameron", "Donald Gordon", "James Vance Marshall" "The Lost Ones" (as Ian Cameron) (London: Hutchison, 1961) Greenland Michael H. Payne: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Michael H. Payne "Michael's first novel, The Blood Jaguar, after its serialization at www.tomorrowsf.com, is now out on actual paper in the book stores where you can buy it courtesy of the nice folks at Tor Books. Jim Carroll's cover, the red one on the left there, is on the hardback edition while Julie Bell's painting, ... graces the paperback." e-mail Michael H. Payne e-mail Michael H. Payne old, invalid? Rachel [Ruth] Cosgrove Payes (11 Dec 1922-?) American scientist/author in medical technology, author of nonfiction, journalism, Mystery, and science fiction, the latter under pseudonym "E. L. Arch": * Bridge to Yesterday (New York: Avalon, 1963) No, it's not about Robert Dole's presidential campaign, but cryonics * The Deathstone (New York: Avalon, 1964) Space Murder * The Double-Minded Man (New York: Avalon, 1966) Extraterrstrial invasion via matter transmitter * First Immortals (New York: Avalon, 1965) future ET Detective novel * The Man With Three Eyes (New York: Avalon, 1967) "* Planet of Death (New York: Avalon, 1964) Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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The Perpetual Peace: reached 24 June 1502 between Scotland and England, when Margaret (daughter of Henry VII) was betrothed to James IV of Scotland, albeit the Scots invaded England in 1513; see: Braveheart's Scotland Mervyn [Lawrence] Peake (9 July 1911-17 Nov 1968) China-born British artist/poet/author best known for the astonishing super-Gothic "Gormenghast" trilogy. An underappreciated master of weird fiction. Mervyn Peake tribute page Mervyn Peake tribute #2 * the "Gormenghast" trilogy: * Titus Groan [Reynal & Hitchcock, 1946; Weybright & Talley, 1967; Ballantine Books] * Gormenghast [Weybright & Talley, 1967; Ballantine Books] * Titus Alone [Weybright & Talley, 1967; Ballantine Books] * Mr. Pye [1953] Angel vs. Devil Fantasy/comedy * various miscellaneous books of drawings, chapbooks, and poetry (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.749) Gerald Pearce: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Philippa Pearce, full name Ann Philippa Christie Pearce (1920-): British author of juvenile Fantasy: * Tom's Midnight Garden [1958] Winner, Carnegie Medal Modern boy meets Victorean girl in mysterious garden * The Shadow-Cage and Other Tales of the Supernatural [1977] story collection * Who's Afraid? and Other Strange Tales [1986] story collection in juvenilized M. R. James style (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.749) [Prof.] Daniel Pearlman: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Department of English, University of Rhode Island [Prof.] Daniel Pearlman CLF Website (Council for Literature of the Fantastic) [Prof.] Daniel Pearlman (This is the part of the Permeable Press Website that shows a sample of Daniel Pearlman's science fiction.) e-mail [Prof.] Daniel Pearlman bibliographical notes: THE FINAL DREAM & OTHER FICTIONS, 1995: an SF collection of Daniel Pearlman's work published by Permeable Press of San Francisco, intro. by George Zebrowski. BLACK FLAMES, 1996: bizarre novel about Spanish Civil War, soon to be published by White Pine Press, Fredonia, NY. Edward Pearson: * Chamiel [Pocket, 1974] Jason Pearson @ Dragon*Con writer/penciller: The Savage Dragon; Blood and Guts; Body Bags Martin Pearson, pseudonym of Donald A. Wollheim Pearson's Magazine: see MAGAZINES/NEWSLETTERS The Peasant Poet: John Clare (1793-1864): impovershed, died mad, says The Peasant Poet on his tombstone Lt. John Pease, pseudonym of Roger S. Hoar Brooks Peck: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America promoted to Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (as of August 1998): * "Stealing a Zero-G Cow" [Life Among the Asteroids, Ace Books, 1998] * "Slight of Bride" [Elf Magic, Daw Books, 1998] * "Memories of Marie's Shoes" [Future Net, Daw Books, 1998] * "The Well-Made Knight" [Merlin, ed. Martin Greenberg, pub?, date?] Brooks Peck "...Senior Editor of Science Fiction Weekly. If you're looking for a source of science fiction news and reviews on the web, there's none better. I also edit SCIFI.com's games area and I write reviews for Amazon.com and Wired." e-mail Brooks Peck Richard E. Peck: * Final Solution [Doubleday, 1973] Pecksniff: hypocrite always preaching morality but does dreadful things "as a duty to society" [Dickens, "Martin Chuzzlewit]; see "Podsnap" Pecos Bill: legendary American cowboy who performed frontier miracles, such as digging the Rio Grande river Kit Pedler, pseudonym of Christopher Magnus Howard Pedler, co-author with Gerry Davis of three books: * Mutant 59; the Plastic Eaters [Viking, 1972] * The Dynostar Menace [Scribners, 1976] * Brainrack [Pocket, 1975] Pedrolino: see Commedia Dell'Arte John Peel: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail John Peel Peeping Tom: see Godiva Pegasus: (1) the winged horse upon which Bellerophon rode in battling the Chimera, and who kicked the hole in Mount Helicon from which the inspirational Hippocrene waters flow, and hence (2) is a symbol for poetic inspiration, (3) as well as for British World War II Airborne troops. (4) "To mount Pagasus" is thus to to do great creatrive work, to reach success, to soar to the zenith of fame; (5) "Pegasean" is an obsolete word for poetic or related to poetry. see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Aunt Peggy, pseudonym of Russell R. Winterbotham Mario Pei, full name Andrew Mario Pei (1901-1978): author/educator born in ITALY, long resident in USA, best known for advocacy of a universal language, and for popular books on Linguistics such as: * The Story of Langauge [1965] but listed here for: * The Sparrows of Paris [1958] Cat-woman, criminals, and Communists plan to turn Americans into Werewolves * Tales of the Natural and Supernatural [1971] story collection (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.750) Hayford Peirce: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Hayford Peirce e-mail Hayford Peirce invalid? Josephine Peladan (1859-1916): Decadent author, sometimes of Fantasy, from FRANCE (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.750) John Pelan: Horror author: John Pelan Novels: * Shifters [co-author Edward Lee] limited-edition hardcover [Obsidian Books, Feb 1998] * Family Tradition [co-author Edward Lee] pub?, 1998] Story Collections: * Splatterspunk: The Micah Hays Stories [co-author Edward Lee] [SideShow Books, Feb 1998] Novellas: * Goon [co-author Edward Lee] Anthologies (as editor): * Darkside -- Horror for the Next Millennium [Darkside Press, 1996; ROC paperbacks, Dec 1997; * Axolotl Special #1 [Pulphouse Press, 1989] Short Stories: * "Genesis Revisited" [Palace Corbie #7] * "The Piano Player Has No Fingers" [co-author Edward Lee] [Palace Corbie #7] * "Transcendence" [co-author Edward Lee] [HorrorNet.com, Dec 1997] Pelion: (1) when the giants tried to invade Heaven, they put Mt.Pelion on top of Mt.Ossa (two Thessalian peaks) [Homer's "Odyssey", XI, 315]; (2) hence "to pile Pelion on Ossa" means to add one problem to another. See: Olympian J. W. Pelkie, pseudonym of Raymond A. Palmer Sir Pelleas: (1) a Knight of the Round Table, noted for great strength; (2) he fought the Blatant Beast [Spenser's "Faeries Queene", VI, xii]; (3) also in Tennyson's "Pelleas and Ettare" see: King Arthur Charles R. Pellegrino: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America born New York City 5 May 1953, son of John Pellegrino and Jane McAvinue, married Tige [last name??] 20 Aug 1977 (deceased Apr 1986), married Gloria Tam 17 July 1988, described by colleagues as "the world's first astro-paleontologist", he has worked with the deep-seas robots that probed the wreckage of the Titanic. In conjunction with Dr. Jesse Stoff, he predicted the discovery of oceans within specific icy moons on our outer solar system. He holds several patents. author: * Chariots for Apollo: The Untold Story Behind the Race to the Moon 1986 (with Joshua Stoff) * Time Gate: Hurtling Backwards Through History, 1985 * Darwin's Universe: Origins and Crises in the History of Life, 1986 (with Jesse A. Stoff) * Making Star Trek Real: The Science Behind the Fiction, 1989 (with Jim Powell and Isaac Asimov) * Her Name, Titanic: the Untold Story Behind the Sinking and Finding of the Unsinkable Ship, 1988 * Interstellar Communication and Travel, 1987 (with Isaac Asimov and Others) * Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Hidden Epidemic, 1988 (with Jesse A. Stoff) * Atlantis: the End of a Dream, 1989 * Unearthing Atlantis: An Archaeological Odyssey * Flying to Valhalla [New York: AvoNova (William Morrow), 1993 interstellar flight, first contact, antimatter propulsion, relativistic weapons * his speculative piece in Omni Magazine on the possibility of cloning dinosaurs from insect-bite DNA in amber was the basis for Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park", although a plagiarist tried to take credit for Dr.Pellegrino's work. Broadcaster: "How I Got Screwed by the World and Other Private Ejaculations (National Lampoon Radio Hour, 1974) B.A. 1975 Long Island University; M.S. 1977 Long Island University; Ph.D. 1982 Victoria University, New Zealand; member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, British Interplanetary Society, Planetary Society, SFWA Pelops: King of Pisa (in Ellis), son of Tantalus, father of Atreus and Thyestes, cut to pieces and served as food of the gods, "Peloponnesus" is the "Island of Pelops" named after him see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Renfrew Pemberton, pseudonym of F. M. Busby Kenneth Pembrooke, pseudonym of Gerald W. Page Jan Penalurick: pseudonym of Charles De Lint (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.750) Penates: see Lares and Penates G. G. Pendarves, pseudonym of Gladys G. Trenery Don Pendleton, also wrote as Dan Britain: * Cataclysm, the Day the World Ended [Pinnacle, 1969] * The God Makers [Pinnacle, 1969] as Dan Britain * 1989: Population Doomsday [Pinnacle, 1970] * The Guns of Terra [Pinnacle, 1969] * Revolt! [Beeline, 1968] a.k.a. Civil War II [Pinnacle, 1971] in 2 editions, one as Britain, one as pendleton Michaelene Pendleton: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Pendragon: a comet was the origin of the title of King Arthur's father. Geoffrey of Monmouth tells that when the British King Aurelius was poisoned by Ambron while Pascentius (son of Vortigern) was invading England: "there appeared a star of wonderful magnitude and brightness, darting forth a ray, at the end of which was a globe of fire in form of a dragon, out of whose mouth issued forth two rays; one of which seemed to stretch itself beyond the extent of Gaul, the other towards the Irish Sea, and ended in seven lesser rays" [Book VIII, chapter xiv]. Uther, brother of Aurelius, previously chosen as successor, commanded that two dragons of gold be cast, one which he presented to Winchester Cathedral, the other "to be carried along with him to his wars", and henceforth he was known as Uther Pendragon. The term Pendragon [Welsh "Pen" = head, + "dragon" = the standard of the war-chief] applies to any of several chiefs of Britain at times of extraordinary emergency, when they were vested with supreme power, but is most used for Uther, father of King Arthur Eric Pendragon, pseudonym of Michael Parry Penelope: (1) wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachus, in Homer's myths; (2) hence, by extension, "the patience of Penelope" means love that overcomes all delay and adversity. See: Homer, Odyssey, Odysseus, Mentor Lucian Penjean, pseudonym of H. Bedford-Jones Bruce Pennington (1944-): British Fantasy/Science Fiction artist/illustrator (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.750) Richard Penny, pseudonym of David Lasser Penny-dreadful, a.k.a. Penny-horrible: cheap boys' trashy periodical, as distinguished from the classier and more expensive Shilling Shockers; ancestor of pulp fiction in modern sense Pentacle: 5-pointed star used as Talisman against Witches; also a defense against or trap for demons; a.k.a. The Wizard's Foot; the Holy Pentacles were contained in a double circle containing the Hebrew name of God, various mystical words, and 44 lesser pentacles (7 each to Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn; 5 to both Mercury and Venus; 6 to the Moon]; see: "Talisman" see: "Star of David" see: "Solomon's Seal" Hugh Pentecost, pseudonym of Hugh Pentecost Philips Penthesilea: (1) Queen of the Amazons who, in post-Homeric legends, defended Troy and was slain by Achilles; (2) hence any powerful woman Perceforest: the longest prose Romance, in early 14th-Century French, hybridizing the Alexander legends with the Arthurian legends; After Alexander conquers India, he sails to England and appoints Perceforest (one of his knights) as King, who then founds the Knights of the Franc Palais, and his grandson brings the Grail to England; the romance includes many other popular stories, including one of the first writings of "Sleeping Beauty"; see: King Arthur Perception: see fascinating essay on Fantasy and Perception in "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, pp.750-751) see: EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION see: "Hallucination" see: "Illusion" see: INVISIBILITY Perceval, a.k.a. Percival, a.k.a. Parsifal: a peasant lad rises to become a Knight of the Round Table; the chronologically older tales have him central to the Grail Quest, although later he is nudged aside by Sir Galahad. In all versions, he is raised among pigs and fowl and dung, his mother deliberately keeping him ignorant of his noble ancestry, until, catalyzed by a random encounter with a group of Knights, he wends his way to Camelot, wins an increasingly rigorous set of challenges, and has a numenous encounter with the Grail (sometimes at the castle of the Fisher King), and is enmeshed in magical and symbolic entanglements that reoccur in Masonic and esoteric traditions. Some schlars insist that the story pre-dates Christianity itself, and stems from various pagan fertility cults. In any case, the lowly lad who rises to the top has become a basic plot skeleton for fantasy fiction, and much mundane fiction as well. The origins of the tale may be found in texts including: * "Perceval, ou Le Conte del Graal" by Cretien de Troyes [1182?] he probably drew on Celtic tradition * "Parzival" by Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170?-1220?) [circa 1200-1210] * "Peredur" (in Welsh) [1250?] part of the Mabinogion * works of Gauchier de Donaing [1200-1250?] * works of Manessier de Montreuil [1200-1250?] * works of Gerbert de Montreuil [1200-1250?] * The Continuations of the Old French "Perceval" of Cretien de Troyes ed. William Roach (1907-) [US: 1949-1983] 5 volumes * The Didot-Perceval (anonymous) [1200?] ed. William Roach [US: 1941] drew on lost Perceval of Robert de Boron of Burgundy There are numerous modern adaptations, including: * "Parsifal" by Richard Wagner [1882] adapted from "Parzival" by Wolfram von Eschenbach [circa 1200-1210] * "Sir Percival: A Story of the Past and the Present" by Joseph Henry Shorthouse (1834-1903) [1886] * "The High History of the Holy Graal" by Sebastian Evans [1893] * "Perronik the Fool" by George Moore (1852-1933) [1926] Breton folk version * the "Prydain" series of novels by Lloyd Alexander * the "Belgariad" novels by David Eddings * "Firelord" by Parke Godwin [1980] * the "Parsival" Trilogy by Richard Monaco [1977-1980] Reference: * "Percival and the Presence of God" by Jim Hunter (1939-) [1978] * "The Legend of Sir Perceval: Studies Upon its Origin, Development, and Position in the Arthurian Cycle" ed. Jesse L. Weston [1906-1909] see: King Arthur Thomas Percy (1792-1811): British Romance-Fantasist/antiquary, elevated to Bishop of Dromore in 1782; friends with Garrick, Johnson, Shenstone and others: * Reliques of Ancient English Poetry [1765] famous collection of old poems and ballads; "To read and remember was in this instance the same thing, and henceforth I overwhelmed my schoolfellows, and all who would hearken to me, with tragical recitations from the ballads of Percy." -- Sir Walter Scott (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.750) augmented by several other references Walker Percy, American mainstream novelist who also wrote: * Love in the Ruins [Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1971; Dell] Perdita: Daughter of Leontes and Herminione in Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale"; abnadoned by insanely jealous father/kinbg, set adrift as ababy, landing on "the sea-cpast of Bohemia" (which, of course, is actually land-locked) The Chosen People: Israelite The Good People: fairies, elves, and the like The Little People: fairies, elves, hobbits, and the like Peredur: see "Perceval", "Mabinogion" Calvin Peregoy, pseudonym of Thomas C. McClary Dan Perez: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Dan Perez@sff.net Dan Perez according to SF site "I'm a professional writer of nonfiction, primarily. I write the media column (movies and television) for the national bimonthly magazines 'Science Fiction Age' and 'Realms of Fantasy', as well as the 'Future Shock' column and various articles for 'Sci Fi Entertainment' and 'Sci Fi Universe.' I've also professionally published some fiction in the genres of science fiction, horror and fantasy. Recently I've learned to sculpt, and have devoted another web page to this sideline (as well as building models). You can link to my sculpture page below. I regret to announce that as of spring 1997, I pretty much gave up on fiction writing. This had a lot to do with the current fiction market, which is ailing badly. A lot of established science fiction writers are struggling, and the climate is about as inhospitable as it can get for a first-time novelist. I'd written my third novel, a science fiction book called 'Return', which my agent, my writer's group and just about everyone else thought would be my first novel to sell. However, no editor liked the book enough to buy it, and I've no incentive to write another potentially unsalable novel at this time. And things are scarcely better with short fiction: the blood, sweat and tears that goes into the writing and marketing of short stories (without any real guarantee of sales) can be more productively and profitably put into writing nonfiction..." e-mail Dan Perez new address e-mail Dan Perez old, invalid Juan Perez, pseudonym of Manley Wade Wellman Perfect Number: a number which is the sum of its proper divisors, examples: * 6 is divisible by 1, 2, 3 and 1 + 2 + 3 = 6 * 28 is divisible by 1, 2, 4, 7, 14 and 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 = 28 * 496 * 8,128 * 33,550,336 * etcetera * Pythagoreans explained that this was why there were 6 days in the week (not counting Sabbath) and 28 days in a lunar month see: "Abundant Number" see: "Amicable Numbers" see: "Deficient Number" Peri: (1) lovely, sexy, but mischievous spirit in Persian myth; she and her siblings controlled comets, eclipses, agricultural plagues; in later myths, they direct the pure of heart to Paradise; they all report to Eblis; Mohammed converted them all to Islam; (2) any beautiful young lady see: "Persian Mythology" see: "Jinn" Milton R. Peril, pseudonym of Francis A. Jones Perillus and the Brazen Bull: see "Inventors" Gerald Perkins: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Gerald Perkins Grace Perkins, pseudonym of Grace Oursler Mildred Perkins: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Mildred Perkins corrected? e-mail Mildred Perkins new address e-mail Mildred Perkins old, invalid? Stephen Perkins: Stephen Perkins Perpetual Motion: violates the 3rd Law of Thermodynamics Charles Perrault (1628-1703): civil servant/lawyer of FRANCE considered the Father of the Fairy Tale; see: "Fairy Tale" Pierre Perrault (1678-1700): see Charles Perrault, "Fairy Tale" Leslie Perri, pseudonym of Doris B. Wilson Don Perrin: Don Perrin @ Dragon*Con Vice President of Mag Force 7, and collectible card game designer; Co-authoring with Margaret Weis, Perrin wrote: * science fiction novels in "Star of the Guardians" series: * Knights of the Black Earth * Robot Blues * Doom Brigade (in "War of Chaos" series) Solo Books: * Theros Ironfeld (Dragonlance® Warriors series) Games: * co-designer (with Jeff Grubb) Wing Commander® Collectible Trading Card Game * Star of the Guardians (card game) Clark Perry: Clark Perry@sff.net Elizabeth Hanes Perry: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Elizabeth Hanes Perry Steve Perry: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Steve Perry Steve Perry: Index to at least 43 publications including under psedudonym "Jesse Peel" e-mail Steve Perry new @ teleport e-mail Steve Perry new @ AOL e-mail Steve Perry old, invalid? Prolific and popular author of Animated TV teleplays, short stories, screenplays, and books including: * The Digital Effect * The Trinity Vector * the "Matador" series: * {to be done} * Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire * Men in Black (movie novelization) {film hotlink to be done} * Leonard Nimoy's Primortals: Target Earth Thomas Perry: no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail e-mail Thomas Perry Persephone: see Proserpina see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Persian Literature: {to be done} see: Zoroasterianism see: Iran Lawrence Person: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Lawrence Person: Index to at least 16 publications e-mail Lawrence Person he checks this every day this is also the e-mail address for NOVA EXPRESS Nova Express web site New Book Catalog Now Available! e-mail Lawrence Person old, invalid Dan Persons: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Dan Persons "...regular contributor to Cinefantastique and Visions magazines..." e-mail Dan Persons e-mail Dan Persons old, invalid? Leo Perutz (1882-1957) of Austria, specialized in historical fantasy, with intricately woven tragic plots. His best-known books are: * Der Meister des Jungsten Tages [The Master of the Day of Judgment] (1923) (psychedelic drug or supernatural events?) * St. Petri Schnee [The Virgin's Brand] (1933) (psychedelic drug or supernatural events?) * Der Marques de Bolibar (1920) Wandering Jew meets German soldiers in Napoleanic campaign * Nachts unter der steinernen Brucke (1953) Rabbi Lowe of Prague and the Jewish ghetto under Rudolf II * Das Mangobaumwunder (1916) oriental mystery/fantasy/comedy co-authored with Paul Frank Jari Pesonen: Jari Pesonen Pestilence, see "Apocalypse" Emil Petaja: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America SF artist and poet: nothing on the Web? * Alpha Yes, Terra No [Ace, 1965] * As Dream and Shadow [Southern Illinois State University (?), 1972] 45 poems * The Caves of Mars [Ace, 1965] * The Path Beyond the Stars [Dell, 1969] * The Nets of Space [Berkley, 1969] * The Prism [Ace, 1968] * Seed of the Dreamers [Ace, 1970] * Stardrift [Fantasy Publishing Co. Inc., 1971] 14 stories * The Time Twister [Dell, 1968] Jerzy Peterkiewicz, pseudonym of Jerzy Pietrkiewicz Peter Pan: see Sir J. M. Barrie Peter Pindar: see Pindar Brian Peters, pseudonym of Peter George L.T. Peters, pseudonym of Jo-Ann Klainer & Albert S. Klainer: * The 11th Plague [Simon & Schuster, 1973; Pinnacle] Ludovic Peters, pseudonym of Peter Brent Arne Herlov Petersen, popular science fiction author in Denmark, editor (1967-1974) of Vendelkaer Science Fiction magazine, translator of over 50 science fiction books, best known for his novel: "Haabet er groent" (1993) ["Hope is Green"], a short-story collection featuring Time Travel, Alternate History, Nanotechnology, and similar cutting-edge subjects. Also published books including: * Fredsrejsen (1983) * Stenen og Jorden (1984) * Med aaben pande (1992) * Duens taender (1993) Arne Herlov Petersen author's web site includes sample short stories and chapters of novels (in Danish) John Victor Peterson: * Rock the Big Rock [Curtis, 1970] Green Peyton, pseudonym of G. Peyton Wertenbaker Richard Peyton, pseudonym of Peter Haining (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.755) Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Donald J. Pfeil: * Look Back to Earth [Manor, 1977] * Through the Reality Warp [Ballentine Books, 1976] * Voyage to a Forgotten Sun [Ballentine Books, 1975] * several "Planet of the Apes" novels {to be done} Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Phaedra: daugher of Pasiphae and King Minos, fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus, who rejected her, so she slandered him to her husband Theseus and later, remorseful, committed suicide see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Phaedrus: Slave, freed during reign of Augustus, translator of Aesop's "Fables" into Latin verse [during reign of Tiberius], adding some poems of his own; a 10th Century prose translation was a key source for medieval Fabulists Phaeton: (1) son of Phoebus (the Sun), tried to drive his dad's sun-chariot, flew too low and scorched Libya and Africa, blackening the natives' skins, and would soon have set the world on fire, but Zeus zapped him; Cygnus (son of Neptune) mourned him, and Apollo metamorphosed Cygnus to a swan, and thence a Constellation; (2) 4-wheeled light open carriage, usually pulled by 2 horses see: Greek/Roman Pantheon The Brazen Bull of Phalaris: see "Inventors" David Phalen: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail David Phalen Phantom: [Middle English and Old French "fantosme", from Greek "phantasma", from "phanein" = "to show"]: (1) apparation, illusion, spirit; (2) Phantom Fellow = half-wit or one ensorcelled by a hobgoblin; (3) The Phantom Ship = The Flying Dutchman Pharamond: (1) Knight of the Round Table, legendarily First King of France (supposedly reigning at start of 5th Century), son of Marcomir, father of Clodion; (2) "Pharamond, ou l'Histoire de France" by La Calprenede [1661] see: King Arthur Pharaoh: (1) a king of ancient Egypt starting under Akhneton in 18th Dynasty; (2) Pharaoh's Serpent: mercury sulfocyanide, which grows into snake-like shapes when burned, thus accounting for the magical serpents in Exodus [vii, 9-12]; see: "Alchemy" Pharisees: [Hebrew "perusim", from "perash" = to separate]: a Jewish sect meaning "those who have been set apart", founded in Judea during reign of John Hyrcanus I (135-104 B.C.), of which 10 subgroups are identified in the Talmud Pharos: lighthouse constructed by Ptolemy Philadelphius on Pharos Island, offshore from Alexandria, Egypt, 450 feet high, one of the 7 Wonders Jeremiah Phelan, pseudonym of C. Daly King Gilbert Phelps: * The Winter People [Simon & Schuster, 1964] Philemon and Baucis: poor Phyrygians so hospitable to disguised Jupiter and Mercury thast their cottage was morphed to a temple, and when they died, they became intertwined Oak and Linden trees [Ovid's "Metamorphoses, viii, 631] see: Greek/Roman Pantheon John T. Phillifent, also wrote as John Rackham: * Genius Unlimited [Daw, 1972] * Hierarchies [Ace, 1973] * Life with Lancelot [Ace, 1973] * King of Argent [Daw, 1973] and these as John Rackham: * Alien Sea [Ace, 1968] * The Anything Tree [Ace, 1970] * Beanstalk [Daw, 1973] * The Beasts of Kohl [Ace, 1966] * Beyond Capella [Ace, 1971] * Danger from Vega [Ace, 1966] * Dark Planet [Ace, 1971] * The Double Invaders [Ace, 1967] * Earthstrings [Ace, 1972] * Flower of Doradil [Ace, 1970] * Ipomoea [Ace, 1969] * The Proxima Project [Ace, 1968] * Time to Live [Ace, 1966] * Treasure of Tau Ceti [Ace, 1969] * We, the Venusians [Ace, 1965] Alexander M. Phillips: * The Mislaid Charm [Prime, 1947] Frank Phillips, pseudonym of Philip F. Nowlan Mark Phillips, pseudonym of Randall Garrett & Laurence M. Janifer Michael Phillips, pseudonym of Charles Nutt Peter Phillips, house name and pseudonym of Howard Browne Richard Phillips, pseudonym of Philip K. Dick Rog Phillips, pseudonym of Roger P. Graham: * The Involuntary Immortals [Avalon, 1959] * Time Trap [Centaur, 1949] * Worlds Within [Centaur, 1950] * World of If [Centaur, 1951] Philoctetes: best archer in Trojan War; Hercules left him arrows in his will; Odysseus sent for Philoctetes when an oracle said Troy could not be conquered without Hercules' arrows; Philoctetes slew Paris; Troy fell. Philomel: see "nightingale" Philosphers: {to be done} Philosphers' Stone: converts base metals to gold; see "Alchemy" Philospher's Tree, a.k.a. Diane's Tree: crystallized silver amalgam; see "Alchemy" Philter: [Greek "philtron", from "philein" = to love]: love potion Joan Phipson, pseudonym of Joan M. Fitzhardinge Phlegethon: [Greek "phlego" = to burn]: river of fire in Hades, a tributary of the Acheron; see: Milton's "Paradise Lost" [II, 580] see: Hell Phlogiston: [Greek "combustible"]: imaginary substance thought to be in all combustble matter, as devised by Ernst Stahl [1702] until disproved by Lavoisier [circa 1770]; see: 18th Century Phoebe: (1) female Titan, daughter of Uranus and Gaea; (2)alternate name for Diana as Moon-goddess see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Phoebus: [Greek "shining one"]: (1) Apollo as sun-god; (2) poetically, the sun; (3) Apollo as CEO of the Muses see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Phoenix: (1) Egyptian or Arabian or Indian bird, one of a kind, that lives a fixed number of years, makes a nest of spices, sings the blues, sets fire to the spices with wing-beat friction, burns itself to ashes, emerges reborn from ashes, see: Shakespeare ["Cymbeline", I, vi]; (2) symbol hung over chemist's shops by its association with Alechemy [see: "Alchemy"]; (3) Christian symbol of resurrection; (4) Achilles' tutor, son of Amyntor (King of Argos); (5) City in Arizona Phylos the Tibetan, pseudonym of Frederick S. Oliver Phynnodderee: Brewer says this is a Manx hobgoblin, somewhere in between a Scottish Brownie, Irish Lepreechaun, and Scandinavian Troll, who srives straying sheep home, assists in harvesting if a storm approaches, and is very strong (no independent confirmation) Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Tom Piccirilli: Member of Horror Writers of America "full-time writer, editor and reviewer of several magazines and publications. He has received numerous nominations for his stories and novels." Tom Piccirilli Books: * Pentacle * Shards [hardcover ISBN 1-885173-23-7; $20.95; cloth; 5* x 8* ; 212 pages July 1996; paperback ISBN 1-885173-41-5; $5.95; soft; 4* x 7; 240 pages May 1997] * The Dead Past [ISBN: 1-885173-28-8; $21.95; cloth; 5* x 8* ; 216 pages, June 1997] Reviews: * "Piccirilli is a brave explorer of the darkest crevices in the human soul. He is masterful at providing the kind of descriptions that flavor the best horror fiction!" -- Mystery News * Shards is "a fast-paced tour into the dark heart of mystery ... plenty of action, two-fisted and knife-edged!" -- Pirate Writings * "Piccirilli elbows his way onto the mystery bookshelves with fists flying, guns blazing, razors flashing, and a secret hidden behind everyone's smile. Competent and full of jolts!" -- Deathrealm Tom Pickens: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Picts: [Latin "picti" = painted/tatooed men] ancient indigenes of Scotland before arrival of Scots (Goidelic-speaking Celts); the Scots settled Dalriada (Argyll) and Pictish kingdom lasted until conquered in mid-9th-Century by Kenneth MacAlpine (King of Dalriada) see: Celtic Pied Piper of Hamelin: {to be done} C. S. Pierce: see "Pragmatism" John R. Pierce: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail John R. Pierce (J. J. Coupling) Tamora Pierce (13 December 1954-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Tamora Pierce page @ sff.net Bibliography: * "The Song of the Lioness" quartet: * Alanna: the First Adventure [New York: Random House, 1983, paperback; as "Die Schwarze Stadt", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover and paperback; Denmark: Vorlaget Tellerup, trade paperback; Scholastic Books U.K., 1998, paperback] * In the Hand of the Goddess, [New York: Random House, 1984, paperback; as "Im Bann der Gottin", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover and paperback; Denmark: Vorlaget Tellerup, trade paperback; Scholastic Books U.K., 1998, paperback] * The Woman Who Rides Like a Man [New York: Random House, 1986, paperback; as "Das Zerbrochene Schwert", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover and paperback; Denmark: Vorlaget Tellerup, trade paperback; Scholastic Books U.K., 1998, paperback] * Lioness Rampant [New York: Random House, 1988, paperback; as "Das Juwel der Macht", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover and paperback; Denmark: Vorlaget Tellerup, trade paperback; Scholastic Books U.K., 1998, paperback] * "The Immortals" quartet: * Wild Magic [New York: Atheneum, 1992, hardcover; as "Dhana: Kampf um Tortall", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover; Scholastic Books U.K. (mass market paperback); New York: Random House, April 1997, mass market paperback] * Wolf-Speaker [New York: Atheneum, 1994, hardcover; as "Dhana: Im Tal Der Langen Sees", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover; Scholastic Books U.K. (mass market paperback); New York: Random House, June 1997, mass market paperback] * The Emperor Mage [New York: Atheneum, 1995, hardcover; as "Dhana: Der Kaiserliche Magier", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover; Scholastic Books U.K. (mass market paperback); New York: Random House, August 1997, mass market paperback] * The Realms of the Gods, [New York: Atheneum, 1996, hardcover; as "Dhana: Im Reich Der Gotter", Germany: Arena Verlag, hardcover; Scholastic Books U.K. (mass market paperback); New York: Random House, November 1997, mass market paperback] Starting in September 1997, the new series: * "The Circle of Magic" quartet, U.S. in hardcover by Scholastic Press, U.K. in mass market paperback by Scholastic Children's Books, German language translation by Arena Verlag GmbH. e-mail Tamora Pierce e-mail Tamora Pierce old, invalid? Biography (adapted from her web page): Moved several times in 1960's and early 1970's; six years in San Francisco Bay Area; Fayette County, western Pennsylvania; parents divorced when she was in seventh grade and discovering first fantasy then science fiction; father started her writing in 6th grade through 10th grade; articles and satires for the schoolpaper; decided to become clinical psychologist; University of Pennsylvania on full scholarship, studying psychology, working part-time and summers, usually in jobs towards career in social work with teenagers. In the summer before junior year, wrote first completely original short story since 10th grade: "Demon Chariot", five whole pages, each word a drop of blood; a year later, sold first short story; took fiction writing course in senior year; teacher (David Bradley) wanted to see a novel based on her own experiences; remembered the ideas which had resulted in all those stories when younger, typically with teenaged girl heroes; thus she began first sword and sorcery novel. Never finished my psychology degree; drifted through rent-paying jobs, until father and stepmother invited her to Idaho; worked as a housemother in group home for teenaged girls; sending out a 732-page novel, THE SONG OF THE LIONESS; moved to Manhattan, to start publishing career started; agent recommended turning SONG into four books for teenagers; Jean Karl at Atheneum books saw the manuscript, agreed to take Tamora on--after rewrites. While rewriting/expanding Alanna's story, worked as secretary, helped start radio comedy and production company; wrote, acted and directed; I also met "outgoing, talented, funny actor/videomaker named Tim Liebe. He lied when he said he didn't want to get married." She suggested that he type his notes on sound production for home videos, and sell as article. This launched his writing career, making him a slave to deadlines as a regular contributor to both paper and online magazines (HYPERZINE, THE GIST). He is now Senior Editor/ Hardware for new PC gaming magazine, COMPUTER GAME ENTERTAINMENT. They live in Manhattan with cats and budgies, plus "a floating population of rescued wildlife." Marge Piercy {to be done} * "Woman on the Edge of Time" [Knopf, 1976; Crest] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle * Dance the Eagle to Sleep [Doubleday, 1970; Fawcett Gold Medal] {others to be done} Paul Pierre, pseudonym of Paul Calle Pierrot: see "Harlequin" Piers Plowman: see William Langland Martha Pigg: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Martha Pigg "The Alternate Historians' site!" e-mail Martha Pigg (Marella Sands) e-mail Martha Pigg (Marella Sands) old, invalid? Charles R. Pike, house name and pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer, Terry Harknett, Angus Wells Christopher Pike: Christopher Pike tribute page Larry C. Pike: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail, and: e-mail Larry C. Pike Robert L. Pike, pseudonym of Robert L. Fish Derral Pilgrim, pseudonym of Hugh Zachary Ace G. Pilkington: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Chapman Pincer: * Not With a Bang [New American Library, 1965; Science Fiction Book Club; Signet] Pindar (522-443 B.C.): greatest lyric poet of Thebes Peter Pindar: pseudonym of Dr. John Wolcot (1738-1819), phsyician-general of Jamaica (M.D. University of Aberdeen, 1767), scandalously satirical Whig poet and caricaturist Theodore Pine, pseudonym of Emil Petaja, Emil Petaja & H. Hasse Richard Pini: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail Richard Pini's "Elfquest" page e-mail Richard Pini e-mail Richard Pini old, invalid? Richard Pini: Index to at least 4 publications Pinocchio: see "Collodi" H. Beam Piper: H. Beam Piper * Crisis in 2140 [Ace, 1957] co-author J. J. McGuire * Four Day Planet [Putnam, 1961] juvenile * Junkyard Planet [Putnam, 1963] a.k.a. The Cosmic Computer [Ace, 1964] * Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen [Ace, 1965; Garland, 1975] * A Planet for Texans [Ace, 1958] co-author J. J. McGuire * Space Viking [Ace, 1963; Garland, 1975] * The "Fuzzy" series * Little Fuzzy [Avon, 1962; Ace] * The Other Human Race [Avon, 1964] a.k.a. Fuzzy Sapiens [Ace, 1976] * The Fuzzy Papers [Science Fiction Book Club, 1977] Little Fuzzy + Fuzzy Sapiens Jeff Pittareill: Jeff Pittareill @ Dragon*Con large horror/fantasy artworks Doris Piserchia: * A Billion Days of Earth [Bantam, 1976] * Earthchild [Daw, 1977] * Mister Justice [Ace, 1973] * Star Rider [Bantam, 1974] Mark Pitcavage: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mark Pitcavage@sff.net Mark Pitcavage according to SF site "Mark Pitcavage is a historian. He received his doctorate in American military and social history from The Ohio State University in 1995. His areas of specialty are the history of the militia in America, particularly during the time period 1783-1861, and the history of modern right-wing extremism in America." "Mark Pitcavage is currently Director of the SLATT Program Research Center. The SLATT Program (State/Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program) is a Justice Department program designed to educate senior state and local law enforcement officials on domestic terrorism issues. It is conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, a non-profit organization. Some of his research projects have subsequently found their way onto the Militia Watchdog site". Other publications include: * "Ropes of Sand: Frontier Militias, 1801-12" [Winter 1993 Journal of the Early Republic] * " 'Burthened in Defense of Our Rights': Opposition to Military Service in Ohio During the War of 1812" [Summer/Autumn, Ohio History * an article on the militia for the forthcoming Mexican War Encyclopedia * articles on John Randolph, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, Duncan McArthur and Samuel Smith in the "War of 1812 Encyclopedia" (ABC-CLIO) * articles on Winfield Scott, the U.S. Army, Terre Auxs Boeufs and Henry Dearborn for the James Madison Encyclopedia [Simon and Schuster, 1994] * articles too numerous to mention for Volumes Two, Three, and Four of the Reference Guide to U.S. Military History (Facts on File). * In addition, he has written numerous reviews. Broadcasts: * "Mark Pitcavage is an acknowledged authority on right-wing extremism in this country, and in this context, has been quoted by many newspapers, and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Yet despite this fifteen minutes of fame, he has kept his shy demeanour." e-mail Mark Pitcavage e-mail Mark Pitcavage old, invalid? Emmett Gard Pittman: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Emmett Gard Pittman Pixie, a.k.a. Piskey, a.k.a. Pixy: (1) fairy or sprite, particularly in Devon and Cornwall; (2) hence "pixie-led" or "pixy-led" means confused, as if lost in the woods, misled by these magical "little people." Steven Piziks: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Steven Piziks e-mail Steven Piziks old, invalid? Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Plagiarist: some low-life who steals another's ideas or writings, whether in literature, science, music, or whatever; see: Arboob see: Ronald M. Jones Planets: see SPACE TRAVEL to specific planets see: Mercury (myth, associated with planet); see: Venus (myth, associated with planet); see: Mars (myth, associated with planet); see: Jupiter (myth, associated with planet); see: Saturn (myth, associated with planet); see: Uranus (myth, associated with planet); see: Neptune (myth, associated with planet); see: Pluto (myth, associated with planet); see also Planetoid; see also Trojan Planetoid; see also Asteroid; see also Vulcan; The Planet Prince, pseudonym of J. Harvey Haggard Brian Plante: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Brian Plante Forthcoming stories in * The Age Of Wonders * Pulp Eternity * 100 Crafty Little Cat Crimes. Short Fiction (reverse chronological order, as on his home page): * "I Wish You Dead" [Analog, Feb 2000] * "Seen One Human" [Analog, Nov 1999] This issue also includes a "Biolog" feature on Brian * "Admissions" [The Age Of Reason, August 1999] * "Natural Causes" [Dark Regions, vol.13, Summer 1999] * "Moondance" [Amazing Stories, no.597, Summer 1999] * "Do Or Die" [Pirate Writings, no.17, Spring 1999] * "Drawn Words" [Analog, Oct 1998] Nebula Award preliminary ballot. * "Already In Heaven" [Analog, Jul/Aug 1997] * Winner of the Anlab reader's poll for best short story of 1997 * "Blind Frog" [White Knuckles, no.7, Apr 1997] * "Climbers" [Aberrations, no.40, Aug 1997] * "True Blue" [Analog, Jan 1997] * "Touched" [Year 1: A Time of Change, Jan 1997] click on the title to read this story on his home page * "Milking Belle" [Pirate Writings, no.12, Nov 1996] * "High Five" [Absolute Magnitude, no.5, July 1996] * "Daddy's Home" [Pirate Writings, no.#11, Aug 1996] Click on the title to read this story on his home page * "Cheater" [Fantastic Worlds, no.1, Aug 1996] * "Pride" [Keen SF, no.4, July 1996] * "My Twilight Memoir" [Zone 9, no.6, May 1996] * "Forever" [Pirate Writings, no.10, May 1996] * "Computer Personal" [Plot, no.4, Fall 1995] * "How I Got My Big Head" [Space & Time, no.86, Fall 1995] * "Not Worth Fixing" [Writers of the Future Vol. XI, June 1995] reprinted in the SFF Net anthology: [Between The Darkness And The Fire, Aug 1998] * "Male Bonding With Corey and Dad" [Into the Darkness, no.3 undated, Spring 1995?] * "The Good Ten Percent" [Fantastic Collectibles, no.126, Jan 1995] * "Choppers" [Manifest Destiny, no.2, Winter 1994] * "Off And On" [Manifest Destiny, no.1, Winter 1993] Nonfiction: * "What Happened to The Future?" [Manifest Destiny, no.2, Winter 1994] * "What SF Isn't" [Manifest Destiny, no.1, Winter 1993] e-mail Brian Plante corrected e-mail Brian Plante e-mail Brian Plante old, invalid? Plants whose names come from Mythology: * Achillea {to be done} herb/thistle * Anemone {to be done} windflower [see also Adonis] * Calypso {to be done} bog orchid * Centaury {to be done} medicinal gentian * Daedalea {to be done} fungi genus * Daphne {to be done} laurel * Heliotrope {to be done} turnsole, other flowers (sunflower, marigold) * Hyacinth {to be done} purple flower, or lily * Iris {to be done} vividly-colored sword-leaved flower * Juno's-herb {to be done} vervain * Jupiter's beard {to be done} houseleek, evergreen herb, and fungus * Narcissus {to be done} daffodil, jonquil * Peony {to be done} red/white/pink flower, from "Paean" * Venus's-flytrap {to be done} insectivorous plant * Venus's-hair {to be done} maidenhead fern * Venus's-basin {to be done} also Venus's-bath * Venus's looking-glass {to be done} * Venus's slipper {to be done} Plato (428-348 B.C.): great Philospher of Athens, student of Socrates, founder of the Academy; his name at birth was actually Aristocles; listed here as author: * The Republic (influential UTOPIAN book) Related terms: * Platonic Solid: 5 regular geometrical polyhedra with each vertex and face identical: tetrahedron, octahedron, cube, dodecahedron, icosahedron * Platonic Love: spiritual, non-sexual love between male and female * Platonic Year: see "Age" Charles Platt: * Garbage World [Berkley, 1967; Belmont-Tower] * Planet of the Voles [Putnams, 1971; Berkley] * Twilight of the City [Macmillan, 1977] * Silicon Brains (?) {others to be done} John R. Platt: Member of Horror Writers of America John R. Platt P. J. Plauger: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America P. J. Plauger author's homepage, with bibliography e-mail P. J. Plauger corrected? e-mail P. J. Plauger Pleides: (1) the 7 daughters of Atlas and Pleione, sisters of the Hyades; (2) star cluster in Taurus Teresa Plowright: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Canada: nothing on the Web? Jennifer Plum, pseudonym of Michael Kurland Susan Plunkett: nothing on the Web? Pluto: ruler of Tartarus, god of the underworld; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Plutus: Greek god of Riches see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Pocket Books, Star Trek Dept., John Ordover: Institutional Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Pocket Books, Star Trek Dept., John Ordover Podsnap: self-satsfied pomposity incarnate in Dicken's "Our Mutual Friend" [Book I, Chapter xi]; thus "Podsnappery" see: "Pecksniff" Podkayne: see Robert A. Heinlein Edgar Allan Poe: 9 web sites on America's greatest author as founder of the genres of modern Science Fiction, Horror, and the Detective story Edgar Allan Poe news flash: Edgar Allan Poe probably died of Rabies Edgar Allen Poe @creative.net Edgar Allan Poe @infoweb Edgar Allen Poe gopher Edgar Allen Poe The Ingram Poe Collection Edgar Allen Poe @RIT Edgar Allen Poe Swedish tribute page 120 Works by Poe gopher The Poe Perplex Navy tribute Poet Laureates: * Great Britain: dates served, name, born-died: * 1619-1637: Ben Jonson [see "Ben Jonson"] * 1638-1668: Sir William Davenant [???] * 1670-1688: John Dryden [see "John Dryden"] [1631-1700] * 1688-1692: Thomas Shadwell [see: "Og"] [1643?-1692] * 1692-1715: Nahum Tate [1652-1715] * 1715-1718: Nicholas Rowe [1674-1718] * 1718-1730: Laurence Eusden [1788-1730] * 1730-1757: Colly Cibber [1671-1757] * 1757-1785: William Whitehead [1715-1785] * 1785-1790: Thomas Wharton [1728-1790] * 1790-1813: Henry James Pye [1745-1813] * 1813-1843: Robert Southey [1774-1843] * 1843-1850: William Wordsworth [see: "William Wordsworth"] [1770-1850] * 1850-1892: Alfred Tennyson [see "Alfred Tennyson"] [1809-1892] * 1896-1913: Alfred Austin [1835-1913] * 1913-1930: Robert Bridges [1844-1930] * 1930-1967: John Masefield [see "John Masefield"] [1878-1967] * 1968-1972: Cecil Day Lewis [1904-1972] * 1972-1984: John Betjeman [1906-1984] * 1984-1998: Ted Hughes [1930-1998?] * 1999- : ???? * USA: name, dates served, born-died * Joseph Auslander, 1937-1941 (Auslander's appointment to the Poetry chair had no fixed term) * Allen Tate, 1943-1944 * Robert Penn Warren, 1944-1945 * Louise Bogan, 1945-1946 * Karl Shapiro, 1946-1947 * Robert Lowell, 1947-1948 * Leonie Adams, 1948-1949 * Elizabeth Bishop, 1949-1950 * Conrad Aiken, 1950-1952 (First to serve two terms) * William Carlos Williams (Appointed in 1952 but did not serve) * Randall Jarrell, 1956-1958 * Robert Frost, 1958-1959 * Richard Eberhart, 1959-1961 * Louis Untermeyer, 1961-1963 * Howard Nemerov, 1963-1964 * Reed Whittemore, 1964-1965 * Stephen Spender, 1965-1966 * James Dickey, 1966-1968 * William Jay Smith, 1968-1970 * William Stafford, 1970-1971 * Josephine Jacobsen, 1971-1973 * Daniel Hoffman, 1973-1974 * Stanley Kunitz, 1974-1976 * Robert Hayden, 1976-1978 * William Meredith, 1978-1980 * Maxine Kumin,1981-1982 * Anthony Hecht, 1982-1984 * Robert Fitzgerald, 1984-1985 (Appointed and served in a health-limited capacity, but did not come to the Library of Congress) * Reed Whittemore, 1984-1985 (Interim Consultant in Poetry) * Gwendolyn Brooks, 1985-1986 * Robert Penn Warren, 1986-1987 (First to be designated Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry) [1905-1989] * Richard Wilbur, 1987-1988 [1921-????] * Howard Nemerov, 1988-1990 [1920-1991] * Mark Strand, 1990-1991 [1934-] * Joseph Brodsky, 1991-1992 [1940-] * Mona Van Duyn, 1992-1993 [1921-] * Rita Dove, 1993-1995 [1952-] * Robert Hass, 1995-1997 * Robert Pinsky, 1997-2000 (First to serve three consecutive terms) * Special Bicentennial Consultants, 1999-2000: (Rita Dove, Louise Glck, and W.S. Merwin) * Stanley Kunitz, 2000-2001 * Billy Collins, 2001-2002 * Louise Glck, 2003-2004 US Poet Laureates N. Wooten Poge, pseudonym of Norevll W. Page Frederik Pohl, born New York City 26 November 1919, son of Fred Pohl and Anna Jane Mason, married Carol Metcalf Ulf 15 Sep 1952 (divorced Aug 1982), children: Frederik IV, Ann, Karen, Kathy, married Elizabeth Anne Hull [educator and Congressional candidate] 27 July 1984, author of over 100 books including: The Space Merchants (and other novels, many with C. M. Kornbluth) Man Plus Gateway Jem The Years of the City Black Star Rising Chernobyl The Coming of the Quantum Cats Editor 1939-43 Popular Publications; copywriter 1946 Thwing & Altman; Assistant Circulation Manager 1947-50 Popular Science; Assistant Circulation Manager 1960-69 Galaxy; Executive Editor 1971-72 Ace Books; Executive Editor 1973-79 Bantam Books; Winner of 6 Hugo Awards, 2 Nebula Awards, American Book Award, 2 John W. Vampbell Awards, Edward E. Smith award, Popular Culture Association award, Prix Apollo (France), other awards; member: American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow); British Interplanetary Society, (Fellow); Authors Guild (mid-west chair); Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (past president), World Science Fiction (past president), New York Academy of Sciences Frederik Pohl Nebula Awards: 1976, 1977 Hugo Awards: 1973, 1978, 1986 Locus Pohl Award: 1978 John W. Campbell Memorial Awards: 1978, 1985 Frederik Pohl: Index to at least 242 (!) publications "The Space Merchants" by Pohl & Kornbluth [Ballentine Books, Hardcover, 1953] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Man Plus" [Random House, 1976; Science Fiction Book Club; Bantam] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle POLAND Rachel Pollack: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Rachel Pollack Jean Ann Pollard: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? John X. Pollard, house name and pseudonym of H. Browne, others Nicholas Pollotta: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Nick Pollotta e-mail Nicholas Pollotta Pollux: twin brother of Castor see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Polonius: pompous courtier in Shakespeare's "Hamlet", father of Ophelia, Lord Chamberlein to King of Denmark Poltergeist: [German: "polter" = noise, + "geist" = spirit]: (1) spirit haunting a household, able to throw things around and make noise; (2) novel adapted to hit movie {to be done} Polycrates: see Amasis Polyphemus: Cyclops bested by Odysseus; see: "Acis", "Galatea" Pomona: (1) Roman goddess of fruit, fruit trees; (2) city near Los Angeles Hoy Ping Pong, pseudonym of Arthur Wilson Tucker Pongo: amphibious monster at Sicily, slain by 3 sons of St.George Mark Poole @ Dragon*Con, MTG artist Steven Popkes: nothing on the Web? Ellis Portal, pseudonym of Bruce Powe Andrew I. Porter: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Andrew I. Porter, Science Fiction Chronicle e-mail Andrew I. Porter old, invalid? Portugal: PORTUGAL Portumnus: see Palaemon Poseidon: sea-god, Greek equivalent of Roman Neptune see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Jonathan Vos Post Resume of Jonathan Vos Post Co-Webmaster, Vice President, and Chief Information Officer of Magic Dragon Multimedia 820+ publications, presentations, broadcasts co-author with Ray Bradbury co-author with Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate physicist co-editor with David Brin and Arthur C. Clarke co-broadcaster with Isaac Asimov quoted by name in Robert Heinlein's "Expanded Universe" Winner of 1987 Rhysling Award for Best Science Fiction Poem of Year Published in Nebula Awards Anthology #23, 1989 Semifinalist for 1996 Nebula Award Part-time Professor (at 4 colleges and universities) of: * Astronomy [Cypress College, Orange County, California] * Computer Science [Cal State Los Angeles, California] [hotlink to 65 Computer/Software publications {to be done}] * English Composition [Pasadena City College, California] * Mathematics [for listing of 35 recent Math and Physics papers see: Jonathan's Math Pages * Physics [for listing of 35 recent Math and Physics papers see: Jonathan's Math Pages Son of Samuel H. Post and Patricia Vos Post; husband of author Christine Carmichael, and father of author Andrew Carmichael Post; Books Edited (Science Fiction only listed here): * Project Solar Sail [ed. David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, and Jonathan Vos Post, New American Library (Penguin USA), 1990] paperback ISBN 0451450027, $4.50, Short Fiction: * "Down-jazzed, Up-tight, Side-souled Dad", California Tech, Pasadena, CA, 29 Jan 1970, pp.7+10; arguably the world's first published Cyberpunk fiction, featuring "street" use of high temperature superconductors, neural reprogramming, pop music of 1999, and swimming pools programmed to thermally code music for the mind-altered * "Skiing the Methane Snows of Pluto" [Focus, Magazine of the British Science Fiction Association, London, England, Vol.1, No.1, Autumn 1979]; correctly predicted methane snow on Pluto, surprisingly correct prediction of volcano terrain on Jupiter's moon Io * "The Bachelor of Venus" [Fairfield County Magazine, Westfield, Connecticut, Vol.10, No.9, p.41, September 1980] * Jonathan V. Post, Alfred Bester (now deceased), Michael G. Coney (now deceased), A. Bertram Chandler (now deceased), Theodore Sturgeon (now deceased), Dean Ing, Mack Reynolds (now deceased), Mel Gilden, Frederik Pohl, Reginald Bretnor (now deceased), F.M. Busby, J.F. Bone, George W. Harper, Eileen Gunn, George Guthridge, Rick Gauger, "A Diamond Bigger than the Hale", chain story written at Norwescon 3, 29-30 Mar 1980, displayed at convention, privately distributed, subsequently edited and expanded by Jonathan V. Post * Jonathan V. Post, Samuel R. Delaney, Jane (Sturgeon) Tannehill, Ted A. Peterson, Frank Catalano, Jerry Sohl, Kahn, Mitchell, Dean Ing, George W. Harper, Steve Perry, Eric Vinicoff, Paul David Novitski, Michael Connor, Vonda McIntyre, "Round Robins", chain story at Norwescon 4, Seattle, WA, Mar 1981 * "Prayer War" [100 Great Fantasy Short-Shorts, ed. Terry Carr, Martin Greenberg, Isaac Asimov, Doubleday & Co., ISBN: 0-385-18165-5, p.237, Mar 1984, and in paperback, Avon, ISBN: 0-380-69917-6, Aug 1985] * "Stop-It-Now" [Totem, Caltech, Pasadena, California, pp.25-29, Spring 1988 * "Advice to the Life-Lorn" [Eldritch Tales, ed. Crispin Burnham, Summer 1989] $6.00 * "Periodic Table of Aliments" [Analog, October 1992] co-author Christine Carmichael ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.50 * "Brain Sails", excerpt in Pasadena Star-News, The Star Tribune, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Whittier Daily News, Super Bowl Special supplement, 24 January 1993, p.xx * "Stop-It-Now" [Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, ed. Algis Budrys, Jun 1995] The Unifont Company, Inc., $4.50 First Final Ballot: Nebula Award for Best Short Story of the Year, receiving more written recommendations than any other story * many more {to be done} Nonfiction (SF-Related or in Major SF Markets): * "Cybernetic War" [Omni, ed. Frank Kendig and Ben Bova, pp.44-104, May 1979] ISSN-0149-8711, $2.00 lead article, summarizes the history of computers in the military, and predicted the SDI debate. "Cybernetic War", reprinted in: [The Omni Book of Computers & Robots, Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Group, paperback, ISBN: 0-8217-1276 * "Star Power for Supersocieties" [Omni, ed. Ben Bova and Robert Sheckley, Apr 1980] ISSN-0149-8711, $2.00 1st popular article to predict giant black hole in the center of Milky Way galaxy; 1st popular discussion of J. Post invention "gravity wave telegraph" * "Science Fiction Writers' Concepts for Advanced Space Power Conversion", [letter to editor, Locus, Oakland, CA, Vol.15, No.7, Issue #258, p.14, July 1982] * "Science Poems -- Excerpt from a Critical Book in Progress, Part I", [Star*Line, Vol.6, No.1, pp.8-15, Jan/Feb 1983] * "Science Poems -- Excerpt from a Critical Book in Progress, Part II", [Star*Line, Vol.6, No.2, pp.10-15, Mar/Apr 1983] * "Science Poems -- Excerpt from a Critical Book in Progress, Part III", [Star*Line, Vol.6, No.3, pp.4-10, May/Jun 1983] * "Beyond Ad Hominem, Reply to Dr. Suzette Haden Elgin's Rebuttal of Science Poems -- Excerpt from a Critical Book in Progress", [Star*Line, Vol.6, No.5, pp.28-32, Sep/Oct 1983] * "Beyond Natural Language: Notes on Poetry and AI" [Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, San Francisco, CA, paper presented April 1983] * "Poetry and Exobiology" [presented, to appear in Proceedings eventually at Contact: Cultures of the Imagination, an interdisciplinary exobiology conference in Sacramento, California, 27? March 1987] * "Space 'Future History' Chart Available" [SFWA Forum, No.110, pp.24-25, March 1989] * "Seeds Across a Field of Stars" [Challenge Magazine, Prince Michael Press, ed. Kal King, Winter 1989/90] * "Participating in the Creation of the Universe" [Challenge Magazine, Prince Michael Press, ed. Kal King, Winter 1989/90] * "A Magical Playground Called Space" [Challenge Magazine, Prince Michael Press, ed. Kal King, Winter 1989/90] * "Entering a New State of Being" [Challenge Magazine, Prince Michael Press, ed. Kal King, Winter 1989/90] * "Poetry and Xenobiology" [Proceedings of SFRA XXI: Annual Meeting of the Science Fiction Research Association, Hyatt Edgewater Hotel, Long Beach, California, 28 June-1 July 1990] * "To Sail Beyond the Sun", co-author Ray Bradbury, shorter version as cut by David Brin [Project Solar Sail, ed. David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, and Jonathan Vos Post, New American Library (Penguin USA), 1990] paperback ISBN 0451450027, $4.50, * "To Sail Beyond the Sun", co-author Ray Bradbury, complete version, [The Rhysling Anthology 1991, ed. William Daciuk, pp.3-9, Schenectady, New York: Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1991] * "Human Destiny and the End of Time" [Quantum, No.39, Winter 1991/1992?, pp.??, Thrust Publications, 8217 Langport Terrace, Gaithersburg, MD 20877; ISSN 0198-6686 * "Future Spacecraft Sensors" [Quantum, No.41, Winter/Spring 1992, pp.23-26, Thrust Publications, 8217 Langport Terrace, Gaithersburg, MD 20877; ISSN 0198-6686 * "Robots and Artificial Intelligence for Space" co-author Dr. Donald David Rose [Quantum, final double issue, Spring/Summer 1993, No.43/44, pp.44-48] Robots and Artificial Intelligence for Space * "A Chaotic Introduction to Infinity: What is Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry?", Chaos:Infinity, Altadena California: Emerald City Publishing, pp.1-2, Second Edition, 1994] * "Science" [Science Fiction Age, ed. Scott Edelman, Mar 1995] $3.95 * "How to Talk to an Extraterrestrial" [Making Contact: A Serious Handbook on Locating and Communicating with Extraterrestrials, ed. Bill Fawcett, New York: Morrow, July 1997] * "How to Talk to an Extraterrestrial" [The Kids' How to Do (Almost) Everything Guide", ed. Murray Suid, San Francisco: Monday Morning Books, 1998] * see bibliography of 210 publications, presentations, and TV/radio broadcasts relating to the Space program: 210 Ways to Space * many more {to be done} Music/Libretto: * "Starscapes" for Chamber Choir, Three Woodwinds, Piano and Magnetic Tape; Composer: Van Decker; texts by Jonathan V. Post & Richard Feynman, "Footnote to Feynman", University Music Center, California State University, Long Beach, CA, 18 May 1990] Poetry: * "Shoot a Rocket to a Star" [Post, paperback selected poems, Pasadena, California: Black Grouse Press, Feb 1970] * "Surveyor I" [Post, paperback selected poems, Pasadena, California: Black Grouse Press, Feb 1970] * "Cynthion" [Post, paperback selected poems, Pasadena, California: Black Grouse Press, Feb 1970] * "Starblood" [ikon 1, Pasadena, California: Black Grouse Press, Jun 1972] * "Relative Velocity" [Wild Fennel, ed. Pauline Palmer, Bellingham, Washington, 1980] * "The Ballad of Bill Henderson" [The Space River Anthology, Quixsilver Press, Baltimore, MD, 1982 but released 1984] * "The Great Magnetic Tide" [The Space River Anthology, Quixsilver Press, Baltimore, MD, 1982 but released 1984] * "The Spaceship Caliban" [Norwescon 5 Program Book, Seattle, Washington, art by Hal. S. Robins, March 1982] * "Hypertext Sonnet: Lines from 'A Shropshire Lad'" [Datamation, p.24, July 1982] * "Computer Cures Roethke's 'Dolor'" [Datamation, p.172, Aug 1982] * "Walking Weightlessly" [Microcosm #1, ed. Robert Randolph Medcalf Jr., Quixsilver Press, Baltimore, MD, pp.4-5, 1982] * "Ground Zero" [There Will Be War, ed. J. E. Pournelle and John F. Carr, New York: Tor, 1983] paperback ISBN 0-523-48555-7, $2.95 * "City Killer" [There Will Be War, ed. J. E. Pournelle and John F. Carr, New York: Tor, 1983] paperback ISBN 0-523-48555-7, $2.95 * "Footnote to Feynman", Jonathan V. Post and Richard Feynman, [Engineering & Science, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, Vol.XLVI, No.5, p.28, ISSN: 0013-7812, May 1983; reprinted in Songs from Unsung Worlds, ed. Bonnie Bilyeu Gordon, intro by Alan Lightman (award winning author of Einstein's Dreams), Birkhauser Boston/AAAS, hardcover ISBN: 0-8176-3296-4, paperback ISBN: 3-7643-3296-4, 1985 * "The Edge of the Universe" [Star*Line, vol.?, No.?, month?, 1983] * "You Leave Me Breathless [Mars]" [Zine, vol.?, No.?, month?, 1983] * "Transarctic [Eskimo astronauts]" [Paradox, ed. John Betancourt, Delran, New Jersey; Rising Star, chapbook, ed. Scott E. Green, StarSword Publications, Manchester, New Hampshire, Spring 1984 * "Marvin Minky's Telepresence" Rising Star, chapbook, ed. Scott E. Green, StarSword Publications, Manchester, New Hampshire, Spring 1984 * "Gantry Errantry" Rising Star, chapbook, ed. Scott E. Green, StarSword Publications, Manchester, New Hampshire, Spring 1984 * "To The Stars: Love Hypertext" [Another Final Offer, 1986; Rhysling Anthology 1986, ed?, Berkeley, California, Science Fiction Poetry Association, p.24, 1987] $2.00 * "Before the Big Bang: News from the Hubble Large Space Telescope" [Star*Line, Nov/Dec 1986; reprinted in Analog, January 1987; reprinted in Nebula Awards Anthology #23, ed. Michael Bishop, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989 * "I'm Going Home", co-author Dr. Christine Carmichael [Amazing Stories Magazine, ISSN: 0279-1706, ed. Patrick L. Price, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Vol.63, No.1, Issue 540, pp.110-111, May 1988] [on galactic consequences of matter transmission] * "When We Must Part" [Amazing Stories Magazine, ISSN: 0279-1706, ed. Patrick L. Price, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Vol.63, No.5, Issue 544, p.59, Jan 1989] [on failed Mars expedition] * "Dialog Before the Earth-Goddess Eloped with the Star God" [Amazing Stories Magazine, ISSN: 0279-1706, ed. Patrick L. Price, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Vol.64, No.?, Issue 5??, p.??, ??? 1989] * "Sweet Radium" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989] trade paperback ISBN 0-938075-05-5 [Ocean View Books, 1989] hardcover ISBN 0-938075-08-X, $24.95 * "Mnemosyne's Entrenchment" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989] trade paperback ISBN 0-938075-05-5 [Ocean View Books, 1989] hardcover ISBN 0-938075-08-X, $24.95 * "The Fall of the City" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989] trade paperback ISBN 0-938075-05-5 [Ocean View Books, 1989] hardcover ISBN 0-938075-08-X, $24.95 * "Catalyst" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989] trade paperback ISBN 0-938075-05-5 [Ocean View Books, 1989] hardcover ISBN 0-938075-08-X, $24.95 * "Hypertext Sonnet: Lines from Robert Silverberg's 'Star of Gypsies'" [The New York Review of Science Fiction, ed. Kathryn Cramer, L. W. Currey, Samuel R. Delany, David G. Hartwell, Gordon Van Gelder, November 1990] $2.50 * "Strange New Planet" [The Tome, Norfolk, Virginia: Grub Street Publications, 1990] * "Eclipse" [The Tome, Norfolk, Virginia: Grub Street Publications, 1990] * "Space Travel in the Next Millennium", commissioned poem as summary/frontispiece of: [Proceedings of Vision-21 (Space Travel in the Next Millennium, NASA Lewis Research Center, 2-4 April 1990, NASA Conference Publication 10059, 1991] * "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 * "Science Fiction and the Search for Transcendence: A Hypertext Poem", co-authors Sir Horace Walpole, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Herbert George Wells, Abraham Grace Merritt, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Dr. William Olaf Stapledon, Dr. Edward Elmer Smith, Dr. Jack S. Williamson [Space and Time, No.82, pp.93-95, Fall 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. * "Special Relativity" [Space and Time, No.83, p.85, Spring 1994] 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. * "Elements of Love" [Space and Time, No.84, p.89, Fall 1994] 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. * "The Kiss: Wounds in the Mouth" [Once Upon a Midnight, ed. Jame A. Riley, Michael N. Langford, Thomas E. Fuller, [1995, Unnameable Press 1995] trade paperback, ISBN 0-934227-16-0, $10.95 * "The Density of Death" [Once Upon a Midnight, ed. Jame A. Riley, Michael N. Langford, Thomas E. Fuller, [1995, Unnameable Press 1995] trade paperback, ISBN 0-934227-16-0, $10.95 * On-Line Poetry: * I'm Certified for Sleep illustrated humorous fantasy poem * Business Blues happy hour haunting a taco bar * 8 Haiku for CHALLENGER dedicated to the seven Challenger astronauts * Crime Doesn't Pay sonnet on the Mystery Writers of America motto * The Density of Death published in Amazing Stories Magazine * Dialogue Before the Earth-Goddess Eloped with the Star-God published in Amazing Stories Magazine * I Am More Than One if Walt Whitman reviewed the novel "Less Than Zero" * Love and Death Poems (nearly 30 kilobytes of text) * No Girl Next Door single mothers lost in the apartment house maze * Prologue to Dr. Norton Moise the Adrenal gland and the evolution of human beings * On the Programming Language Simscript II.5 Samuel Butler parody about software * Science Fiction and the Search for Transcendence Hypertext poem about the metaphysical nature of Science Fiction * The Twilight of Genetic Engineering the future of DNA, lawyers, and war * Valedictory to Software death parallels a spacecraft leaving the Solar System * When We Must Part published in Amazing Stories Magazine * many more {to be done} e-mail Jonathan Vos Post Patricia Frances Vos Post (13 Dec 1924-14 Feb 1971): community activist, teacher, lecturer, editor, writer; best known as wife of author/editor Samuel H. Post, mother of author/editor Jonathan Vos Post, mother-in-law of author Christine Carmichael, and grandmother of author Andrew Carmichael Post; * Childhood: born in New York City, daughter of Matilda "Tillie" Vos (nee Unger) and Alfred "Curly" Vos; brought up in Elizabeth, New Jersey; * Education: schooled in Elizabeth primary schools and Battin High School; {Battin credentials here to be done}; B.A., Magnum Cum Laude, English Literature with minor in Journalism, Northwestern University, Illinois; M.S. (thesis on Piaget and Montessori) Bank Street College of Education (New York City) * Employment: Executive Secretary to Hiram Hayden, book publisher (Crown Publishing, New York); * Personal: 1949 met and married Samuel H. Post; 3 sons: Jonathan Vos Post (1951), Andrew William Post (1953), Nicholas Charles Post (1956); moved 1952 to Brooklyn Heights; died from ovarian cancer (she volunteered for unsuccessful experimental chemotherapy involving artificial DNA to promote interferon production, Sloan-Ketting Memorial Hospital); * School-related and Teaching: 2-time elected President, P.T.A., Robert Fulton Elementary School (P.S.#8); co-instructor with Rhoda Howard, under auspices of Ford Foundation Adult Education Program, of series of discussion groups on the Bill of Rights (first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution), Brooklyn Public Library at Montague Street, circa 1960; M.S. (thesis on Piaget and Montessori) Bank Street College of Education (New York City); New York State Teaching Certificate; teacher, P.S.#29, Broklyn, New York; active in international education through Nuffield Foundation (England) especially in innovative math and science curricula and materials; * Community and Politics: active in local politics; active feminist in 1950s-1960s, organized Consiousness Raising groups which led many women to return to school for masters and doctorate degrees and to otherwise succeed professionally (sometimes connected to divorces); founding member, West Brooklyn Independent Democrats (helped elect a mayor, a congressman, and a governor), working closely with woman who became Treasurer of New York City and later United Nations official; * Writing/Editing: unacknowledged co-editor several books including "Thesaurus of Book Digests", editors-of-record Hiram Hayden and Edmund Fuller, New York: Crown, 1949 [acknowledgment reads in part "... to the late Will D. Howe, under whose supervision the project was started some eight years ago. Thanks are also due to Samuel H. Post and Patricia Vos, for extensive and valuable editorial work..."; freelance typist/editor/author, most famous book typed/edited from dictaphone recording of English translation: "Pippi Longstockings"; author of various short nonfiction and humor publications; one fantasy novel about archaeologists digging up tomb near Stonehenge and finding a skeleton embracing a white-bearded body who awakens and is discovered to be Merlin; most unpublished manuscripts lost in period of chaos after untimely death; Her work as teacher, lecturer, editor, and writer is carried on by her children. Samuel H. Post, father of Jonathan Vos Post, husband of Patricia Vos Post, father-in-law of author Christine Carmichael, and grandfather of author Andrew Carmichael Post; and a low-profile but very important science fiction editor and publisher, who published (among others): Poul Anderson, Philip K. Dick, H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, and Andre Norton. I will later add information on his editing/publishing career before and after "MB" books, including a string of 11 consecutive best-sellers, the first book with a Pop Art cover, the first book with an Op Art cover, the first "bookazine"... Science Fiction: but of immediate interest to science fiction authors and readers, I start with the following. Samuel H. Post was the uncredited anthologist/editor of two collections of science fiction stories: "The 6 Fingers of Time and Other Stories" (New York: McFadden, 50-244, 1965) "The Frozen Planet" (New York: McFadden, 60-229, 1966) As Editor of MacFadden-Bartell Corporation, Sam Post published the following paperback books (acquired them, wrote blurbs and introductions, designed covers, wrote contracts, designed ads...): Margery Allingham, "The Mind Readers", (75-175, 1967) Poul Anderson, "The High Crusade", (50-211, 1964) Poul Anderson, "The High Crusade", (60-349, 1968) Poul Anderson, "Time and Stars", (60-206, 1965) Taylor Caldwell, "The Devil's Advocate", (75-126, 1964) Taylor Caldwell, "The Devil's Advocate", (75-184, 1967) Curtis W. Casewit, "The Peacemakers", (60-321, 1968) Mark Clifton, "When They Come From Space", (40-105, 1963) Mark Clifton, "When They Come From Space", (50-341, 1967) Philip K. Dick, "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" (60-240, 1966) Philip K. Dick, "Now Wait for Last Year" (60-352, 1968) Gordon R. Dickson, "No Room for Man", (50-179, 1963) Gordon R. Dickson, "No Room for Man", (50-329, 1966) R. C. W. Ettinger, "The Prospect of Immortality", (75-166, 1966), 1st Cryonics book in paperback J. Hunter Holly, "The Mind Traders", (60-291, 1967) Damon Knight, "Beyond the Barrier", (50-234, 1965) Damon Knight, "Cities of Wonder", (75-183, 1967) Cyril M. Kornbluth, "A Mile Beyond the Moon", (40-100, 1962) Cyril M. Kornbluth, "A Mile Beyond the Moon", (50-288, 1966) Murray Leinster, "The Greks Bring Gifts", (50-224, 1964) Murray Leinster, "The Greks Bring Gifts", (50-418, 1968) John Lymington, "Froomb!", (60-287, 1967) George B. Mair, "The Day Khruschev Panicked", (50-183, 1963) S. Michael, "Journey Into Limbo", (60-140, 1963) Sam Moskowitz, "Doorway Into Time", (50-311, 1966) Sam Moskowitz, "Microcosmic God and Other Stories", (60-335, 1968) Eric North [B. C. Cronin], "The Ant Men", (60-277, 1967) Alan E. Nourse, "Tiger by the Tail", (50-199, 1964) Alan E. Nourse, "Tiger by the Tail", (60-309, 1968) Dorothy Sayers, "Human and Inhuman Stories", (50-156, 1963) Dorothy Sayers, "Human and Inhuman Stories", (60-298, 1967) Dorothy Sayers, "Stories of the Supernatural", (50-170, 1963) Dorothy Sayers, "Stories of the Supernatural", (50-300, 1967) Clifford Simak, "All the Traps of Earth", (50-165, 1963) Clifford Simak, "They Walked Like Men", (50-184, 1963) Clifford Simak, "They Walked Like Men", (50-381, 1967) Clifford Simak, "Way Station", (60-198, 1963) Clifford Simak, "All the Traps of Earth", (50-388, 1967) Edward E. "Doc" Smith, "The Vortex Blaster", (60-325, 1968) J. Stearn, "The Door to the Future", (75-152, 1964) William F. Temple, "Shoot at the Moon", (60-239, 1967) A. E. van Vogt, "The Voyage of the Space Beagle", (60-146, 1963) A. E. van Vogt, "The Voyage of the Space Beagle", (60-318, 1968) A. E. van Vogt, "The Beast", (60-169, 1964) A. E. van Vogt, "The Beast", (60-343, 1968) A. E. van Vogt, "Empire of the Atom", (60-267, 1966) A. E. van Vogt, "Masters of Time", (50-334, 1967) A. E. van Vogt, "The Changeling", (50-335, 1967) A. E. van Vogt, "The Wizard of Linn", (60-366, 1968) unacknowledged co-editor of several other books including "Thesaurus of Book Digests", editors-of-record Hiram Hayden and Edmund Fuller, New York: Crown, 1949 [acknowledgment reads in part "... to the late Will D. Howe, under whose supervision the project was started some eight years ago. Thanks are also due to Samuel H. Post and Patricia Vos, for extensive and valuable editorial work..."; Responsible for several Hollywood-related books, including: * Ecstasy and Me (autobiography of Hedy Lamarr) * Veronica Lake (autobiography) a friend of Ms.Lake, Samuel H. Post paid for her funeral * Say, Didn't You Used to Be George Murphy (autobiography of the first singing, dancing senator) * unpublished book on Judy Garland Broke purportedly exclusive book contract and thus published: * Pearl S. Buck's Story Bible [by first American woman to win Nobel Prize in Literature] an exploit that had "Publishers Weekly" dub Samuel H. Post "the James Bond of book publishing." Walter Gibson: Samuel H. Post's 1960s reprint in paperback of "The Shadow" by Walter B. Gibson started the great book revival of pulp fiction and radio plays, which brought authors such as H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard to a new generation of readers, and helped fuel the great comic book boom. {Walter B. Gibson (1897-?) Super-prolific author of almost 500 books; American stage magician (confidant of Houdini, Thurston, and Dunninger) best known for creating "The Shadow" for the Smith & Street pulp "The Shadow Magazine" and then writing almost 300 (!) Shadow novels. The Shadow is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Houdini, a rule-breaking arbiter of his own personal sense of justice (which does not always agree with the state's legal apparatus), who conquers criminals through a combination (new to fiction) of analytical deductive detection and gun-slinging force, while remaining intellectually above the fray, and using magical tricks of invisibility. The Shadow novels are ingenious artifaces of ambiguity, misdirection, strange crimes, costumed super-criminals, red herrings, and structured confusion. Gibson created several parallel but lesser magician/detectives: Norgil, Valdor, Ardini.} Biographical: Jan 1924: Born in New York City, son of Harry Pasternak (deceased) and Theresa Salomon (deceased), one sister (Alice Baer, deceased) who has 2 sons, 2 daughters; June 1941: Graduated Barnard School for Boys as Valedictorian; Sept 1941: Entered Harvard University [Strauss Freshman House]; 1942: moved to Harvard's Dunster Upper-class House; 1942: Leave of Absence to enlist in U.S. Army Air Corps; 14 May 1942: enlisted, entered Basic Training; 1943: began Aviation Cadet training; 11 Mar 1944: Completed Aviation Cadet training; 12 Mar 1944: Commissioned Pilot/Officer; ??? 1944:[personal details removed by request of author]; Mar-June (?) 1944- Special Training; July (?) 1944: Special Duties -- Pilot-Instructor for Free French pilots; 28 Sept 1945: Appointed Reserve Officer; 7 Oct 1945 Separated from Service; 15 (?) October 1945: Re-entered Harvard University; 1946: Completed requirements for Bachelor of Arts (English Literature); Jan 1947: Graduated Harvard, Cum Laude; June 1947: joined Crown Publishers, New York City, beginning 57+ years as editor/publisher of books, trade paperbacks, magazines, and special projects; ??? 1949: [personal details removed by request of author]; ??? 1950: Married Patricia Frances Vos; 3 children: Jonathan Vos Post, Andrew William Post, Nicholas Charles Post, Jonathan Vos Post has one child (grandchild of Samuel): Andrew Carmichael Post Andrew William Post has one child (grandchild of Samuel): Alexander ___ Post Nicholas Charles Post is married to Roxana ___ Post ??? 1958: Divorced Patricia Frances Vos; ??? 1959: Married Barbara Stuart; 2 children: Joshua Stuart Post and Julia Hart Post; Joshua Stuart Post has 3 children, (grandchildren of Samuel): William Stuart Post, Cecilia Clare Post, and Aaron ___ Post; Julia Hart Post is currently unmarried; 1969 (?): [personal details removed by request of author]; 10 July 1993: [personal details removed by request of author]; 24 July 1995: Moved to Rhode Island; 9 Sept 1997: [personal details removed by request of author] 2002: Married Cynthia ___________ Currently pursuing various publishing projects, including the "Wickford Valentine" series Potiphar's Wife: although not named in the Bible [Genesis, xxxix, 7] nor the Koran, she is "Rahil" in some Arabic folklore, "Zuleika" in Persian folklore, including "Yusef and Zulaikha" [Persian, 15th-Century], and "Phraxanor" in "Joseph and His Brethren" [C. J. Wells, 1824] Steven James Potter: Member of Horror Writers of America Steven James Potter Jerry Pournelle, Ph.D. author and editor Jerry Pournelle Jerry Pournelle Washington tribute site Jerry Pournelle Diaspar tribute site Jerry Pournelle Byte magazine-related tribute site Bruce Powe: * The Last Days of the American Empire [St.Martins, 1974] Jennifer Powell: Jennifer Powell@sff.net Jennifer Powell according to SF Site Sonny Powell, pseudonym of Alfred Bester Calvin Powers: Calvin Powers J. L. Powers, pseudonym of John S. Glasby: * Black Abyss [Arcadia, 1966] L. C. Powers, pseudonym of E. C. Tubb M. L. Powers, pseudonym of E. C. Tubb Tim Powers: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America major award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist {to be done} "Dinner at Deviant's Palace" [Ace Books] Timothy Powers: * The Skies Discrownded [Laser, 1976] * Epitaph in Rust [Laser, 1976] Joe Poyer: * North Cape [Doubleday, 1969] * Operation Malacca [Doubleday, 1968; Curtis; Pyramid] Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Pragmatism: [Greek "pragma" = deed]: word coined circa 1875 by American philospher C. S. Pierce for the doctrine that the sole test of the truth of thoughts or theories is how well they work in the practical world, and thus there is no absolute truth, but only degrees of practicality; this school of philosophy was promoted very effectively by: * Pragmatism [1907] by William James Festus Pragnell: * The Green Man of Graypec [Greenberg, 1950] * The Machine God Laughs [Fantasy Publishing Co. Inc., 1949] volume contains a novel plus 2 stories by other authors Terry PratchettHome Page Terry PratchettSome Stuff Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett Discworld tribute site Terry Pratchett student tribute site Books: * The Dark Side of the Sun [St.Martins, 1976] * MANY others {to be done} Fletcher Pratt, also wrote as George U. Fletcher: * Alien Planet [Avalon, 1962; Ace] * The Blue Star [in Witches Three, Twayne, 1952; Ballentine Books] * Double in Space [Doubleday, 1951; Curtis] 2 novels in 1 volume * Double Jeopardy [Doubleday, 1952; Science Fiction Book Club; Galaxy #30; Curtis] 2 novels in 1 volume * Invaders from Rigel [Avalon, 1960; Airmont] * Land of Unreason [Holt, 1942; Ballentine Books] co-author L. Sprague de Camp * The Undying Fire [Ballentine Books, hardcover, 1953] * The Well of the Unicorn [Sloane, 1948] as George U. Fletcher [Lancer; Ballentine Books; Garland, 1976] as Fletcher Pratt Prayer Wheel: Tibetan Buddhist device that automates prayer, according to a literal interpretation of Buddha's saying "turn the wheel of the law"; prayers such as "Om Mani Padme Hum" [see: "Om"] are printed on everything from cardboard cylinders to huge waterwheels, each turn of which generates the equivalent of one human prayer; in Science Fiction, this idea was carried to its logical Computerized conclusion in Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Nine Billion Names of God" Pre-Adamites: Isaac de la Peyrere suggested in 1655 that there were humans before Adam, from whom all Gentiles are descended, and only Jews descended from Adam [see: "Pagan"] George Preedy, pseudonym of Gabrielle M. V. Long Pre-Raphaelite: Lodon group of artists, formed 1848, including Holman Hunt, Milais, Dante Gabriel Rossett, and Thomas Woolner, then picking up J. Collinson, W. H. Deverell, F. G. Stephen, W. M. Rossetti; and was supported by such as Ford Maddox Brown and Ruskin ["Modern Painters", II, section vi, chapter iii, xvi], while attacked by, nitably, Charles Dickens. Their importance to Fantasy Art included: (1) rejection of acadmic dogma; (2) study of nature; (3) attention to spirit an methodology prior to Raphael (1483-1520); (4) linkage to literary works, especially Fantasy; (5) exaggerated focus on details; (6) highly finished perfectionism; (7) bohemian lifestyle Linn Prentice: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America c/o Virginia Kidd Agency e-mail Linn Prentice Mark Prentice: Mark Prentice@sff.net Linn Prentis: Linn Prentis J. Prescot, pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer Prester John: see "John" Presto: (1) magical term, from "prestidigitation", see "Abracadabra"; (2) nickname for himself by Jonathan Swift ["Journal to Stella"] Paul Preuss: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Paul Preuss Paul Preuss: Index to at least 18 publications e-mail Paul Preuss Priam: King of Troy when sacked by Greeks, husband of hecuba, father of 50 princes and princesses, of whom Hector had seniority; he was slain by Pyrrhus, son of Achilles, who snuck in through the famous Trojan Horse Priapus: (1) son of Dionysius and Aphrodite; god of the power of reproduction and fertility and gardens; protector of farmers, shepherds, and fishermen; later considered the primary deity of sexuality and the obscene, as symbolized by the phallus; (2) hence "priapism" medical condition see: Greek/Roman Pantheon E. Hoffman Price: * Far Lands, Other Days [Carcossa, 1975] 31 stories * Strange Gateways [Arkham, 1967] 12 stories John-Allen Price: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Vincent Price, died 1993 age 82, leading stage and screen actor best known to science fiction film audience for "camp" horror roles in features such as"The Abominable Dr.Phibes", "The Raven", and "The House of Wax" Go to Ultimate SF Film Web Guide Christoper Priest, British author {to be done} Christopher Priest tribute "The Inverted World" [Harper & Row, 1974; Science Fiction Book Club; Popular] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle other books include: * Darkening Island [Harper & Row, 1970; Manor] * Indoctrinaire [[Harper & Row, 1970; Pocket] * The Perfect Lover [Scribners, 1977] * The Space Machine [Harper & Row, 1976; Popular] John B. Priestly, incomplete list of books: * The Doomsday Men [Harper, 1938; Popular] * Saturn Over the Water [Doubleday, 1961; Pocket] * The 31st of June [Doubleday, 1962] David Prill: David Prill Prime: (1) numbers only divisble by themselves and 1, such as 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43... there are an infinite number of prime numbers; the others beyond 1 are "composite"; (2) the 6 a.m. canonical hour for prayers [Milton, "Paradise Lost", V, 170]; (3) the start of anything, including the world itself, as in Tennyson's "dragons of the prime" ["In Memorium", lvi]; (4) youth, the best years of your life; (5) Prime Minister = Premier; (6) to prepare for a speech; (7) "primed to the muzzle" is a gun ready to shoot; (8) Primed is also slang for "intoxicated." (9) I happen to be an expert on the "Semiprime" -- a product of exactly two primes (i.e. 4 = 2 x 2; 6 = 2 x 3; 9 = 3 x 3; 10 = 2 x 5...) Primum Mobile: [Latin "the first moving thing"]: the ninth (later the 10th) crystal sphere in Ptolemaic Astronomy, revolving around the Earth in 24 hours, and dragging all the other hypothetical spheres with it, to which were attached the Moon, Sun, and Planets [Milton, "Paradise Lost", III, 483], and thus the interface between the material world and the "Empyrean" where God resided; (2) figuratively, any machine which transmits motion to others, and even more figuratively, a source of many ideas -- as in "Thedore Nelson was the Primum Mobile of Hypertext, and thus Grandfather of the World Wide Web", or "Richard Feynman was the Primum Mobile of Nanotechnology" [in both cases, Your Humble Webmaster helped to further develop and retransmit those ideas]; see: Copernicus Prince of Darkness: see Devil Prince of Peace: the Messiah; Jesus Christ; see: Christian Fantasy and Science Fiction Principalities: individuals within one of 9 orders of Angels; see: Angels Procris: she fled in shame from Cephalus, so Diana gifted her with Laelaps (a dog who always caught his prey), and a magical dart which always hit its target, and then boomaranged to its thrower see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Procrustes' Bed: (1) Procrustes, a criminal of Attica, tied victims to an iron bed; if they were too short, he stretched them to fit; if they were too tall, he cut off the parts that hung over; he was killed by Theseus; (2) hence, [16th Century] figuratively any dogma that painfully forces all people to conform the same inflexable standard, disregarding circumstances and individual variation; (3) also "Procrustean bed." see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Procyon: [Greek: "pro" = before, + "kyon" = dog]: the Lesser Dog Star, Alpha Canis Minor, called Procyon because it rises before Sirius, the Greater Dog Star; 8th brightest star in the night skies of Earth Prodigy: [Latin "prodigium" = portent, prophetic sign]: person with remarkable capabilities, as "Mozart was a musical child prodigy", or "Ramanujan was the greatest mathematical prodigy of the 20th Century" Profane: [Latin "pro fano" = outside the temple]: people uninitiated in the sacred, hence those who blaspheme, are irreverant, overly secular Powder of Projection: ground dust from the Philosopher's Stone, a pinch or sprinkle of which would "project" base metals into gold; see: "Alchemy" Prometheus: [Greek "forethought"]: (1) Titan, son of Iapetos and ocean-nymph Clymene, who ended his career to help humanity, when he stole fire from Hepaestus and gave it to people; for this, he not only lost his benefits and seniority, but was forever chained by Zeus to Mount Caucusus, where an eagle tore at his liver all day, which grew back each night; until he was set free by Hercules, who killed the liver-loving eagle; some say that Zeus balanced the bounty of fire with the grim gift of Pandora's Box; (2) hence "promethean" means able to make fire, literally or figuratively, as "Einstein gave us the promethean gift of atomic power"; (3) Promethean Fire was a Vital Force with which prometheus infused clay images; (4) Promethean Unguent, refined from an herb on which fell blood from tortured prometheus, which Medea gave Jason, thus making him immune to fire and weapons of war see: Greek/Roman Pantheon The Prophet: Mohammed, according to the Koran; which says that there have been 200,000 Prophets, but only 6 brought new laws from the creator, namely Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed The Major Prophets, a.k.a The Great Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel; because they had a more prodigious literary output The Minor Prophets, a.k.a The Lesser Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi; because, although divinely inspired, they didn't publish as much Prose: [Latin "oratio prosa"]: (1) ordinary speech or writing, as opposed to that bound to feet ["oratio vincta" = fettered speech], namely Poetry; (2) In Moliere's comedy "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme", the character Monsieur Jourdain was impressed to discover that he had been speaking prose for 40 years without even knowing it; see: Science Fiction POETRY Proserpina, a.k.a Proserpine: Roman equivalent of Greek Persephone, part-time Queen of hades, wife of Pluto; sometimes considered equivalent to Hecate; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Prospero: Magician in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"; see: 1611 entry in Science Fiction of 1600s Prospero and Caliban, pseudonym of Frederick Rolfe Proteus: herdsman of Neptune, able to morph into any shape; hence "protean" means versatile, able to change easily, highly reconfigurable see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Psalms: of the 150 songs in the biblical "Book of Pslams", the authorship was for centuries said to be entirely David, but now is ascribed as follows: * 73 by David * 12 by Asaph the Singer * 11 by the Sons of Korah (a family of singer/poets) * 1 by Moses [Psalm xc] Pschent: Egypt Pseudoepigraphia: [Greek "falsely inscribed"]: various pseudonymous Jewish writings which are denied appearance in both the Canonical Old Testament and the Apocrypha, including: * The Book of Enoch (which has some cool stories about Giants) * The Assumption of Moses * The Psalms of Solomon * The Fourth Book of the Maccabees see: "Apocrypha" Akkad Pseudoman, pseudonym of Edwin F. Northrup Pseudonym: see "nom de plume" Psyche: [Greek "breath", hence life or soul]: (1) the "latest-born of the myths" is that of Cupid and Psyche [The Golden Ass]; [Walter Pater's "Marius the Epicurean]; (2) hence the self, the human soul. see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Kathryn Ptacek: Member of Horror Writers of America Kathryn Ptacek Ptolomaic System: see "Primum Mobile" see" Copernicus Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Puck, a.k.a. Robin Goodfellow: sprite filled with energy and mischief, portrayed in positive light by Shakespeare in :Midsummer Night's Dream" [II, i], but as a nasty hobgoblin in Spencer's "Epithalamion" Puff: the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked in the morning mists, in a land called Honalee [Peter, Paul & Mary] Paolo Fabrizio Pugno, Brazilian science fiction novelist e-mail Paolo Fabrizio Pugno Novel: "Ano 2023: missao Europa" [Year 2023: Europa Mission] (Sao Paulo, Brazil: Editoria Salesiana Dom Bosco, 1982) Astronauts on mission to Europa, the giant moon of Jupiter (now known to have vast oceans under a thick crust of ice). They are tasked with repairing an auromated mining facility, but have adventures including the discovery of a bizarre form of Europan life. Pulitzer Prize: awarded each year for literary work, journalism, drama, and music, from an endowment by Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911); {to be done} some are arguably Science Fiction or Fantasy Joseph F. Pumilla (M. M. Moamrath): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Joseph F. Pumilla Pundit: (1) [Hindi "pandit"]: learned man, well-versed in Sanskrit, religion, law, or science; (2) hence, by extension, any expert Tom Purdom: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? * The Barons of Behavior [Ace, 1972] * Five Against Arlane [Ace, 1967] * I Want the Stars [Ace, 1964] * Reduction in Arms [Berkley, 1971] * The Tree Lords of Imeten [Ace, 1966] Richard Purtill: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Lisa Silverthorne Purvis: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Lisa Silverthorne Purvis e-mail Lisa Silverthorne Purvis old, invalid? Isra Putnam, pseudonym of Greye La Spina Kenneth Putnam, pseudonym of Philip Klass Susan K. Putney: * Against Arcturus [Ace, 1972] Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Pygmalion: sculptor-king of Cyprus, who fell in love with an ivory statue he carved, and Aphrodite turned it to a real woman, whom he married [Ovid's "Metamorphoses"]; [Marston's "Metamorphosis of Pygmalion's Image", 1598]; Morris ["The Earthly Paradise (August)]; W. S. Gilbert's comedy ["Pygmalion and Galatea", 1871]; George Bernard Shaw ["Pygmalion", 1912] which was then adapted to the musical play and movie "My Fair Lady" see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Pygmy/pigmie: (1) [Greek: "fist"] linear measure of roughly 13 inches, from a man's elbow to his knuckles; (2) mythical dwarfs on the shores of Oceanus, whom Homer said were annually harassed by cranes; (3) myth of little people trying to overpower Hercules, who caught them in a lion-skin and carried them to King Eurytheus; (4) mythical little people of India or near source of the Nile in Africa; (5) actual tribes; (6) other tribes called Pygmoid; (7) smaller than usual plants or animals of any species. See: Dwarf Pylades and Orestes: Homeric legendary friends, like Damon and Pythias; the Greek equivalent of David and Jonathan; Pylades (nephew of murdered Agamemnon) and Orestes (son of Agamemnon) were raised by Strophius (Pylades' father); later, Pylades helped Orestes get vengeance on Aegisthus and Clytemnestra, and even later, Pylades married Electra (sister of Orestes) Thomas Pynchon: one of the greatest living American writers, who (like Your Humble Webmaster) was deeply resented as "one of those f***ing creative types" when doing technical writing for Boeing in Seattle. Also an important science fiction author for the unique and significant novels listed below. Thomas Pynchon * Gravity's Rainbow [Viking, 1973; Bantam] * The Crying of Lot 49 [Chilton, 1973; Bantam] * Mason & Dixon [1997] Pyramid: {to be done} Pyramus: {to be done} Pyromancy: divination by fire; see "Divination" Pyrrha: wife of Deucalion see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Pyrric Victory: {to be done} Pyrrhonism: scepticism, named after Pyrrho (4th Century B.C.) Pythagoras: {to be done} Pythia: priestess of Apollo at Delphi; see: "Oracle" see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Pythias: see Damon Python: (1) serpent monster hatched from the mud after Deucalion's Deluge, then slain by Apollo at Delphi (a.k.a. Pytho); (2) actual type of large snake Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Links: 3; Notes without Links: 23; Links/Names: 26 Updated 15 September 1998 Jeff Quan: Science Fiction illustrator; isfdb lists: * Cover Artwork [InterText, Jan-Feb 1994] * Cover Artwork [InterText, Nov-Dec 1994] eds. Jason Snell, Geoff Duncan, Susan Grossman Roma Quapp: isfdb lists: * "Gwendolyn Lynette" [On Spec, Winter 1994] $4.95 Salvatore Quasimodo (1901-1968): Critic, poet, translator, from Sicily (ITALY); Winner of 1959 Nobel Prize in Literature; and extremely difficult author to summarize, yet of a Science Fictional flavor due to his originally being educated as an Engineer, his uniquely fantastic hermetic obsessions with death in the borderline between solipsism and a moral conception of the cosmos, his fascinations with (and translations of) the great fantasy authors Dante, Homer, Virgil, Shakespeare, and Conrad Aiken Frank Quattrocchi: isfdb lists (and also misspells once as "Frank Quattrochi"): * "Sea Legs" [Galaxy, Nov 1951] ed. H. L. Gold, $0.35 * "Assignment in the Unknown" [Astounding, Feb 1951] ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., $0.35 * "Gramp and His Dog" [Astounding, July 1952] ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., $0.35 * "The Sword" [The Future at War Vol. 2: The Spear of Mars, ed. Reginald Bretnor, Ace, 1980] ISBN 0-441-25971-5, $2.25, paperback * "He Had a Big Heart" [An ABC of Science Fiction, ed. Tom Boardman, Jr., Avon, 1966] $0.75 Squint Quattrocchi: confirmed not to be Frank Quattrocchi Catherine Quayle: isfdb lists: * "The Firefly" [the fractal, Spring 1995] ed. Sean Newborn Dan Quayle: not as dumb as the Press makes him out to be, but still the subject of rude jokes in the Space and science fiction communities for his saying, on live TV (I paraphrase slightly here): "We know that Mars has canals, and where there's canals, there's water, and where there's water, there's oxygen." One award-nominated short story sends him to Mars... For serious looks at this theme, see: SPACE TRAVEL The Quays: Science Fiction illustrator team; isfdb lists: * Cover [A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick, Doubleday, 1977] ISBN 0-385-01613-1, $6.95, hardcover Joseph Queenan: isfdb lists: * "The Power of the Spoken Word" [Fantasy & Science Fiction, Feb 1983] ed. Edward L. Ferman, $1.75 Raymond Queneau (1903-1976): experimental and hypertext author of FRANCE only listed in isfdb for: * Saint Glinglin [1948; Dalkey Archive Press, 1993] ISBN 1-56478-027-9, 169 pages (13x13), $19.95, hardcover yet far better known as a novelist, critic, encyclopediast, poet, influenced by modern mathematics and philosophy, and the Surrealists, also classified with Ionesco and Jarry as a "pataphysicist" regarding "hypertext", I must with admiration mention: * Cent milles milliards de poemes [1961] which was a "book" with a choice of several alternatives for each of the 14 lines of a sonnet, thus anticipating Your Humble Webmaster's invention of the computer-implemented hyperpoem MacGregor M[aurice] Quentine: French Literature professor, novels include * Napoleon on Neptune [Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1956] * Argo in Arcadia [New York: Twayne, 1953] Dan Quest: Science Fiction illustrator; isfdb lists: * Cover Artwork [Chains of the Sea, Robert Silverberg, Thomas Nelson, 1973] Johnny Quest: see TELEVISION Rodney Quest (27 May 1897-?), British barrister who served in the R.A.F., author of "Countdown to Doomsday" about UK vs. USSR nuclear sub warfare Dorothy Quick (1900-?), American "Weird Tales" and "Unknown Worlds" author and poet, best known for the "Patchwork Quilt" series; isfdb lists: Short Fiction: * "Blue and Silver Brocade" [Unknown, Oct 1939] ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., $0.20 * "Two for a Bargain" [Unknown, Dec 1940] ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., $0.20 * "Transparent Stuff" [Unknown, June 1940] ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., $0.20 * "The Lost Gods" [Weird Tales, Sep 1941] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.15 * "A Year from Tonight" [Fantastic Adventures, Jan 1945] ed. B. G. Davis, $0.25 * "The Man in Purple" [Weird Tales, May 1946] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.15 * "The Cracks of Time" [Weird Tales, Sep 1948] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.20 * "The Woman on the Balcony" [Weird Tales, Sep 1949] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.25 * "The Artist and the Door" [Weird Tales, Nov 1952] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.25 * "More Than Shadow" [Weird Tales, July 1954] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.35 Poetry: * "The River" [Weird Tales, Sep 1948] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.20 * "Sea King's Daughter" [Weird Tales, Jan 1950] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.25 * "Out of Space" [Weird Tales, May 1952] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.25 * "House of Life" [Weird Tales, July 1953] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.25 * "The Dark Things" [Weird Tales, Sept 1953] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.35 * "Demon Lover" [Weird Tales, Nov 1953] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.35 * "Walpurgis Night" [Weird Tales, Jan 1954] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.35 * "Witch's Brew" [Weird Tales, Mar 1954] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.35 * "Witch Woman" [Weird Tales, May 1954] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.35 * "This Night" [Weird Tales, Sep 1954] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.35 W. T. Quick: W. T. Quick (Margaret Allan) Iceberg Productions, Science Fiction Writers of America, and The Authors Guild; Books: * Dreams of Flesh and Sand [Signet, 1988] ISBN 0-451-15298-0 [New American Library/Signet, 1988] ISBN 0-451-15298-0, $3.50, paperback [Orbit, 1989] ISBN 0-7088-8287-0, 3.50, paperback The supercomputers of the future are "meats" -- wired-up mutated chicken brains... uniquely stylish alternative to CYBER PUNK * Dreams of God and Men [Signet, 1989] ISBN 0-451-15934-9 [New American Library/Signet, 1989] ISBN 0-451-15934-9, $3.95, paperback [Orbit, 1990] ISBN 0-7088-8330-3, 3.50, paperback * Singularities [ROC/Penguin, 1990] ISBN 0-451-45032-9, $4.50, paperback * Yesterday's Pawn [Signet, 1989] ISBN 0-451-16075-4 [New American Library/Signet, 1989] ISBN 0-451-16075-4, $3.95, paperback * Systems [Signet, 1989] ISBN 0-451-16342-7 [New American Library/Signet, 1989] ISBN 0-451-16342-7, $3.75, paperback Short Fiction: * "Instructions Enclosed" [Analog, Oct 1979] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $1.25 * "Think Ethic" [Analog, Mar 1980] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $1.25 * "Rest In Pieces" [Isaac Asimov's, Jan 1980] ed. George H. Scithers, $1.25 * "Death or Glory" [Analog, May 1984] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $1.75 * "The Gentrification Blues" [Analog, Mar 1986] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Safe To the Liberties of the People" [Analog, June 1987] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Flashbattles" [Analog, Sep 1987] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Cyberserker" [Analog, Feb 1987] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Cowboys and Engines" [Aboriginal S.F., May/June 1987] ed. Charles C. Ryan, $2.50 * "All the People, All the Time" [Analog, July 1987] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Still the Same Old Story" [Weird Tales, Fall 1988] eds. George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, John Gregory Betancourt, $4.00 * "Social Contract" [Analog, Mid-Dec 1988] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Lazarus" [Amazing, Nov 1988] ed. Patrick Lucien Price, $1.75 * "The Healing" [Analog, Nov 1988] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Hardball" [Analog, Dec 1988] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Goin' Down Daze" [Analog, Aug 1988] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Big Pie in the Sky" [Analog, June 1988] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "High Hotel" [Analog, June 1989] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Bank Robbery" [Analog, May 1989] ed. Stanley Schmidt, $2.00 * "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" [Amazing, Mar 1990] ed. Patrick Lucien Price, $1.75 e-mail W. T. Quick (Margaret Allan) new e-mail W. T. Quick (Margaret Allan) old, invalid Christine Lee Quilissi: Science Fiction poet; isfdb lists: * "True Mars Confession" [Aliens & Lovers, ed. Millea Kenin, Unique Graphics, 1983] $5.00, trade paperback Sir Arthur T. Quiller-Couch (21 Nov 1863-12 May 1944), British scholar/lecturer/novelist, editor of "The Oxford Book of English Verse", with at least 5 short story collections which include Fantasy/weird fiction: "Merry-Garden and Other Stories" (London: Methuen, 1907), "Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts" (New York: Scribners, 1900) "Two Sides of the Face", (Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1903) "Wandering Heath", (London: Cassell, 1895), (New York: Scribner's, 1895) "The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales" (London: Methuen, 1902) Deborah Quilter: Science Fiction columnist; isfdb lists: Short Nonfiction: * "Illuminations: Crystal Update" [Twilight Zone Magazine, Oct 1987] ed. Tappan King, $2.50 * "Ronald Reagan vs. the 'Zero Factor'" [Twilight Zone Magazine, Apr 1988] * "Illuminations: Uptight? Hire a Bunny" [Twilight Zone Magazine, Feb 1988] * "Illuminations: Dancing Here in Limbo" [Twilight Zone Magazine, Feb 1988] * "The Ghost in the Gray-Flannel Suit" [Twilight Zone Magazine, June 1988] Quilty: derived from qu'il t'y; Humbert Humbert was "Guilty of killing Quilty" in Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" Daniel Quinn (1935-): isfdb lists: Books: * Dreamer [Tor, 1988] ISBN 0-812-52475-6, $3.95, paperback [Legend, 1990] ISBN 0-09-965630-2, 3.99, paperback [Tor, 1992] ISBN 0-812-51958-2, $4.99, paperback * Ishmael [1992] intelligent Gorilla; finalist for 1992 "Turner Prize", attacked by some of other judges but defended by Ray Bradbury [Bantam/Turner, 1992] ISBN 0-553-07875-5, $20.00, hardcover [Bantam/Turner, 1993] ISBN 0-553-56166-9, $5.99, paperback [Bantam, 1995] ISBN 0-553-37540-7, $10.95, trade paperback filmed: Ishmael (a.k.a. "Instinct") Short Fiction: * "The Frog King, or Iron Henry" [Black Thorn, White Rose, eds. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, AvoNova, 1994] ISBN 0-380-77129-2, paperback * "Film Noire" [Aberrations, Mar 1995] ed. Richard Blair, $3.50 ($4.50 Canada) Gerard A. Quinn (6 May 1927-?): Irish weird artist/commercial artist: covers of at least 21 "New Worlds" magazine issues (Jan 1952-Sep 1955), plus 3 covers of "Nebula" (Apr, Sep, Dec 1958) James L[ouis] Quinn, American anthologist/editor, edited magazine "Strange"; 11 editorials in "Worlds of If" magazine (May 1953-Feb 1958); Anthologies Edited: * The First World of If (co-edited with Eve Wulff) [Quinn, 1957] 160 pages, $0.50 * The Second World of If (co-edited with Eve Wulff) [Quinn, 1958] Short Fiction: isfdsb lists as "James Quinn": * "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" [Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dec 1977] ed. Edward L. Ferman, $1.00 * "A Special Kind of Loneliness" [Amazing, May 1980] ed. Omar Gohagen, $1.50 Seabury [Grandin] Quinn (1 Jan 1889-24 Dec 1969) American author/editor/teacher/lawyer (mortuary law) who published over 500 short stories, 154 of which were in Weird Tales, 93 of which were by pseudonym Jules de Grandin. Partial list of books: * Alien Flesh [Train, 1977] * Is the Devil a gentleman? [Mirage, 1970] story collection * Roads [Arkham, 1948] As Jules de Grandin: * The Phantom Fighters [Mycroft & Moran, 1966] 10 stories * The Adventures of Jules de Grandin [Popular, 1976] 7 stories * The Casebook of Jules de Grandin [Popular, 1976] 7 stories * The Skeleton Closet of Jules de Grandin [Popular, 1976] 6 stories * The Devil's Bride [Popular, 1976] * The Hellfire Files of Jules de Grandin [Popular, 1976] 6 stories * The Horror Chambers of Jules de Grandin [Popular, 1977] 7 stories Martin Quint: Science Fiction illustrator; isfdb lists: * Cover Artwork ["Samuel R. Delany", Seth McEvoy, Ungar, 1984] ISBN 0-8044-6462-6, $6.95, trade paperback Leroy Quintana: isfdb lists: * "La Promesa" [The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection, eds. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, St. Martin's, 1995] ISBN 0-312-13220-4, $27.95, hardcover Gabriel Quyth: Novelist; isfdb lists: * The Lively Lives of Crispin Mobey [MacMillan Atheneum, 1988] ISBN 0-689-12023-0, $18.95, hardcover Return to Authors P Table of Contents Return to Authors Q Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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