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R: (1) 18th Letter of the English Alphabet; 17th Letter of the Roman Alphabet; 20th Letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew Alphabets; (2) 80 in medieval Roman numerals; (3) the favorite letter of pirates ("RRRrrrrggghhh!"), known as the "snarling letter" or "dog's letter"; (4) months with R in them are when it is traditionally safe to eat oysters; (5) the thee R's are "Reading, Riting, and Rithmatic" Ra, a.k.a Re: Egyptian Sun God; purported ancestor of Pharoahs; terrestrial base of operations in Heliopolis, where he was also named Atum; he fought eternally with Apep, the great serpent, and beat him in every battle; legendarily born as a child each morning, and died each night as an old man; represented with a falcon's head above which stood the Sun Disk, around which coiled the flame-spitting asp Uraeus; his worshippers merged with those of Amen, yielding the god and cult of Amen-Ra. He was the creator and protector of all people; he was the god who could vanquish evil; the first humans were created from his tears. see: Egyptian Pantheon see: Pharaoh Lawrence Raab (1946-): Locus/Contento lists: * "Voices Answering Back: The Vampires" [The American Scholar, 1969] poem [Elsewhere, vol.3, ed. Terri Winding and Mark Allan Arnold, Ace, 1984] Wilhelm Raab (1831-1910): German ironic Realist and pessimistic novelist, known for biting social commentary, yet with humor and affection for characters. Although not a Science Fiction author, he contributed to the structure of early German Science Fiction in the emphasis on realism, the need for progress, and the formal complexity of the flow of time in his later fiction, such as Stopfkuchen [1891]. In this regard, he helped to split "plot" (the page-by-page sequence of events, with multiple flashbacks and flashforwards) from "story" (the chronological sequence of events), and gave the writer more control of dramatic influence on the reader. Gregory Rabassa (1922-): Translator of Magical Realist/Fantasy fiction; Locus/Contento lists: Translations: * "Blacam‡n the Good, Vendor of Miracles", by Gabriel Garc’a M‡rquez [The Leaf Storm and Other Stories, London: Cape, 1971' The Road to Science Fiction Volume 6: Around the World, ed. James Gunn, White Wolf, 1998] short story * "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World", by Gabriel Garc’a M‡rquez, [Playboy, Nov 1971; Playboy Stories, ed. Alice K. Turner, Penguin/Dutton, 1994] short story * "The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship", by Gabriel Garc’a M‡rquez, [The Leaf Storm and Other Stories, London: Cape, 1972; Black Water 2, ed. Alberto Manguel, Random House/Clarkson & Potter, 1991] A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes, ed. Thomas Colchie, Dutton, 1991 Rabbi Ben Ezra: (1) distinguished Jewish literary figure (c.1090-1168), whose works included some Fantasy; (2) poem about age and aging by Robert Browning [1864]. RBooks: Institutional Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail RBooks Jean Rabe, full name Jean Marie Rabe: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (as of August 1998): Books: * Secret of the Djinn [TSR Books, 1998] Short Fiction: * "Grandfather's Toys" [Realms of Valor, ed. James Lowder, TSR, 1993] trade paperback 1-56076-557-7, $4.95 * "Ninety-Four" [Legends: Tales from the Eternal Archives #1, ed. Margaret Weis, Martin H. Greenberg, Janet Pack and Robin McGrew, DAW, 1999] * "Red Ambition" [Realms of Magic, ed. Brian Thomsen and J. Robert King, Lake Geneva WI: TSR, 1995] * "Scavengers" [DragonLance: Relics and Omens, ed. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Lake Geneva WI: TSR, 1998] * "Tavern Tales" [DragonLance: The Dragons of Chaos, ed. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Lake Geneva WI: TSR, 1997] Mary Jo Rabe: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Notes from a Class Reunion on Asimov Station VI" [Stygian Articles, Fall 1995] * Quest [Pandora, no.27, 1992] Francois Rabelais (1494-1553): Physician, scholar, humanist, archaeologist, botanist, and brilliant author of France. See: "Gargantua and Pantagruel" Tom Raber: Fantasy/Horror author; Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Notes on a LeBeau Original" [Haunts, no.30, 1995] * "The Siren of the Phantom" [Thin Ice, no.8, 1990] Station Rabin: Young Adult Science Fiction author; Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "My Father's Grandfather and the Time Machine" [Cricket, Oct 1991] Jacob Rabinowitz: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Louie, Louie" [Semiotext(e), no.14, 1989] Solomon J. Rabinowitz (1859-1916): known better by his pseudonym Sholem Aleichem, he was born in Russia, educated as a rabbi, fled from the pogrom of 1905, and moved to the United States. There he became one of the leading homorists and Fantasists in the Yiddish language, balancing insight about life among rural and urban Jews with retellings of Jewish legends and myths, especially those of remote Eastern European origin. Eric S. Rabkin, full name Eric Stanley Rabkin (1946-): Major SF critic Nonfiction Books: * Storm Warnings: Science Fiction Confronts the Future (co-authors George E. Slusser and Colin Greenland) [1987] * Flights of Fancy: Armed Conflict in Science Fiction and Fantasy, [co-author George E. Slusser] * Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction [co-author George E. Slusser] * Styles of Creation: Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds [co-author George E. Slusser] Nonfiction Articles: * "Undecidability and Oxymoronism" [Eidolon, Spring 1991] * "The Composite Novel in Science Fiction" [Foundation, ed. Edward James, Number 66, Spring 1996] Locus/Contento list these Reviews: * "Flights of Fancy: Armed Conflict in Science Fiction and Fantasy, George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin" by Gary K. Wolfe [Locus, vol.31:2, No.391, Aug 1993] Book Review * "Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. George E. Slusser & Eric S. Rabkin" by Dan Chow [Locus v21:1, No.324, Jan 1988] book review * "Styles of Creation: Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds, George E. Slusser & Eric S. Rabkin" by Gary K. Wolfe [Locus, vol.30:5, No.388, May 1993] book review Raboin: men with tails, in medieval superstition; believed to have included the Cornish and the Jews; probably due to confusion between "Rabbi" and "Raboin" or "Rabuino" = the Devil, the latter from th Spanish "rabo" = tail. see: Devil Frederick A. Raborg, Jr. (1934-): see pseudonym "Dick Baldwin" Marilyn A. Racette: Locus/Contento lists: * "Meris and the Green Stone" [Marian Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Fall 1993] Rachilde: pseudonym of MarguŽrite Eymery, (1860-1953) [according to Locus/Contento] Short Stories reprinted: * "The Grape-Gatherers of Sodom" [The Dedalus Book of Decadence, ed. Brian M. Stableford, Dedalus, 1990] * "The Panther" [The Dedalus Book of Decadence, ed. Brian M. Stableford, Dedalus, 1990] Jean Racine (1639-1699): major playwright of France, some of whose plays reworked themes from Greek mythology and biblical Fantasy. John Rackham, pseudonym of John T. Phillifent Racter: a computer program (in reality) which "writes" stories and poetry: * "Computer Poetry" [The Policeman's Beard Is Half Constructed, William Chamberlain & Joan Hall, Warner, 1984; Tomorrow, ed. Michael Spring, Scholastic, 1987] Note: Your Humble Webmaster had an IBM 1130 computer "writing" poetry by random expansion of syntactic structures and vocabulary in 1967, some of which has been published as by "Jonathan V. Post" James Rada, Jr.: Fantasy/Horror author; Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Beauty's Kiss: A Fairy Tale" [Dreams of Decadence, Fall/Winter 1995] * "Confessions" [The Ultimate Unknown, Winter 1998] * "Dragon Path" [Marian Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Fall 1995] * "Johnnycake Road" [White Knuckles, Winter 1996] * "A Letter from a Dead Man" [The Ultimate Unknown, Fall 1996] * "The Man Who Hated His Name" [Thin Ice, no.17, 1995] * "Transfusion" [Haunts, no.31, 1996] Radar: acronym of Radio Detection and Ranging; first a militarily effective development by Sir Robert Watson-Watt (1934-1935) in Great Britain; and at the MIT Radiation Lab in the U.S., under Lee DuBridge (later President of Caltech and then Science Advisor to President Nixon); Germany had it too, but never made tactical use; its application to landing planes in thick fog was autobiographically described in the novel "Glide Path" by Sir Arthur C. Clarke Barry M. Radburn: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Journey's End" [The Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine, no.1, 1984; Eldritch Tales, no.17, 1988] * "Night Train" [Eldritch Tales, no.22, 1990] Mrs. Ann [Ward] Radcliffe (9 July 1764-7 Feb 1823) English romance novelist famous for the very enthusiasticaly received major Gothic novel: * The Mysteries of Udolpho [4 volumes, London: Robinson, 1794; Oxford University Press, 1998] References: * A Chronology of Ann Radcliffe * Select Bibliography Garnett Radcliffe (1899-?): British novelist and Fantasist/Science Fiction author: * "The Lady from Venus" [London: MacDonald, 1947] * "The Return of Cetosaurus" [London: Dane, 1926] * "The Beetle" [Weird Tales, Sep 1953; 100 Creepy Little Creature Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1994] * "The Gloves" [Weird Tales, Jan 1953; 100 Wild Little Weird Tales, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1994; The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories, ed. Dennis Pepper, Oxford University Press, 1996] Elaine Radford: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Another Crow's Eyes" [Amazing, Nov 1987] * "Birdbrain" [Aboriginal SF, July/Aug 1990] * "Dancing in the Dark" [Night Cry, Fall 1986] * "The Double-Yolked Egg" [Amazing, May 1989] * "En Route" [Far Frontiers, Vol. VI, ed. Jerry Pournelle and Jim Baen, Baen, 1986] * "Letting Go" [Aboriginal SF, Jan/Feb 1988] * "Passing" [Aboriginal SF, May/June 1987; Aboriginal Science Fiction, Tales of the Human Kind: 1988 Annual Anthology, ed. Charles C. Ryan, Aboriginal SF, 1988] * "The Ramsey Gryphon" [Amazing, May 1986] * "To Be An Auk" [Aboriginal SF, Mar/Apr 1988] Irene Radford: Irene Radford author's home page Books: * The "Dragon Nimbus History: series: * The Dragon's Touchstone [June 1997] * The Glass Dragon [Dec 1994] * The Perfect Princess [Nov 95] * The Loneliest Magician [Sep 1996] Short Stories: * "The Sword of Herakles" [Olympus, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Bruce D. Arthurs, DAW, 1998] Book Reviews: * "The Glass Dragon, Irene Radford" by Carolyn Cushman [Locus, vol.33:5, No.406, Nov 1994] Joe Radford: Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction Articles: * "SF Classics: Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock" [San Francisco Review, no.6; The Pseudo-Nymph, ed. Chris Hart, 1991] * "SF Classics: Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake" [The Scanner, no.11, 1990] P. J. Radford: Locus/Contento lists: * "Humus" [Sweet Dreams Baby!, May 1990] * "2359" [The Scanner, no.10, 1990] poem Yordan Radichov: Locus/Contento lists: * "Tenets" excerpted in: [The Ultimate Unknown, Spring 1996] translated by Ralitsa Raitcheva Combs Radigund: see The Faerie Queen Jeff Radt: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Down Room" [The Scream Factory, Summer 1989; Quick Chills, ed. Peter Enfantino, Deadline Publications, 1990] Nonfiction Articles: * "Jeff Radt's Hollywood Horrors" [The Scream Factory, Spring 1989] Domnica Radulescu: Poet/translator; Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Alone, by George Bacovia" [Yellow Sparks, 1926; Nocturne, no.2, 1989] * "Lead, by George Bacovia" [Lead, 1926; Nocturne, no.2, 1989] * "Neurosis, by George Bacovia" [Lead, 1926; Nocturne, no.2, 1989] * "Nocturne, by George Bacovia" [Lead, 1926; Nocturne, no.2, 1989] H. C. Rae (Hugh C. Rae): * The Traveling Soul [Avon, 1978] Hugo Raes (1929-): symbolist/surrealist fantasy author in Belgium Nal Rafcam, pseudonym, "The Troglodytes" (London: Stockwell, 1961) Colin Raff: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Transliteration of Infanta" [Blood Muse, ed. Esther M. Friesner, Martin H. Greenberg, Fine, 1995] Dawn Raffel: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Is Anybody Listening?" [Conjunctions, 1996; Wild Women, ed. Melissa Mia Hall, Carroll & Graf, 1997] S. S. Rafferty: pseudonym of John J. Hurley, (1930-) , according to Locus/Contento; Short Stories: * "The Death Desk" [Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine; Mar 1975; Alfred Hitchcock's Book of Horror Stories: Book 6, ed. Eleanor Sullivan, London: Coronet, 1987] Jacie Ragan: prolific Fantasy/Horror poet: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Bow to the Shadows" [Terminal Fright, Nov/Dec 1993] * "Safety In Numbers" [Air Fish, ed. Joy Oestreicher and Richard Singer, Catseye Books, 1993] * "Orientation" [Dead of Night, Spring 1990] * "Skinshifters" [Dead of Night, Summer 1995] * "Squirrels" [Tri-State Fantasist, no.4, 1990] Nonfiction: * "Introduction to Selected Works of J.W. Donnelly" [Selected Works of J.W. Donnelly, Babylon Gardens, Dark Regions Press, 1998] * "Speculative Poetry, Pt. 2: Presentation" [co-authors Kevin D. Duncan, Herbert Anthony Kauderer, Donald W. Schank & Margaret Ballif Simon] [Figment, no.9, 1992] Poetry: * "13 Crows" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] * "Al Iksir" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1994] * "All Aboard" [EOD, no.7, 1992] * "And Ever After" [The Argonaut, no.16, 1992] * "The Architects" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] * "Ashkelon" [Pirate Writings, Winter 1992] * "Ashura" [Not One of Us, Apr 1990 * "Astaroth" [Star*Line, vol.16, no.3, 1993; The 1994 Rhysling Anthology, ed. Anon., Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1994] * "The Asylum" [Grue, no.16, 1994] * "At Night the Water Holds the Sky" [Vision, no.11, 1991] * "Awakening" [The End, no.3, 1995] * "Balance" [The End, no.3, 1995] * "Blackberry Summer" [Expanse, no.1, 1993] * "Blustering" [Aberations, no.8, 1993] * "The Boarder" [Forbidden Lines, Sep/Oct 1991] * "Body Snatchers" [Crossroads, June 1992] * "Calefaction" [Prisoners of the Night, no.7, 1993] * "The Calligraphy of Blood" [Prisoners of the Night, no.6, 1992] * "Camouflage" [The Tome, Winter 1992] * "Camouflage of Night" [Random Realities, Spring 1993] * "Camping Out" [Dead of Night, Summer 1990] * "Carp, A Dime" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] * "Cemetery Oak" [Noctulpa, no.3, 1988; Figment, no.9, 1992] * "Cinderella" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.1, 1993] * "Cold War" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.6, 1993] * "Commemoration Day" [Midnight Zoo, vol.2, no.2, 1992] * "Conjurer" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] * "Crow Keepers" [The Tome, Winter 1992] * "Cry of the Celtic Chieftain" [SPWAO Showcase, no.8, 1992] * "Daydreams" [Prisoners of the Night , no.4, 1990] * "Distortions" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.4, 1991] * "Dragonfire" [Dragons, ed. James B. King, Sovereign Seal Books, 1995] * "Dragons and Two-Legs" [Dragons, ed. James B. King, Sovereign Seal Books, 1995] * "Dragons' Dance" [Dragons, ed. James B. King, Sovereign Seal Books, 1995] * "Dream Shadows" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.2, 1993] * "Dreamcycle" [Dagger of the Mind, no.1, 1990] * "Drift of Dreams" [SPWAO Showcase, no.8, 1992] * "Eagle Eye" [Twisted, no.6, 1991] * "Ecstasy" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1994] * "Edgar Allen/Against the Rails" [Vicious Circle, Winter/Spring 1993] * "Figurehead" [Thin Ice, no.10, 1991] * "Gargoyle" [Tekeli-li!, no.2, 1991] * "Grandmother's Spare Bedroom" [Thin Ice, no.8, 1990] * "Gravediggers" [Gaslight, Aug 1992] * "Grip of Darkness" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] * "Guardian of the Coal" [EOD, no.7, 1992] * "The Gypsy Woman Waits..." [Crossroads, Mar 1992] * "Heart of Fire" [Haunts, no.24, 1992] * "Homunculi" [Gaslight, Dec 1993] * "House for Sale" [Grue, no.17, 1995] * "The Hyena" [Gaslight, Dec 1993] * "Icebergs" [Prisoners of the Night, no.8, 1994] * "Immobilized" [Dead of Night, Winter 1995] * "In the Parlor" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1992] * "Iron-Clad Boundaries" [Prisoners of the Night, no.8, 1994] * "Kirichi Drummer" [Thin Ice, no.9, 1991] * "Kiss and Make Well" [Prisoners of the Night, no.#4, 1990] * "La Luna Tenebrosa" [Dreams & Nightmares, no.36, 1991] * "Laundromat" [Noctulpa, no.3, 1988] * "Magnetic North" [Gaslight, Dec 1992] * "Malefactress" [EOD, no.7, 1992] * "Melancholic Rhapsody" [Star*Line, vol.19, no.4, 1996; The 1998 Rhysling Anthology, ed. David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1998] * "Moon Dragon" [Dragons, ed. James B. King, Sovereign Seal Books,1995 * "Mourner" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] * "Night Vision" [Haunts, no.23, 1992] * "Nomads" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.3, 1991] * "Nomenclature" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1994] * "Our Masks Are Legion" [Star*Line, Sep/Oct 1992] * "Pet of the Month" [Twisted, no.6, 1991] * "The Petrified Man" [Prisoners of the Night, no.6, 1992] * "Petulant" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1994] * "Phobias" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1992] * "Picnic" [The Silver Web, Fall/Winter 1993] * "Prayer Flags" [Dark Regions, vol.3, no.1, 1995] * "Pulsebeats" [2AM, Aug 1990] * "Pyres" [Star*Line, Sep/Oct 1992] * "Queen of the Mountain" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.11, 1993; Dragons, ed. James B. King, Sovereign Seal Books, 1995] * "Realities" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.6, 1993] * "Recycling" [Gaslight, Aug 1992] * "Red Tides" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.6, 1993] * "Reflection" [N¿ctulpa, no.3, 1988] * "The Right Bait" [Atopos, no.1, 1991] * "Rising with the Moon" [Random Realities, Spring 1993] * "Rites" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.1, 1991] * "Routine" [Palace Corbie, no.5, 1994] * "Shut In" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1994] * "Sisterhood of Capomancers" [Tekeli-li!, no.2, 1991] * "Snapshots" [Not One of Us, Nov 1993] * "Snowman" [Thin Ice, no.6, 1990] * "Somnambulant" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.6, 1993] * "Sonnets from Acheron" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.6, 1993] * "Sonnets from the Vampire's Lips" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] * "Stella" [Grue, no.12, 1991] * "Stigma" [Prisoners of the Night, no.4, 1990] * "Strong in the Wounded Places" [The Silver Web, Fall/Winter 1993] * "Sweet Maze of Dreams" [The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1994] * "Thinderstorm" [Tales of the Unanticipated, no.12, 1993] * "Tombstones" [Tales of the Unanticipated, no.13, 1994] * "The Vampire Child" [Prisoners of the Night, no.4, 1990] * "Were-Cat" [Star*Line, vol.19, no.4, 1996] * "What Kind of Cook" [Dreams & Nightmares, no.39, 1992] * "Wolflore" [Amazing Experiences, Dec 1990] John Ragan: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "They Watch Without Eyes" [Star*Line, Sep/Oct 1992] Anton Ragatzy: pseudonym of Julian T. Parr Raghuvansha: [from Sanscrit "the race of Raghu"] presumed to be written by Kalidasa, this Sanscrit narrative poem is primarily about Rama, the protagonist of the Ramayana. See: Ramayana Ragnarok: in Scandinavian mythology, the ultimate day of doom, when the entire universe with its people and gods will be destroyed by the Ice Giants, equivalent to the German "Gotterdammerung" (Twilight of the Gods). see: Scandanavian Pantheon R. Gary Raham: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Short Fiction: * "Succession" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, Fall 1992] * "Elvinon's Wish" [ConAdian Souvenir Book, ed. Jon Gustafson, Winnapeg, Manitoba: ConAdian, 1994] e-mail R. Gary Raham Glenn Arthur Rahman: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Butler" [Minnesota Fantasy Review, no.1, 1987] * "Manitu Rock" [Eldritch Tales, no.19, 1989] co-author Philip J. Rahman * "The Rune-Sword of Jotunheim" [Fantasy Book, Mar 1985] co-author Richard L. Tierney Book Reviews: * "R'lyeh Reviews" [co-author Carl T. Ford] [Dagon, no.22/23, 1988] Philip J. Rahman: Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Prefaces: * "Editors' Note" [Colossus, Donald Wandrei, Fedogan & Bremer, 1989] * "Editors' Note" [co-author Dennis E. Weiler] [Don't Dream, Fedogan & Bremer, 1997] Short Fiction: * "Manitu Rock" [Eldritch Tales, no.19, 1989] co-author Glenn Arthur Rahman D. B. Rahtjen: Locus/Contento lists: * "Small Red Cap" [Fantasy Book, Mar 1985] Rahu: in Hindu mythology, this Demon drank some sacred Nectar of Immortality; upon being informed of this by the Moon and Sun, Vishnu cut off his head; due to the Nectar, this head was now immortal, and ranged vengefully through the heavens, sometimes catching and swallowing the Moon or the Sun, thus accounting for Lunar and Solar Eclipses. see: Hindu Pantheon see: Demon see: IMMORTALITY Maureen Raike: Locus/Contento lists: * "A Short Biography" [NorthWords, Winter 1994] Biography Sam Raimi: Locus/Contento lists: References: * "Masquerades" biography by Mark Kermode [Fear!, Mar 1990] * "Raimi on the Rampage" interview by J. B. Macabre [Fear!, May 1991] Mark Rainey: Member of Horror Writers of America Mark Rainey Philip Rainbird: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "True Love Grue" [Minnesota Fantasy Review, no.1, 1987] Tom Rainbow (1954?-1984): Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Behind Every Good Writer..." [Analog, July 1984] Nonfiction: * "Love-Potions" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Apr 1985] * "The Mad Scientist's Primer " [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Oct 1985] * "The Science-Fiction of Sex Change" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1985] * "Superintelligence!" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Jan 1985] * "Viewpoint: Immortality Serums" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Oct 1984] * "Viewpoint:Sentience and the Single Extraterrestrial" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Feb 1984] References: * "Obituary: Rainbow, Tom" [Locus, vol.17:10, No.285, Oct 1984] Jo Raine: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Do You Love?" [Far Point, no.1, 1991] Kathleen Raine, full name Kathleen Jessie Raine (1908-): Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction: * "Sleep of Albion" [Merlin and Woman, Blandford, 1988] Steven C. Raine: Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction: * "Sirius" [Altair #2, 1998] * "The Star Altair" [Altair, no.1, 1998] Donna Raineri: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Epilogue" [Thin Ice, no.13, 1993] Charlotte A. Raines: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Air-Quality-Index-Announcement, Beyond 2000" [The Leading Edge, no.23, 1991] Philip Raines: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Body Politics" [Shipbuilding, ed. Anon., Taverna Press, 1995] co-author Harvey Welles Theron Raines (1927-): Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Novellas: * "The Singing" [Atlantic Monthly, month?, 1988] Blair Rainey: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Film Still" [Space & Time, no.86, 1995] Mark Rainey, also publishes as Stephen Mark Rainey (1959-): Fantasy/Horror author; Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Novellas: * "Before the Red Star Falls" [Terminal Fright, Oct-Dec 1994] * "Deliverer in Darkness" [Bizarre Bazaar, no.2, 1993] * "Fugue Devil" [1991; Fugue Devil, Stephen M. Rainey, Macabre, Inc., 1992] * "Nightshade Crossing" [Minnesota Fantasy Review, no.1, 1987] * "Shudder Wyrm" [Singers of Strange Songs, ed. Scott David Aniolowski, Chaosium, 1997] * "To Be as They" [Miskatonic University, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Robert Weinberg, DAW, 1996] Short Stories: * "Angels of the Mist" [100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1995] * "Bloodlight" [Love in Vein II, ed. Poppy Z. Brite and Martin H. Greenberg, HarperPrism, 1997] * "Canvas Haunts" [Sinistre, ed. George Hatch, Horror's Head Press, 1993] * "Chameleon" [Eldritch Tales, no.24, 1990] * "Charon's Wings" [?, 1990; Fugue Devil, Stephen M. Rainey, Macabre, Inc., 1992] * "Circus Bizarre" [Bizarre Bazaar, no.3, 1994] * "Deep Wood" [The Sterling Web, Summer 1990; 100 Creepy Little Creature Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1994] * "The Devil's Eye" [Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, no.4, 1996] * "The Devils of Tuckahoe Gorge" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.10, 1993] * "Festival of the Jackal (Off Broadway)" [Grue, no.11, 1990; Fugue Devil, Stephen M. Rainey, Macabre, Inc., 1992] * "The Forgiven" [Psychos, ed. Robert Bloch, CD Publications, 1997] * "Free Sample" [The Conspiracy Files, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Scott H. Urban, DAW, 1998] * "The God of Byzantium" [Aberations, no.1, 1991] * "The Grey House" [Crypt of Cthulhu, no.81, 1992] * "The Grim" [Noctulpa, no.4, 1990] * "Gunhand" [Eros ex Machina, ed. M. Christian, Masquerade/Rhinoceros, 1998] * "The Herald at Midnight" [Not One of Us, June 1992] * "The Horrible Legacy of Jacob Rigney" [Midnight Shambler, no.10, 1998] * "In the Wake of Obsession" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.10, 1993] * "La Vita Terra" [Nocturne, no.2, 1989] * "The Last Show at Verdi's Supper Club" [After Hours, Fall 1992] * "Misfits" [Midnight Zoo, Spring 1991; Quick Chills II, ed. Robert Morrish and Peter Enfantino, Deadline Press, 1992] * "Misfits: A New Arrival at Paradise Lost" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.2, 1991] * "New Order" [Deathrealm, Summer 1990] co-author Andrea Locke * "Now I Lay Me Down to Dream" [Terminal Frights Volume One, ed. Ken Abner, Black River, NY: Terminal Fright Press, 1997] * "Of Cyclopean Spheres" [The Tome, no.5, 1990] * "Pachacutec" [Deathrealm, Summer 1997] * "Piranha" [Deathport, ed. Ramsey Campbell, Pocket, 1993] * "The Pit of the Shoggoths" [The Azathoth Cycle, ed. Robert M. Price, Chaosium, 1995] * "Portals" [The Best of the Midwest's Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, Volume II, ed. Brian Smart, ESA Books, 1993] * "Priests of the Raven" [The Tome, Spring 1992] * "Pseudofiction" [co-authors Brian Hodge, Jeff Johnston, Andrew Lynch, Elizabeth Massie, Yvonne Navarro, Jeffrey Osier, David Niall Wilson, Amy Wimberger] [The Tome, Summer 1992] * "Psychogenia" [Bizarre Bazaar, no.1, 1992] * "Rapture in Black" [Crypt of Cthulhu, no.57, 1988; The Innsmouth Cycle, ed. Robert M. Price, Chaosium, 1998] * "Return of the Navigator" [1989; Fugue Devil, Stephen M. Rainey, Macabre, Inc., 1992] * "Sabbath of the Black Goat" [The Shub-Niggurath Cycle, ed. Robert M. Price, Chaosium, 1994] * "The Scorching" [Thin Ice, no.13, 1993] * "Silhouette" [Cemetery Dance, Summer 1996] * "Somewhere My Love" [100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1995] * "The Sphere Beyond Sound" [Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, no.2, 1988; [as "Threnody"]: [Deathrealm, Summer 1987; The New Lovecraft Circle, ed. Robert M. Price, Fedogan & Bremer, 1996] * "Spiritual Radio" [Chills, no.6, 1992] * "Stalker of the Wild Wind" [Terminal Fright, Nov/Dec 1993; The Year's Best Fantastic Fiction, vol.1, no.1, 1995] * "Symphonia Maledictus" [Dagger of the Mind, no.1, 1990] * "Temperance" [Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1998] * "Threnody" [Deathrealm, Summer 1987; also as "The Spheres Beyond Sound"] * "Torrent" [Earth Strikes Back, ed. Richard Chizmar, Ziesing, 1994] * "Visionaire" [The End, no.1, 1993] * "Wampus" [Twisted, no.6, 1991] * "The Weird Violet" [1991; Fugue Devil, Stephen M. Rainey, Macabre, Inc., 1992] * "Witness" [Sex Macabre, ed. Amarantha Knight, Masquerade, 1996] Poetry: * "W.A.S. not WAS" [2AM, Aug 1990] Nonfiction: * "Death's Door (Magazine Reviews)" [forward] [Deathrealm, Spring 1989] * "A Graveside Chat: James Robert Smith Interview" [Deathrealm, Spring 1990] * "R.I.P." (editorials) [Deathrealm, Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter 1989; Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter 1990; Spring, Fall/Winter 1991; Spring, Fall/Winter 1992; Summer, Fall, Winter 1993; Spring, Summer 1994; Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter 1995; Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter 1996; Summer 1997] References: * "Helpless in the Face of Evil: an Interview with Deathrealm's Mark Rainey" by Dan Philip Read" [The Sterling Web, Summer 1990] * "Interview: Stephen Mark Rainey" by Elizabeth Martin-Burk, [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.10, 1993] * "Tales from the Land Where Horror Dwells: Mark Rainey Interview" by J.P. McLaughlin [Figment, no.6, 1991] William B. Rainey: pseudonym of Wyatt Blassingame Ronald Rainger: Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction: * "The Bone Wars: Cope vs. Marsh" [The Ultimate Dinosaur, ed. Byron Preiss and Robert Silverberg, Bantam Spectra, 1992] Richard Rains: Locus/Contento lists: Novellas: * "The Atonement" [Borderlands 2, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Borderlands Press, 1991] Ralph Rainwater, Jr.: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "All the News Not Fit to Print" [Twisted , no.6, 1991] * "Sinners" [Masques, no.3, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1989] Gary L. Raisor: Horror Author; Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} * A novel excerpt from Less Than Human [Cemetery Dance, Spring 1992] Novellas: * "Distant Thunder" [The New Frontier, ed. Joe R. Lansdale, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1989] * "Hell Train" [Dead End: City Limits, ed. Paul F. Olson and David B. Silva, St. Martin's, 1991] Short Fiction: * "The Accounting" [Night Cry, Fall 1987] * "Cheapskate" [Night Cry, Summer 1987; Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine: Issue One, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1988; 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories, ed. Al Sarrantonio and Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1993] * "Empty Places" [Razored Saddles, ed. Joe R. Lansdale and Pat LoBrutto, Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest, 1989] * "Identity Crisis" [Night Cry, Spring 1987] * "If I Should Die Before I Wake" [Cemetery Dance, no.28, 1998] * "The Laughing Man" [Cemetery Dance, Winter 1991] * "Making Friends" [The Horror Show, Summer 1985; Best of the Horror Show, ed. David B. Silva, 2AM, 1987; 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories, ed. Al Sarrantonio and Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1993] * "The Night Caller" [The Horror Show, Summer 1989; 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1993] * "Night Rats" [The Horror Show, Spring 1988; The Definitive Best of The Horror Show, ed. David B. Silva, CD Publications, 1992] * "Occupational Hazard" [The Horror Show, Spring 1985; Night Cry, Winter 1985] * "The Old Black Hat" [Night Cry, Winter 1986; 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories, ed. Al Sarrantonio and Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1993] * "Recurring Nightmare" [The Horror Show, Summer 1989] * "The Right Thing" [Cemetery Dance, Winter, 1994] * "Sometimes, the Hands Remember" [After the Darkness, ed. Stanley Wiater, Baltimore, MD: Maclay & Associates, 1993] * "Stigmata" [Borderlands 2, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Borderlands Press, 1991] Nonfiction: * "A Conversation with Joe R. Lansdale" [Cemetery Dance, Winter 1991] interview References: * "G.L. Raisor Interview" [The Horror Show, Summer 1989] interview * "Less Than Human, Gary Raisor" book review by Edward Bryant [Locus, vol.30:4, No.387, Apr 1993] * "Obsessions, Gary Raisor" book review by Edward Bryant [Locus, vol.26:4, No.363, Apr 1991] Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1879-?): political leader, author, and translator in the Tamil language of Southern India. When Earl Mountbatten retired as Gobernor General of India, Rajagopalachari succeeded him, himself retiring in 1950. He founded the Swatantra (Freedom) Party in 1960. Books: * Ramayana [pub?, date?] English retelling of Indian epic * Mahabharata [pub?, 1957] English retelling of Indian epic * The Ayodhya Canto of the Ramayana, as Told by Kamban [1961] See: Ramayana, Mahabharata Rajah: [from Sanskrit for "king"; related to Latin "rex"] King or Prince of India, Malaya, Java; later usage granted this to more minor leaders; "Maharajah" means "the Great Rajah" Lynda Rajan: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Trial by Teaspoon" [Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women, ed. A. Susan Williams and Richard Glyn Jones, Viking UK, 1995; Dated 1992] Rakshas: evil spirits in Hindu mythology, who guard the treasure trove of Kubera (god of riches), haunt cemeteries, and eat humans alive. They can morph into different shapes, and grow stronger as the day goes on. Most are ugly, but some of the females are ravishingly beautiful [see: succubus]. Richard Raleigh: pseudonym of H. P. Lovecraft Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618): Major explorer, courtier, prose author, and poet of England. He was very close to Queen Elizabeth in 1591 and 1592, and sent expeditions to North America (the Queen refused to risk his life, and forbade him to go himself). He helped his colleague Edmund Spenser publish the first three books of The Faerie Queen. He had a torrid love affair with one of the Queen's maids of honor, fell from grace, and was thus allowed to travel to South America in a 1595 exploration. Late in Elizabeth's reign, Sir Walter was reinstated at court, but when James I acceded, Sir Walter was charged with treason (on dubious grounds), and imprisoned in the Tower for 13 years, almost being executed. James I released him in 1616 in return for a promise to bring back gold from South America. Sir Walter violated the terms of the promise by attacking a Spanish colony in South America. Back in England, he was arrested, tried, and executed. The famous anecdote about Sir Walter spreading his cloak over a puddle, so that the Queen could cross the street unmuddied, was mentioned by Sir Walter Scott in the novel "Kenilworth." Fantasy: * sonnet prefaced to Spenser's "The Faerie Queen" * He helped to get Spenser's great work of Fantasy published Other Poetry: * Few of his poems survive, because (as was typical at court), he did not publish most of his poetry, but circulated manuscripts among other courtiers. * "Cynthia" long poem honoring Queen Elizabeth, only fragments survive * "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd", a reply to Marlowe's "Passionate Shepherd" * "The Lie" * "The Passionate Man's Pilgrimmage" Other Writings: * Discovery of Guiana [exaggerated account of South America expedition] * History of the World [only Volume I was completed] * (Narrative of the Sea-Battle Between the "Revenge" -- Sir Walter's ship -- and a Spanish Warship where his cousin Sir Richard Grenville was killed) served as basis for Sir Walter Scott's "The Revenge" See: The Faerie Queen Tom Raley: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Fear's Lover" [The Tome, no.4, 1990] * "Quiet Neighbors" [Pulsar!, Winter 1989] William G. Raley: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "First Stage" [Figment, no.5, 1990] Nonfiction: * "11:59" (editorials) [After Hours, Summer, Fall 1990; Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 1991; Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 1992; Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 1993; Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 1994; Winter 1995] References: * "Graveside Chat with William G. Raley" interview by Pam Chillemi-Yeager [Deathrealm, Spring 1994] Udo Rall: Horror Translator: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Bal Macabre", by Gustav Meyrink [Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror, Oct 1932; Border Land, no.4, 1986] Ralph Roister Doister [1552-1553]: first classical English comedy, by Nicholas Udall, who was headmaster of Eton (1534-1541) and Westminster (1555-1556). 5 acts, rhymed doggerel, with hero an aggressive, loud man who woos and loses a rich widow. James Ralph (1695?-1762): American writer who travelled with Benjamin Franklin to London (1724). Once ensconced in London, his reputation was assured by: * The Tempest (blank verse, Thompsonian, reworking of Shakespeare's Fantasy) * Night [1727] * The Fashionable Lady [1730] non-Fantasy, but interestingly the first American play ever produced on a London stage Gilbert Ralston (1928-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "A Very Cautious Boy" [Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, July 1961; Alfred Hitchcock's Book of Horror Stories: Book 8, ed. Eleanor Sullivan, London: Coronet, 1988] Gilbert A. Ralston, full name Gilbert Alexander Ralston (1912-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Who Mourns for Adonis" ["Who Mourns for Adonais?"] [co-author Gene L. Coon] [Star Trek #7, Bantam, 1972] see author entry for "James Blish" William S. Ralston: Translator: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Koshchei the Deathless", by Alexander Afanasief [Russian Fairy Tales, ed. Aleksandr Afanas'ev, 1873; The Giant Book of Myths and Legends, ed. Mike Ashley, Parragon, 1995] Ram of the Zodiac: in "The Golden Fleece", this was the prize that Jason and the Argonauts were seeking; also known as "Chrysomallon." see: Argonauts Rama: (1) Vishnu's 7th Incarnation, he battled and killed monsters, demons, and giants. see: Hindu Pantheon see: "Avatar" see: "Ramayana" (2) giant alien spaceship in "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke, and two sequels co-authored by Clarke and Gentry Lee, due to be a 1999 movie. see: Sir Arthur C. Clarke see: SNEAK PREVIEWS: 1999 SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR FILMS Ramachandra: see Vishnu Ramadan: Moslem holy month; ninth month of Islamic year; month in which the Koran was revealed to Mohammed; month is celebrated with fasting and non-drinking (except for the infirm, sick, or pregnant) Walter Ramal: pseudonym of Walter de la Mare Ramayana: [Sanskrit: "the deeds of Rama"] stupendous epic poem [c.500 B.C.], legendarily by Valmiki, consisting of 7 books totalling 24,000 verses; on the same supreme level as the Mahabharata or the Iliad; to compress the story by a factor of over 10,000: Rama was married to the lovely Sita, who was kidnapped by Ceylon's Demon-King Ravana, so the nation of monkeys gathered rocks and trees, from which Adam's Bridge was built between Ceylon (a.k.a. Serendip, today Sri Lanka) and India, so that Rama and his holy army could cross, invade, and conquer, whereupon Rama killed Ravana with a magic arrow. There is a spoof retelling of the samew name [1954] by Aubrey Menen. see: Hindu Pantheon see: "Mahabharata" see: Pre-Hostory of Science Fiction The Rambler [1750-1752]: semi-weekly essay series by Samuel Johnson, on literature and society. Compared to "The Spectator" by Addison, they were intellectual and over the head of the public at large. Some essays dealt with aspects of Science and Fantasy. An early prototype of a web zine... Hotel de Rambouillet: the salon founded in 1615, which evolved into the Academie Francais. It resembled an elite Science Fiction convention: * Members included: * Scientists such as Descartes * other writers, such as La Rochefoucauld * the politically powerful, such as Cardinal Richelieu * the well-connected fans, such as Mme de Sevigne * They had an agenda, as they were disgusted with immorality and trivia * The sought to advance refinement in literature and life * They developed a fannish slang (for example, women were known as "les precieuses" and men as "sprits doux") * They slipped gradually into affectation, pedantry, self-reference * Fannish feuds led to the salon's demise, especially the attacks: * Les Precieuses Ridicules [1659] Moliere * Les Femmes Savantes [1672] Moliere David Rame: pseudonym of Arthur D. Divine Marie Louise de la Ramee (1838-1908): Novelist of England, wrote under pseudonym "Ouida"; best-known for society Romances, listed here for her animal stories and children's books: * A Dog of Flanders [1872] * Bimbi [1882] see: BAMBI'S CHILDREN: talking/thinking animals Maura Ramer: Fantasy/Horror poet: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Centenarian Mother's Day Party" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.5, 1993] * "Forshadowing" [Aberrations, no.17, 1994] * "My Mother, The Witch, In Her Kitchen" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.5, 1993] Sally Ramer: Science Fiction poet: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "21st Century Plague" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.3, 1993] Raminagrobis: [from Latin "thoughful tomcat"]: (1) in La Fontaine's "Fables", this was the cat who is called upon to settle the argument between the rabbit and the weasel; he settles it with great finality by eating both talking animals; see: BAMBI'S CHILDREN: talking/thinking animals (2) in Rabelais' "Gargantua and Panatagruel", Raminagrobis was the poet on his deathbed whom Panurge consults to help decide whether or not to get married. Raminagrobis writes an ambiguous poem which strongly advises that Panurge do both. Frank Ramirez (1954-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Merchant of Stratford" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1979; Inside the Funhouse, ed. Mike Resnick, AvoNova, 1992] Charles Rammelkamp: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Directing Traffic" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.8, 1997] * "The Dowager's Hump" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.8, 1997] * "Hanging Clothes" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.8, 1997] * "Landmarks" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.8, 1997] * "The Sunday Ritual" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.8, 1997] Leslie Ramon: Locus/Contento lists: Novella: * "Colossus of the Radio" [Argosy All-Story Weekly, 19 Apr 1924; Worlds Within Worlds, ed. Anon., Starmont House, 1991] Ramona: 1884 Historical Romance novel by Helen Hunt Jackson. It focussed on the heroic Native American "Alessandro", who elopes with Ramona, woman of mixed Scottish/Native American ancestry. Caucasians harass Alessandro, until his life is destroyed. The novel is listed here because it is a rare example (like "Uncle Tom's Cabin") of a popular novel that triggers a sudden change in public attitude towards people of different racial or ethnic origin. It also implicitly influenced science fiction novels that portray the alien sympathetically. Graciliano Ramos (1892-1953): Novelist of BRAZIL, arguably the greatest Brazillian novelist since Machado de Assis. His works are known for their penetrating, objective analysis of mental, economic, and social contexts, sometimes using stream-of-consciousness. Octavio Ramos, Jr.: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Anticipation" [Twisted, no.6, 1991] * "A Change of Seasons" [Nocturne, no.2, 1989] * "Daemon Sultan" [Tekeli-li!, no.2, 1991] * "Doves in the Snow" [Palace Corbie, vol.1, no.1, 1992] * "Faith" [The Silver Web, Fall/Winter 1991] * "Lady Filth" [Bizarre Sex and Other Crimes of Passion, ed. Stan Tal, Tal Publications, 1992; 1994] * "Lessons of the Beast" [Bizarre Bazaar, no.1, 1992] * "Of Drills and Lullabies" [SPWAO Showcase, no.8, 1992] * "On with the Question" [Phantasm, no.4, 1997] * "Pulser" [The Best of the Midwest's Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, Volume II, ed. Brian Smart, ESA Books, 1993] * "Punk Bitch" [After Hours, Winter 1990] Pericles Eugenio de Silva Ramos: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Future, 4" [Visions, no.20, 1986] translated by Manoel Cardozo T. Lopsang Rampa: pseudonym of Cyril Henry Hoskin Edogawa Rampo: pseudonym (pronounced like "Edgar Allan Poe" in Japanese) of Taro Hirai Anthony Rampton, British anthologist: * The First Panther Book of Horror [1965] Allan Ramsay (1686-1758): Wigmaker and poet of SCOTLAND who became a book dealer, scholar, and editor of old Scottish poetry. He established the first circulating library in Scotland. He had several books of his own poetry published, mostly daramtic, humorous, and pastoral. His eldest son, also named Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), was a notable Edinburgh portrait painter, elevated to Court Painter to King George III in 1767. Books Edited: * The Ever Green [1724] poetry collection, some Fantasy * The Tea-Table Miscellany [1724-1727] poetry collection, some Fantasy Mr. and Mrs.Ramsay: primary characters in Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" Sir William Ramsay (1852-1916): Chemist of Great Britain who first proved that the radiation from Radium, which we today call "alpha rays", consists of the nuclei of Helium atoms. He won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry as a result. Lucinda Ramsey: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Southern Crossing" [South From Midnight, ed. Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg, Thomas R. Hanlon, Southern Fried Press, 1994] Paul Ramsey: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Rock Ghosts" [Midnight Zoo, vol.4, no.1, 1994] Peggy Ramsey: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Beast Revealed!" [Marian Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Summer 1998] Shawn Ramsey: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Recollection" [Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, no.2, 1988] Poetry: * "The Archfiend's Lute" [Deathrealm, Summer 1989] * "The Bulwarks of Faery" [Deathrealm, Summer 1989] * "Chant of the Crescent Moon" [Grue, no.8, 1988] * "Demon Song" [Eldritch Tales, no.21, 1989] * "A Dreamer" [Eldritch Tales, no.29, 1993] * "The Lamia Dreams" [Eldritch Tales, no.28, 1993] * "The Last Words of the Bedlamite" [Narcopolis & Other Poems, ed. Peggy Nadramia, Hell's Kitchen Productions, 1989] * "The Necromancer's Glass" [Eldritch Tales, no.23, 1990] * "Red Tide" [Narcopolis & Other Poems, ed. Peggy Nadramia, Hell's Kitchen Productions, 1989] * "The Return" [Deathrealm, Summer 1989] * "The Revenant" [Fantasy Tales, no.6, ed. Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton, Robinson, 1991] * "The Throne of Acheron" [Deathrealm, Fall/Winter 1989] * "To the Dark God" [Eldritch Tales, no.20, 1989] * "The Unquiet Grave" [Eldritch Tales, no.19, 1989] Nonfiction: * "A Graveside Chat: Interview with Jeffrey Osier" [co-author James Robert Smith] [Deathrealm, Fall/Winter 1989] * "A Graveside Chat: J.N. Williamson Interview" [Deathrealm, Summer 1989] * "A Graveside Chat: Thomas Ligotti Interview" [Deathrealm, Spring 1989] Patricia Ramsey-Jones: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Game" [Haunts, no.11/12, 1987] short story * "The Pit" [ Women of Darkness II, ed. Kathryn Ptacek, Tor, 1990] novella William L. Ramseyer: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Brain Drain II" [Dreams & Nightmares, no.43, 1994] * "The Buggy Buggerwomp" [Dreams & Nightmares, no.41, 1993] * "CafŽ Duo" [Interzone, Oct 1994] * "It's Never Too Late" [Premonitions, no.2, 1993] * "Operation Just Because" [Vision, no.15, 1992] * "Party Line" [Vision, no.9, 1991] * "Robot Dog" [Vision, no.3, 1990] * "Robot Hitchhiker" [Vision, no.6, 1990] * "Robot Salesman" [Vision, no.11, 1991] * "Shake" [Nexus, Spring 1993] * "Tax on the Imagination" [Premonitions, no.3, 1994] * "To Sleep, and Perchance to Dream" [Vision, no.8, 1991] * "Voodoo Love" [Vision, no.12, 1992] Cliff Ramshaw: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Journey" [Fear!, Oct 1989] Katherine Ramsland, full name Katherine Marie Johnston Ramsland (1953-): Horror author and critic; Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Nonfiction: * "Anne Rice: Seeking Recognition as a Real Writer" [The Blood Review, Jan 1990] Biographical Article * "Dr. Blomberg's Anti-Vampire Kit" [Dead of Night, Summer 1990] * "I'm Always Writing About My Fears": Anne Rice" [Million, no.5, 1991; Interzone, Sep 1991] Interview * "Lovecraft's Search for the Unconscious" [Footsteps, no.9, 1990] * "Profile of Anne Rice [part 1]" [Dead of Night, Spring 1990] Biographical Article * "Profile of Anne Rice [part 2]" The Horror Show, Spring 1990] Biographical Article * "The Psychology of Horror and Fantasy Fiction" [How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction, ed. J. N. Williamson, Writer's Digest Books, 1987] * "Stanley Wiater Profile" [The Blood Review, Oct 1990] Biographical Article * "Subway Graffiti" [After Hours, Fall 1990] * "Writing Ann Rice's Biography" [Footsteps, no.9, 1990] Short Stories: * "The Drinking Party" [Masques, no.3, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1989] * "The Final Threshold" [Phantoms, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Rosalind M. Greenberg, DAW, 1989] * "Great Holes Secretly Are Digged" [World Fantasy Convention Program Book, ed. Robert Weinberg, 1990] * "Hidra" [Eldritch Tales, no.21, 1989] as by K. J. Ramsland. * "Invitation" [100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1995] * "Let's Scare Mammaw!" [2AM, Spring 1989] * "Nothing from Nothing Comes" [Masques #2, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1987] * "Perfect Harmony" [Voices from the Night, ed. John Maclay, Maclay & Associates, 1994] * "Reverse Chain" [Dead of Night, Winter 1990] * "The Rings of Cocytus" [Night Screams, ed. Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, Roc, 1996] * "Vampire [from chapter 6 of Prism of the Night], excerpt in [Dead of Night, Spring/Summer 1993] Reference: * "Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne, Katherine Ramsland" by Scott Winnett [Locus, vol.27:6, No.371, Dec 1991] Book Review Petrus Ramus: [Latin for Pierre La Ramee] (1515-1572): Mathematician and Philosopher of France, professor of Philosophy at the College de France (1543), originator of the anti-Aristotelian approach to Logic, which (under the term "Ramism") came to dominate at Cambridge University and other English schools. He was one of the victims of the Mssacre of St.Bartholomew. C. F. Ramuz: full name Charles Ferdinand Ramuz (1878-1947): Novelist of Switzerland, who studied the peasant life, legends, and language of his geographic area. There is some superstitious content, which falls short of what I categorize as fantasy. Michael Ramzy: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "The Closet Artist" [After Hours, Summer 1991] Ran: see Aegir Ayn Rand (2 Feb 1905-?): To list more recent editions, and SF awards: Novels: * We the Living semifinalist for 1983 Prometheus Award finalist for 1989 Prometheus Award finalist for 1995 Prometheus Award * Anthem [Penguin/Dutton, 1995] 0-525-94015-4, $22.95 finalist for 1983 Prometheus Award finalist for 1984 Prometheus Award Winner of 1987 Prometheus Award * Atlas Shrugged [Penguin/Signet, 1995] 0-451-17192-6, $7.99 Winner of 1983 Prometheus Award Background: Russia-born American philospher/screenwriter/novelist. Her first screenplay was sold to Universal: "Red Dawn" {hotlink to be done}. Her first play was a success on Broadway "The Night of January 16th" (1935-1936). Her dystopian novel "Anthem" (London: Cassell, 1938; paperback Signet 1961) bears much in common with "We" by Zamyatin, as a principled and passionate attack on conformism, anti-intellectualism, and Communism, and is certainly science fiction (science and technology are used as tools to liberate the individual against a srepressive super-State). "The Fountainhead" (1943) was filmed starring Gary Cooper {hotlink to be done} and focuses on an architect who would rather dynamite his own building than compromise on its design. "Atlas Shrugged" (New York: Random House, 1957) is also a utopian/dystopian science fiction novel, wherein a handful of Heinleinian competant men and women try to rescue a collapsing, immoral, dysfunctional near-future America by going on strike. Ayn Rand founded the philosophy of Objectivism, which is libertarian (but strongly opposed to the Libertarian party as such), and valorizes Capitalism, individualism, responsibility, intellect, and refusal to lower ones' self to the level of a mediocre society. Her work struck a chord with many science fiction fans, typically in their teenaged years, and is politically closer to the center of the science fiction community than most mainstream reviewers would believe. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LEADERS & SUCCESS Novelist Ayn Rand: How She Became The Most Influential Writer In America Date: 6/25/98 Author: Charles Oliver
Do you want happiness? Do you want to thrive? Then choose to think, said novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand. The decision to think is not only a person's most basic choice but also the most important aspect of his life, Rand (1906-1982) argued. Man ''can survive in only one of two ways - by the independent work of his own mind or as a parasite fed by the minds of others,'' said Rand, who was born in Russia but emigrated to the U.S. after the Bolsheviks took power. Her quest to promote independent thought infused her writings and political philosophy, and made her one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, a friend of Rand's, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas may be the most prominent persons to cite Rand, but they aren't the only ones. A few years ago, Reader's Digest and the Library of Congress polled Americans on the books that had influenced them most. ''Atlas Shrugged,'' her novel about what happens to the world when creative people go on strike, was second only to the Bible. Publishers have sold more than 20 million copies of her books in the U.S., and are expected to sell 300,000 this year. Rand made rationality her highest virtue. For her, this meant that all of one's beliefs, goals and actions should evolve out of scrupulous thought. Rand began assessing the quality of her thinking as a teen-ager, studying whether her beliefs were built on a foundation of reason or on faulty premises. She developed for herself a method of rigorous analysis, which she called ''thinking in principles.'' It involved working backwards from belief to core assumption, and examining all the layers of thought in between. Her basic tool was the question: Why? Why did she believe something to be true? Because of underlying assumptions A, B and C. Why did she think A, B and C were reasonable? She'd keep digging until she'd satisfied herself that her root assumptions were rock solid. Another turning point came when she took a high school logic course. ''The first syllogism made an enormous impression on me. It was like a light bulb going off in my mind. The syllogism was 'All cats have tails; this is a cat; therefore, it has a tail.' '' At first she didn't quite get it. ''Then I grasped, as a revelation, that when you say 'all' you really must mean 'all.' ''I was converted to consistency from then on. It made me conscious of the importance of precision, and to what extent you have to use words precisely,'' she said. ''Ayn believed that what you cannot put into words, you cannot really understand,'' said Barbara Branden, an associate for almost 20 years and author of the biography ''The Passion of Ayn Rand.'' Branden says that Rand's insistence on properly defining her terms led to the writing of her novel ''The Fountainhead,'' which explores the differences between true individualists and those who lead what she called ''secondhand'' lives - lived in reaction to others. After she'd moved to America in her early 20s, Rand lived in an apartment house with another young woman. Like Rand, she was bright and ambitious. But Rand sensed a gulf between them. Seeking a clue, Rand asked her what her goal in life was. The girl answered: ''If nobody had an automobile, then I would want to have one automobile. If some people have one, then I want to have two.'' At the time, most would have dismissed the young woman as selfish. But Rand came to realize that was wrong. To be selfish, one must have a self, which Rand defined as that which thinks and forms its own values. The woman had no self to speak of. She lived as a counterpoint to others, as would the character Peter Keating, the counterpart to Howard Roark, the hero in ''The Fountainhead.'' Rand lived a life of the mind, but she took care to make sure that her ideas stayed tied to reality. When defining a concept for herself, she would visualize all of the real-world examples that she could. She advised her associates to do the same. Concrete matters, such as a ''table,'' were easy. But concepts such as ''justice'' or ''love'' were more difficult. ''She thought that you should be able to name dozens of real-world, concrete examples of the concepts you use,'' said philosopher Harry Binswanger, an associate for almost 20 years. She once told a group of aspiring writers that they should practice ''concretizing'' the concepts they use most frequently. ''Do that in idle moments on the bus, or while brushing your hair or teeth, or whenever your mind is unemployed,'' she said. Rand worked out her thoughts and ideas at length in journals. She wrote hundreds of pages of notes before starting to write a novel. Rand realized that ''unlike merely sitting and thinking about a subject, the process of writing forces you to clarify your thoughts and organize them,'' said David Harriman, the editor of ''Journals of Ayn Rand.'' (C) Copyright 1998 Investors Business Daily, Inc. Metadata: E/IBD E/SN1 E/FRT E/LAS +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Edward Rand: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Eirenicon" [Picatrix, no.1, 1992] Ken Rand: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Nonfiction: * "Bring Me the Mind of Roger Zelazny" [Beyond Fantasy & Science Fiction, no.3, 1995] Zelazny interview * "America: A Great Place to Raise Your Kids" [Gauntlet, no.3, 1992] * "Interview: Larry Niven" [Expanse, no.2, 1994] * "Invasion of the Utah SF Writers" [Fantastic Worlds, vol.1, no.1, 1996] * "Public Service Announcement! Emergence Tips: This Article Could Save a Life" [Alternate Hilarities, no.5, 1994] Humor * "Tailbones Interview: C.J. Cherryh" [Talebones, Fall 1996] * "The Tailbones Interview: Lois McMaster Bujold" [Talebones, Winter 1997] * "Talebones Interview: Bill Ransom" [Talebones, Spring 1998] * "The Talebones Interview: Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch" [Talebones, Summer 1997] * "The Talebones Interview: Fred Saberhagen" [Talebones, Spring 1997] * "Talebones Interview: Jack Cady" [Talebones, Summer 1998] * "The Talebones Interview: K.W. Jeter" [Talebones, Oct 1998] * "The Talebones Interview: Michael & Kathleen Gear" [Talebones, Summer 1996] * "Talebones Interview: Roger Zelazny" [Talebones, Spring 1996] * "The Talebones Interview: Spider Robinson" [Talebones, Winter 1998] * "The Talebones Interview: Tim Powers" [Talebones, Fall 1997] Short Fiction: * "Snowflakes, One by One" [Little Green Men, No.3, ed. Greg Meronek, 1997] $3.95 * "A Breed Apart" [Fortress, no.2, 1996] * "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" [Talebones, Spring 1996] * "The Eye" [Talebones, Spring 1998] * "The Gods Perspire" [L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XIII, ed. Dave Wolverton, Bridge Publications, 1997] * "Read Directions" [Gaslight, Aug 1993] * "Snowflakes, One by One" [Little Green Men, no.3, 1997] * "Song of Mother Jungle" [Talebones, Spring 1997] * "With Forked Tongue" [Talebones, Summer 1996] * "Zero Dead" [Fortress, no.3, 1997] e-mail Ken Rand e-mail Ken Rand old, invalid? Peter Rand: * The Time of the Emergency [Doubleday, 1977] John W. Randal: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America new e-mail and web address follows: John W. Randal @ compuserve John W. Randal @ concentric.net Short Fiction: * "Liquid Jade" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, Absolute Entertainment Inc., ed. Charles C. Ryan, EditorJan/Feb 1990] * "Water" [Writers of the Future, anthology, vol. VI, Bridge Publications Inc, ed. Algis Budrys, 1990] * "Ripdown Kid" [Pandora #26, ed. Meg MacDonald, 1991] * "To Those Who Are Electric" [Pandora #27, ed. Meg MacDonald, 1992] * "Wildflower Smear" [Pandora #28, ed. Meg MacDonald, 1992] * "Dead Cows" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, The Second Rennaisance Foundation Inc., ed. Charles C. Ryan, Fall 1992] * "Dead Sky Eyes" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, The Second Rennaisance Foundation Inc., ed. Charles C. Ryan, Winter 1992] * "Proxy" [Amazing Stories, TSR Inc., ed. Kim Mohan, Jan 1993] * "Unreadable Expressions at Dusk, Here, By a Lake" [Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, The Unifont Company Inc., ed. Algis Budrys, Dec 1993] * "Suburbia" [Year 2000, ed. Blythe Ayne, Millennial Publishing, 1995] * "Deadbeat" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, to appear] * "Breaker" [Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, to appear] * "Teledrone" (novella, co-author Pete D. Manison) [Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, to appear] Poetry: * "Water Dreams" [American Collegiate Poets (Fall Concours 1986, International Publications, ed. Dr. Val M. Churillo, 1986] * "Magic" [Nuances, vol.4, La Roche College, 1986] * Untitled (four haiku) [Nuances, vol.4, La Roche College, 1986] * "Dreaming of July" [Nuances, vol.4, La Roche College, 1986] * "After the Rain" [American Collegiate Poets, Spring Concours 1987, International Publications, ed. Dr. Val M. Churillo, 1987] * "Sandman" [Nuances, vol.5, La Roche College, 1987] * "Ariadne" [Nuances, vol.5, La Roche College, 1987] * "Nieve" [Nuances, vol.5, La Roche College, 1987] * "Oh Oceania" [Nuances, vol.5, La Roche College, 1987] * "Troy" [The Writers Pitt Anthology, ed. James Walton, Spring 1996] e-mail John W. Randal e-mail John W. Randal old, invalid? Clint Randall: pseudonym of William Rotsler Florence Engle Randall: Books: * Haldane Station [Harcourt, 1973; Crest] * A Watcher in the Woods [Atheneum, 1976] juvenile Keith Randall: Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction: * "Tim Lukeman: A Dark Horse Bearing Heroes of Another Color" [Pandora, no.23, 1989] Marta Randall (1948-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (once President of Science Fiction Writers of America ) Novels: * A City in the North [Warner, 1976] * Islands [Pyramid, 1976] * Journey [Pocket, 1978] * Dangerous Games [pub?, 1980] * The Sword of Winter [Pocket, 1985] 0-671-55456-6, $3.50 [Science Fiction Book Club, 1984] hardcover #3607, $3.98 Anthologies Edited: * New Dimensions 11 [eds. Robert Silverberg and Marta Randall, Pocket, 1980] ISBN 0-671-83085-6, $2.50 * New Dimensions 12 [eds. Robert Silverberg and Marta Randall, Timescape, 1981] ISBN 0-671-83086-4, $2.50 * Nebula Awards 19 [1984] Short Fiction: * "A Scarab in the City of Time" [New Dimensions 5, ed.Robert Silverberg, Harper & Row, 1975] 0-06-013870-X, $7.95 [Pocket Books, 1979] 0-671-82976-9, $2.50 * "Secret Rider" [Trips in Time, ed. Robert Silverberg, Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1977] 0-8407-6574-6, $6.95 [1976, Harper & Row, 1976] hardcover * "Megan's World" [The Crystal Ship, ed. Robert Silverberg Pocket Books, 1976] 0-671-81069-5, $1.50 * "The State of the Art on Alyssum" [New Dimensions 7, ed. Robert Silverberg, Harper & Row, 1977] 0-06-013862-9, $8.95 * "The View From Endless Scarp" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1979] * "The Captain and the Kid" [Universe 9, ed. Terry Carr Doubleday, 1979] 0-385-13649-8, $7.95 * "Dangerous Games" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Apr 1980] * "Circus" [New Dimensions 10, ed. Robert Silverberg, Harper & Row, 1980] 0-06-014019-4, $10.95 * "On Cannon Beach" [Isaac Asimov's, Apr 1984] * "Thank You, Mr. Halifax" [Omni, Nov 1984] * "Big Dome" [The Planets, ed. Byron Preiss, Bantam, 1985] * "Undeniably Cute: A Cautionary Tale" [Isaac Asimov's, Feb 1985] * "Sea Changes" [Isaac Asimov's, May 1985] * "Lapidary Nights" [Orbit SF Yearbook 1987, ed. David S. Garnett, Orbit, 1988] trade paperback 0-7088-8292-7, £4.99 [Universe 17, ed. Terry Carr, Doubleday,1987] 0-385-238513-3, $12.95 * "Haunted" [Twilight Zone Magazine, Dec 1987] * "A Question of Magic" [Tales of the Witch World 3, ed. Andre Norton, Tor, 1990] 0-312-85044-1, 18.95 Nonfiction Articles: * "Foreword: The Second Decade (to New Dimensions 12" [eds. Robert Silverberg and Marta Randall, Timescape, 1981] ISBN 0-671-83086-4, $2.50 * "Response to 'The New Generation Gap'" [The New York Review of Science Fiction, Oct 1989] * "A Little Womanly Advice" L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future vol.5, ed. Algis Budrys, Bridge Publications, 1989] e-mail Marta Randall Robert Randall: pseudonym of Robert Silverberg & Randall Garrett James Randi, a.k.a. The Amazing Randi: Magician, professional skeptic: Reference: * "Truth's Bodyguard" interview by Stanley Wiater [Twilight Zone, June 1988] Robert J. Randisi, full name Robert Joseph Randisi (1951-): Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Short Fiction * "Body Piercing, by Ned" [Hot Blood X, ed. Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett, Pocket, 1998] co-author Marthayn Pelegrimas * "Closed: Due to Curiosity" [The UFO Files, ed. Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1998] co-author Marthayn Pelegrimas * "Like a Stranger" [For Crime Out Loud, Vol. 2, ed. Robert J. Randisi, Niagara Falls, NY: Durkin Hayes Publishing Ltd., 1996; Pirate Writings, no.15, 1997] * "Partners" [The Ultimate Werewolf, ed. Byron Preiss, David Kellor, Megan Miller, John Gregory Betancourt, Dell, 1991] * "The President's Mind" [White House Horrors, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1996] novella * "Quick" [Crimes of Passion, ed. Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett, Pocket, 1997] co-author Marthayn Pelegrimas Reference: * "Interview with Robert Randisi" by Tom Piccirilli" [Pirate Writings, no.14, 1997] Kevin D. Randle, full name Kevin Douglas Randle (1949-): Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Books: * {to be done} nothing on the Web? Short Fiction: * "Silver and Steel" [DragonLance Tales, vol.3, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, TSR, 1987; DragonLance Tales, ed. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Penguin, 1991] e-mail Kevin D. Randle Ruth M. Randle: Locus/Contento lists: * "The Painting of the Man in Brown" [Midnight Zoo, vol.2, no.5, 1992] Ellen Randolph: pseudonym of W. E. D. Ross Joe Randolph: Translator; Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no home page on the Web? Locus/Contento lists: Translations: * "Black Venus: Death and Rebirth, by Bruno Vitiello [Different Realities #3, #4, 1998] * "The Building Manager", by Franoise Urban-Menninger" [Different Realities #1, 1997; "La Concierge" in original French] * "A Case of Hydrophobia", by Alain le Bussy" [Different Realities #2, 1997; "La Fille qui avait peur de l'eau" in original French] * "The Erotonostic", by Pierre-Jean Brouillaud [Different Realities #2, 1997; "Le robonostic", Creatio ex Nihilo, vol.1, no.1, Jan 1997] * "Home Invasion", by AndrŽ Carneiro [Different Realities #4, 1998] * "Karma", by Jean-Marie Planque [Different Realities #1, 1997] (French) * "Kombinat", by Bruno Vitiello [Different Realities #1, 1997; "Combinat" (in original Italian)] * "Martian Invasion", by Josep Albanell [Different Realities, #4, 1998] * "Memories", by Guillaume Thiberge [Different Realities, #1, 1997; "Memoires" in original French] * "Night of the Id", by Renato Pestriniero, [Different Realities, #4, 1998] * "Play Your Luck Out", by Gilles Dumay [Different Realities #1 '97; "Jouer sa chance jusqu'au bout" in original French] * "The Ring of Set", by Serge Rollet [Different Realities, #1, 1997; "L'Anneau de Set" in original French] * "The Social Worker", by Jean-Michel Blatrier [Different Realities #2, 1997; as "L'assistante sociale", Creatio ex Nihilo, vol.1 #2, Feb 1997] * "Survey", by Gerben Hellinga, Jr. [Different Realities, #1, 1997; "Enqute" in original Dutch] * "The Thing in the Boob Tube", by AndrŽ Carneiro [Different Realities #2, 1997; "Do outro lado da janela" in original] * "Traveling Companion", by Renato Pestriniero [Different Realities #3, 1998] * "Xiphopaguses", by Daniel Walther [Different Realities #2, 1997; "Xiphopages" in original] Nonfiction: * "A Note from the Translator/Editor/Publisher" [Different Realities #1, #2, 1997] editorial translated by Joe F. Randolph Marion Randolph: pseudonym of Marie F. Rodell Stephanie Randolph: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Dragon Slayer" [Marian Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Winter 1996] co-author Carey Daniels Thomas Randolph (1605-1635): Poet and playwright of England, scholar at Cambridge University, friend of Ben Jonson. He was profoundly influenced by Classic drama, and adapted various Greek plays for the English stage. I have been unable to locate some of his allegedly Fantasy poems. Vance Randolph (23 Feb 1892-?) American folklorist of the Ozark: * The Devil's Pretty Daughter [Columbia U. Press, 1955] 90 stories * The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales [Columbia U. Press, 1957] * We Always Lie to Strangers [Columbia U. Press, 1951] * Who Blowed Up the Church House? [Columbia U. Press, 1952] 100 stories Arabella Randolphe: pseudonym of Jack Younger Alex Random: pseudonym of Donald S. Rowland Roderick Random: see "Smollet"; "John Sladek" Ranee, or Rani: Queen in Hindu society, female equivalent of Rajah. see: "Rajah" Olivia Rangely: pseudonym of Hugh Zachary Ken Ranger: pseudonym of John Creasey Vol Ranger: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * "Blood Brotherhood" [Vision Quests, ed. Dawn Albright and Sandra J. Hutchinson, Angelus Press, 1995] e-mail Vol Ranger Roman A. Ranieri: Locus/Contento lists: Short Stories: * "Acorna's Serum" [Unicorn Girl, ed. Anon., HarperPrism, 1997] * "Binary" [Earth Strikes Back, ed. Richard Chizmar, Ziesing, 1994] * "Bloodline" [Cemetery Dance, Summer 1990] * "The Drifter" [Cold Blood, ed. Richard T. Chizmar, Ziesing, 1991] * "Haunted" [Haunts, no.27, 1994] * "The Journal of Doctor Bertrand" [Eldritch Tales, no.24, 1990] * "Neptune's Curse" [Night Terrors, no.3, 1997] * "Night in the Red City" [Dead of Night, Fall 1994] * "The Phone Call" [Cemetery Dance, Spring 1996] * "A Singular Event on a Night in 1912" [Celebrity Vampires, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995] * "Waiting for Moonlight" [Werewolves, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995] * "Window of Opportunity" [Darkside, ed. John Pelan, Darkside Press, 1996] Nonfiction: * "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" [Eldritch Tales, no.26, 1991] book review * "Irresponsible Journalism" [Gauntlet, 1990] article * "Koontz-Watch" [Deathrealm, Summer 1994] article * "What's Out There?" [New Blood, no.7, 1990] book review Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886): Historian of Germany, distinguished for careful analysis of first-hand contemporary writings. To the extent that he was the first "scientific" historian, he was an influence on Isaac Asimov's character of "Hari Seldon", inventor of "Psychohistory" mathematics in the "Foundation" novels. See "Isaac Asimov" Hugh Doak Rankin, American artists of Weird Tales covers and B&W interior illos Ian Rankin (1960-): better known as a Mystery/Detective author, such as his intricate "Inspector Rebus" novels (optioned for BBC Television), he is a winner of the prestigious Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship, and divides his time between Edinburgh, London, and France. Listed here for: Books: * {to be done} Short Fiction: * "A Deep Hole" [London Noir, ed. Maxim Jakubowski, Serpent's Tail, 1994] Robert Rankin, full name: Robert Fleming Rankin (1949-): Robert Rankin fan club site Books: * {to be done} Short Fiction: * "The Antipope" [London: Pan, 1981; The Brentford Trilogy, Abacus, 1988] * "The Boscombe Walters Story" [excerpt from A Dog Called Demolition] [Doubleday UK, 1996; The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy, ed. Mike Ashley, Robinson, 1998] * "The Brentford Triangle" [London: Pan, 1982; The Brentford Trilogy, Abacus, 1988] * "East of Ealing" [London: Pan, 1984; The Brentford Trilogy, Abacus, 1988] Nonfiction: * "What I'm Doing Here" [Waterstone's Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, ed. Paul Wake, Steve Andrews & Ariel, Waterstone's, 1998] Reference: * "An Evening with Robert Rankin" by Robert Elliott & Michael Carroll, [FTL, Fall 1991] interview * "Fiction File: 43. Robert Rankin" by Colin Munroe" [Fear!, June 1991] interview * "Profile: Robert Rankin" [Broadsword, Winter 1995] biographical article * "The Robert Rankin Story" by Colin Munro [Interzone, Dec 1991] interview * "They Came and Ate Us: Armageddon 2: The, Robert Rankin" by Scott Winnett [Locus, vol.27:2, No.367, Aug 1991] book review John Rankine, pseudonym of Douglas R. Mason Pauline Ranscombe: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Infernal Hallucinations" [Aurealis, no.2, 1990] Shawn Ransey: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Lycanthrope" [Deathrealm, Summer 1989] Christophe Ransmayr (1954-): Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Reference: * "The Last World, Christoph Ransmayr" by Scott Winnett [Locus, vol.25:5, No.358, Nov 1990] book review Bill Ransom, full name William Michael Ransom (1945-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Bill Ransom 3-time book co-author with Frank Herbert e-mail Bill Ransom Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Dreamway Princess" [Warrior Princesses, ed. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1998] * "The Golden Rule Grocery" [Pulphouse, no.17, 1994] * "What Elena Said" [Pulphouse, no.19, 1995] References: * "The Ascension Factor, Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom" by Dan Chow, [Locus vol.21:2, No.325, Feb 1988] book review * "Burn, Bill Ransom" by Russell Letson [Locus, vol.35:5, No.418, Nov 1995] book review * "Jaguar, Bill Ransom" by Faren Miller [Locus, vol.24:6, No.353, June 1990] book review * "Talebones Interview: Bill Ransom" by Ken Rand [Talebones Spring '98] interview * "ViraVax, Bill Ransom" by Russell Letson, (br) Locus v31:6 No.395 Dec 1993] book review Daniel Ransom: pseudonym of Ed Gorman, (1941-): Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Short Fiction: * "Dark Muse" [Phantoms, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Rosalind M. Greenberg, DAW, 1989] * "Lover Boy" [Future Net, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, DAW, 1996] * "Night Cries" [Dracula: Prince of Darkness, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1992; Rivals of Dracula, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1996] * "On the Run" [The Conspiracy Files, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Scott H. Urban, DAW, 1998] * "Rendezvous" [as by Edward Gorman] [Hardboiled, no.1, 1985; Cemetery Dance, Summer 1990; 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories, ed. Al Sarrantonio and Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1993] * "Valentine" [co-author Rex Miller] [Predators, ed. Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, Roc, 1993] * "Valentine from a Vampire" [14 Vicious Valentines, ed. Rosalind M. Greenberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Avon, 1988; Vampires: The Greatest Stories, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, MJF Books, 1997] Jim Ransom: Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction: * "Access to Space: SSX" [Cities in Space, ed. Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr, Ace, 1991] John Crowe Ransom (1888-1967): major American poet/critic; Professor at Vanderbilt University; member of "the Fugitives" (writers' group); Southern agrarian; started as professor at Kenyon College in 1937, where he was founder and editor of "The Kenyon Review"; his book "New Criticism" named that school of literary criticism. His poetry is greatly influenced by the Metaphysical poets, is often ironic, is nostalgiac for the Southern aristocratic past (before the Civil War), and therefore his poems are often critiques of modern technological society. Thus, he influenced other such critics: Alan Ginsberg, the Beat movement in general, the back-to-the-land movement in the Hippie era of the late 1960s through the 1970s. He stands in principaled opposition to much of modern Science Fiction Poetry, except those poems that attack modern technology as such. Arthur Ransome, full name Arthur Mitchell Ransome (1884-1967): Most of his books are highly realistic books about children, intended to be read by children. Rarely, he slipped into Fantasy. Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Ageing Faun" [The Windsor Magazine, Apr 1912; Tales of Dungeons and Dragons, ed. Peter Haining, Century, 1986] Peggy Ranson: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Natural High" [Aboriginal SF, Spring 1993] T. Ranstill: Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction: * "A Graveside Chat with Tom Piccirilli" [Deathrealm, Winter 1996] interview Kathryn Rantala: significant Science Fiction poet: Poetry: * "The Bell Jar" [Star*Line, May/June 1989] * "Black Shard Glass" [Star*Line v21 #5 '98 * "Clonehouse" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989 * "DoppelgŠnger" [Star*Line Sep/Dec '89 * "Email" [ALBA Sep '97 + The 1998 Rhysling Anthology, ed. David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1998 * "Genghis" [Ice River #4 '89 * "Gran Mal" [Umbral, 1981 + Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984 * "Harmoniums" [The Anthology of Speculative Poetry, ed. Robert Frazier, 1980 + Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984; revised * "Hawk" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989 * "The Incense Salesman" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989 * "Jov" [Ice River #4 '89 * "The Memory in the Earth" [co-authors Robert Frazier, Andrew Joron, Gene van Troyer] [Last Wave, no.2, 1984] * "Memory, 560-546 BC" [Star*Line, May/June 1989] * "Negatives" [Star*Line, May/June 1989] * "Noah at Sea" [The Portland Review, vol.27, no.2, 1981; Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984] * "Slipping in Orbit" [Star*Line, 1983; Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984] * "Stars" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989] * "Toast for the Original Survivors" [1976; Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984] B. Sridhar Rao, M.D.: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Victims of Time" [International Science Fiction, June 1968; The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction, ed. Brian W. Aldiss and Sam J. Lundwall, London: Penguin, 1986] Raja Rao (1909-): English-language novelist of India, who studied at the Sorbonne and also wrote in French. Raphael: (1) an archangel; described in the Book of Tobit as travelling with Tobias to and from Media, telling him how to marry Sara and drive off the wicked spirit Asmodeus; described as "sociable spirit" and "affable archangel" by John Milton [Paradise Lost, VII, 40]; it was Raphael whom God sent to warn Adam of the penalties of transgression; usually depicted carrying either a pilgrim's staff or a fish, since he also helped Tobias catch the fish which was used in the miracle cure of his father's blindness. see: Angels see: "Archangel" see: "Apocrypha" (2) great painter (1483-1520) of ITALY see also: "Pre-Raphaelite" Along with Leonardo and Michelangelo, he was part of the greatest triumvirate of painters ever in a single brief era and single culture. Dan Raphael: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "all the comforts of" [Ice River, no.1, 1987] * "Co-mutation of calendar" [Dreams & Nightmares, no.43, 1994] * "Full Moon on the Beach" [Ice River, no.4, 1989] * "Metropolitan Wyoming" [Ice River, no.6, 1990] * "Skin of Glass" [The Kore, no.2, 1994; The 1995 Rhysling Anthology, ed. Anon., Figment Press, 1995; Nebula Awards 31, ed. Pamela Sargent, Harcourt Brace, 1997] * "Wyoming Cuisine" [Ice River, no.6, 1990] Frederic Raphael, full name Frederic Michael Raphael (1931-): Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Prend ce Sac, Mendiant!" [Fiction Magazine, 1986; The Best of Fiction Magazine, ed. Judy Cooke and Elizabeth Bunster, London: J.M. Dent, 1986] Lev Raphael: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Honey from the Rock" [Happily Ever After, ed. Michael Ford, Richard Kasak, 1996] Rick Raphael (20 Feb 1919-1994) American journalist/photographer/TV writer/PR writer who impressed this Webmaster years before moving to freeway-linked Los Angeles with a vision of future super-freeways in the Astounding stories "Code Three" (Feb 1963) and "Once a Cop" (May 1964), which were included in the novel "Code Three" [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966; Berkley]. In my mind, these were connected to the General Motors exhibit at the 1962-63 New York World's Fair, where I evaded guards, slept overnight, and scooped sufficient money from fountains to dine luxuriently in ethnic resturants. The GM ride was past a scale model city with multi-level super-freeways. The World's Fair (and to a lesser extent, Expo-67 in Montreal) confirmed the futuristic vision of science fiction. But I digress. Rick Raphael also had: Story Collections: * The Thirst Quenchers [London: Gollancz, 1965] Short Fiction: * "Code Three" [Analog, Feb 1963; The Mammoth Book of New World Science Fiction, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Robinson, 1991] * "Make Mine Homogenized" [Astounding, Apr 1960; Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories #22 (1960), ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1991] Reference: * "Obituary: Raphael, Rick" [Locus, vol.32:3, No.398, Mar 1994] obituary Sara Raphael-Jones (1963-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Angel" [Sugar Sleep, ed. Chris Kenworthy, Barrington, 1993] Samson Raphaelson: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Day of Atonement" [1921; No, But I Saw the Movie, ed. David Wheeler, Penguin, 1989] George Rapier: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The South Wind Rises" [Plot, Fall 1996] RAPP: the Russian Association of Proletarian Writers, which ruthlessly controlled the literature of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1932. It completely lost power to the Union of Soviet Writers after the first Five-Year Plan. Rappaccini's Daughter: science fictional story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, with scientist doctor, beautiful daughter, faithless suitor, and mysterious poison. David Rappoport (?-July 1990]: talented television actor, recurring character on "L.A. Law", star of "Wizard"; see the entry on him in TELEVISION under the 1980's show "The Wizard" Reference: * "Obituary: Rappoport, David" [Locus, vol.25:2, No.355, Aug 1990] S.Z. Rappoport, full name Solomon Z. Rappoport (1863-1920): see pseudonym "Ansky" Maurice Raraty: translator of short fiction by Gustav Meyrink: Books: * The Opal (and other stories) [Dedalus, 1994] Gustav Meyrink stories Jennifer D. Rardin: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Marty's Mile" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.5, 1991] Rasa: (1) river in the sky, in Hindu Mythology; (2) Bharata's theory of purpose and effect, in drama; (3) basic concept of Hindu aesthetics. Sandy Raschke: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Meanest Streets" [Aberrations, no.17, 1994] Poetry: * "Know Where to Hide" [Gaslight, Aug 1994] * "Star-Struck" [Talebones, Winter 1996] Raskolnikov: anti-hero of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" Lynda Rasler: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Undead" [Eldritch Tales, no.30, 1995] Alicia Rasley: Locus/Contento lists: Books: * Gwen's Christmas Ghost [co-author Lynn Kerstan] * {to be done} Short Nonfiction: * "Introduction" [co-authors Emily Alward & Diane Holmes] [The Magic Within, ed. Emily Alward, Diane Holmes, and Alicia Rasley, WorldEdge Press, 1994] Reference: *"Gwen's Christmas Ghost, Lynn Kerstan & Alicia Rasley" by Carolyn Cushman" [Locus, vol.36:1, No.420, Jan 1996] book review Mark Rascovich (1918-?): American oceanographer/author/boatsmith: Books: * The Eagle and His Egg [New York: Athenaeum, 1966] fantasy Alis A. Rasmussen (1958-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Alis A. Rasmussen aka Kate Elliot @ sff.net e-mail Alis A. Rasmussen Besides four books under the name "Alis Rasmussen" (all, unfortunately, out of print) Alis now writes under the pen-name "Kate Elliott." Kate Elliot writings are listed on this web site: Books: * The Novels of the Jaran: [DAW Books] follow cultural changes of nomadic Jaran from their first contact with Earth to Galactic politics: * Jaran (Jaran #1) * An Earthly Crown (The Sword of Heaven, Book One) (Jaran #2) * His Conquering Sword (The Sword of Heaven, Book Two) (Jaran #3) * The Law of Becoming (Jaran #4) * The Golden Key (co-authors Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) DAW Books * The Iron Key [planned prequel to The Golden Key] * Crown of Stars [in four volumes]: * King's Dragon (Volume One) * Prince of Dogs (Volume Two) * The Burning Stone (Volume Three) (forthcoming January 1999) * Crown of Stars (Volume Four) (forthcoming January 2000) Short Stories: * "My Voice is in My Sword" [Weird Tales from Shakespeare, eds. Katharine Kerr and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, date?] * "The Memory of Peace" [Enchanted Forests, eds. Katharine Kerr and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, date?] * "With God to Guard Her" [Return to Avalon, eds. Jennifer Roberson and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, date?] * "A Simple Act of Kindness" [The Shimmering Door, eds. Katharine Kerr and Martin H. Greenberg, HarperPrism, date?] * "The Gates of Joriun" [Tarot Fantastic, eds. by Lawrence Schimel and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, date?] * "Making the World Live Again" [Zodiac Fantastic [ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, Fall 1997] Foreign Editions: * The Golden Key (co-authors Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) Macmillan (U.K.); Goldmann (Germany) * Crown of Stars series: Orbit (U.K.); Goldmann (Germany) Writing as Alis A. Rasmussen: * The Labyrinth Gate [Baen, out of print] * The Highroad Trilogy [Bantam Spectra, out of print)] * I: A Passage of Stars * II: Revolution's Shore * III: The Price of Ransom "Kate Elliott" (Alis Rasmussen) e-mail "Kate Elliott" (Alis Rasmussen) Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (1879-1933): Arctic explorer from Denmark listed here for: * Myths and Legends from Greenland [1921-1925] in Danish title "Myter og Sagn fra Gronland" William C. Rasmussen: Horror/Dark Fantasy author; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Bits and Pieces" [Eldritch Tales, no.17, 1988] * "Bookstore Browsing" [Eldritch Tales, no.19, 1989] * "The Brood" [The Tome, no.3, 1990] * "Brotherhood of the Street" [Eldritch Tales, no.29, 1993] * "Claw Marks" [2AM, Fall 1992] * "Final Version" [2AM, Winter 1988] * "Fresh Paint" [Eldritch Tales, no.16, 1988] * "Green Woods" [Haunts, no.13/14, 1988] * "The Guest" [Eldritch Tales, no.22, 1990] * "Ice Dreams" [Eldritch Tales, no.18, 1989] * "Jigsaw" [Eldritch Tales, no.27, 1992] * "Just Compensation" [2AM, Fall 1987] * "The Keeper" [Eldritch Tales, no.21, 1989] * "Little Holes" [Horror, Feb 1990] graphics with text * "Lube and Oil Special" [Eldritch Tales, no.26, 1991] * "Lucky Thirteen" [Haunts, no.15, 1989] * "No Vacancy" [Eldritch Tales, no.20, 1989] * "Shadowplay" [Eldritch Tales, no.24, 1990] * "Twisted Image" [Eldritch Tales, no.23, 1990] Steve Rasnic; later wrote as Steve Rasnic Tem (see: "Steve Rasnic Tem") Short Fiction published as by Steve Rasnic: * "City Fishing" [New Terrors #1, ed. Ramsey Campbell, London: Pan, 1980; Omnibus of New Terrors, ed. Ramsey Campbell, Pan, 1985] * "The Wood-Carver's Son" [Offworld, Winter 1993] Grigori Efimovich Rasputin (1871-1916): Russian monk/fraud who, through his influence over the Czarina, wielded power in the Russian court; assassinated 30 Dec 1916; possibly an influence on Isaac Asimov's character "The Mule" in the "Foundation" novels, and in any case a potent example of malign irrational power in an embodiment of interest to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia: Philosophical Romance (1759) by Samuel Johnson. Among other themes, the protagonist is disbused of the notions that scientific discoveries can give humanity realistic hopes, nor can imaginatinative Fantasy, nor romantic love. In that sense, this is a work fundamentally opposed to Science Fiction and Fantasy as literary genres, in a way instructive to consider. Ras Shamra: see Ugarit Rat: (1) Symbol of destruction in Egypt, and yet paradoxically also the symbol of wisdom, because a rat will always choose the better of two loaves of bread; (2) also elevated to god-like status by the Phygians; (3) Pliny [VIII, lvii] writes that the Romans considered seeing a white rat to be a sign of good fortune, which is no doubt why laboratories stocked with white rats have good luck in getting research grants today; (4) superstition has rats desert not only sinking ships, but those doomed to sink [Shakespeare, "The Tempest", I, ii]; (5) Irish superstition was that rats could be killed by reading them enough rhyming poetry [Shakespeare, "As You Like It", III, ii]; "Pharaoh's Rat" is actually Ichneumon, a mongoose species appreciated for its ecological role in eating insects and crocodile eggs; (6) Apollo [see: Greek/Roman Pantheon] was also called the Rat-killer after he first infested his neglectful priest Crinis, and then slew them when the priest prayed for Apollo's pardon; (7) the "Rat-race" is the eternal competition of Capitalist society, where one must outrun one's competitors, [see the Red Queen's Race in "Alice Through the Looking Glass"]; (8) the "Stainless Steel Rat" see Harry Harrison Jerry Ratch: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Feast" [Dreams Are Wiser Than Men, ed. Richard A. Russo, North Atlantic, 1987] Poetry: * "Puppet X" (extract in: [Dreams Are Wiser Than Men, ed. Richard A. Russo, North Atlantic, 1987] David Ratcliffe: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Forbidden Stories" [Grotesque, no.10, 1996] * "Quality Time" [The Zone, no.3, 1995] * "Sophisticated Neon" [Grotesque, no.9, 1995] * "Stuck in the Throat" [Roadworks, no.2, 1998] Tina Rath (1943-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Candlemagic" [All Hallows, no.14, 1997] * "Conspiracy Theory" [Shakespearean Detectives, ed. Mike Ashley, Robinson, 1998] co-author Tony Rath) * "End of Season" [F&SF, Mar 1984] * "Father" O'Flynn and the Fressingfold Friezes" Midnight Never Comes, ed. Barbara Roden and Christopher Roden, Ash-Tree Press, 1997] Basil Rathbone (13 Jun 1892-21 July 1967) superior cinema actor, the definitive Sherlock Holmes {hotlink to Holmes' resume to be done} and author of an insightful autobiography "In and Out of Character" (New York: Doubleday, 1962). Listed here for: "Basil Rathbone Selects Strange Tales" (New York: Belmont, 1965) Raven: (1) ill-omened bird foretelling death, in superstition elevated to Fantasy in Poe's poem "The Raven", see also [Shakespeare, "Macbeth", I, v]; (2) The Romans claimed that Ravens had special contact with Saturn [see: Greek/Roman Pantheon], that they were large and white like swans until they brought to Apollo the bad news that that Coronis, his nymph-of-the-month in Thessaly, was cheating on him, and that Cicero knew of his forthcoming death because he saw ravens; (3) in Christian iconography, the raven represents God's Providence, because of the ravens who fed Elijah [see: "Prophets"], St.Paul the Hermit had a raven fetch him a bread loaf, a raven sits at St.Benedict's feet, St.Oswald holds a raven which has a ring in its beak [see: Christian Fantasy]; (4) Odin is attended by two shoulder-perching ravens named Huginn (Mind) and Muninn (Memory), and is thus the emblem of DENMARK Simon [Arthur Noel] Raven (1927-?) British novelist/playwright/critic who adapted Trollope's hexology into the BBC production of "The Pallisers." Listed here for the atmospheric vampire novel "Doctors Wear Scarlet" (London: A. Blond, 1960; New York: Simon & Schuster 1961) Henry Rawle: pseudonym of John Russell Fearn? Melanie Rawn: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Melanie Rawn home page Melanie Rawn io.com tribute page Melanie Rawn prodigy.com tribute page Many of novels below with DAW books, but now signed with Avon for future books * The Dragon Prince Series: * Dragon Prince (Book One) * The Star Scroll (Book Two) * Sunrunner's Fire (Book Three) * The Dragon Star Series: * Stronghold (Book One) * The Dragon Token (Book Two) * Skybowl (Book Three) * The Exiles Series [DAW]: * The Ruins of Ambrai (Volume 1) * The Mageborn Traitor (Volume II) * The Captal's Tower (Volume III) [1998] * Stand-Alone Novels: * Keftiu -- Forthcoming from AVON Books in 1998 * Untitled -- Forthcoming from AVON Books (2000, perhaps?) * Knights of the Morningstar (A Quantum Leap Novel) Fred Olen Ray @ Dragon*Con producer/writer/director of films: "Mob Boss", and "Inner Sanctum" Jean Ray: pseudonym of Raymond DeKremer: The best-known Fantasy author in Belgium was probably Jean Ray (1887-1964). Jean Ray was actually a pseudonym for Raymundus Johannes Maria de Kremer, and he also wrote under the pseudonym of John Flanders (in Flemish) and Jean Ray (in French). A civil servant of the City of Ghent, he became a journalist for Cinemablad, Journal de Gand, La Revue Belge, and De Dag, eventually promoted to Editor-in-Chief. His first fiction was published in 1919, his first book of stories ("Contes du whisky") in 1925. Enormously prolific, no complete bibliography has been possible to create for him. The so-called "Les Oeuvres completes de Jean Ray" [Paris, 1963-66] is actually a mere selection of his hundreds of stories and dozens of books. 16 volumes of his "Harry Dickson" stories (derivative of dime novels such as "Nick Carter") were edited by Jean-Baptiste Baronian, and published by the Belgian company Marabout. Marabout also published some of his other books, such as: * Les Derniers contes du Canterbury [1963] * Les Contes du golf [1964] * Le Livre des fantomes [1966] Frequently criticized for writing too fast, for repeating his plots, for an irrational tumult of irrational frights, he is nonetheless praised for the elasticity and depth of his imagination, his grotesque images, and the nightmare-logic atmospherics of his prose. The book most commonly cited as his masterpiece is "Malpertuis" [1943]. William Howard Ray (1903-?) utopian novelist "The New School" (New York, Exposition, 1959) Rene Ray, British novelist "The Strange World of Planet X" (London: Jenkins, 1957) Stan Raycraft: pseudonym of Richard S. Shaver Francis [George] Rayer (6 June 1921-) British technical writer/novelist "Jock Mactavish" series in Science-Fantasy, ancestor of Star Trek's Harry Mudd? "Magnus Mensis" cybernetic series in New Worlds plus one uncredited anthology "Worlds at War" (Tempest, 1949?) and several novels: "Cardinal of the Stars" (Digit, 1964) "The Iron and the Anger" (Digit, 1964; Arcadia, 1967) "Journey to the Stars" (Arcadia, 1964) Man versus Robot "The Star Seekers" (Pearsons, 1954) fixup from New Worlds stories "Tomorrow Sometimes Comes" (London: Home & Van Thal, 1951) nuke war Max-Andre Rayjean, SF author in France, mostly with Fleuve Noir paperback "Anticipation" novels Alex[ander] [Gillespie] Raymond (2 Oct 1909-6 Sep 1956) American artist immortalized by creation of Flash Gordon (7 Jan 1934-1944 syndication before the strip was turned over to other artists) E. V. Raymond: pseudonym of Raymond Z. Gallun Hugh Raymond: pseudonym of John Michel John Raymond: pseudonym of Lester del Rey John Raymond: house name and pseudonym of Robert L. 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Wolf Read: Wolf Read Published in Analog since 1996. Both an illustrator and writer, his one claim to fame is that not only was the first story he sold to Analog published as the cover story ("The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring"), but he also created the cover illustration itself. Apparently, he's the first person in the 70 year history of Analog/Astouding to do this. e-mail Wolf Read Quinn Reade: * Quest of the Dark Lady [Belmont, 1960; Belmont-Tower] Realism: (1) the artistic movement bent on showing life as it really is, warts and all, as did Maupassant and Zola, and mass of main-stream 20th Century authors dismissedin this web domain as "mundane"; (2) the Philosophy (opposed to "Nominalism") that universals and abstractions have an existence independenet of the human mind; stemming from Plato, developed by Erigena, Remigius, Anselm, Abelard, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus. The Grim Reaper: see "Death" Michael Reaves: Michael Reaves Winner of Emmy Awards as television writer, also a screenwriter and novelist who has written for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Twilight Zone"; Story Editor/writer for "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Gargoyles". Over thirteen novels published, including: * The Shattered World * Darkworld Detective * Street Magic * Night Hunter Charles Recour: pseudonym of Henry Bott Ian Rectez: pseudonym of Mort Weisinger Sharon L. Reddy: author of 10 books in the "Paradox Equation" series including: * Paradox Equation * Having a Nice Captain * Pentad * Djinn Running Ronale * Starvan * Lone Ranger Legacy * Solastria * Hardline Lifer * Destiny's Consort Sharon L. Reddy home page Jaclyn Reding: tends towards Historical Romances Jaclyn Reding home page Allan Reed: pseudonym of Rainer Eisfeld David V. Reed: pseudonym of David Vern: * Murder in Space [Galaxy novel #23, 1954] Kit Reed: originally was a pseudonym of Lillian Craig Reed: * Mistar Da V. [Berkley, 1973] 13 stories * Armed Camps [Dutton, 1970; Berkley] * Thief of Lives * Little Sisters of the Apocalypse * more {to be done} Kit Reed Kit Reed e-mail us to say "Hey guys, I've published gangs more stuff than is in your index, which is not a problem :) the problem is my name has been legally changed, I am and will always be Kit Reed *not* a pseudonym for anything. BUT as Kit Craig I've published four psychothrillers, if that's of any use. And more at my web page-- Web page gives titles of four most recent Kit Reeds." Her web site adds: "I've been accused of being a writer of literary fiction, a comic novelist, a feminist science fiction writer and of writing pscyhological thrillers that give readers nightmares. This may be because I am easily bored, which means I never do the same thing twice." "Kit Reed is both a novelist and short story writer. A Guggenheim fellow and the first recipient of a five-year literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation, she was also a finalist for the Tiptree prize for her SF novel 'Little Sisters of the Apocalypse'." "Reed's short fiction has appeared in magazines ranging from 'The Yale Review' and 'The Missouri Review' to 'The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction' and 'Omni'." "As Kit Craig, she is the author of the psychothrillers: * Gone * Twice Burned * Strait * Closer Peter Reed: pseudonym of John D. MacDonald Robert Reed: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America one of my top 10 new author picks of the decade: nothing on the Web? Van Reed: house name and pseudonym of Dennis T. Hughes, others Auld Reekie: Edinburgh; see Braveheart's Scotland Dian Curtis Regan: nothing on the Web? Robert R. Reginald (Michael Burgess): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Robert R. Reginald (Michael Burgess) Rehoboam: (1) in the Bible [II Chronicles xiii, 7]; (2) a bottle with six times the standard volume of wine; see "Jeroboam" Kosumi Rei: pseudonym of Takumi Shibano Mickey Zucker Reichert (Miriam S. Zucker, M.D.): Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Desmond Reid: house name and pseudonym of John Newton Chance, Wilfred McNeilley, James Cawthorne & Michael Moorcock Alvah Reida: * Fault Lines [World, 1972; Berkley] William K. Reilly: pseudonym of John Creasey Katya Reimann (Katherine A. Reimann): Katya Reimann home page Katya Reimann's Forthcoming Work from Tor Books: * Fantasy trilogy "The Chronicles of Tielmark" * Wind From a Foreign Sky (Book 1 of the Chronicles of Tielmark) [New York: Tor, Cover by Ed Gazsi, date?] ISBN 0-312-86007-2 Jacket Copy: Three hundred years ago, Prince Clarin of Tielmark made a pact with the gods, winning his nation's independence from the old, corrupt Bissanty Empire--provided each subsequent prince renewed the pact by marrying a woman of common blood. Now, Tielmark's Chancellor Heiratikus, himself of mixed Bissanty and Tielmaran ancestry, has conceived a plot to break the pact while fulfilling an ancient prophecy that would return this pastoral nation to Bissanty's iron-fisted rule. For his diabolical plan to succeed, he must rely on a forbidden ritual to create a bride of Glamour, forged from the blood and magic of twin sisters. Gaultry and her sister are the unknowing objects of this heinous plot. As she learns of her sister's imprisonment, Gaultry finds herself the linchpin upon which her nation's destiny will turn. Wielding powers she hardly suspects she possesses, a breathtaking adventure unfolds in a spectacular succession of magical revelations and heartrending turns of fortune. "Wind from a Foreign Sky" is the memorable start to a brilliant career. * A Tremor in the Bitter Earth (Book 2 of the Chronicles of Tielmark) [Forthcoming from Tor Books, Cover art by Romas Kukalis, April 1998] ISBN 0-312-86008-0 Jacket Copy: Katya Reimann, a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer, returns to the enthralling, vivid world of "Wind from a Foreign Sky", once again sweeping us along with a deft tale of powerful magic, breathtaking adventure, and deep political intrigue. Gaultry Blas is a young woman with a knowledge of woods magic and a special bond to the glamour magic of the twin goddesses who bless the Principality of Tielmark. She has saved her land from subversion by the scheming agents of the Bissanty Empire, from which Tielmark has won a tenuous independence. As she, her twin sister Mervion, and the Tielmaran court convene to celebrate the most sacred of Tielmark's ceremonies--the renewal of the blood-bond between Prince Benet, the twin goddesses, and the land--the short lived peace is shattered by a horrifying betrayal crafted by the dark magic of Bissanty assassins. The assassins have already killed members of the Common Brood -- families whose blood has a prophetic tie to the Prince's throne. But these murders are a mere shadow of what is to come when Gaultry captures the young assassin, Tullier Sha Muira. Magically subduing Tullier, Gaultry bonds him with her glamour soul to prevent him from killing himself before he can reveal his Bissanty masters' secrets. When Martin Stalker, the dispossessed noble who once saved Gaultry's life, is lured away by the threat of violence to his estranged wife, it's up to Gaultry, with the help of the furious assassin Tullier in her precarious hold, to head deep into the heartlands of the bitter earth of Bissanty, seeking to save him, their loved ones, and her country. Harold Rein: * Few Were Left [Doubleday, 1955] Hank Reinhardt @ Dragon*Con founded 1st Atlanta Science Fiction Club in 1950; expert on medieval weaponry Melinda Reinicke: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? John Remenham: pseudonym of J. A. Vlasto Joseph Renard: * The Monodyne Catastrophe [Major, 1977] Dorothy Mary Renko: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? G. Renna: pseudonym of G. L. Rapuzzi Ed Earl Repp: * The Radium Pool [Fantasy Publishing Co. Inc., hardcover & paperback, 1949] * The Stellar Missiles [Fantasy Publishing Co. Inc., hardcover & paperback, 1950] Laura Resnick: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Laura Resnick e-mail Laura Resnick old, invalid? Mike Resnick: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mike Resnick home page Mike Resnick Hugo Awards: 1989, 1991, 1995 Nebula Award: 1994 SF Chronicle Awards: 1989,,1990, 1991 (twice), 1995 HOMer Awards: 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Locus Poll Award: 1996 Mike Resnick: Index to at least 101 publications His science fiction book career started modestly with: * Forgotten Sea of Mars [Casedessus, 1965] * Redbeard [Lancer, 1969; Magnum] * The "Adam Thane" series: * The Goddess of Ganymede [Donald M. Grant, 1965; Paperback Library] * Pursuit on Ganymede [Paperback Library, 1968] According to his "Mike Resnick Bibliography Page": Books: 1. THE GODDESS OF GANYMEDE: U.S.A. (Donald Grant -- hardcover) U.S.A. (Paperback Library) 2. PURSUIT ON GANYMEDE: U.S.A. (Paperback Library) 3. REDBEARD: U.S.A. (Lancer) U.S.A. (Magnum) 4. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #5: GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH: U.S.A. (Berkley) 5. THE SOUL EATER: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Bastei Verlag) Japan (Shinchosha) Italy (Mondedori) U.S.A. (Warner/Questar) Poland (Helfa Publishers) Bulgaria (Orfia) 6. BIRTHRIGHT: THE BOOK OF MAN: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Droemersche) Russia (AST Publishers) Poland (Alfa-Wero) U.S.A. (Alexander Books) Bulgaria (Lira Print) 7. WALPURGIS III: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Droemersche) Japan (Shinchosha) Italy (Mondedori) U.S.A. (Warner/Questar) Russia (AST Publishers) 8. SIDESHOW: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Goldman) Spain (Ediciones Obelisco) Poland (Rebis) 9. THE THREE-LEGGED HOOTCH DANCER: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Goldman) Spain (Ediciones Obelisco) Poland (Rebis) [never printed] 10. THE WILD ALIEN TAMER: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Goldman) 11. THE BEST ROOTIN' TOOTIN' SHOOTIN' GUNSLINGER IN THE WHOLE DAMNED GALAXY: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Goldman) 12. THE BRANCH: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Italy (Mondedori) Spain (Ediciones Roca) Poland (Rebis) 13. UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: U.S.A. (Misfit Press) 14. EROS ASCENDING: U.S.A. (Phantasia Press - hardcover) U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Holland (Het Spectrum) Germany (Droemersche) [never printed] Poland (Kwadrat) Poland (Alfa-Wero) Russia (Zelengradskaya Kniga) Movie Option (Tom Stern) 15. EROS AT ZENITH: U.S.A. (Phantasia Press - hardcover) U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Droemersche) [never printed] Poland (Kwadrat) Poland (Alfa-Wero) Russia (Zelengradskaya Kniga) 16. EROS DESCENDING: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Droemersche) [never printed] Poland (Alfa-Wero) Russia (Zelenogradskaya Kniga) 17. EROS AT NADIR: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) Germany (Droemersche) [never printed] Poland (Alfa-Wero) Russia (Zelenogradskaya Kniga) 18. ADVENTURES: U.S.A. (NAL/Signet) U.S.A. (Wildside -- hardcover) Poland (Alfa) Czech Republic (Polaris) 19. SANTIAGO: U.S.A. (Tor) England (Hutchinson/Arrow/Legend) Japan (Tokyo Sogen-Sha) Sweden (Bra Bocker Ab -- hardcover) Germany (Heyne Verlag) France (Editions Denoel) Spain (Valdemar Ediciones) [never printed] Czechoslovakia (Winston Smith) Poland (Dom Wydawniczy Rebis) French Language gaming rights (Editions DeNoel) Bulgaria (BARD) Spain (Eddiciones B.S.A.) Russia (AST) Movie Option (Capella Productions) 20. STALKING THE UNICORN: U.S.A. (Tor) England (Hutchinson/Arrow/Legend) Japan (Hayakawa) Poland (Iskry) Germany (Heyne Verlag) Movie Option (Ed Elbert & Erin Gorman) 21. THE DARK LADY: U.S.A. (Tor) England (Century/Legend) Italy (Mondedori) Spain (Ultramar Editores) Germany (Heyne Verlag) Poland (Rebis) 22. SHAGGY B.E.M. STORIES (editor): U.S.A. (Nolacon Press -- hardcover) 23. IVORY: U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) England (Century/Legend -- hardcover, trade paper, and paper) England (resold to Random House/Leopard Books) Japan (Hayakawa) France (Editions Denoel) Spain (Ultramar Editores) Germany (Heyne Verlag) Poland (Dom Wydawniczy Rebis) Roumania (Gigi Mihaita) [never printed] Hungary (Mora "Galaktika Barati Kor" book club) Russia (Alexandria) [never printed] Russia (AST) Movie Option: S-Scape Productions 24. PARADISE: U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) England (Century/Legend -- hardcover and trade paperback) France (Editions Denoel) Japan (Hayakawa) 25. SECOND CONTACT: U.S.A. (Easton Press - hardcover) U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) England (Century/Hutchinson/Arrow) England (resold to Random House/Leopard Books) Italy (Sperling) Japan (Hayakawa) Russia (Armada Publishing) Movie option (Ed Elbert & Knightsborough Films) 26. SOOTHSAYER: U.S.A. (Ace) England (Century/Legend) [never printed] Germany (Heyne Verlag) Poland (Proszynski i Ska) Russia (AST) Bulgaria (Lira Print) Movie Option (Grand Designs Entertainment) 27. ORACLE: U.S.A. (Ace) England (Century/Legend) [never printed] Poland (Proszynski i Ska) Russia (AST) Bulgaria (Lira Print) Movie Option (Grand Designs Entertainment) 28. PROPHET: U.S.A. (Ace) England (Century/Legend) [never printed] Poland (Proszynski i Ska) Russia (AST) Bulgaria (Lira Print) Movie Option (Grand Designs Entertainment) 29. THROUGH DARKEST RESNICK WITH GUN AND CAMERA: U.S.A. (WSFA --hardcover) 30. ALTERNATE PRESIDENTS (editor): U.S.A. (Tor) U.S.A. (SFBC hardcover) 31. BULLY!: U.S.A. (Axolotl Press -- hardcover and trade paperback) U.S.A. (Tor Double) Poland (Alfa-Wero) 32. STALKING THE WILD RESNICK: U.S.A. (NESFA -- hardcover) 33. BWANA: U.S.A. (Tor Double) Poland (Alfa-Wero) 34. THE RED TAPE WAR (co-authors Jack Chalker and George Alec Effinger): U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover & paperback) 35. PINK ELEPHANTS AND HAIRY TOADS: U.S.A. (Wildside Press -- hardcover) 36. INSIDE THE FUNHOUSE (editor): U.S.A. (Avon) 37. THE ALIEN HEART: U.S.A. (Pulphouse -- hardcover & trade paperback) 38. ALTERNATE KENNEDYS (editor): U.S.A. (Tor) 39. WILL THE LAST PERSON TO LEAVE THE PLANET PLEASE SHUT OFF THE SUN? U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover) U.S.A. (Orb -- trade paperback) 40. WHATDUNITS (editor): U.S.A. (DAW) 41. MORE WHATDUNITS (editor): U.S.A. (DAW) 42. PURGATORY: U.S.A. (Easton Press - hardcover) U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) France (Editions Denoel) Italy (Mondedori) 43. EXPLOITS: U.S.A. (Wildside Press -- hardcover) 44. ENCOUNTERS: U.S.A. (Wildside Press -- hardcover) 45. LUCIFER JONES: U.S.A. (Warner/Questar) Poland (Alfa) Czech Republic (Polaris) 46. FUTURE EARTHS: UNDER AFRICAN SKIES: U.S.A. (DAW) (co-editor with Gardner Dozois) 47. ALADDIN: MASTER OF THE LAMP (editor): U.S.A. (DAW) 48. INFERNO: U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) France (Editions Denoel) Italy (Mondedori) 49. BY ANY OTHER FAME (editor) U.S.A. (DAW) 50. ALTERNATE WARRIORS (editor): U.S.A. (Tor) 51. DINOSAUR FANTASTIC: U.S.A. (DAW) Holland (De Boekerij) (co-editor with Martin H. Greenberg) 52. DEALS WITH THE DEVIL (co-editor with Loren D. Estleman) U.S.A. (DAW) 53. CHRISTMAS GHOSTS (editor): U.S.A. (DAW) 54 FUTURE EARTHS: UNDER SOUTH AMERICAN SKIES: U.S.A. (DAW) (co-editor with Gardner Dozois) 55. A MIRACLE OF RARE DESIGN: U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) France (Editions Denoel) 56. ALTERNATE OUTLAWS (editor): U.S.A. (Tor) 57. AN AMBIGUOUS CLAY: U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) [in progress] 58. A HUNGER IN THE SOUL: U.S.A. (Tor -- hardcover and paperback) [in press] 59. ALTERNATE SKIFFY: U.S.A. (Wiildside - hardcover) [in press] (co-editor with Patrick Neilsen Hayden) 60. WITCH FANTASTIC (editor): U.S.A. (DAW) 61. SHERLOCK HOLMES IN ORBIT: U.S.A. (DAW) U.S.A. (MJF Books) (co-editor with Martin H. Greenberg) 62. ALTERNATE WORLDCONS (editor): U.S.A. (Axolotl Press) 63. THE PASSAGE OF THE LIGHT: THE RECURSIVE SCIENCE FICTION OF BARRY N. MALZBERG (editor): U.S.A. (NESFA Press) 64. SEVEN VIEWS OF OLDUVAI GORGE: U.S.A. (Axolotl Press) 65. ALTERNATE TYRANTS (editor): U.S.A. (Tor) 66. THE WIDOWMAKER: U.S.A. (Bantam) France (Denoel) Russia (AST) Movie Option (Miramax) 67. THE WIDOWMAKER REBORN: U.S.A. (Bantam) [in press] France (Denoel) Russia (AST) Movie Option (Miramax) 68. THE WIDOWMAKER UNLEASHED: U.S.A. (Bantam) [in progress] France (Denoel) Russia (AST) Movie Option (Miramax) 69. SOLO FLIGHTS THROUGH SHARED WORLDS: U.S.A. (Dark Regions) 70. AGAIN, ALTERNATE WORLDCONS: U.S.A. (WC Press) 71. RETURN OF THE DINOSAURS: U.S.A. (DAW) 72. AN ALIEN LAND: U.S.A. (Dark Regions) [in press] 73. BLUE-NOSED REINDEER AND KOSHER DRAGONS: U.S.A. (Wildside Press) [in press] 74. KIRINYAGA: A FABLE OF UTOPIA: U.S.A. (del Rey) [in press] Poland (Helfa) 75. OUTPOST: U.S.A. (del Rey) [in progress] 76. THE MIKE AND NICK SHOW: U.S.A. (Old Earth Books) [in press] 77. GIRLS FOR THE SLIME GOD: U.S.A. (Obscura Press) [in press] Short Stories: {too many for this page, see Mike Resnick's home page for details} e-mail Mike Resnick e-mail Mike Resnick old, invalid? "Retief of the CDT" -- protagonist of 8-novel series by Keith Laumer: Keith Laumer's "Retief of the CDT" Hero-dedicated site containing a massive amount of information about the character, as well as information about the author, cover art, and more. e-mail Joshua A. Pechter and see also webmaster Pechter's science fiction database "Imagine Future Worlds" and Harry Harrison's "The Stainless Steel Rat" Robert Retla: pseudonym (last name written backwards) of Robert Alter Lester Del Rey the influential author/editor/critic who founded Del Rey Books, and whose full name was: Ramon Felipe San Juan Mario Sylvio Enrico Smith Harcourt-Brace Sierra y Alverez del Rey y de Los Uerdes Lester Del Rey: Index to at least 95 publications Russell Rey: house name and pseudonym of Dennis T. Hughs, others Raul S. Reyes: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Adrian Reynolds: pseudonym of Amelia Long L. Major Reynolds: pseudonym of Louise Leipiar Mack Reynolds: pseudonym of Dallas McCord Reynolds Mack Reynolds (Dallas McCord Reynolds) Mack Reynolds: Index to at least 138 publications "Looking Backwards from the Year 2000" (1973) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle * many other books {to be done} Mark Allan Reynolds: Member of Horror Writers of America Mark Allan Reynolds Maxine Reynolds: pseudonym of Dallas McCord Reynolds Phillip Reynolds: * When and If [Sloane, 1952] Return to Authors R Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Howard Rheingold: * The Savage Report: 1994 [Freeway, 1974] * War of the Gurus [Freeway, 1974] John Rhode: pseudonym of Cecil J. C. Street Caroline Rhodes: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Caroline Rhodes Carolyn Rhodes: e-mail Carolyn Rhodes Janet R. Rhodes: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Return to Authors R Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Barbara Guignon Ricci: * The Year of the Rats [Walker, 1973] Anne Rice: Anne Rice Official Home Page Anne Rice ie tribute page Anne Rice Virginia tribute page Anne Rice xroads.com tribute page Anne Rice crashsite.com tribute page Craig Rice: pseudonym of Evan Hunter & G. A. Randolph Elmer Rice: pseudonym of Elmer Reizenstein D. Coleman Rich: pseudonym of Darrell C. Richardson Mark Rich: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Kent Richard: pseudonym of Kendell Foster Crossen Louis Richard: pseudonym of John Michel F. Richard-Bessiere: pseudonym of F. Richard & R. Bessiere Clay Richards: pseudonym of Kendell Foster Crossen Edward Richards: pseudonym of E. C. Tubb Frank Richards: pseudonym of Charles Hamilton Henry Richards: pseudonym of Joseph Laurence Morrissey Henry Richards: pseudonym of Richard Saxon Joel Richards: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Joel Richards (Fruchtman) e-mail Joel Richards (Fruchtman) old, invalid? Paul Richards: pseudonym of Paul Buddee Walt & Leigh Richards: * Challenge the Hellmaker [Ace, 1976] * Gallagher's Glacier [Ace, 1970] * The Lost Millennium [Ace, 1967] * Phoenix Ship [Ace, 1969] * Positive Charge [Ace, 1970] 8 stories * The Probability Corner [Ace, 1977] * Shock Wave [Ace, 1967] Flavia Richardson: pseudonym of Christine C. Thomson Francis Richardson: pseudonym of L. E. Bartle & F. Parnell Carrie Richerson: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Carrie Richerson e-mail Carrie Richerson old, invalid? e-mail Carrie Richerson old, invalid? Jason Ridgway: pseudonym of Milton Lesser R. G. Riel: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Australian metallurgist (former sailor and failure analyst) who runs three electron microscopes at James Cook University (Northeast Australia). First fiction sale: "God in His Heaven", Tomorrow SF, 1997 e-mail R. G. Riel Leona Train Rienow & Robert Rienow: * The Year of the Last Eagle [Ballentine Books, 1970] William Alan Rieser: Author of * The Kaska Trilogy - Gam, Pmat & Kesht * The Zusalem Chronicles - The Find & Pathandu science fiction books Karen E. Rigley: nothing on the Web? e-mail Karen E. Rigley Anthony Riker: pseudonym of F. Anton Reeds Frank Riley: pseudonym of Frank Ryhlock Tex Riley: pseudonym of John Creasey Tere Rios: pseudonym of Maria Teresa Rios Versack Karen Ripley (Mary K. Urhausen): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Charles M. Rippberger: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail e-mail Charles M. Rippberger e-mail Charles M. Rippberger old, invalid? Uncle River (Stephen Kaufman), author and poet: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Alec Rivere: pseudonym of Charles Nuetzel: * Lost City of the Damned [Pike, 1961] John Riverside: pseudonym of Robert A. Heinlein J. F. Rivkin (Ellen Foxxe): nothing on the Web? Return to Authors R Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Todd Robbins: pseudonym of Clarence A. Robbins Tom Robbins W. Wayne Robbins: pseudonym of Ormond Gregory Jennifer Roberson: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Jennifer Roberson her own page Jennifer Roberson according to SF Site Jennifer Roberson Jennifer Roberson: Index to at least 26 publications Jennifer Roberson: Amethysta NOVELS: Fantasy: * Chronicles of the Cheysuli * SHAPECHANGERS (1984) * THE SONG OF HOMANA (1985) * LEGACY OF THE SWORD (1986) * TRACK OF THE WHITE WOLF (1987) * A PRIDE OF PRINCES (1988) * DAUGHTER OF THE LION (1989) * FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN (1990) * A TAPESTRY OF LIONS (1992) * Sword-Dancer Saga * SWORD-DANCER (1986) * SWORD-SINGER (1988) * SWORD-MAKER (1989) * SWORD-BREAKER (1991) * SWORD-BORN (1998) * SWORD-SWORN (2000) * THE GOLDEN KEY (co-authors Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott) (1996) * THE WARRIOR* (solo-author prequel in "Golden Key" universe) * HIGHLANDER: SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (media tie-in novel based on TV series) (1996) Mainstream Historical: * LADY OF THE FOREST (1992) * LADY OF THE GLEN (1996) * LADY OF SHERWOOD (sequel to LADY OF THE FOREST) forthcoming Anthologies Edited: * RETURN TO AVALON (tribute to Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1996) * HIGHWAYMEN: ROBBERS AND ROGUES (June 1997) Other Genres: * SMOKETREE (romantic suspense) * KANSAS BLOOD (western: as "Jay Mitchell") * ROYAL CAPTIVE (historical romance: as "Jennifer O'Green") e-mail Jennifer Roberson new address e-mail Jennifer Roberson old, invalid? Alan Roberts: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Chris Roberts, Hawaii resident author of "Rio", Tomorrow SF, Feb 1997 James Hall Roberts: pseudonym of Robert L. Duncan Jane Roberts: * The Rebellers [1963] John Roberts: pseudonym of Dr. John R. Pierce John Maddox Roberts: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America * The Strayed Sheep of Charum [Doubleday, 1977] Keith [John] [Kingston] Roberts (20 Sep 1935-) British author/artist/ publisher, also writes under pseudonyms "David Stringer" and "John Kingston" "Pavanne" (1968) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle. It is one of the finest alternate history novels. See: Alternate History Also authored: * The Chalk Giants [Berkley Putnam, 1975] * The Furies [Berkley, 1966] * The Inner Wheel [Doubleday, 1970; Playboy] * Anita [Ace, 1970] * The Passing of Dragons [Berkley, 1977] 12 stories Kenneth Roberts: pseudonym of Lester Dent Lionel Roberts: pseudonym of Robert L. Fanthorpe Murray Roberts: pseudonym of Robert Murray Graydon [Professor] Robin Roberts: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail [Professor] Robin Roberts e-mail [Professor] Robin Roberts old, invalid? Terence Roberts: pseudonym of Ivan T. Sanderson: * Report on the Status Quo [Merlin, 1955] E. Arnot Robertson: pseudonym of Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson R. Garcia y Robertson: nothing on the Web? James Robertson: pseudonym of F. C. Kneller John Robertson: pseudonym of F. C. Kneller Vincent Robertson: pseudonym of T. W. Wade Kenneth Robeson: house name and pseudonym of Lester Dent (primarily), William Bogart, Norman A. Daniels, Harold A. Davis, Paul Ernst, Philip Jose Farmer, Ron Goulart, Alan Hathaway, W. Ryerson Johnson, Emile Tepperman Stephen Robinett: * The Man Responsible [Ace, 1977] * Stargate [St.Martins, 1976; Signet] Madeleine E. Robins: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Madeleine E. Robinscurrent email address e-mail Madeleine E. Robins old, invalid? e-mail Madeleine E. Robins old, invalid? Ann Robinson: Star of "The War of the Worlds" 1953 and 1989/90 TV version Ann Robinson Her site shows some of her film and TV works with a brief history. Eleanor Robinson: * Chrysalis of Death [Pocket, 1976] Frank M. Robinson: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? * The Power [Lippincott, 1956; Science Fiction Book Club; Bantam; Popular; Berkley] * see co-author Thomas Scortia Frank S. Robinson: * Children of the Dragon [Avon, 1978] John Robinson: Member of Horror Writers of America John Robinson Kim Stanley Robinson (1952-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Native Californian, settled in California, who's travelled and worked in different parts of the world, including Washington, D.C., Antarctica, and with his wife, Lisa (an environmental chemist) in Switzerland Kim Stanley Robinson: in Antarctica Hugo Award: 1994 Nebula Awards: 1987, 1993 World Fantasy Award: 1984 SF Chronicle Award: 1984, 1992 Locus Readers' Poll Award: 1994 John W. Campbell Memorial Award: 1991 Asimov Award Kim Stanley Robinson: Index to at least 47 publications Other Robinson links: Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Mars in 3 Colors (Interview) V-Con 21 Robinson page Kim Stanley Robinson @scifi.com Kim Stanley Robinson @nucleus.com Kim Stanley Robinson @Catch22 Kim Stanley Robinson @ eur.onet Books: * The Blind Geometer (winner of Nebula Award) * the "Mars Trilogy" * Red Mars (winner: Nebula) * Green Mars (winner: 1994 Hugo) 1993 HarperCollins UK. 1994 Bantam hardcover 1995 Bantam Spectra paperback ISBN: 0-553-57239-3, * Blue Mars March 1996, HarperCollins UK hardcover. June 1996, Bantam Spectra hardcover. * Escape From Kathmandu * the "California trilogy" * The Wild Shore * The Gold Coast 1988, Tor 1995, Tor/Orb trade paperback, ISBN:0-312-89037-0. Cover by Tony Roberts 1995, HarperCollins UK paperback, ISBN:0-00-648020-9. Cover by Peter Elson. * Pacific Edge 1991 Tor * Icehenge * The Memory of Whiteness * The Novels of Philip K. Dick [non-fiction] * The Planet on the Table * Remaking History * A Short Sharp Shock Short Fiction includes: * "Green Mars" (Novella) * "A History of the Twentieth Century, with Illustrations" (Novelette) [Isaac Asimov's, Apr 1991] * "Remaking History" [What Might Have Been Vol.I: Alternate Empires, eds. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg, 1989] e-mail Kim Stanley Robinson Paula Robinson: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Paula Robinson e-mail Paula Robinson old, invalid? Spider Robinson: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Formerly (1973-?) resident in Nova Scotia, where he met and married choreographer/dancer Jeanne Robinson (founder of Halifax's modern dance company, "Nova Dance Theatre") Spider Robinson @psg.com Spider Robinson @math.grin Spider Robinson @theglobeandmail Spider Robinson @Harvard Spider Robinson The Punmeister Hugo Awards: 1977, 1978, 1983 Nebula Award: 1977 Spider Robinson: Index to at least 64 publications * Telempath [Berkley Putnam, 1976] * Callahan's Crosstime Saloon [Ace, 1977] 9 stories * Callahan's Legacy * Star Dance (co-author Jeanne Robinson) won ____ Awards * more {to be done} Note on name: Spider is NOT really named "Paul." John Varley showed an earlier reference on this web page to Spider Robinson (including his "real name), to the man himself, and he vehemently denies it. Has been denying it for years now. Spider e-mailed Mr.Valrley who e-mailed your humble webmaster to say: "Next time you're there, tell 'em to have less faith in Cloot and Nickel's SF ENCYCLOPEDIA. 'Paul' is wrong. Don't know where that one came from, but it'll never die. 'I shot an error in the air. It fell to earth -- EVERYWHERE.' --Lazarus Long [character created by Robert A. Heinlein]" Thomas Roche: no known home page, but America Online e-mail e-mail Thomas Roche Thomas Rochdale: pseudonym of A. Hind Warren G. Rochelle: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Ross Rocklynne: pseudonym of Ross L. Rocklin: * The Men and the Mirror [Ace, 1973] 6 stories * The Sun Destroyers [Ace, 1973] Roy Rockwood: house name and pseudonym of Edward Stratemeyer, others (syndicate) Eric Rodman: pseudonym of Robert Silverberg Alan Rodgers: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Member of Horror Writers of America "He lives in the San Fernando Valley where he sees his two daughters, Alexandra and Andrea Rodgers, and his son, Abram Rodgers, and often as circumstances and custody arrangements allow." Alan Rodgers@sff.net Alan Rodgers as listed by HWA Books: * Bone Music * Pandora * Fire * Night * Blood of the Children (nominee, Horror Writers of America Bram Stoker award) * The Bear Who Found Christmas * New Life for the Dead Short Fiction: * "The Boy Who Came Back from the Dead" (novelette) Winner, Bram Stoker award Nominee, World Fantasy Award Magazines Edited: * Night Cry e-mail Alan Rodgers e-mail Alan Rodgers old, invalid? Pat Roeder: pseudonym of Harlan Ellison (as ghostwriter) Michaela Roessner: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Bruce Holland Rogers: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Bruce Holland Rogers His web page says: "...Lives and writes in Eugene, Oregon, the tie-dye capital of the world. His fiction is all over the literary map. Some of it is SF, some is fantasy, some is literary. He has written mysteries, experimental fiction, and work that's hard to label." "Bruce also writes a column about the spiritual and psychological challenges of full-time fiction writing for Speculations magazine. "He has taught creative writing at the University of Colorado and the University of Illinois. Bruce has also taught non-credit courses for the University of Colorado, Carroll College, the University of Wisconsin, and the private Flatiron Fiction Workshop. Bruce makes frequent appearances at writer's conferences..." Awards: * "Lifeboat on a Burning Sea" Winner: Nebula Award for Best Novelette of 1996 * "These Shoes Strangers Have Died Of" Nominated, Nebula Award for Best Short Story of 1996 * "Hollywood Considered as a Seal Point in the Sun" Winner, 1995 Muse Medallion from the Cat Writers Association * "Enduring As Dust" Nominated in 1994 for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Short Story * "Enduring As Dust" 1994 Jonny Cat Litter-ary Award from Cat Writers Association * "A Branch in the Wind" 1989 L. Ron Hubbard Award for best short story Recent Short Fiction: * "As Far East" [Fourteen Hills, Spring 1998] * "Masked Marauders of the Mossbelt" [Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives, forthcoming from Forge] * "Thirteen Ways to Water" [Black Cats and Broken Mirrors, forthcoming from DAW] * "Stallion" [Northwest Review, Fall 1997] * "With His Own Wings" [Elf Magic, DAW, 1997] * "Bright Seeds in a Whirlwind" [The Fortune Teller, DAW, 1997] * "In the Matter of the Ukdena" (reprint) [The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, St. Martin's Press, 1997] * "Wind Over Heaven" [Diagnosis: Terminal, Forge, 1996] * "Murder, Mystery" (reprint) [Sudden Fiction (Continued), W.W. Norton, 1996] * "These Shoes Strangers Have Died Of" [Enchanted Forests, DAW, 1995] * "A Common Night" [Fantastic Alice, Ace Books, 1995] * "One Thing After Another" [The Illinois Review, double issue, Fall 1995/Spring 1996] * "Listening, Listening" [The Illinois Review, double issue, Fall 1995/Spring 1996] * "Lifeboat on a Burning Sea" [Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 1995] * "The Cat, the Watch, and the Deep Blue Sea" [Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation, Donald I. Fine, 1995] * "Heart of Shanodin" in [Magic: The Gathering: Tapestries, HarperPrism, 1995] * "Flaming Arrows" [Century, no.1, 1995] * "The Apple Golem" [Xanadu 3, Tor, 1995] * "An Eye for Acquisitions" [Witch Fantastic, DAW, 1995] * "Hollywood Considered as a Seal Point in the Sun" [Feline and Famous: Cat Crimes Goes Hollywood, Donald I. Fine, 1994] * "Enduring As Dust" (reprint) [The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1994, Walker and Company, 1994; The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, Third Annual Edition, Carroll & Graf, 1994; Danger in D.C.: Cat Crimes in the Nation's Capital, Donald I. Fine, 1993] * "Something Like the Sound of Wind in the Trees" [Quarterly West, no.38, Winter/Spring 1994] * "Snapping Out of It" (reprint) in [100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories, Barnes & Noble Books, 1993] * "The Burlington Northern, Southbound" (reprint) [Flash Fiction, W.W. Norton Company, 1992] Nonfiction Articles: * "A Rough Guide to the Rest of the Markets" [The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Winter 1997] * "Quit Your Day Job, Maybe" [The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Spring 1996] Columns: ("Staying Alive" is a column about the psychological and spiritual challenges of full-time fiction writing.) * "Staying Alive: The Hazards of Reviews" [Speculations, February 1998] * "Staying Alive: The Hazards of Writing Workshops" [Speculations, December 1997] * "Staying Alive: Procrastination as Armor" [Speculations, October 1997] * "Staying Alive: Procrastination as War" [Speculations, August 1997] * "Staying Alive: The Rite Stuff" [Speculations, June 1997] * "Staying Alive: Green Eyes" [Speculations, April 1997] * "Staying Alive: Staying Sane in the Face of Crazy Awards, part two" [Speculations, February 1997 * "Staying Alive: Staying Sane in the Face of Crazy Awards, part one" [Speculations, December 1996] Non-fiction Chapbook: * Staying Alive: Being a Collection of Essays on Attaining the State of Writerhood and Surviving the Manifold Perils Thereof, Speculations Press, 1997] e-mail Bruce Holland Rogers e-mail Bruce Holland Rogers old, invalid? e-mail Bruce Holland Rogers old, invalid? Don Rogers: pseudonym of Claude Degler Doug Rogers: fan pseudonym of Ray Bradbury Melva Rogers: pseudonym of Roger P. Graham Michale Rogers: * Mindfogger [Knopf, 1973; dell] Pat Rogers: pseudonym of Arthur Porges Steven Rogers: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Steven Rogers e-mail Steven Rogers old, invalid? Robert E. Rogoff: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Robert E. Rogoff home page Robert E. Rogoff@sff.net e-mail Robert E. Rogoff e-mail Robert E. Rogoff old, invalid Roberta Rogow: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Elizabeth Sax Rohmer: pseudonym of Rose Elizabeth Knox Ward Sax Rohmer: pseudonym of Arthur S. Ward: Sax Rohmer and Fu Manchu by Lawrence Knapp best known as author of the "Fu Manchu vs. Nayland Smith" series: * The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu [McBride, 1913; Pyramid] * The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu [McBride, 1916; Pyramid] * The Hand of Fu-Manchu [McBride, 1917; Pyramid] * The Mask of Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1932; Pyramid] * The Bride of Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1933; Pyramid] * The Drums of Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1939; Pyramid] * Shadow of Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1948; Pyramid] * The Island of Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1941; Pyramid] * President Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1936; Pyramid] * The Trail of Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1934; Pyramid] * Daughter of Fu-Manchu [Doubleday, 1931; Pyramid] * Re-Enter Fu-Manchu [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1957; Pyramid] * Emperor Fu-Manchu [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1959; Pyramid] * The Wrath of Fu-Manchu [Daw, 1976] 4 stories in the series plus a collection of 8 other stories Also authored the "Sumuru" series: * Nude in Mink [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1950] * Sumuru [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1951] * Fire Goddess [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1953] * Return of Sumuru [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1954] * Sinister Madonna [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1955] And the unrelated book: * The Day the World Ended [Doubleday, 1930; Ace] Wolf Detler Rohr: pseudonym of Riner Eisfeld Nicholas Roland: pseudonym of Arnold P. Walmsley Rene Rolant: pseudonym of Robert L. Fanthorpe Grey Rollins: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail and e-mail Grey Rollins Grey Rollins: Index to at least 24 publications e-mail Grey Rollins Ken Rolston: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page, but America Online e-mail e-mail Ken Rolston e-mail Ken Rolston old, invalid? ROMANIA Deane Romano: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? * Flight from Time One [Walker, 1972] Alger Rome: pseudonym of Alger Budrys & Jerome Bixby David Rome: pseudonym of David Boutland Elisa Romero-McCullough, New Mexican prizewinner in Writers of he Future contest, currently editing her second novel, author of the chilling "A Treat for Mommy" in Tomorrow SF, Feb 1997 Bruce W. Ronald: * Our Man in Space [Ace, 1965] Tapani Ronni: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America born and brought up in FINLAND currently working the United States; * published several short stories in Finland: {to be done} e-mail Tapani Ronni current address e-mail Tapani Ronni invalid old address Edward Ronns: pseudonym of Edward S. Aarons Rob Root: Rob Root @sff.net Billy Rose: pseudonym of William S. Rosenberg Francis Rose: pseudonym of John Russell Fearn Lawrence F. Rose: pseudonym of John Russell Fearn Rhea Rose: nothing on the Web? Joel Rosenberg: Joel Rosenberg home page significant new talent in science fiction, with several strong novels, including "Hero" [Roc Books] Amazon.com listings (and bargain prices): The Fire Duke (Keepers of the Hidden Ways, Book 1); Paperback; $5.39 The Fire Duke (Keepers of the Hidden Ways, Book 1); Hardcover; $19.80 The Heir Apparent (Guardians of the Flame, No 4); Paperback; $4.49 Hour of the Octopus; Paperback; $4.49 The Road Home (A Guardians of the Flame Novel); Hardcover; $19.76 The Road Home (Guardians of the Flame); Paperback; $5.39 The Road to Ehvenor (Guardians of the Flame No. 6); Paperback; $4.95 The Silver Crown (Guardian of the Flame, No 3); Paperback; $4.49 The Silver Stone (Rosenberg, Joel, Keepers of the Hidden Ways, Bk. 2.); Hardcover; $20.70 The Sleeping Dragon (Guardians of the Flame, No 1); Paperback; $4.49 The Sword and the Chain (Guardian of the Flame, No 2); Paperback; $4.49 The Warrior Lives (Guardians of the Flame, No 5); Paperback; $7.34 (SpecialOrder) Tracey S. Rosenberg: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Tracey S. Rosenberg @sff.net e-mail Tracey S. Rosenberg Mary Rosenblum: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Mary Rosenblum @sff.net Mary Rosenblum @Catch22 Mary Rosenblum @MarkSpace Mary Rosenblum: Index to at least 30 publications e-mail Mary Rosenblum e-mail Mary Rosenblum old, invalid? John B. Rosenman: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail John Rosenman e-mail John Rosenman old, invalid? Mordecai Roshwald: * Level Seven [McGraw Hill, 1959; Science Fiction Book Club; Signet] * A Samll Armageddon [British, 1962; Signet] Edward R. Rosick: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Edward R. Rosick J.-H. (Aine) Rosny: pseudonym of J. H. H. Boex: * The Giant Cat [McBride, 1924] a.k.a. Quest of the Dawn Man [Ace, 1964] * Ironcastle, co-authored with Philip Jose Farmer Clarissa Ross: pseudonym of William E. D. Ross Dallas Ross: pseudonym of Dallas McCord Reynolds Dan Ross: pseudonym of W. E. D. Ross Ian Ross: pseudonym of John F. Rossman James Ross: pseudonym of Sydney J. Bounds Joseph Ross: pseudonym of Joseph Wrocz Maggie Ross: pseudonym of Maurine J. L. Bermange Marilyn Ross: pseudonym of William E. D. Ross Ward Ross: pseudonym of John Russell Fearn Jane Rossiter: pseudonym of W. E. D. Ross Oscar Rossiter: pseudonym of Vernon H. Skeels: * Tetrasomy Two [Doubleday, 1974; Bantam] Kurt Roth: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Member of Horror Writers of America Kurt Roth @sff.net e-mail Kurt Roth Abraham Rothberg: * The Sword of the Golem [McCall, 1971; Bantam] * The Boy and the Dolphin [Norton, 1969] juvenile Chuck Rothman, full name Charles Warren Rothman (1952-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; officer of Science Fiction Poetry Association; elected 2000-2001 Treasurer of SFWA; Locus/Contento lists: Books: * Staroamer's Fate [Popular Library/Questar, Jan 1986] ISBN 0-445-20102-9, $3.50, 213pp, paperback Short Fiction (chronologically): * prior to 1984 {to be done} * "The Transformation" [Isaac Asimov's Tomorrow's Voices, ed. editors of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Dial, 1984] * "Playmates" [F&SF, May 1986] * "Imaginary Space" [Science Fiction Review, Fall 1990] * "Curse of the Undead" [Vampires, ed. Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg, HarperCollins, 1991] * "The Willow" [Tales of the Unanticipated, no.8, 1991] * "Something on His Mind" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, Dec 1991] * "1-800-CALL-GOD" [Alternate Hilarities, no.4, 1993] * "The Dream Master" [After Hours, Spring 1993] * "First Draft" [Tales of the Unanticipated, no.11, 1993] * "Screams Are Not Enough" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, Fall 1993] * "Slush-O-Matic" [Swashbuckling Editor Stories, ed. John Gregory Betancourt, Wildside Press, 1993] * "Perfectly Preserved" [Galaxy, Jan/Feb 1994] * "Nothing Changes" [Galaxy, Mar/Apr 1994] * "The Passing of the Beacon Star" [Tomorrow, Apr 1994] * "Olympus Bar and Grill" [Galaxy, July/Aug 1994] * "Robots" [Galaxy, Sep/Oct 1994] * "Pest Control" [Realms of Fantasy, Oct 1994] * "Bela" [Blood Muse, ed. Esther M. Friesner and Martin H. Greenberg, Fine, 1995] * "Revisions" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, Spring 1996] * "Punishment" [Pulp Eternity Magazine, no.1, 1998] * "This Is Your "Life" [Between the Darkness and the Fire, ed. Jeffry Dwight, Wildside Press/SFF Net, 1998] Short Nonfiction: * "Poetry at Noreason III" [Star*Line, Sep/Dec 1989] * "Games" [Science Fiction Age, Nov 1994] games review Chuck Rothman@sff.net e-mail Chuck Rothman e-mail Chuck Rothman old, invalid Milton Rothman: Milton Rothman: the distinguished Plasma Physicist who designed the first WorldCon, and whom the author of this Web Guide (Jonathan Vos Post) had the pleasure of meeting at the Princeton Forrestal Research Center circa 1962, who influenced me as a scientist and science fiction author William Rotsler [1926-18 October 1997]: award-winning artist, fan artist, novelist, filmmaker, unfortunately flawed by a friendship with the fan Paul Turner, who cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars by his defamations (currently being litigated in Superior Court) and his support for plagiarism: nothing on the Web? * Patron of the Arts [Ballentine Books, 1974] * Futureworld [Ballentine Books, 1976] as "John Ryder Hall" {film hotlink to be done} * Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger [Pocket, 1977] as "John Ryder Hall" {film hotlink to be done} * To The Land of the Electric Angel [Ballentine Books, 1976] * Zandra [Doubleday, 1978] * The Far Frontier [1980] * some "Return to the Planet of the Apes" books He was also well known in fandom as a prolific and distinctive cartoonist, for which work he twice received the Hugo for Best Fan Artist. His service to SFWA included locating the fossils, crystals and stones for the Nebula Award trophies. Bill had been fighting cancer for some time; according to a report posted on Genie by SFWA Attorney Christine Valada, he died quietly in his sleep on the morning of October 18 1997, at the southern California home of his "friend" Paul Turner. Berton Rouche: * Feral [Harper & Row, 1974; Pocket] S. Lee Rouland: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail S. Lee Rouland Victor Rousseau: pseudonym of Victor E. Emanuel Louise Rowder: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Louise Rowder e-mail Louise Rowder old, invalid? Robin Rowland: no known home page, but CompuServe e-mail and e-mail Robin Rowland e-mail Robin Rowland old, invalid? e-mail Ed Rowles Above The Blue Horizon Wonderful art in this science fiction multimedia computer graphics web site, filled with movies, art, and sound featuring 1950's style art, spaceships, UFOs, and "SciFi Hard Edge" art by Ed Rowles. This site won the AOL members Home Page Award. Ames Dorrance Rowley: pseudonym of H. P. Lovecraft Kenneth Royce: pseudonym of Kenneth Royce Gandley Nicholas Royle [1963-]: Born 1963 in Sale (south Manchester), lives in north London and plays in goal for a Sunday-league football team. Nicholas Royle @uk Nicholas Royle @ie Books: * Counterparts [Barrington Books, 1993; Penguin; USA: White Wolf, Feb 1996] * Saxophone Dreams Short Fiction: * "???" Cutting Edge, ed. Dennis Etchison, 1986] * approx. 90 short stories (a collection is forthcomingin the US from White Wolf) Reviews in: Guardian, Times, Independent on Sunday, Time Out, and other magazines. Books Edited: * Darklands * Darklands 2 * A Book of Two Halves * The Tiger Garden Return to Authors R Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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William S. Ruben, also wrote as Fred Shannon: * Weightless in Gaza [Tower, 1970] as Fred Shannon a.k.a. Dionysus: The Ultimate Experiment [Manor, 1977] B. F. Ruby: pseudonym of Fletcher Pratt Berta Ruck: pseudonym of Amy Roberta Oliver Rudy Rucker, Ph.D. (22 Mar 1946-): a leading trans-realist mathematician science fiction author, currently a Professor at the Department of Math & Ccomputer Science, San Jose State University, San Jose California 95192 Rudy Rucker Home Page CAPOW Page (Free Cellular Automaton software!) Books (Fiction): * the "Software" series: ("Software" is in preproduction at Phoenix Pictures with Scott Billups as director; Casting and full production on the film could start as early as Summer 1998; Larry Wilson ("Beetlejuice" and "The Addams Family") has written an excellent script, currently under revision): * Software [Ace, 198; Avon, 1987] (In print, Avon Books, 1997) Winner of Philip K. Dick Award * Wetware [Avon, 1988] (In print, Avon Books, 1997) Winner of Philip K. Dick Award * Freeware [Avon Books, 1997] (In print) * (new SF novel, a fourth book in the "*Ware" series, in progress) * The Hacker and the Ants [William Morrow, 1994] (In print) * Transreal! [WCS Books, 1991] Omnibus edition (In print) Link to ordering information * The Hollow Earth [William Morrow, 1990] (Out of print ?) Historical science fiction * All the Visions [Ocean View Books, 1991] (In print from: Ocean View Books, Box 102650, Denver CO 80250) * The Secret of Life [Bluejay Books, 1985] (Out of print, copies available: Link to ordering information recasts a traditional coming of age memoir as a UFO novel * Master of Space and Time [Bluejay Books, 1984] (Out of print ?) * The Sex Sphere [Ace, 1983] (Out of print) turns his two years in Germany into a tale of higher dimensions and nuclear terrorism * The Fifty-Seventh Franz Kafka [Ace, 1983] (In print as part of "Transreal!") * White Light, or What is Cantor's Continuum Problem [Ace Books, 1980; London: Virgin Books; Wired Books, Winter 1997] about his time as a mystical mathematician in Geneseo * Spacetime Donuts [Ace, 1981] (Out of print) * Saucer Wisdom [forthcoming, Tor, mid-1999] completed manuscript in transreal style recounts Rucker's experiences with a UFO contactee named Frank Shook. The saucers purportedly showed Frank Shook many bits of Earth's future ---- right up through the year 4004! Book gives detailed and illustrated accounts of Frank Shook's experiences, and is in this respect a Millennial work of future extrapolation * Gnarl! Collected Stories [Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000] * Software Nonfiction * Mind Tools [Houghton Mifflin, 1987] (In print) * The Fourth Dimension [Houghton Mifflin, 1984] (In print) * Infinity and the Mind [Bantam, 1983; Princeton Science Library, 1995] (In print) * Geometry, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension [Dover, 1977] (In print) * Seek! Collected Essays [Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999] * Real Programming [in progress]: "In recent years I've spent an inordinate amount of time writing up my Computer Science lecture notes for a textbook and CD. The book teaches Software Engineering in a context of developing MFC C++ Windows programs for video games such as Asteroids. I would like for the distribution CD to also include the full source and executables for my previously published cellular automata, chaos, and artificial life programs. Although it's a Sisyphian task to write a technical computer book, as it's going to be mostly obsolete in ten years, I feel compelled to try and consolidate and put in one place all the things I've been teaching in my CS courses for the last twelve years. I've been using the latest version of "Real Programming" as a text in my CS classes this spring. Next year I'll do further revisions and hopefully harpoon this particular Great White Whale for once and for all." * Other Works (see his home page) * Related Pages (see his home page) * Rucker's SJSU Classes and Office Hours: Spring 1998 (see his home page) * Shareware downloads: cellular automata, artificial life, fractals, chaos, space curves! * Cellab: Cellular Automata Laboratory for Windows * Boppers: Artificial Life Laboratory for Windows * Gnarly Sampler (Spirograph, Chaotic Vine, Quartic Julia Sets) for DOS * Kappa Tau Ribbon Space Curves for Windows * NEW Beta of CAPOW98 with STUZZADELIC Screensaver for Windows!!! "This is the one." e-mail Dr. Rudy Rucker Biography: Born in Louisville, Kentucky (22 Mar 1946); father had small business making inexpensive furniture, mother born in Germany, enthusiastic gardener, amateur artist, potter, housewife; one brother, Embry, five years older; attended private schools in Louisville; Graduated St. Xavier High School although non-Catholic); father ordained as an Episcopal priest, and worked as parish priest for the rest of his life; 1963-1967 Swarthmore College B.S., Mathematics; 1967-1972 Rutgers University, M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics (Mathematical Logic, thesis on Transfinite Set Theory); 1967 married college sweetheart Sylvia Bogsch, three children: Georgia (1969), Rudy, Jr. (1972), Isabel (1974); 1972-1978 employed Mathematics Department, State University College at Geneseo, New York, teaching "Higher Geometry" course (fourth dimension), lectures published as "Geometry, Relativity and The Fourth Dimension"; summer 1976 wrote science fiction novel "Spacetime Donuts", new magazine "Unearth" was willing to serialize it in three parts {which is when Your Humble Webmaster first read Rudy Rucker's fiction}; "Unearth" went out of business before publishing Part Three; 1978-1980 grant from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, funded by the German government, Mathematics Institute of University of Heidelberg, wrote most of "Infinity And The Mind" plus two novels there: "White Light" and "Software"; Ace bought "Spacetime Donuts" and "Software" as a package, "and I was really a writer"; 1980-1982 Math professor at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, the home of then-prominent Jerry Falwell; 1982 full-time writer, Lynchburg; 1982-1986 wrote six books; this period marked the birth of Cyberpunk science fiction; Rucker became recognized as a founding father of the movement, with cyberpunk novels "Software" and "Wetware" each won Philip K. Dick Awards as best paperback SF novel of the year; Rucker also developed style of writing called "transrealism" -- writing about one's real life in fantastic terms, as in "The Secret of Life", "White Light", and "The Sex Sphere"; then wrote "Mind Tools", a nonfiction book about mathematics and information, got him to wanting to teach Math again; 1986-present Professor at SJSU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; developed interest and expertise in Cellular Automata (parallel programs that produce rapid-fire self-generating computer graphics animations; then wrote a historical science fiction novel "The Hollow Earth"; involved with the magazine "MONDO 2000", edited by a collection of Berkeley characters interested in cyberculture; thanks to "MONDO's" influence, "cyberpunk" became something of a household word, taking on a broader meaning and even appearing on the cover of "Time"; co-edited "MONDO 2000 User's Guide" with R. U. Sirius and Queen Mu; R. U. Sirius said "We need a mathematical logician, or we'll never put this thing together"; besides teaching him a lot about computer science; his interest in Cellular Automata led to a very interesting part-time job 1988-1992, at Autodesk, Inc., of Sausalito, California, makers of the popular AutoCAD program; John Walker, co-founder and then-chairman of Autodesk, was fascinated by Cellular Automata; after Rucker met Walker at the Hackers 2.0 conference in 1987 {Your Humble Webmaster was there}, he hired Rucker to work on some Cellular Automata software with him, yielding three shipped software products at Autodesk: "Rudy Rucker's Cellular Automata Laboratory", "James Gleick's Chaos", and "Artificial Life Lab"; Rucker's transreal novel "The Hacker And The Ants" was heavily influenced by working inside a Silicon Valley software company; currently teaching, writing, and hacking Windows C++ graphics programsfor Software Engineering classes taught; "My wife Sylvia and I will both be on sabbatical in academic year 1998-1999, and I'm interested in suggestions about possible visiting gigs, particularly outside of the U.S. If you have any clout at your local institution, try and get me invited!" Charles W. Runyon: * Ames Holbrook, Diety [Curtis, 1972] * Pigworld [Doubleday, 1971; Lancer] * I Weapon [Doubleday, 1974; Popular] * Soulmate [Avon, 1974] Shade Rupe: Member of Horror Writers of America Shade Rupe Chester Ruppert: pseudonym of Roger P. Graham Kristine Kathryn Rusch: SF/Fantasy novelist, former Publisher of Pulphouse, former Editor of "The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction" Kristine Kathryn Rusch@sff.net Gary Alan Ruse: nothing on the Web? e-mail Gary Alan Ruse Salman Rushdie (Ahmed Salman Rushdie) Mythepoeic Award: 1992 Salman Rushdie: Index to at least 6 publications Garry Rusoff [see also M. parry]: * Spear of Fire [Popular, 1977] Joanna Russ: Joanna Russ Brilliant and influential critic, and innovative author Hugo Award: 1983 Nebula Award: 1972 Science Fiction Chronicle Award: 1983 Joanna Russ: Index to at least 51 publications "The Female Man" [Bantam, 1975; Gregg, 1977] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle. Also authored: * Picnic on Paradise [Ace, 1968] * And Chaos Died [Ace, 1970; Gregg, 1978] * Alyx [Gregg, 1976] consistes of the novel "Picnic on Paradise" plus 4 stories * We Who Are About To... [Dell, 1977] * The Two of Them [Berkley Putnam, 1978] J. J. Russ: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Albert Russell: pseudonym of Jerome Bixby Eric Frank Russell: Eric Frank Russell Aussie tribute page * 12 books {to be done} J. Russell: pseudonym of Jerome Bixby Jay Russell: Member of Horror Writers of America Jay Russell@sff.net John Russell: pseudonym of John Russell Fearn John Robert Russell: * Cabu [Pocket, 1974] * Sar [Pocket, 1974] * Ta [Pocket, 1975] Mary Doria Russell: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Mary Doria Russell Ray Russell: horror and weird fiction author {to be done} Sean Russell: Fantasy author of Vancouver, B. C.: * The Initiate Brother [DAW, 1991] * Gatherer of Clouds [DAW, 1992] sequel to The Initiate Brother * the "Moontide and Magic Rise" series: * World Without End [DAW, 1995] * Sea Without a Shore [DAW, 1996] * Beneath the Vaulted Hills [DAW, 1997] prequel RUSSIA Richard A. Russo (Richard Cornell): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Richard A. Russo (Richard Cornell) Richard Paul Russo: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? Olivia Ruuderman: perhaps America's leading female advertising copy writer. Feminist SF novels "The Immortal Joy" (Toronto: McClelland, 1951), "Creole Creeper" (London: Chatto, 1953) Return to Authors R Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Steven D. Ryals: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America nothing on the Web? e-mail Steven D. Ryals e-mail Steven D. Ryals old, invalid? Charles C. Ryan: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Charles C. Ryan Tim Ryan: pseudonym of Lester Dent Thom Ryder: pseudonym of John Harvey Thomas J. Ryan: * The Adolescence of P-1 [Macmillan, 1977] Anthony Rye: no known home page Leonard M. Rysdyk: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America (as of August 1998): * "The Holo-Man" [Fantasy & Science Fiction, date?] * "So Tender and Mild" [Fantasy & Science Fiction, date?] * "A Sound, Like Angels Singing" [Snow White, Blood Red, Avon Books, editor? date?] Return to Authors R Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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