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Authors Beginning "U."

"U": 21st letter of the English alphabet, gradually differentiated from "V", from which it was once equivalent; as with "I" and "J", words beginning with "U" and "V" were intermixed in dictionaries until somewhat after 1800 A.D.; and not totally divorced until roughly 1850 A.D. U.F.O.: Unidentified Flying Object, whether Flying Saucer or otherwise unexplained object or phenomena in the sky, whether seen visually, or by radar; the study of U.F.O.s is called Ufology. see: Me Human, You Alien: How to Talk to an Extraterrestrial U and Non-U: concept created by Professor A.S.C. Ross in 1954, as described in: * "Linguistic class indicators in present-day English" and popularized by: * Nancy Mitford [Encounter, September 1955] as a partly facetious means of telling whether a speaker in "U" (Upper Class) or "Non-U" (Middle or Lower Class) based on certain snobbish versus popular words and phrases

Authors Beginning "Ua..."

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Authors Beginning "Ub..."

U-boat: [German: "Unterseeboot" = underwater boat] submarine see: UNDER THE SEA: submarines, undersea cities, underwater living Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Uc..."

Ed Uchno: ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "Blood Money" [Fantastic, Apr 1980] Interior Artwork: * "Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Artists Behind Him" [Fantastic, Nov 1966] * "A Portfolio: H G. Wells' When the Sleeper Wakes" Fantastic, May 1968] Short Nonfiction: * "Superlatives" [Fantastic, Mar 1957] * "Know Your Supermen" [Fantastic, July 1957] * "Boost Your I.Q." [Fantastic, Dec 1957] * "Scientific Mysteries: The Iron Invaders" [Fantastic, Jan 1958] * "Editorial" [Fantastic Science Fiction Stories, Oct 1960] * "Editorial: In the Holiday Spirit" [Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Dec 1962] * "Editorial (Fantastic, Stories of Imagination" [Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Feb 1962] * "Editorial" [Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Jan 1963] * "Editorial" [Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Apr 1963] * "Editorial" [Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Nov 1964] * "Editorial" [Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Apr 1965] Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Ue..." to "Uk..."

Jennifer Uglow: Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * {to be done} Nonfiction: * "Editor's note" [introduction] [Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings, Angela Carter, Chatto & Windus, 1997] * "Introduction " [introduction] [The Virago Book of Ghost Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Virago, 1987; The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Virago, 1988] Ugly Duckling: (1) Hans Christian Andersen's story of the unattractive misfit in a duck family who endured social disasters and personal rejection, yet gre to be a lovely and well-adjusted Swan; (2) by extension, any underachieving youngster who grows into an attractive and/or succesful adult; see: BAMBI'S CHILDREN: animals who speak, think, or act human Rochelle M. Uhlenkott: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Short Fiction: * "The Gift" [Sword And Sorceress XI, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1994] e-mail Rochelle M. Uhlenkott e-mail Rochelle M. Uhlenkott old, invalid? Esther Uhrman (1921-): Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * {to be done} Short Fiction: * "Mitras the Second," [Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Publishing, 1988; Mitras the Second, Dorrance, 1988] Uisnech: see Usnech UKRAINE Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Ul..."

Ulema: [Arabic: plural of "alim" = a wise man] in Islamic nations, the educated classes, able to read, interpret, and explain the Koran and derived laws; comprising: * Mullahs: religious dignitaries educated in sacred law; term of respect; * Muftis: (1) official civil (nonmilitary) interpreters of Islamic law; (2) English term for unofficial civil Arabic clothing * Imams: [Arabic: "leaders"]: (1) heads of Islamic communities; (2) those who lead Mosque prayers (Lesser Imams); (3) honorary title; (4) Yemenite ruler * Cadis Sabine R. Ulibarra: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Witches or Tomfooleries?" [Tierra: Contemporary Short Fiction of New Mexico, ed. Rudolfo A. Anaya, Cinco Puntos Press: El Paso, TX, 1989] Peter Ullian: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Owen's Blood" [Cemetery Dance, Spring 1997] Carol I. Ullman: Locus/Contento Lists: Poetry: * "Millennium" [Pirate Writings, no.15, 1997] * "Star Song" [Pirate Writings, no.15, 1997] Christian Ulm: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "My Dinner with Buck" [Harvest Tales & Midnight Revels, ed. Michael Mayhew, Bald Mountain Books, 1998] J.H. Ulowetz: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page Short Fiction: * "An End to Darkness" [Analog, Mar 1991] * "Journey" [Amazing Stories, July 1992] * "Must Be the Heat" [Aboriginal Science Fiction, Summer 1993] e-mail J.H. Ulowetz e-mail J.H. Ulowetz old, invalid? Hans Ulrich: SF artist Karl Heinrich Ulrichs: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Manor" [1990; Embracing the Dark, ed. Eric Garber, Alyson, 1991] translated by Hubert Kennedy J. Rogers Ullrich: ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "The Moon Strollers" [Amazing Stories, May 1929] Ultima Thule: see "Thule" see: LOST LANDS Ultimus Romanorum: the last of the Romans Ultor: [Latin: the Avenger]: title granted to the war-god Mars when Augustus smashed at Philippi the faction that had assassinated Julius Caesar, and Augustus built a termple to him in the Roman Forum see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Jason Patrick Ulven: ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "Life Underground" [After Hours,ed. William G. Raley, Spring 1991] Ulysses, a.k.a. Odysseus: [Greek: "the Hater"] mythical King of Ithica, leading war-lord of the Greeks in the "Iliad" by Homer, and then the protagonist of "The Odyssey" by Homer; Virgil adds that he invented the Wooden Horse stratgem by which Troy was conquered; the personification of wily intelligence, inventive battle-planning, kingly eloquence, abiding love for family and homeland; see: Homer see: Iliad see: Odyssey see: Virgil see: Horse see: Telegonus see: Telemachus see: Penelope see: Argus see: Greek/Roman Pantheon Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Um..."

Samuel J. Umland: Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * Philip K. Dick: Contemporary Critical Interpretations {to be done} Reference: * "Philip K. Dick: Contemporary Critical Interpretations, Samuel J. Umland" by Gary K. Wolfe [Locus, vol.34:5, No.412, May 1995] book review Umlaut: term coined by the Philologist Grimm, for a mutation of sound in various Germanic languages when one vowel affects a later vowel (which later vowel can be shown in print or else replaced by a diacritical mark of two dots above the first and sole surviving printed vowel) Herman Daniel Umbstaetter (26 Feb 1851-25 Nov 1913) American editor/publisher, who made a fortune and lost it by age 40, then made it again with "The Black Cat" magazine, which had some fantasy and weird stories (Oct 1895-1912). He helped establish the career of Jack London. One anthology: "Red-Hot Dollar and Other Stories from 'The Black Cat'" [Boston: L.C. Page, 1911] Wallace Umphrey: ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "Mission Accomplished" [Fantastic Adventures, Nov 1951] * "Papa Knows Best" [Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1952] Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Un..."

Uncials: [Latin: "Uncia" = 1/12, because they were roughly 12 to an foot, i.e. an inch high]: magiscule (large) scripts used in 4th-to-8th-Century manuscripts; there were similarly half-uncials about a half-inch tall Uncle Remus: narrator invented by Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) for tales of Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox: * Uncle Remus, his Songs and Sayings [1880] * Nights with Uncle Remus [1883] a somewhat more Politically Correct adaptation appears in the Disney film "Song of the South" Unco: Scottish, derived from "uncouth": (1) unknowm extraordinary, weird, strange, unusual; (2) very, as in "unco glad", "unco guid" [too good by half, self-consciously saintly] Unconscious: psychological term emphasized by Freud for those "primary" mental processes of lust, hatred, fear, which a person cannot by definition be consciously aware, as opposed to Conscious "secondary" mental processes including all rational, logical, civilized thought Errol Undercliffe, pseudonym for Ramsey Campbell Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941): British mystic/author. Novels: * The Grey World [UK: 1904; as "The Gray World", USA: 1904] reincarnation * The Lost World [UK: 1907] magic * The Column of Dust [UK: 1909] magic Nonfiction About Mysticism: * Mysticism [UK: 1904] * The Mystic Way [UK: 1913] * Practical Mysticism [UK: 1914] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martins Press, 1997, p.973) Pat Underhill: ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "The Money Machine" [Analog, Sep 1976] Short Nonfiction: * "Mathematician" [Astounding Science Fiction, June 1944] George Underwood: SF Artist J. A. Underwood: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Nonfiction: * "Translator's Preface" [Franz Kafka: Stories 1904-1924, Franz Kafka, Cardinal, 1990] John Underwood: Poetry: * "Hymn to Night" [Eldritch Tales, Spring 1995] Laura J. Underwood: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known home page, below based on ISFDB, Locus/Contento, other sources; Short Fiction: * "Sword Singer" [Sword and Sorceress V, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1988] * "Harper's Moon" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Winter 1991] * "Tangled Webs" [Sword And Sorceress IX, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1992] * "Dream Catcher" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Fall 1993] * "The Black Tower" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Winter 1993] * "Mist" [Sword And Sorceress XI, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1994] * "The Demon's Lamentation" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Winter 1994] * "Wormwood" [Sword And Sorceress XII, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1995] * "The Satyr's Song" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Winter 1995] * "The Green Hag's Barrow" [Adventures of Sword & Sorcery, no.3, 1996] * "The Whisht Hound's Bone" [Sword and Sorceress XIII, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1996] * "The Bargain" [Sword and Sorceress XIV, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1997] * "The Oak King's Wrath" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Spring 1997] * "The Piper's Tale" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Summer 1998] * "Earth's Song" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley and Rachel E. Holman, Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 1998] * "His Heart of Stone" [Sword and Sorceress XV, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1998] * "A Little Knight Music" [Adventures of Sword & Sorcery, no.5, 1998] R. Underwood: ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "The Crazy Mathematician" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Apr 1964] Russell Underwood: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Boneshakers" [Random Realities, Summer 1995] * "Dark Meat" [Forbidden Lines, no.16, 1994] Tim Underwood, full name Tim Edward Underwood (1948-): Winner 1994 World Fantasy Award Nonfiction Books: * Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King [co-author Chuck Miller] [1986] Anthologies Edited: * Writers of the 21st Century: Jack Vance [Taplinger, 1980] (coeditor Chuck Miller) ISBN 0-8008-4295-2, $5.95 Short Nonfiction: * "Introduction to Writers of the 21st Century: Jack Vance" * "A Talk with Jack Vance" [Light from a Lone Star, NESFA, 1985] interview References" * "Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King, Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller" by Dan Chow" [Locus, vol.19:4, No.303, Apr 1986] book review * "Spotlight on Publishing: Underwood & Miller" by Bob Morrish, [Cemetery Dance, Winter 1992] interview Undine: (1) one of Paracelsus' elemental spirits, namely the spirit of Water; soul-less, until she married a man and bore him a son or daughter; (2) Friedrich de la Motte Fouque's story "Undine" [1811]; see: "Sylph" see: "Paracelsus" see: "elemental" Grail Undwin: pseudonym of Lin Carter (1930-1988) [according to Locus/Contento] * "Rhian and Garanhir" [The Year's Best Fantasy Stories #5, ed. Lin Carter, DAW, 1980; Faery!, ed. Terri Windling, Ace, 1985] Sandra Unerman: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Helgi Halfdanarson" [Scheherazade, no.7, 1993] * "The History Lesson" [All Hallows, no.15, 1997] * "The Secret Stair" [Scheherazade, no.10, 1994] Julius Unger (1911-2 Jan 1963) American book dealer/fan, prominent in science fiction book and magazine dealing in New York before World War II, and then publisher of the fanzine "Fantasy Fiction Field" in the 1940s and again in 1962-? Unicorn: heraldic and mythical animal; the unicorn, as described by Ctesias (400 B.C.) in his Greek history of Asian kingdoms, and elaborated upon ever since, is the very archetype of magic -- unseen by almost all, unapproachable except by those pure of heart. On the merry-go-rounds of my youth, I let others ride the horses; I always clambered onto the unicorn, and have been riding him ever since. In legend, the Unicorn is deadly -- like the narwhal whose tusk, and the rhinoceros, whose horn, may have led credulous middle-ages folk to believe -- and yet the horn has magical healing abilities. see: UNICORNS IN THE GARDEN for biblical quotations about unicorns, and an entire sub-genre of fantasy literature see: [Spenser's Fairie Queene, II, v, 10], about the allegorical conflict between Lion and Unicorn, representing the former hostilities between, respectively, England and Scotland Pierre Unik (1910-?): Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Long Live the Bride!" [La RŽvolution SurrŽaliste #6, 1926; The Dedalus Book of Surrealism, ed. Michael Richardson, Dedalus, 1993] translated by Michael Richardson UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Edith [Totterman] Unnerstad (28 July 1900-?) Helsinki Finland-born Swedish author of fairy tales Unofficial Observer, pseudonym for J. F. Carter Jack Unruh: SF artist David Storr Unwin (3 Dec 1918-?): British author of * Green-Eyed Gryphon [London: H.Hamilton, 1958] and numerous juveniles under pseudonym "David Severn" Timothy Unwin: reviewed "The Jules Verne Encyclopedia" in [Foundation, no.70, Summer 1997] Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Up..."

Upanishads: [Sanskrit: "a sitting down at a teacher's feet"] portion of the most ancient philosophical, metaphysical, religious, and fantastic literature of Hindu culture; a vast assortment of books about the nature of the human, the nature of the cosmos, and the place of the human in that universe; collectively, as a tremndous Hypertext, the are the Vedanta, or final part of the Veda, and consist of esoteric doctrine recorded circa 500 B.C. see: Hindu Pantheon Boyd Bradfield Upchurch (3 Oct 1919-) American photoengravings salesman/author with science fiction novels published under the pseudonym "John Boyd." Now married to a school principal in the Huntington Beach region of Southern California. Best known for the novel "The Last Starship From Earth" [New York: Weybright & Talley, 1968] about a mathematican who turns poet to impress a woman, which was of great interest to me as a mathematician-poet... John [Hoyer] Updike (18 Mar 1932-) distinguished and prolific American novelist/essayist/short-story-author/critic who has published some science fiction and fantasy novels, such as "The Centaur" (New York: Knopf, 1963), and "Rogers Game" (?) He is also a notable science fiction poet in such unusual markets as Scientific American. SF Novels: * The Centaur [New York: Knopf, 1963] * Rogers Game (?) * Toward the End of Time [Knopf, 1997] ISBN 0-375-40006-0, $25.00 Fantasy Novels: * The Witches of Eastwick [1984] film hotlink {to be done} * Brazil [1994] Tristan and Iseult in magical-realist modern Brazil SF Short Fiction: * "The Indian" [New Yorker, 17 Aug 1963; Triumph of the Night, ed. Robert Phillips, Carroll & Graf, 1989; The Mists from Beyond, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Penguin/Roc, 1993] * "During the Jurassic" [SF 12, ed. Judith Merril, Delacorte, 1968; Omni, Oct 1983] * "I Am Dying, Egypt, Dying" [Playboy Stories: The Best of Forty Years of Short Fiction, ed. Alice K. Turner, Penguin/Dutton, 1994] ISBN 0-525-93735-8, $24.95 * "The Chaste Planet" [New Yorker, 10 Nov 1975; The World Treasury of Science Fiction, ed. David G. Hartwell, Little Brown, 1989] * "Jesus on Honshu" [New Yorker 25 Dec 1971; Twilight Zone Magazine, June 1987] Poetry: * "Cosmic Gall" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Nov 1961] * "October" [1965; Cricket, Oct 1991] * "Sonnet to Human Grandeur" [Lord John Ten, ed. Dennis Etchison, Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1988] * and see Science Fiction Poetry Short SF-related Nonfiction: * "Loving the Sox" [Lord John Ten, ed. Dennis Etchison, Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1988] References: * "Toward the End of Time, John Updike" by Gary K. Wolfe [Locus, vol.39:4, No.441, Oct 1997] book review * "The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike" by Faren Miller [Locus, vol.17:7, No.282, July 1984] Chauncey Uphoff: * "A Rebel Technology Comes Alive" [co-author Jonathan V. Post] [Project Solar Sail, ed. Arthur C. Clarke (and David Brin and Jonathan Vos Post), NAL/Roc, 1990] Tom Upshaw: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Woman Who Screamed Through Lifetimes" [New Pathways, Nov 1990] Gerald Upton: Locus/Contento Lists: Poetry: * "Safe Return" [TransVersions, no.7, 1997] Allen Upward (1863-1926): Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Story of the Green House, Wallington" [The Royal Magazine, Christmas 1905; The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Robinson, 1995] Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Ur..."

Urania: [Greek: "celestial, heavenly]: (1) the Muse of Astronomy and/or Astrology, usually depicted with a staff which points to a celestial sphere; (2) an epithet of Venus (Aphrodite); (3) John Milton calls her the "heavenly born" sister of Wisdom, the personification of the highest spirit of Poetry ["Paradise Lost", VII, 1-39]; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: links to all 9 Muses in Euterpe Opera Theatre Uranus: (1) the planet discovered by Herschel in 1781; Your Humble Webmaster served as Mission Planning Engineer on JPL/NASA Voyage 2's flyby of this astonishing planet, especially involved in imaging the smallest of the 5 then-known moons of Uranus, Miranda; (2) Greek mythic personification of Heaven, husband/son of Gaea (Earth), father of the Titans and the Cyclops; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: Miranda Paul Urayama: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Living in a Stranger" [Analog, Oct 1998] Helen Urban (Helen M. Urban): ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "The Finer Breed" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Mar 1956] * "The Glory of Ippling" [Galaxy, Dec 1962] Locus/Contento adds: * "The Cat and the Canaries" [Fantastic Universe, Feb 1957; Ackermanthology, ed. Forrest J Ackerman, General Publishing Group, 1997] Scott Urban (Scott H. Urban): ISFDB and Locus/Contento and other sources, combined, and resorted/reformatted chronologically, list: Anthologies Edited: * frisson: disconcerting verse [1996] * The Conspiracy Files [DAW, 1998] co-editor Martin H. Greenberg Short Fiction: * "New Beginnings" [All the Devils Are Here, ed. David D. Deyo, Jr., Unnameable Press, 1986] * "Boy's Life" [Noctulpa, no.4, 1990] * "The Wind Has Teeth" [When the Black Lotus Blooms, ed. Elizabeth A. Saunders, Unnameable Press, 1990] co-author Greg Vance * "Bread and Butter" [The Scream Factory, no.6, 1991] * "Chute" [Guignoir and Other Furies, ed. George Hatch, Horror's Head Press, 1991] * "Portable Darkness," [Fantasy and Terror, no.14, 1992] * "Vigil" [After Hours, Spring 1992] * "Better to Burn Out" [Shock Rock II, ed. Jeff Gelb, Pocket, 1994] ISBN 0-671-87088-2, $5.50 * "Chitin" [The Urbanite, no.4, 1994] * "Little Flea" [When Will You Rage?, ed. Stewart Wieck, Stone Mountain, GA: White Wolf, 1994] * "The Scarlet Letters" [The Beast Within, ed. Stewart Wieck, Stone Mountain, GA: White Wolf, 1994; World of Darkness: Strange City, ed. Staley Krause and Stewart Wieck, HarperPrism, 1996] * "Filling in the Shadows" [Terminal Fright Magazine,ed. Kenneth E. Abner, Jr., Spring 1995] * "And His Name Shall Be John" [Into the Darkness, no.3, 1995] * "I Am Joe's Penis" [Seeds of Fear, ed. Jeff Gelb & Michael Garrett, Pocket, 1995] * "Victims" [Fear Itself, ed. Jeff Gelb, Warner, 1995] * "Lights Out" [Year 1: A Time of Change, ed. Edward J. McFadden and Tom Piccirilli, Pirate Writings, 1996] * "Playclothes" [The Urbanite, no.7, 1996] * "Crowley Next Door" [Crossroads, Feb 1997] * "Edge-Run" [Terminal Frights Volume One, ed. Ken Abner, Black River, NY: Terminal Fright Press, 1997] * "The Scorched Smell of Dreams" [The Conspiracy Files, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Scott H. Urban, DAW, 1998] co-author Greg Vance Poetry: * "No Reconciliations" [All the Devils Are Here, ed. David D. Deyo, Jr., Unnameable Press, 1986; Mindmares, Spring 1998] * "Skeleton Key" [When the Black Lotus Blooms, ed. Elizabeth A. Saunders, Unnameable Press, 1990] * "The Queen of Air and Darkness" [Tekeli-li!, no.3, 1991] * "Courser" [Thin Ice, no.14, 1993] * "Marionette" [Thin Ice, no.14, 1993] * "Her Locks" [Once Upon a Midnight, ed. Jame A. Riley, Michael N. Langford, Thomas E. Fuller, Unnameable Press,1995] ISBN 0-934227-16-0, $10.95 * "Awakening" [Once Upon a Midnight, ed. Jame A. Riley, Michael N. Langford, Thomas E. Fuller, Unnameable Press,1995] * "Black Holes" [Dark Regions & Horror, no.10, 1998] * "Flesh" [Mindmares, Summer 1998] co-author Craig Sernotti * "Guide" [Dark Regions & Horror, no.10, 1998] * "The Guttenberg Appropriation" [Dark Regions & Horror, no.10, 1998] * "Harvest" [Dark Regions & Horror, no.10, 1998] * "Jack to His Mother" [Mindmares, Fall 1998] * "Primal" [Mindmares, Summer 1998] * "Probing the Dark Side" [Star*Line, vol.21, no.3, 1998] * "Punchline" [Dark Regions & Horror, no.10, 1998] * "The Reluctant Heretic" [from "Inquisition Sonnets"] [Mythic Delirium, no.1, 1998] * "Sanitation" [Mindmares, Fall 1998] * "Sonnet: Hermetic" [Mindmares, Spring 1998] * "Staking Claim" [Mindmares, Fall 1998] * "Vignette" [Dark Regions & Horror, no.10, 1998] Nonfiction: * "Foreshadowings" [Frisson, no.7, 1997] editorial * "Introduction" [The Conspiracy Files, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Scott H. Urban, DAW, 1998] John Urbancik IIII: Member of Horror Writers of America John Urbancik IIII Francois Urban-Menninger: (1953-): Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Building Manager" [Different Realities, no.1, 1997; "La Concierge" in original French] translated by Joe F. Randolph Reference: * "Francoise Urban-Menninger" [Different Realities, no.1, 1997] biographical sketch Richard Urdiales: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Gas Man" [L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future vol.4, ed. Algis Budrys, Bridge Publications, 1988] Urdu: [from "urdu zaban" = the camp language] Islamic form of the Hindustani language, used by Mohammedans and the subjects they historically conquered Jean Ure: ISFDB lists: Novels: * The Girl in the Blue Tunic [Scholastic UK, 1997] ISBN 0-590-54228-1, £4.99 Jan Urestsky (Jan Uretsky?): SF Artist Mary Urhausen, also writes as Mary K. Urhausen: Locus/Contento says that she writes books under pseudonym "Karen Ripley" ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "In Another Land" [Worlds of If, Aug 1968] Uriah: (1) Biblical character [II Samuel, xi, 15], specifically: "Letter of Uriah": a letter pretending friendship, but really de facto a death warrant, as with the letter carried by Shakespeare's pair in "Hamlet" -- Rosenkranz and Guildenstern; (2) Uriah Heep: treacherous character in Dickens Kevin Urick (1952-): Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Sixteen Year Feud" [Into the Darkness, no.5, 1996] Uriel: (1) one of the 7 Archangels [II Esdras iv] in rabbinical lore; (2) "Regent of the Sun... sharpest-sighted spirit of all in heaven" [Milton's "Paradise Lost", III, 690]; see: Angels see: "Archangel" see: Heaven see: Jewish/Hebrew Henry Uriel, pseudonym for Frederick Faust Urim and Thummim: mysterious items used in ancient Hebrew divination to determine the Will of the Lord [Exodus, xxviii, 30]; [Deuteronomy, xxxiii, 8]; [I Samuel xxviii, 6]; [Ezra ii, 63]; which drop from Hebrew lore after the era of David; see: "Divination" see: Jewish/Hebrew Fred Urquhart, full name Frederick Burrows Urquhart (1912-): Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Lillie Langtry's Silver Cup" [The Fourth Book of After Midnight Stories, ed. Amy Myers, London: Kimber, 1988] * "The Saracen's Stick" [The Twilight Book, ed. James Hale, London: Gollancz, 1981; Haunted Travellers, ed. Denys Val Baker, London: William Kimber, 1985] * "Swing High, Willie Brodie" [The Third Book of After Midnight Stories, ed. Amy Myers, London: Kimber, 1987] Nonfiction: * "Introduction" [Creepy Stories, ed. Anon., Bracken Books, 1994] Benjamin Urrutia: ISFDB lists: Anthologies Edited: * LDSF-2: Latter-Day Science Fiction [Parables, 1985] Geoffrey Ursell: ISFDB lists: Short Fiction: * "Greenhouse" [Ark of Ice: Canadian Futurefiction, ed. Lesley Choyce, Canada: Pottersfield Press, 1992] ISBN 0-019001-73-4, $14.95 Patrick Urth: Australia: Nominated for 1987 Ditmar Award for Best Novel * Oasis [Aphelion, Summer 1985, Spring, Fall, Winter 1986] serialized Steve Urwin: ISFDB and Locus/Contento, when combined, list: Short Fiction: * "A Man's Best Friend" [Premonitions, no.4, 1995] Poetry: * "Tightrope Walker" [The Third Alternative, no.4, ed. Andy Cox, Autumn 1994] * "Drought" [The Third Alternative, no.9, Winter 1995] * "Aftermath" [Premonitions, no.2, 1993] * "Another Wound" [Premonitions, no.4, 1995] * "Dead City; Broken Streets" [Premonitions, no.4, 1995] * "My God" [Premonitions, no.4, 1995] * "Oblivious" [Premonitions, no.2, 1993] * "The Picture" [Works, no.10, 1995] * "Untitled Fragments" [Premonitions, no.4, 1995] Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Us..."

Kendra Usack: Locus/Contento Lists: Poetry: * "Orion's Bow" [Owlflight, no.5, 1986] Usher: [French: "huissier" = doorkeeper]: (1) literal doorkeeper; (2) assistant at movie theatres at the portals and showing patrons to and from seats; (3) Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod: hereditary English official; (4) Usher of the Green Rod: officer attending Knights of the Thistle; (5) Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" Christopher Usher: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Paradox Patrol" [Fear!, May 1990] David P. Usher: Locus/Contento Lists: Reference: * "Obituary: Usher, David P." [Locus, vol.38:6, No.437, June 1997] Frances Usher: ISFDB lists: Novels: * Face to Face [Mammoth, 1997] ISBN 0-7497-1054-3, £3.50 Margo Seesse Usher, pseudonym for Georgess McHargue Shaun Usher (1937-): Locus/Contento says that he writes under the pseudonym "Jeffry Scott" Usnech, a.k.a. Uisnech: the Sons of Usnech (or Uisnech) were Naoise (or Noisi), Ainle, and Ardan; Deirdre (daughter of the King of Ulster's storyteller) was prophesied to bring destruction to Ireland, and she fell in love with Naoise, escaped to Scotland, was lured home by King Conchobar (who had raised her to be his bride) who murdered the three men, and she killed herself, perhaps after a year of dysfunctional marriage with Conchobar; see: the play "Deirdre" by W. B. Yeats; see: the play "Deirdre of the Sorrows" by J.M. Synge see: Celtic Myth Graeme Ussher: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Great Lakes" [Abaddon, no.1, 1998] Daniel Ust: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Nonfiction: * "The Philosophy of Lovecraft's Art" [Crypt of Cthulhu, no.93, 1996] Peter Ustinov, full name Peter Ustinov Alexander (1921-): actor, author; Books: * The Old Man and Mr. Smith [1991] {to be done} Reference: * "The Old Man and Mr. Smith, Peter Ustinov" by Tom Whitmore [Locus, vol.27:2, No.367, Aug 1991] Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

Authors Beginning "Ut..."

Daisy Utemorrah: Locus/Contento Lists: Poetry: * "Our Mother Land" [Do Not Go Around the Edges, Magabala Books, 1990; She's Fantastical, ed. Lucy Sussex and Judith Raphael Buckrich, Sybylla Feminist Press, 1995] Utgard: where the giants lived, and Utgard-Loki had his castle see: Scandanavian Pantheon Uther: father of King Arthur see: Pendragon Steven Utley (1948-): Books: * Martyr [Curtis, 1971] * Ghost Seas [Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] ISBN 0-9586856-1-4, $A16.95 * Lone Star Universe [ed. Steven Utley, Geo W. Proctor, Heidelberg, 1976] anthology Steven Utley
Short Fiction: * "The Queen & I" [Perry Rhodan, no.31, 1973; Ackermanthology, ed. Forrest J Ackerman, General Publishing Group, 1997] * "Predators" [The Ides of Tomorrow, ed. Terry Carr [1976, Little, Brown, 1976] ISBN 0-3161297-0-4 * "The Unkindest Cut of All" [pub?, 1972] * "The Reason Why" [Vertex, Dec 1973] * "Crash Cameron and the Slime Beast" [Vertex, June 1973] * "Time and Variance" [Vertex, Aug 1974] * "Ember Eyes" [Galaxy, Dec 1974] * "Deeper Than Death" [Vertex, Apr 1974] * "Big Black Whole" [Galaxy, Aug 1974] * "Act of Mercy" [Galaxy, July 1974] * "The Other Half" [Galaxy, Sep 1975] * "The Great Red Spot" [Vertex, Feb 1975] * "Flies By Night" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1975] * "Dear Mom, I Don't Like It Up Here" [Vertex, Feb 1975] * "Caring for Your Edaphosaurus" [Vertex, Aug 1975] * "Ocean" [Fantastic, Aug 1976] * "The Man at the Bottom of the Sea" [Galaxy, Oct 1976] * "Larval Stage" [Galaxy, July 1976] * "Ghost Seas" [Lone Star Universe, ed. Steven Utley, Geo W. Proctor, Heidelberg, 1976; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Getting Away" [Galaxy, January 1976; Light Years and Dark, ed. Michael Bishop, Berkley, 1984] ISBN 0-425-07214-2, $8.95 [Dinosaurs!, ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois, Ace, 1990] * "Deviation from a Theme" [Galaxy, May 1976] * "Sic Transit...?, A Shaggy Hairless-Dog Story" [Stellar #2, ed. Judy-Lynn del Rey, Ballantine, 1976; also as "Willow Beeman"] co-author Howard Waldrop [Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Willow Beeman" see "Sic Transit...' above * "Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole" [New Dimensions 7, ed. Robert Silverberg, Harper & Row, 1977] co-author Howard Waldrop [Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H.P. Lovecraft in Popular Culture, ed. Jim Turner, Golden Gryphon Press, 1998] * "Custer's Last Jump" [Best SF Stories of the Year 6, ed. Gardner Dozois, 1977; Best SF of the Year 6, ed. Terry Carr, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977;] Universe 6, ed. Terry Carr, Popular Library, 1977] ISBN 0-445-04034-3, $1.50 * "Upstart" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Feb 1977; 100 Astounding Little Alien Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble Books, 1996] ISBN 0-76070-142-3 [Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Tom Sawyer's Sub-Orbital Escapade" [Ascents of Wonder, ed. David Gerrold, Popular Library, 1977] ISBN 0-445-04128-5, $1.50 * "Time and Hagakure" [Isaac Asimov's, Winter 1977] * "Spectator Sport" [Amazing Stories, July 1977] * "Passport for a Phoenix" [Galaxy, Apr 1977] * "Our Vanishing Triceratops" [Amazing Stories, March 1977] * "The Maw" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1977] * "Losing Streak" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jan 1977] * "In Brightest Day, In Darkest Night" [Fantastic, Feb 1977] * "Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole" [Best SF Stories of the Year 7, ed. Gardner Dozois, 1978; New Dimensions 7, ed. Robert Silverberg Harper & Row, 1977; Year's Finest Fantasy, ed. Terry Carr, Berkley, 1978] ISBN 425-03808-4, $1.95 * "Time and Hagakure" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine Winter 1977; Science Fiction Masterpieces, ed. Isaac Asimov, Galahad, 1986; Time Travelers, ed. Gardner R. Dozois, Ace, 1989] * "Uncoiling" [Fantastic, Apr 1978] * "The Mouse Ran Up the Clock" [Fantastic, Jan 1979] * "Leaves" [Amazing Stories, Feb 1979] * "Genocide Man" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Apr 1979] * "In the Shubbi Arms" [Galaxy, Summer 1980] * "Slices of Sylvia" [Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine. Dec 1980; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "The Beasts of Love" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jan 1981] * "Dog in the Manger" [Shayol, no.5, 1982; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Creatures of Habit" [Shayol, no.7, 1985] * "The Tall Grass" [Isaac Asimov's, June 1989] * "My Wife" [Isaac Asimov's, Feb 1989] * "Haiti" [Isaac Asimov's, May 1992; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Where or When" [Isaac Asimov's, Jan 1991] * "Now that We Have Each Other" [Isaac Asimov's, July 1992] * "Look Away" [Fantasy and Science Fiction, Feb 1992; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "The Glowing Cloud" [Isaac Asimov's, Jan 1992; The Year's Best Science Fiction, Tenth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, St. Martin's Press, 1993] * "Die Rache" [Isaac Asimov's, Jun 1992; 100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment, ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1998] * "The Dinosaur Season" [Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Mar 1992; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "There and Then" [Asimov's, Nov 1993; The Year's Best Science Fiction, Eleventh Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, St. Martin's Press, 1994] ISBN 0-3121110-4-5, hardcover 0-3121110-5-3, paperback [Time Machines, ed. Bill Adler, Jr., Carroll & Graf, 1997] * "Little Whalers" [Pulphouse, no.16, 1993] * "The Country Doctor" [Asimov's, Oct 1993] * "Two Women of the Prairie" [Louis L'Amour Western Magazine, May 1994] * "One Kansas Night" [Asimov's, June 1994] * "Michael Bates" [Pulphouse, no.17, 1994; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Living It" [Asimov's, Aug 1994] * "Edge of the Wind" [Asimov's, Jan 1994; Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "The Wind Over the World" [Asimov's, Oct/Nov 1996] * "A Silurian Tale" [Asimov's, May 1996] * "Race Relations" [Asimov's, Feb 1996] * "The Age of Mud and Slime" [Asimov's, Mar 1996] * "The Electricity of Heaven" [Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Two Women of the Prairie" [Louis L'Amour Western Magazine, Ghost Seas, Ticonderoga Publications, 1997] * "Once More, with Feeling" [Dying For It, ed. Gardner Dozois, HarperPrism, 1997] ISBN 0-06-105361-9, $13.00 * "The Here and Now" [Asimov's, March 1998] * {some forthcoming story} [The Last Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, 1999???] Poetry: * "The Local Allosaurus" [New Dimensions 5, ed. Robert Silverberg Harper & Row, 1975] ISBN 0-06-013870-X, $7.95 [Burning with a Vision, ed. Robert Frazier, Owlswick, 1984] * "Invaders" [Galaxy, Apr 1975] * "Stepping into the Role" [Isaac Asimov's, Fall 1977] * "And There Go the Property Values" [Asimov's, Mid-Dec 1995] * "Pteranodon" [Asimov's, Feb 1996] * "Dodoes" [Asimov's, Apr 1996] * "This Impatient Age" [Asimov's, April 1997] -- or was it? -- * "The Impatient Ape" [Asimov's, Apr 1997] * "Our Brave Terranaut" [Asimov's, April 1997] * "Report to Moctezuma" [Asimov's, June 1997] * "To a Scorpion" [Asimov's, July 1997] * "Two Fish" [Asimov's, August 1997] * "Rex and Regina" [Shayol, no.2, 1978; Asimov's, September 1997] * "The Moon Does Not Envy the Earth" [Asimov's, April 1998] * "Embrace" [Asimov's, March 1998] Reference: * "Ghost Seas, Steven Utley" by Jonathan Strahan [Locus, vol.40:1, No.444, Jan 1998] book review Utnapishtim: Babylonian equivalent of Noah; the tale of Noah's Ark almost certainly derived from the story of Utnapishtim as recounted in the epic of Gilgamesh; see: Noah see: Gilgamesh see: Jewish/Hebrew Myth see: those miscellaneous other Mythologies UTOPIA: Fictional and Nonfictional glimpses of an ideal future Virgil Utter, full name Virgil Starbuck Utter, Jr. (1925-): Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * {to be done} Nonfiction: * "Afterword" [Prince Raynor, Henry Kuttner, Gryphon, 1987] * "Introduction" [Kuttner Times Three, Henry Kuttner, Virgil Utter, 1988] William Utterson: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Alva Boyle" [Would Could Should, ed. Fraser Derrickson, A.S.F.A.E. Society, 1988] Alison Uttley, pseudonym of Alice Jane Uttley (1884-1976): British children's fantasist with B.Sc. in Physics (1909): * The Squirrel, The Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit [1929] * 30+ sequels to "Little Grey Rabbit" * A Traveller in Time [1939] modern girl travels back in time and observes a plot to murder Mary Queen of Scots * The Stuff of Dreams [1953] autobiography (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martins Press, 1997, p.977) Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Wee Ghostie" [The Little Knife Who Did All The Work, Faber, 1962; Dread and Delight, ed. Philippa Pearce, Oxford University Press, 1995] * "The Woodcutter's Daughter" [The Faber Book of Modern Fairy Tales, ed. Sara & Stephen Corrin, London: Faber & Faber, 1985; Faery!, ed. Terri Windling, Ace, 1985]

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Uzziel: [Hebrew: "Strength of God"]: a principle angel in rabbinical lore; second-in-command to Gabriel; see: Milton's ["Paradise Lost", IV, 782] see: Angels see: "Archangel" see: Heaven see: Jewish/Hebrew Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents


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Authors Beginning "Va..."

V: (1) twenty-second letter of the alphabet, which once was indistinguishable from "U"; (2) Roman numeral for 5; (3) symbol of the element Vanadium V-1: [from German "Vergeltungswaffe" = revenge weapon] World War II acestor of the modern cruise missile, this "buzz bomb" was a robot jet-propelled airplane-bomb used first against Britain (June-August 1944) and then against Antwerp V-2: suborbital rocket with chemical bomb warhead, used by Germans against England in the autumn of 1944; developed at Peenemunde by German team whose chief engineer was Werner Von Braun. see: Werner Von Braun VAB: Vehicle Assembly Building, Kennedy Space Center Andres Vaccari: Locus/Contento Lists: Translations: * "Borges on Mars, by Jorge Lu’s Borges" [Abaddon, no.1, 1998] nonfiction article Geoffrey Vace, pseudonym for Hugh B. Cave Jacques Vache (1895-1919): artist friend of Andre Breton, who committed suicide as a gesture of contempt against society. Andrew Vachss, full name Andrew Henry Vachss (1942-): Best known as a Mystery/Detective author, listed here for these Horror/Dark Fantasy works; Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * Batman: the Ultimate Evil [1995] * Born Bad [1994] * Choice of Evil [1999] * Drive By [1994] * A Flash of White [1993] Short Fiction: * "Anytime I Want" [Invitation to Murder, ed. Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest, 1991] * "Cripple" [Hardboiled Detective, no.10, 1990; Gauntlet, no.2, 1991] * "Drive By" [Drive-By, Crossroads Press, 1993] * "It's a Hard World" [A Matter of Crime v1, ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman, HBJ, 1987; Cemetery Dance, Summer 1991] * "Joyride" [Cemetery Dance, Winter 1991] * "Lynch Law" [Cold Blood, ed. Richard T. Chizmar, Ziesing, 1991] * "Mad Dog" [The Armchair Detective. Winter 1990; The Scream Factory, Spring 1993] * "Placebo" [Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Mar 1989; Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre, ed. Charles Ardai, Galahad, 1990; Cemetery Dance, Fall 1991] * "The Real Thing" [The Crow: Shattered Lives & Broken Dreams, ed. J. O'Barr & Ed Kramer, Ballantine Del Rey, 1998] * "Stone Magic" [Narrow Houses, ed. Peter Crowther, Little Brown UK, 1992] * "Treatment" [Dark at Heart, ed. Joe R. Lansdale and Karen Lansdale, Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest, 1992] * "Witch Hunt" [Borderlands 3, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Borderlands Press, 1993] Reference: * "Batman: the Ultimate Evil, Andrew Vachss" by Edward Bryant [Locus, vol.35:4, No.417, Oct 1995] book review * "Born Bad, Andrew Vachss" by Edward Bryant, (br) Locus v33:5 No.406 Nov '94] book review * "Choice of Evil, Andrew Vachss" by Edward Bryant, (br) Locus v42:5 No.460 May '99] book review * "Drive By, Andrew Vachss" by Edward Bryant, (br) Locus v32:2 No.397 Feb '94] book review * "A Flash of White, Andrew Vachss" by Edward Bryant, (br) Locus v31:3 No.392 Sep '93] book review Vacuum: (1) space without matter; (2) often used for vacuum cleaner, or the verb meaning the use of a vacuum cleaner; (3) "Nature abhors a vacuum" was a phrase coined by Spinoza ["Ethics", 1677]; physicists distinguish between "soft vacuum" (easily achieved with mechanical pumps), "hard vacuum" (requiring more sophisticated equipment), and the "false vacuum" which is really packed with energy. Vacuum Chamber: large, hermeticaaly-sealed container or room in which a soft vacuum can be made by pumping out the air, and in which a spacecraft or spacecraft subsystem can be environmentally tested. Vacuum Pump: device which extracts gasses from a Vacuum Chamber vade mecum: [Latin: "go with me"] portale handbook or manual. Martin Vaeth, pseudonym for Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr. Sanford Vaid, pseudonym for Arthur W. Tucker & Dorothy Les Tina Urvashi Vaid: Locus/Contento Lists: Nonfiction: * "Outing is Coercion Not Liberation" [Gauntlet, no.2, 1991] William Vaillancourt: Locus/Contento Lists: Nonfiction: * "L'Attitudinal Scanner" [The Journal of Canadian Content in Speculative Literature, Fall/Winter 1993] criticism * "Northern Passage" [The Journal of Canadian Content in Speculative Literature, Fall/Winter 1993] book review Alison Vaird: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Empty Sky" [On Spec, Winter 1995] Vaishnava: those Hindus who worship Vishnu as the chief god of the Hindu Pantheon. Rajnar Vajra: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Passing the Arboli Test" [Absolute Magnitude, Spring 1997] M. Christine Valada, Esq.: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America photographer and legal expert on intellectual property; known for her wonderful collection of portrait photographs of science fiction authors, which she exhibits at conventions, and her expertise in particular on copyright issues for visual media. e-mail M. Christine Valada Locus/Contento Lists: Nonfiction: * "Television" [Science Fiction Age, May 1993] market review Nanos Valaortis: Locus/Contento Lists: Poetry: * "Poem Unlimited" [Poly: New Speculative Writing, ed. Lee Ballentine, Ocean View Books, 1989] Victor Valding, pseudonym for John V. Peterson & Allan I. Benson D. G. Valdron: (may or may not be Dennis Valdron); Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Alice in the Mirror" [On Spec, Spring 1996] * "Lanie" [Terminal Fright, Mar/Apr 1994] * "The Monkey Sea" [Northern Fusion, Summer 1998] * "Tell Me" [After Hours, Fall 1994] * "Write Me" [Interzone, Oct 1997] Dennis Valdron: (may or may not be D. G. Valdron); Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Viruses of Quiet Desperation" [TransVersions, no.1, 1994] Janet Vale: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Goodbye Honey" [Peeping Tom, no.10, 1993] * "In His Own Way: A Drabble" [Peeping Tom, no.1, 1990] Rena Vale (1898-?): American author: * Beyond the Sealed World [Paperback Library, 1965] dystopian * Taurus Four [Paperback Library, 1970] * The Day After Doomsday [Paperback Library, 1970] V. Vale: Locus/Contento Lists: Nonfiction: * "Preface" [co-author Andrea Juno] [The Atrocity Exhibition, J. G. Ballard, Re/Search Publications, 1990] Evans G. Valens, Jr. (17 Apr 1920-?) journalist/TV producer/juvenile fantasist of greatest interest to me as the author of the book-length science fiction poem: * Cybernaut [New York: Viking, 1968] Theresa L. Valenski: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Corporate Wars" [Owlflight, no.5, 1986] Chi Chi Valenti: Locus/Contento Lists: Poetry: * "The Cyber-Slut Is Tireless (O Fortuna)" [The Urbanite, no.8, 1997] Jack Valenti: former assistant to U.S. President Lydon B. Johnson; now is de facto the leading lobbyist for the motion picture industry; Locus/Contento Lists: Reference: * "Three Interviews: Wes Craven, Jack Valenti & Pedro Almodovar" by Jami Bernard" [Gauntlet, no.2, 1991] interview Valentine: (1) Hero of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona"; (2) Margaret's brother in Goethe's "Faust" and Gounod's opera; (3) Heroine of Myerbeer's opera :The Huguenots"; (4) character in romance "Valentine and Orson", first published in French (1489), then English (1550), and later in numerous ballads and plays. The two characters are legendary twin sons of Bellisant and Alexander of Constantinople. Orson is lost, and raised by a bear. Valentine is raised at Pepin's court. Valentine later civilizes and knights Orson. Pacolet rescues the two from the giant Ferragus. Valentine marries the giant's sister, Clerimond. Jimmy Valentine: burgler hero of O. Henry's short story "A Retrieved Reformation"; adapted to a 1909 Paul Armstrong play "Alias Jimmy Valentine" Joe Valentine: Locus/Contento Lists: Nonfiction: * "America's Bloodiest Home Videos" [Deathrealm, Fall/Winter 1991] criticism Laura Valentine: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Little Red Riding Hood" [The Old, Old Fairy Tales, 1889; The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales, ed. Mike Ashley, Robinson, 1997] Mark Valentine (1959-): Horror/Dark Fantasy author/editor; Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * Haunted Pavilions, ed. Mark Valentine, Mark Valentine, 1992] * {to be done} Short Fiction: * "The After the Darkness" [Dark Dreams, no.8, 1990] * "The Ash Track" [The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2, ed. Richard Dalby, Carroll & Graf, 1991] * "The Effigies" [Dark Dreams, no.8, 1990] * "The Folly" [14 Bellchamber Tower, Crimson Altar Press, 1987; The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Robinson, 1990] * "Go to the West" [Transactions of the DoppelgŠnger Society, ed. David Cowperthwaite, The Doppelganger Society, 1990] * "The Guardians of the Guest Room" [Dark Dreams, no.3, 1985] * "Madberry Hill" [14 Bellchamber Tower, Crimson Altar Press, 1987] * "The Paravine Cries" [Lichgate, no.1, 1995] * "St. Michael & All Angels" [14 Bellchamber Tower, Crimson Altar Press, 1987] * "Twilight at Little Brydon Cricket Club" [Haunted Pavilions, ed. Mark Valentine, Mark Valentine, 1992] Poetry: * "Trespassers" [Fantasy and Terror, no.14, 1992] * "The Dark Town" [Fantasy and Terror, no.14, 1992] Nonfiction: * "Introduction," [Haunted Pavilions, ed. Mark Valentine, Mark Valentine, 1992] * "Introduction" [co-author Rosemary Pardoe] [Tedious Brief Tales of Granta and Gramarye, Ingulphus, Ghost Story Press, 1993] * "A Hymn to "Holy Terrors" [Vollmond, no.3, 1990] article about Machen * "The Book of Jade" [Dagon, no.25, 1989] * "Editorial" [David Cowperthwaite] [Dark Dreams, no.3, 1985] * "Editorial" [All Hallows, no.1, 1989] * "Editorial" [All Hallows, no.2, 1990] * "Pierrot and Pan: The Prose of Ivar Campbell" [Aklo, no.3, 1992] Victor Valentine, British author * Cure for Death [London: Sidgwick Jackson, 1960] SF novel about immortality see: IMMORTALITY: Those who live forever, or try to David Valentino: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Paying the Mage" [Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa, ed. James P. Roberts, White Hawk Press, 1994] Luisa Valenzuela (1938-): Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * Symmetries [Serpent's Tail, 1998] story collection translated by Margaret Jull Costa * {to be done} Short Fiction: * "4 Princes 4" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Addendum" [op.cit] * "Avatars" [op.cit] * "The Charm against Storms" [op.cit] * "Country Carnival" [The Secret Weavers, ed. Marjorie Agosin, White Pine Press, 199]; translated by Christopher Leland * "The Density of Words" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Desire makes the Waters Rise" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "The Envoy" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "If this is Life, I'm Red Riding Hood" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "The Invisible Mender" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Journey" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "The Key" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Knife and Mother" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Legend of the Self-Sufficient Child" [The Secret Weavers, ed. Marjorie Agosin, White Pine Press, 1991] translated by Christopher Leland * "The Master's Laugh" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "The Quiet CafŽ" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Symmetries" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Tango" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "The Teacher" [1976] [What Did Miss Darrington See?: An Anthology of Feminist Supernatural Fiction, ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson, The Feminist Press, 1989] * "Three Days" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "Transparency" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa * "You Can't Stop Progress" [Serpent's Tail, 1998] translated by Margaret Jull Costa Francis Valery: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Bumpie(tm)" [Universe 1, ed. Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber, Doubleday Foundation, 1990] novella Paul Valery (1871-1945): see Science Fiction POETRY Valhalla: [Norse: "hall of the slain"] Odin's home in heaven for dead heroes, who eternally feats, and drink ale and mead served in the skulls of those they conquered. see: Valkyries see: Scandanavian Pantheon Vali: (1) guardian of Justice in Scandanavian Pantheon; (2) other name of "Lifthrasir" ("Desiring Life") who, with mate Lif ("Life") was to start a new human race after Ragnarok. Lif killed Fenris at Ragnarok, avenging the death of Odin. Max Valier (1895-1930) The first modern rocket engineer to be martyred (well, killed by a rocket engine explosion). Born in Austria. Various nonfiction artciles about rockets published first in German, and then translated by Francis M. Currier for American magazines Ed Valigursky (1926-) American SF magazine cover artist Valis: novel by Phillip K. Dick Noel M. Valis: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "To Take a Rose" [The Portland Review, vol.30, no.1, 1984] Jean Valjean: hero of Hugo's "Les Miserables" Jeffrey Valka: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Heart's Desire" [Pirate Writings, no.15, 1997] Valkyries: [Norse = "choosers of the slain"] Odin's attendants or daughters in Germanic myth, who come to the battlefield and carry heroic fighters at death for transportation to Valhalla, the chief of whom is Brynhild. see: Valhalla Jacques Vallee (24 Sep 1939-) French UFO expert, who appeared as himself in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", a phrase he'd coined [I've been e-mailed a correction to this} {to be done} {hotlink to film to be done} Lilian Vallee: translator: Locus/Contento Lists: Books Translated: * Lucifer Unemployed [author: Aleksander Wat; Northwestern University Press, 1990] Boris Vallejo (1941-): Peru-born major Fantasy artist with erotic/Frank Frazetta style, covers for John Norman "Gor" novels and Ballentine editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. * The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo [1978] illustrations * Mirage [1982] illustrated prose and poetry by his wife Doris Vallejo * Boris Vallejo: Fantasy Art Techniques [1983] illustrations and instructional text * Enchantment [1984] illustrated prose and poetry by his wife Doris Vallejo * Ladies: Retold Tales of Goddesses and Heroines [1982] illustrated prose and poetry by his wife Doris Vallejo * The Boris Vallejo Portfolio [1994] Doris Vallejo: wife of Boris Vallejo; Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * Ladies [Paper Tiger, 1992] story collection * {to be done} Anne M. Valley: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Doll Collector" [Marian Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Summer 1990] Poetry: * "Crossing Bifrost" [SPWAO Showcase, no.8, 1992] * "October's Feast" [SPWAO Showcase, no.8, 1992] The Valley of the Moon: novel (1913) by Jack London, about a strike in Sonoma County. Sounds like Science Fiction, but isn't. Of course, Jack London did write some Science Fiction. see: Jack London Valley of the Shadow of Death: see "Pilgrim's Progress" Heather Valli: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Caffiend" [Forbidden Lines, Dec 1990/Jan 1991] Christian Vallini: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Cosmic Kidnappers" [co-author S. F. Balboa)] [1993; Ackermanthology, ed. Forrest J Ackerman, General Publishing Group, 1997] Valmiki: legendary author of the Ramayana. see "Ramayana" Francois Valorbe: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "In the Town of Eps" [Le Chimre Vierge, 1957], excerpted in: [The Dedalus Book of Surrealism, ed. Michael Richardson, Dedalus, 1993] translated by Michael Richardson Inti Valverde: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Bathysphere" [The Thirteenth Moon, May 1993] Vamana: see Avatar Valmouth: novel (1918) by Ronald Firbank. Fantasy of a village in England where gay hero marries African-american bride. Adapted to musical comedy (1958). Vamen, or Vamena: see "Vishnu" Robert Vamosi: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Robert Robert Vamosi according to SF Site e-mail Robert Vamosi Short Fiction: * "With or Without You" [F&SF, July 1994] * more {to be done} Vamp: verb derived from "Vampire", meaning to flirt intensely Vampire: (1) originally a Slavonic legend of heretics' or criminals' ghosts who rise from the dead as bats to suck the blood of the living, who then become vampires; (2) used by various authors in literature, such as Lord Byron ["The Giaour"] and then definitively by Bram Stoker in the novel "Dracula" [1897], which was probably derived from a combination of the legend, the historical Vlad V of Wallachia (1456-1476), a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, and the Countess Bathori, arrested in 1620 for murdering girls and reveling in their blood. "Dracula" derives from Vlad's being one of the Order of the Dragon, yet "dracul" also means "devil" in Rumanian. see: Bram Stoker see: HORROR Rhonda Van: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "Feeding the Beast" [Keen Science Fiction!, Oct 1996] co-author Josh Langston Van Allen Zones: discovered by James A. Van Allen from his analysis of science data in 1959 from Explorer 1, Explorer 3, and Explorer 4, these are regions in the extreme upper atmosphere where ions from the Solar Wind spiral back and forth along lines of magetic fields connecting North and South poles. The Lower Van Allen Zone extends between 1,000 and 5,000 kilometers above the equator (lower towards the poles); the Upper Van Allen Zone extends between 15,000 and 25,000 kilometers above the equator (lower towards the poles). David G. Van Arnam, American author who used pseudonym Ron Archer for works with co-author Ted White: * the "Jamnar" series: * Star Barbarian [Lancer, 1969] * Lord of Blood [Lancer, 1970] * the "Zantain" series: * The Players of Hell [Belmont, 1968] * Wizard of Storms [Belmont, 1970] * novels with Ted White: * Lost in Space [Pyramid, 1967] novelization, as Ron Archer * Sideslip [?] as Ron Archer * Miscellaneous solo novels: * Greyland [Belmont Tower, 1972; Leisure] * Star Gladiator [Belmont, 1967] * Starmind [Ballentine Books, 1969] Cay Van Ash (1918-1994): Locus/Contento Lists: Books: * The Fires of Fu Manchu [1987] * Ten Years Beyond Baker Street [1984] * {to be done} Reference: * "The Fires of Fu Manchu, Cay Van Ash" by Dan Chow [Locus, vol.20:12, No.323, Dec 1987] book review * "Ten Years Beyond Baker Street, Cay Van Ash" by Faren Miller, [Locus, vol.17:5, No.280, May 1984] book review Gail Van Asten: Fantasy author concentrating on The Matter of Britain and The Matter of France: * The Blind Knight [1988] blind albino Arthurian descendant * The "Roland" novels: * Charlemagne's Champion [1990] * The Dark Sword's Lover [1990] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute and John Grant, 1997, p.981) References (data from Locus/Contento): * "The Blind Knight, Gail Van Asten" by Carolyn Cushman [Locus, vol.21:6, No.329, June 1988] book review o "Charlemagne's Champion, Gail Van Asten" by Carolyn Cushman [Locus, vol.24:4, No.351, Apr 1990] Edith Van Beek: Locus/Contento Lists: Poetry: * "Flight 737" [On Spec, Spring 1991] Fritzi Harmsen Van Beek: Author of the Netherlands; Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Taxi Pig" [The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy, ed. Richard Huijing, Dedalus, 1993; "Het Taxivarken", Wat Knaagt?, 1968] translated by Richard Huijing see: NETHERLANDS Edo van Belkom: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Canadian Regional Director of Science Fiction Writers of America (1995-1998, re-elected 1998 to another 3-year term); Member of Horror Writers of America Edo van Edo van Belkom @horrornet e-mail Edo van Belkom e-mail Edo van Belkom old, invalid? Paul Van Bloem: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Nonfiction: * "A Visit to Butler, MO" [Galactic Citizen, Fall 1993] co-author William J. Keaton Jeanne Van Buren: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Karl Van Campen, pseudonym for John W. Campbell, Jr. Fran Van Cleve: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Fran Van Cleve Mark L. Van Name: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Mark L. Van Name James Van Pelt: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America James Van Pelt James Van Pelt perhaps e-mail James Van Pelt Greg "Warlock" Vance: Locus/Contento Lists: Short Fiction: * "The Parlor de l'Occult" [Terminal Fright, Fall 1995] novelette * "The Scorched Smell of Dreams" [co-author Scott H. Urban] [The Conspiracy Files, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Scott H. Urban, DAW, 1998] short story * "The Wind Has Teeth" [co-author Scott H. Urban] [When the Black Lotus Blooms, ed. Elizabeth A. Saunders, Unnameable Press, 1990] * "Heartbrake for Emily" [Frightmares, no.5, 1998] short story Poetry: * "The Bride in White" [Frisson, no.7, 1997] * "Down and Away (My Queen)" [Once Upon a Midnight, ed. Jame A. Riley, Michael N. Langford, Thomas E. Fuller, Unnameable Press, 1995] * "Left Alone to Rot" [Epitaph, no.2, 1997] * "My Body Goes on Forever" [Once Upon a Midnight, ed. Jame A. Riley, Michael N. Langford, Thomas E. Fuller, Unnameable Press, 1995] * "Refreshment" [Mindmares, Summer 1998] * "That Matters All Over" [Mindmares, Fall 1998] * "Vagari in Dementia Nos" [co-author Craig Sernotti] [Mindmares, Winter 1998] * "The Window" [All the Devils Are Here, ed. David D. Deyo, Jr., Unnameable Press, 1986] Jack Vance Jack [John Holbrook] Vance (28 August 1916-): Vance Web Central Good website by Mike Asher; e-mail Mike Asher Jack [John Holbrook] Vance Jack Vance In 1997, Jack Vance was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction Writers of America, their highest honor. Vance is, at this date, 81 years old, and has influence far beyond his awards indicate. His first genre publication was "The World-Thinker" in the Summer 1945 issue of "Thrilling Wonder Stories." He caused a stir in the field with his fascinating "The Dying Earth" (1950), "To Live Forever", "Big Planet", the Demon Princes novels, the Durdane novels, the Tschai novels, "Emphyrio", "The Blue World", the Lyonesse novels, the Alastor novels, and book after book including the April 1996 novel "Night Lamp." He won a Hugo Award in in 1963 for the novella "The Dragon Masters", a Hugo and a Nebula award in 1967 for the novella "The Last Castle", and the 1990 World Fantasy Award for "Lyonesse: Madouc." He also collected an Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America for "The Man in the Cage" (1960). Many of Jack Vance's original book manuscripts are archived at Boston University's main library (manuscripts department). He was born in 1916 (others say in 1921) in San Francisco, had been in the Merchant Marine during World War II (and was torpedoed twice), attended the University of California, and pursued interests in jazz, physical sciences, and oriental languages. Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Pseudonyms: Alan Wade, Peter Held, John Holbrook, John van See Awards: * Edgar Award, 1960 * Hugo Awards 1963 and 1967 * Nebula Award, 1966, 1967 * Jupiter Award, 1975, * Achievement Award, 1984 * GilgamXs Award, 1988 * World Fantasy Award, 1990 * Grand Master Award, 1997 Books: * the "Alastor Cluster" novels: * Trullion: Alastor 2262 [Ballentine Books, 1973] * The Gray Prince [Boss Merrill, 1974; Avon] * Marune: Alastor 933 [Ballentine Books, 1975] * the "Durdane" novels: * The Anome [Dell, 1973] a.k.a. The Faceless Man [Ace, 1978] * The Brave Free Men [Dell, 1973] * The Asutra [Dell, 1974] * "The Dying Earth" series: * The Dying Earth [Hillman, 1950; Lancer, 1962; Underwood & Miller, 1976; Pocket] * The Eyes of the Overworld [Ace, 1966; Pocket; Gregg, 1977; Underwood & Miller, 1978] * The "Kirth Gerson" novels: * The Star King [Berkley, 1964] * The Killing Machine [Berkley, 1964] * The Palace of Love [Berkley, 1967] * The "Planet of Adventure" novels: * City of the Chasch [Ace, 1968; Underwood & Miller, 1978] * Servants of the Wankh [Ace, 1969; Underwood & Miller, 1978] * The Dirdir [Ace, 1969; Underwood & Miller, 1978] * The Pnume [Ace, 1970; Underwood & Miller, 1978] * Non-series books: * The Best of Jack Vance [Pocket, 1976] 6 stories * Big Planet [Avalon, 1957; Ace; Underwood & Miller] * The Blue World [Ballentine Books, 1966] * The Brains of Earth [Ace, 1966] * The Dogtime Tourist Agency [Epoch Berkley Putnam, 1975] * The Dragon Masters [Ace, 1963; Gregg, 1976] * Emphyrio [Doubleday, 1969; Dell] * Eight Fantasms and Magics [Macmillan, 1969; Collier] 8 stories * The Space Pirate [Toby, 1953] a.k.a. Five Gold Bands [Ace, 1963] * Future Tense [Ballentine Books, 1964] * The Houses of Iszm [Ace, 1964] * The Languages of Pao [Avalon, 1957; Ace] best Linguistics novel ever * The Last Castle [Ace, 1967] * Maske: Thaery [Berkley Putnam, 1976; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley] * The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph [Ace, 1966] 6 connected stories * Monsters in Orbit [Ace, 1965] * Night Lamp [???, April 1996] * Slaves of the Klau [Ace, 1958] * Son of the Tree [Ace, 1964] * Showboat World [Pyramid, 1975] * Space Opera [Pyramid, 1965] * To Live Forever [Ballentine Books, 1956] * Vandals of the Void [Winston, 1953] juvenile * The World and Other Stories [Ace, 1965] 5 stories * The Worlds of Jack Vance [Ace, 1974] 9 stories * the Demon Princes novels: ??? * the Tschai novels: ??? * the "Lyonesse" novels: ??? In the 1976 Locus poll, asking readers to nominate their favorite author, Jack Vance came in #13 (with 73 votes). Short Fiction: * "Abercrombie Station" [Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1952; Chateau D'If, Underwood-Miller, 1990] * "Alfred's Ark" [New Worlds, May 1965; The Dark Side of the Moon, Underwood-Miller, 1986] * much more {to be done} Michael Vance: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Fracture" [Tesseracts 6, ed. Robert J. Sawyer and Carolyn Clink, Edmonton: Tesseract Books, 1997] * "Patience" [On Spec, Spring 1998] Steve Vance: * Planet of Gawfs [Leisure, 1978] Warlock Vance: see Greg Vance David Vancil: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "The Conception" [Dreams & Nightmares, no.34, 1991] Fran Van Cleave: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Ataxa in Ataraxia" [Analog, Dec 1998] * "Second Chance" [Analog, Sep 1997] Ryan G. Van Cleave: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Black Box" [Haunts, no.31, 1996] * "How the Story Goes" [Stygian Articles, Spring 1997] * "Pennies for a Princess" [Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Fall 1994] * "The Prank" [Little Green Men, no.3, 1997] * "Promises" [Stygian Articles, Spring 1995] * "The Well" [The Ultimate Unknown, Fall1996] Poetry: * "Dad's '72 Blue Corvette" [Midnight Zoo, vol.4, no.1, 1994] * "Drunk in Bed at 1:13 a.m." [Malevolence, no.4, 1997] * "The Return " [Malevolence, no.4, 1997] * "Siblings" [Malevolence, no.4, 1997] Lucas VanCraven: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Dust to Dust" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.6, 1991] * "Eternal Puzzle" [The Tome, no.7, 1991] * "I Am, Therefore..." [Deathrealm Spring 1996] Harold Van Dall, pseudonym for Algis J. Budrys George Vandegrift: Horror author; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "White Mother of Shadows" [Terror Tales, Jan 1941; The Weirds, ed. Sheldon R. Jaffery, Starmont House, 1987] Ruud van de Kruisweg: Locus/Contento lists: Nonfiction: * "An Interview with Jeff Noon" [co-author Eya Kuismanen] [Albedo One, no.14, 1997] Michael Vandeloecht: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Death" [Grue, no.10, 1989] * "Pink Water, Deep Water" [Grue, no.10, 1989] Short Fiction: * "Swimming in a Pool of Shame" [Pirate Writings, Winter 1992] * "Dragonflies" [Rare Constellations, no.2, 1993] Vandenberg Air Force Base: spaceport on the coast of California, launching unmanned rockets, and intended to launch Space Shuttles into Polar and highly inclined orbits. John W. Vandercook, full name John Womack Vandercook (1902-1963): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Challenge" [Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1952; Haunted New England, ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg and Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Yankee, 1988] Mrs. Violet [Gundry] Van Der Elst (1882-1966) wealthy British crusader to eliminate capital punishment, and notable paranormal eccentric who founded her own publishing firm (Van Der Elst Press) with which she published her own fiction, including "The Brain Masters" (1947?), "The Mummy Comes to Life" (1945), "The Satanic Power" (1945), "The Secret Power" (1945), and "The Strange Doctor and Other Mystic Stories" (1945), plus one collection of weird stories "The Torture Chamber" (London: Dodge Press, 1937) A. F. Th. van der Heijden: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Pompeii Funebri" [Uit den Boze, ed Robert-Henk Zuidinga, 1984; The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy, ed. Richard Huijing, Dedalus, 1993] short story translated by Richard Huijing see: NETHERLANDS Jeff VanderMeer: prolific Fantasy author/poet/editor/critic; Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Short Fiction: * "Afterwards, Burying the Dog" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.7, 1997] * "Afterwards, Drowning" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.4, 1996] * "At Least It Wasn't Another Chronicle of Someone Slowly Going Insane" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "At the Crossroads, Burying the Dog" [Dark Terrors, ed. Stephen Jones and David Sutton, London: Gollancz, 1995; The Year's Best Fantastic Fiction, no.3, 1998] * "Balzac's War" [The Third Alternative, no.14, 1997] * "Bars of Stone, Walls of Air" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "Black Duke Blues" [The Silver Web, no.13, 1996; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "The Bone-Carver's Tale" [Asimov's, Apr 1995; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996; The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Seven, ed. Stephen Jones, Raven, 1996] * "Bullets and Airplanes" [Aberations, no.1, 1991; The Third Alternative, no.10, 1996] * "The Color of Chance Is Green" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989; Fear!, Oct 1990] * "Confessions" [Not One of Us, June 1992] * "A Cracked Ferry Tail" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "David Pangborn Takes a Walk" [TransVersions, no.5, 1996] * "Detectives and Cadavers" [Science Fiction Review, Apr 1992; Back Brain Recluse, no.23, 1997] * "Disintegration" [The Tome, no.5, 1990; Visions, Fall 1991] * "Doug Hoekstra" [The Silver Web, no.13, 1996] * "Dradin, in Love" [Tallahassee, FL: Buzzcity Press, 1996] * "El Toque de Midas" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "The Emperor's Reply" [Magic Realism, Summer 1993; Air Fish, ed. Joy Oestreicher and Richard Singer, Catseye Books, 1993; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "Ex Post Facto" [Haunts, no.23, 1992] * "Excerpts from the Diary of an Artiste" [The Tome, Winter 1992] * "Falling into the Arms of Death He Found a Beautiful Place ["La Siesta del Muerte"] [Dark Voices 5, ed. David Sutton and Stephen Jones, London: Pan, 1993; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "Flesh" [Fear!, May 1991; Midnight Zoo, vol.2, no.2, 1992] * "Flight Is for Those..." [The Third Alternative, no.17, 1998] * "The Flower Vendor" [Bizarre Bazaar, no.2, 1993; Freezer Burn Magazine, no.6, 1996] * "Frogs Hunting in the Dark" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "Frogsense" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "The Game of Lost and Found" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "The General Who Is Dead" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.5 , 1996; Albedo One, no.15, 1997] * "Ghost in the Machine" [Fantastic Worlds, vol.1 #?, 1995] * "Greensleeves" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989; Pulphouse, Aug 1992; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "A Heart for Lucretia" [The Silver Web, Winter/Spring 1993; Back Brain Recluse, no.22, 1994] * "Henry Dreams of Angkor Wat" [The Silver Web, Fall/Winter 1991; Albedo One, no.17, 1998] * "Kaeru" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "La Siesta del Muerte" [Dark Voices 5, ed. David Sutton and Stephen Jones, London: Pan, 1993] also as "Falling into the Arms of Death He Found a Beautiful Place" * "Learning to Leave the Flesh" [Dreams from the Strangers' CafŽ, no.5, 1996] * "London Burning" [Worlds of Fantasy and Horror, Summer 1994; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "Madfrog" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "Mahout" [Asimov's, mid-Dec 1992; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "Mick Harvey, (iv) The Silver Web #13 '96 [Harvey] * "The Ministry of Butterflies" [Starshore, Fall 1990; The Silver Web, Spring/Summer 1992 (revised); Works, no.10, 1995; as "The Minister of Butterflies" in Table of Contents Page; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "Quin's Shanghai Circus" [excerpt in Interzone, Oct 1997; full story in Indigenous Fiction, no.1, 1998] * "A Report on the Living Dead (A Memoir of the Last Days)" [Grotesque, no.10, 1996] * "Requiem for the Machine" [The Sterling Web, Summer 1990] * "The Sea, Mendeho, and Moonlight" [Visions, Spring 1990; The Book of Lost Places, Dark Regions Press, 1996] * "La Siesta del Muerte" [Dark Voices 5, ed. David Sutton and Stephen Jones, London: Pan, 1993] * "So the Dead Walk Slowly" [Fear!, Nov 1989; The Sterling Web, Winter 1991] * "A Social Gathering" [Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine Issue 6, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1990; Visions, Fall 1990] * "The Songs a Dead Whale Sings" [Starshore, Spring 1991] * "Welcome to the Masque" [Deathrealm, Fall/Winter 1991] Poetry: * "Bastille Sangfroid" [Deathrealm, Spring 1990] * "The Disappearance of Dogcatchers" [The Tome, no.4, 1990] * "Flight Is for Those Who Have Not Yet Crossed Over" [The Silver Web, Winter/Spring 1993; The 1994 Rhysling Anthology, ed. Anon., Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1994; Nebula Awards 30, ed. Pamela Sargent, Harcourt Brace, 1996] * "Four Theories of Earth-Moon System Formation" [Amazing, Sep 1989; Rhysling Anthology 1990, ed. Anon., Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1990] * "Lassie (the lost episode)" [Grue, no.17, 1995] * "Lyric of the Highway Mariner" [The Tome, no.4, 1990] * "The Ministry of Whimsy" [Mage, no.12, 1989] * "The Pigs of Guinea" [The Tome, no.4, 1990] * "We Underground" [The Tome, no.4, 1990] Short Nonfiction: * "Adventures in the Ink Trade" [Fantastic Worlds, vol.1, no.1, 1996] * "Adventures in the Ink Trade: Storm" [Dreams from the Strangers' CafŽ, no.5, 1996] criticism * "Guest Editorial" [Freezer Burn Magazine, no.7, 1997] * "The Infernal Desire Machines of Angela Carter Part One: Convulsive Beauty" [Carnage Hall, no.5, 1994] * "The Infernal Desire Machines of Angela Carter Part Two: The Curious Rooms" [Carnage Hall, no.6, 1995] * "An Interview with Meredith Ann Pierce, (iv) Mage #12 '89 [Pierce] * "Introduction" [The Book of Frog, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1989] * "Introduction" [Sex & Other Acts of the Imagination, ed. Cliff Burns, Harman Burns Publications, 1990] * "Introduction" [Leviathan 2, ed. Jeff VanderMeer and Rose Secrest, Ministry of Whimsy Press, 1998] * "Why Should I Cut Your Throat When I Can Just Ask You for the Money?" [The Silver Web, Fall/Winter 1993] * "Steve Wynn" [The Silver Web, no.13, 1996] Interview References: * "A Candid Interview with Jeff Vandermeer" [Indigenous Fiction, no.1, 1998] * "A Conversation With Jeff VanderMeer" by S. F. Willems [Midnight Zoo, vol.2, no.2, 1992] Interview * "Leviathan Volume Two, Jeff VanderMeer & Rose Secrest, eds." by Mark R. Kelly [Locus, vol.41:6, No.455, Dec 1998] book review W. I. Van Der Poel, American artist, first Art Director of Galaxy magazine (Oct 1950-Jun 1960) who also did dust jackets for Gnome Press Derek Vanderpool: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Run Through the Jungle" [Science Fiction Review, May 1992] Laurens Van der Post (1906-): author of South Africa, with some minor Fantasy elements (in the beliefs of Bushmen and other tribes). Joan Vander Putten: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "In the Shadows of My Fear" [Women of Darkness, ed. Kathryn Ptacek, Tor, 1988; Lovers & Other Monsters, ed. Marvin Kaye, Science Fiction Book Club, 1992] * "Just a Little Thing" [Devils & Demons, ed. Marvin Kaye, Science Fiction Book Club/Doubleday, 1987] * "The Magic Coin" [Thin Ice, no.12, 1992] * "Propagation of the Faith" [Angels of Darkness, ed. Marvin Kaye, Science Fiction Book Club, 1995] * "Remember Me" [Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown, ed. Marvin Kaye, Garden City, NY: Guild America, 1993] * "Scratch, Scratch" [Thin Ice, no.11, 1992] * "The Trunk" [Haunts, no.16, 1989] * "When You Wish Upon a Corpse" [2AM, Winter 1987] * "With Small Bites" [Grue, no.11, 1990] Poetry: * "Hooked On Love" [Grue, no.6, 1987] * "Night Spirits" [Grue, no.14, 1992] Robert Arthur Vanderwoude: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Atlas and the Alchemist" [Challenging Destiny, July 1998] * "One Arrow, Two Demons" [Northern Fusion, Summer 1998] Vivian Vade Velde (1951-): Locus/Contento lists: Books: * {to be done} Short Fiction: * many {to be done} Louise Van de Verg: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Three" [Weird Tales, Feb 1929; 100 Tiny Tales of Terror, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, and Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1996] Lodewijk van Deyssel: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Curious Things on the Plain" [The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy, ed. Richard Huijing, Dedalus, 1993; "Zonderlinge Dingen op de Vlakte", Verzamelde Opstellen, Zevende Bundel, 1904.; translated by Richard Huijing] see: NETHERLANDS S. S. Van Dine, pseudonym for Willard H. Wright Van Dongen, H.R. Van Dongen, full name Henry Richard Van Dongen (1920-); American artist, covers for "Super Science Stories" and "Astounding" (1951-1961) Locus/Contento lists: * "A Few Tips on the Craft of Illustration" [L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume X, ed. Dave Wolverton, Bridge, 1994] nonfiction Carl Van Doren (1885-1950): editor/critic/author, brother of Mark Van Doren, played key role in establishing American Literature in university curricula. His biography of benjamin Franklin (1938) won a pulitzer prize, and is better reading than many Science Fiction novels, with its amazing central scientist/diplomat/author protagonist. Carl Van Doren's autobiography "Three Worlds" (1936) sounds like Science Fiction, but isn't. Dirck Van Doren, pseudonym for Frederic V. R. Dey Mark Van Doren (1894-?): poet/critic/novelist/editor/short story author, and film critic. John Van Druten, full name John William Van Druten (1901-1957): Playwright from England, became American citizen; best known for "I am a Camera" [1952 dramatization of Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories], he's listed here for: * Bell, Book and Candle [Fantasy/Theology plot] Inez van Dulleman: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "After the Hurricane" [The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy, ed. Richard Huijing, Dedalus, 1993; "Na de Orkaan", Een Kamer op de Himalaya, 1990.; translated by Richard Huijing] see: NETHERLANDS Henry Van Dyke, full name Henry Jackson Van Dyke (10 Nov 1852-10 Apr 1933): American clergyman/teacher/poet, brother of Paul Van Dyke (prominent historian) and author of fantasy story collection: * The Blue Flower [New York: Scribners, 1902] Locus/Contento incorrectly gives his lifespan as "(1852-1933) "; lists: * Messengers at the Window" [The American Magazine, Oct 1912; Spooky Sea Stories, ed. Charles G. Waugh and Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Yankee Books, 1991; Lighthouse Horrors, ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg and Jenny-Lynn Azarian, Camden, ME: Down East Books, 1993] Edith Van Dyne, pseudonym for L. Frank Baum Sir Henry Vane (1613-1662): English governor of Massachusetts, friend of Cromwell, listed here only because he appears as himself in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1837 story "Howe's Masquerade" Sutton Vane (1888-1963): Playwright from England, listed here only for a play he wrote at age 26, was a hit in London and New York, has been revived, and has been adapted for film at least twice: * Outward Bound [1923] see: Afterlife odd assortment of passengers on nearly-deserted ship come to realize that they are dead, and travelling on their way to heaven or hell: "it's the same place." Greg van Eekhout: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Picnic Under the Sky" [Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1998] * "Waiting Up for Father" [Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1998] Aaron Vanek: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Anniversary" [Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1998] Annemarie van Ewyck: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Camels for Calvin" [SF International, no.1, 1987] * "The Lens" [1984; The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction, ed. Brian W. Aldiss and Sam J. Lundwall, London: Penguin, 1986; The World Treasury of Science Fiction, ed. David G. Hartwell, Little Brown, 1989] Short Nonfiction: * "Low Lands and High Spirits" [Confiction Souvenir Book, ed. Johan-Martijn Flaton, Confiction, 1990] Translations: * "Leakage, by Wim Burkunk " [SF International, no.1, 1987] see: NETHERLANDS Gordon Van Gelder: author, critic; editor, the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction; Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "False Assumptions" [Swashbuckling Editor Stories, ed. John Gregory Betancourt, Wildside Press, 1993] * "Life With a Slob" [Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers, ed. Bruce Coville, Scholastic/Apple, 1996] * "Santa's Tenth Reindeer" [100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories, ed. Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr, Martin H. Greenberg, Doubleday, 1984; Christmas Magic, ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor, 1994] * "Something More" [Young Blood, ed. Mike Baker, Zebra, 1994; 100 Fiendish Little Frightmares, ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1997] Short Nonfiction: * "Editorial" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1997] * "Editorial" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 1997] * "Editorial" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dec 1997] * "Editorial" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1998] * "Editorial" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 1998] * "Editorial" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 1998] * etcetera Book Reviews: * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1997] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 1997] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Aug 1997] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep 1997] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Feb 1998] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Apr 1998] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 1998] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Aug 1998] * "Editor's Recommendations" [Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dec 1998] * etcetera Richard G. Van Gelder (1929?-1994): Locus/Contento lists: Reference: * "Obituary: Van Gelder, Dr. Richard G." [Locus, vol.32:4, No.399, Apr 1994] Julia Van Gelder: Locus/Contento lists: Poetry: * "Self-Portrait" [Dead Lines, Nov 1995] Alida Van Gores: Locus/Contento lists: Books: * Mermaid's Song * {to be done} Reference: * "Mermaid's Song, Alida Van Gores" by Carolyn Cushman [Locus, vol.23:1, No.342, July 1989] Vanguard: 3 small satellites launched by the USA in 1958 as part of IGY (International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958). Vanguard I was the first satellite to have solar-powered radio. Robert Van Gulik (1910-1967): Netherlands author of oriental Fantasy Eddie Rene Van Helden (1963-): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Tourist" [Aurealis, no.3, 1991] * "The Vivisector" [Strikeout; Terror Australis, ed. Leigh Blackmore, Coronet Australia, 1993] Poetry: * "Mabuza's Plum" [EOD, no.7, 1992; Terror Australis, ed. Leigh Blackmore, Coronet Australia, 1993] * "Poem by Japanese Caesarian" [EOD, no.7, 1992] Marcus Van Heller, pseudonym for John Coleman Paul Van Herck: * Where Were You Last Pluterday [Daw, 1973] Marianne Van Hirtum (1935-1988): Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Proteus Volens" [excerpt from Proteus Volens, Hourglass, 1991] [The Dedalus Book of Surrealism, ed. Michael Richardson, Dedalus, 1993] translated by Guy Flandre, Michael Richardson, and Peter Wood Freder Van Holk, major science fiction author in Germany. No known web page? help me out, fans in Germany! Giulio Cesare Lucuilio Vanini (1585-1619): Physician/philosopher of Italy; Deeply involved (besides the normal Aristotelian theories) with magic, the occult, and astrology. He was burnt at the stake for heresy and atheism in Toulouse, although his writings reveal to us that he was actually a Pantheist and Averroist: * Amphitheatrum [1615] * De Admirandis ... Arcanis Theatrum [1617] "on the admirable secrets of Nature" see: ITALY Vanir: in Norse mythology, the gods of nature, led by water god Njord, at war with the Aesir, until a hostage exchange brought peace between the two species of gods. see: Scandanavian Pantheon Eric Van Lihn, pseudonym of Lester Del Rey Earl Van Loden, pseudonym for Lisle Willis Erle Van Loden, pseudonym for Lisle Willis Hendrik Willem Van Loon [1882-1944]: American journalist/historian/ radio commentator, History instructor at various US universities, born in the Netherlands, Assistant Editor of the Baltimore Sun [1924-?], listed here for miscellaneous children's books (some with Fantasy element) and popularized survey books (self-illustrated) which influenced generations of adventure-story and Fantasy authors, including: * Ancient Man [1920] * The Story of Mankind [1921] * The Story of the Bible [1923] * Ships and How They Sailed the Seven Seas [1935] * Van Loon's Lives [1942] * others {to be done} Warner Van Lorne, pseudonym for Nelson Tremaine, F. O. Tremaine Eric Van Lustbader (1946-): American author, wife is SF editor Victoria Schochet, also writes as Eric Lustbader, oriental martial-arts Fantasy: * The "Sunset Warrior" trilogy * The Sunset Warrior [Doubleday, 1977] * Shallows of Night [Doubleday, 1978] * Beneath an Opal Moon [1980] * The "Nicholas Linnear" novels: * The Ninja [1980] * The Miko [1984] * White Ninja [1990] * The Kaisho [1993] * Floating City [1994] * The Second Skin [1995] * The "China Maroc" novels: * Jian [1985] * Shan [1986] * Black Heart [1983] * Zero [1987] * French Kiss [1989] * Angel Eyes [1991] * Black Blade [1993] A. H. Van Mierlo, pseudoscience novelist of atomic war Varrick Vanardy, pseudonym for Frederic V. R. Dey Gerald Vance, house name and pseudonym for P. W. Fairman, R. Garrett, C. S. Geier, R. P. Graham, Robert Silverberg, Garrett & Silverberg Ellen D. Vandover: pseudonym for Ellen Dawn Benefield Mark L. Van Name, no known web page James Van Pelt: According to his fine web page: "James Van Pelt writes and teaches in Western Colorado. He earned a B.A. in English and History at Metro State College in 1978 and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California in Davis in 1990. His fiction has appeared in a wide variety of magazines, including Analog, Realms of Fantasy, Odyssey, Aberations, Talebones, Pulphouse, and After Hours.... Two of his stories have been included in the honorable mention category of 'The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror', edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling." James Van Pelt's Web Page Short Fiction: * "The Big One" [Analog, Sep 1997] finished third in the Anlab poll for best stories in 1997 * "Happy Ending" [Realms of Fantasy, Aug 1998] * "Home" [Realms of Fantasy, Oct 1998] * "For the Love of Falmoth" [Odyssey, Summer 1998] * "Miss Hathaway's Spider" [Talebones, no.11, Spring 1998] e-mail James Van Pelt Jim Vanny, pseudonym for E. J. Van Name Wayne Vansant: Wayne Vansant @ Dragon*Con top war comix artist Sydney Van Scyoc: Sydney J. Van Scyoc * Assignment Nor'Dyren [Avon, 1973] * Saltflower [Avon, 1971] * Starmother [Berkley Putnam, 1976; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley] * Cloud Cry [Berkley Putnam, 1977; Science Fiction Book Club; Berkley] * more {to be done} Peter Vansittart (1920-): British SF/Fantasy author: * I Am the World: A Romance [1942] DYSTOPIA: really, really bad futures (opposite of "Utopia") * The Story Teller [1968] * Lancelot [1978] * The Death of Robin Hood [1981] * Parsifal [1988] * A Safe Conduct [1995] Young Adult Story Collections: * The Dark Tower: Tales from the Past [1965] * The Shadow Land: More Stories from the Past [1967] Herbert [Maurice] Van Thal (1904-?) British anthologist of the Pan Books of Horror Stories (10 volumes?) and other collections Gene van Troyer: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America major Science Fiction poet, no known web page e-mail Gene van Troyer A. E. Van Vogt Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America A good tribute site on A. E. van Vogt (including almost complete bibliography) can be found at: Tribute: A. E. Van Vogt A[lfred] E[lton] Van Vogt: Grand Master Nebula 1996 A. E. van Vogt The following paperback editions were edited and published by my father, Samuel H. Post, for MacFadden-Bartell Corporation, New York: A. E. van Vogt, "The Voyage of the Space Beagle", (60-146, 1963) A. E. van Vogt, "The Voyage of the Space Beagle", (60-318, 1968) A. E. van Vogt, "The Beast", (60-169, 1964) A. E. van Vogt, "The Beast", (60-343, 1968) A. E. van Vogt, "Empire of the Atom", (60-267, 1966) A. E. van Vogt, "Masters of Time", (50-334, 1967) A. E. van Vogt, "The Changeling", (50-335, 1967) A. E. van Vogt, "The Wizard of Linn", (60-366, 1968) A. E. Van Vogt was awarded a Grand Master Nebula Award for his lifetime achievement in 1995 by Science Fiction Writers of America, the highest honor they can bestow. "Any bright high school sophomore can identify all the things that are wrong about van Vogt.... But the challenge to criticism which pretends to do justice to science fiction is to say what is right about him: to identify his mythopoeic power, his ability to evoke primordial images, his gift for redeeming the marvelous in a world in which technology has preempted the province of magic and God is dead." [Leslie A. Fidler, from his essay "The Criticism of Science Fiction", in Coordinates, Southern Illinois University Press, 1983] Van Vogt gave his own theory of writing: "Think of it [the story] in scenes of about 800 words.... If you find that you have solved your scene purpose at the end of 300 words, then something is wrong. The scene isn't properly developed. There are not enough ideas in it, not enough detail, not enough complication. Ever since I started writing in the science fiction field, it has been my habit to put every current thought into a story I happen to be working on. Frquently, an idea would seem to have no relevance, but by mulling it over a little, I would usually find an approach that would make it usable." ["Complication in the Science Fiction Story", in Of Worlds Beyond, ed. Lloyd A. Eshbach, Chicago: Advent, 1964, pp.53-56] David Hartwell comments [Age of Wonders, New York: Walker, 1984, p.131]: What no one seems to have noticed is that Van Vogt, more than any other single SF writer, is the conduit through which the energy of [Hugo] Gernsbackian, primitive wonder stories has been transmitted through the [John] Campbellian age, when earlier styles of SF were otherwise rejected, and on into the SF of the present. James Gunn [Alternate Worlds, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1975, p.,163] agrees: "Van Vogt was creating the mythology of science, writing stories of science as magic or magic as science." Charles Platt goes deeper [introduction, The Players of Null-A, Boston: Gregg Press, 1977, p.xviii]: "The tangled web of shifting motives, suspicions, and loyalties grows ever more involved, against a canvas of galactic scope, until the whole picture becomes too large to be held in the reader's imagination all at one time.... The reader really must approach [Van Vogt] with a sense of acceptance and a willingness to stay caught in the shifting moment of action; then the flavor can be enjoyed almost viscerally, just as a dream can be savored so long as one's logical skepticism is held in temporary abeyance. To suggest that the [work] is best read in this way is not to denigrate it as a piece of fiction, since obviously it has the additional serious content on philosophical and (perhaps unconscious) symbolic levels. naturally, these aspects are best approached analytically, but to ENJOY the novel, as an adventure, it must be read as an adventure -- entailing an attitude which is not always favored by literary critics." In this sense, we might say that there is a "School of van Vogt" -- writers who put complication above logic, including J. G. Ballard, Alfred Bester, Cordwainer Smith, and Philip K. Dick. Edna Mayne Van Vogt (1 May 1905-20 Jan 1975) first wife of A.E. Van Vogt, well-known by her maiden name E[dna] M[ayne] Hull Vivian Vande Velde (1951-): Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known web page Author of Fantasy for children, and revised modern versions for children and adults of fairy tales: * Once Upon a Test [1984] chapbook * Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird [1955] story collection * A Hidden Magic [1985] witch versus warlock * A Well-Timed Enchantment [1990] time travel fantasy * User Unfriendly [1991] fiction about Fantasy gaming * Dragon's Bait [1992] witch and dragon * Companions of the Night [1995] vampire e-mail Vivian Vande Velde Jean-Gaston Vandel, much-translated French author, one English-translation is entitled "Enemy Beyond Pluto" Ellen D. Vandover: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known web page Sutton Vane (1883-1963), psuedonym of Vane Hunt: British playwright/poet: * Outward Bound [1924] play * Outward Bound [1929] novel adaptation of play adapted twice as movie: "Outward Bound" [1930] and "Between Two Worlds" [1944] Edward S[ims] Van Zile (2 May 1863-29 May 1931) American poet/novelist with major fantasy poem volumes including: * "The Dreamers and Other Poems" (1897) * "With Sword and Crucifix" (1900). Fiction collections: *"The Magnetic Man and Other Stories" (New York: F.F. Lovell, 1890) * "Perkins the Fakeer" (New York: Smart Set, 1903) Vanir: peaceful nature-gods, including Njord, Freyr, and Freyja, as opposed to the war-like Aesir. see: Scandanavian Pantheon Vanity Fair: (1) in John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress", a year-round fair created by Apollyon, Beelzebub, and Legion to encourage all greed and lust; (2) partial title of novel by Thackeray [Vanity Fair: a Novel without a Hero; 1847]; (3) American magazine. see: Bunyan see: Thackeray Vapor: a gas that can be compressed to a liquid or solid with no change in temperature required. Vapor Trail: condensation trail Vapor Pressure: pressure exerted by a vapor in equilibrium with the liquid or solid. Varaha: see Avatar; see Vishnu Robert E. Vardeman, full name Robert Edward Vardeman (1947-) prolific fantasist: * The "War of Powers" series, co-authored with Victor Milan {to be done} * The "Swords of Raemllyn" series co-authored with George W. Proctor {to be done} * The "Keys to Paradise" series under pseudonym Daniel Moran {to be done} * various Science Fiction titles {to be done} * Various Mystery/Detective titles {to be done} Richard Vardon, pseudonym for David W. O'Brien Leslie Vardre, pseudonym for Leslie P. Davies Daniel Vare, Italy-born Scotland-resident diplomat/author, time-travel novel "The Doge's Ring" (London: Methuen, 1949) Edgar Varese (1885-?): French-American composer best known for using extreme registers of existing instruments plus new instruments, especially electronic. He is thus enormously influential to the soundtracks of many science fiction movies, and his best-known works have very science fictional titles, i.e.: * Hyperprism [1923] for winds and percussion * Ionisation [1931] percusssion * Espace [1937] choral symphony Variable Star: see Cepheid John Varley (1947-): John (Herbert) Varley French Language page for John Varley Awards: * Locus Poll Awards: [1979,1979,1979,1980,1981,1982,1982,1985,1987] * Nebula Awards: [1978,1984] * Hugo Award: [1979,1982,1985] * Apollo Award: [1980] * Analog Award: [1979] * James Tiptree, Jr. Award: [1995] * SF Chronicle Award: [1982][1985] "The Ophiuchi Hotline" [Dial, 1977; Science Fiction Book Club; Dell] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle * The Persistence of Vision [Dial, 1978; Science Fiction Book Club] story collection Prix Apollo 1980 pour "Persistance de la vision" [French] Novels: * The "Eight Worlds" Novels: * The Ophiuchi Hotline [1977] Locus Poll Award 1978 * The Persistence of Vision (1978) Locus Poll Award 1979, Ditmar Award finalist 1979, Hugo Award 1979, Locus Poll Award 1979 Nebula Award 1978 * Blue Champagne [1986] Locus Poll Award 1987 * Steel Beach [1992] Hugo Award 1993 Finalist, Locus Poll Award 1993 Finalist * The "Gaean" Novels: * Titan [1979] Analog Award 1979, Ditmar Award finalist 1980, Hugo Award 1980 Finalist, Locus Poll Award 1980, Nebula Award 1979 Finalist * Wizard [1980] Hugo Award 1981 Finalist, Locus Poll Award 1981 Finalist * Demon [1984] Locus Poll Award 1985 Finalist * Millenium [1983] also wrote screenplay {film hotlink to be done} Hugo Award 1984 Finalist, Locus Poll Award 1984 Finalist * Golden Globe [forthcoming Oct98 US] Story Collections: * The Persistence of Vision [1978] [as "In the Hall of the Martian Kings", London 1978] Locus Poll Award 1979, Ditmar Award finalist 1979, Hugo Award 1979, Locus Poll Award 1979, Nebula Award 1978 * The Barbie Murders [1980] [as "Picnic on Nearside", 1984] Locus Poll Award 1979, James Tiptree, Jr. Award: [1995 Anthologies Edited: * Superheroes [1995] co-editor Ricia Mainhardt Short Fiction * "Bagatelle" (1974) Locus Poll Award 1977 Finalist * "Picnic on Nearside" (1974) * "Scoreboard" (1974) * "The Black Hole Passes" (1975) Locus Poll Award 1976 Finalist * "A Choice of Enemies" (1975) * "In the Bowl" (1975) Locus Poll Award 1976 Finalist, Nebula Award 1976 Finalist * "Retrograde Summer" (1975) Locus Poll Award 1976 Finalist, Nebula Award 1975 Finalist * "The Funhouse Effect" (1976) * "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance" (1976) Locus Poll Award 1977 Finalist, Hugo Award 1977 Finalist * "The M&M Seen as a Low-Yield Thermonuclear Device" (1976) * "Manikins" (1976) * "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" (1976) {TV Movie hotlink to be done} British Science Fiction Award 1976 Finalist, Locus Poll Award 1977 Finalist, * "The Phantom of Kansas" (1976) Locus Poll Award 1977 Finalist, Hugo Award 1977 Finalist * "Equinoctial" (1977) Locus Poll Award 1978 Finalist * "Good-Bye Robinson Crusoe" (1977) * "In the Hall of the Martian Kings" (1977)[Dt1978 n][Hu1978 n][Lc1978 n] * "Lollipop and the Tar Baby" (1977) * "Air Raid" (1977) under pseudonym Herb Boehm, later expanded into the novel "Millennium" Locus Poll Award 1978 Finalist, Hugo Award 1978 Finalist, Nebula Award 1977 Finalist * "The Barbie Murders" (1978) Locus Poll Award 1979 Finalist, Hugo Award 1979 Finalist * "Options" (1979) Locus Poll Award 1980 Finalist, Hugo Award 1980 Finalist, Nebula Award 1979 Finalist * "Beatnik Bayou" (1980) Locus Poll Award 1981 Finalist, Hugo Award 1981 Finalist, Nebula Award 1980 Finalist * "Blue Champagne" (1981) Locus Poll Award 1982, Hugo Award 1982 Finalist * "The Pusher" (1981) Hugo Award 1982, Locus Poll Award 1982, Nebula Award 1981 Finalist, SF Chronicle Award 1982 * "Manhattan Phone Book" (Abridged) (1984) * "Press Enter []" (1984) Hugo Award 1985, Locus Poll Award 1985, Nebula Award 1984, SF Chronicle Award 1985 for Best Novella * "The Unprocessed Word" (1985) * "Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo" (1986) Locus Poll Award 1987 Finalist * "Just Another Perfect Day" (1989) Locus Poll Award 1990 Finalist * "Her Girl Friday" (1992) Analog Readers Poll Award 1993 Finalist * "Truth, Justice and the Politically Correct Socialist Path" (1995) [what if Superman had grown up in Russia?] e-mail John Varley Dr. Devendra P. Varma, Canadian expert on Gothic novels, with publications including the definitive "Gothic Flame" (London: A.Barker, 1957) Marcus Terentius Varro (116 B.C.-circa 27 B.C.): the most knowledgable and prolific Roman author, who wrote over 120 volumes on all subjects. Although the Isaac Asimov of his day, only one of his works survives intact ("De re rustica libri III", three books on farming) and 6 volumes of "De lingua latina", on the Latin language). Varuna: in the early Hindu myth cycle"The Rig Veda": brother of Mitra (an Adityas, mythically associated with the Sun) who shines at night, and is mythically associated with the Moon. He is shown as a white man astride a sea monster, with a club in one hand and a rope in the other, who sees all, directs the seasons, commands the rainfall. Along with Indra, he was the greatest god in the Vedic era (circa 4000 B.C.), but later eras restricted his powers to a Hindu equivalent of Neptune. see: Hindu Pantheon Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574): painter/critic/architect of Italy, not a Fantasy figure directly, but listed here because his widely popularized concept of reviving the fine arts helped to mold the Renaissance, that era so important to the dawn of Science Fiction and Fantasy Vashti, a.k.a. Esther I, the queen deposed for disobedience by King Ahasuerus, who (when drunk) ordered his chamberlains to fetch her to the banquet ahll, so that he might show off her beauty to his guests, which she refused to do (in a proto-Feminist way) [Esther 1:10-19] M[ikhail] Vail'evich Vassiliev, Soviet journalist with at least three nonfiction books of futurism, "Life in the 21st Century" (London: Penguin, 1961), a.k.a. "Russian Science in the 21st Century", Sputnik Into Space "New York: Dial, 1958) Vassilis Vassilikos (1933-?) Perhaps the top SF author in GREECE, with books including: * The Plant, The Well, The Angel [New York: Knopf, 1964] Vathek: eponymous hero of the novel [1786] by William Beckford (1760-1844) a mighty oriental caliph (9th of the Abbasside dynasty) lured into crime by Carathis (his Greek sorcerer mother), eventually pledging allegiance to Eblis (the Devil) and doomed as a result. He get's what the devil promised him: the throne of the pre-Adamite sultans, but discovers that it is an abode of perpetual torture. In the final scene, we see the hearts of the newsly damned being set aflame with infernal fire. Vatican City: ruled by the Pope, this city-state enclave within Italy has the world's best library of early science fiction and Fantasy works S. H. Vatsyayan (1913-?): major poet/novelist of India, mostly under the pseudonym "Agyeya" ("unknown"), some of whose 25+ books alegedly have a Fantasy component Henry Vaughan (1622-1695): major Metaphysical Poet of England, born in Wales, listed here because his mystical conception of Nature influenced Wordsworth. Herbert Millingchamp Vaughan (1870-31 July 1948) British historian who also wrote metaphysical fantasy "Nephelococcygia, or Letters from Paradise" (1929) Hilda Vaughan [Mrs. Charles Morgan] (1892-?) Welsh novelist/playwright, best known for her realistic novels of Welsh life, but listed here for: * Iron and Gold [London: Macmillan, 1948] Fantasy novel Kesterson Vaughan, no known web page Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): major composer of England, drawing on both Classical and English Folk traditions, listed here for Fantasy operas, including: * Pilgrim's Progress [1949] libretto also by the composer Jean Vauthier (1910-?): Playwright of France, listed here for the Fantasy play: * La Nouvelle Mandragore [1952] Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden (1510-1556): statesman/poet of England, high-ranked in Henry VIII's court, listed here because some of his lyrics are marginally Fantasy Return to Authors V Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Ve: Odin's and Vili's brother, one of the three gods who created the universe, specifically responsible for giving senses to the first humans (Ask and Ember); he and his brothers killed Ymir and drowned the entire race of Frost Giants in his blood, a unique myth of ethnic cleansing. see: Scandanavian Pantheon Mrs.Veal: character in "The True Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs.Veal" [1706] by Daniel Defoe. This completely fictional ghost story was taken as fact by some readers, was probably based on one or both of two previous accounts of the event of 8 Sep 1705 when the shade of Mrs.Veal purportedly was seen by Mrs.Bargrave [appropriate name!] of Canterbury. Influenced countless ghost stories thereafter. see: Horror and Supernatural Thorstein Veblen, full name Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857-1929): social scientist, philosopher, and economist of America, born in Wisconsin of Norwegian immigrant parents, studied at Carleton College, Johns Hopkins, Yale; Ph.D. [1884] Yale; taught at University of Chicago and University of Missouri, best known for: * The Theory of the Leisure Class [1899] best-selling and classic critique of consumer Capitalism * The Theory of Business Enterprise [1904] * The Instinct of Workmanship [1914] * The Vested Interests and the State of Industrial Arts [1919] Your Humble Webmaster has an unpublished novel entitled "The Leisure of the Theory Class", a word-play independently used by Gregory Benford Veda: scripture of Hinduism, composed circa 2500 B.C., see: Hindu Pantheon consisting of: * Rig Veda (hymns) * Samaveda (chants) * Yajurveda (prose and verse prayers) * Atharvaveda (magical spells and hymns) Vedanta: some of the Upanishads written after the Vedas, and the philosphy that interprets them. see: Upanishads Elihu Vedder (1836-1923): painter and illustrator whoe murals adorn the Library of Congress, listed here and best-known for his illustrations of "The Rubiyat" of Omar Khayyam in the Fitzgerald translation John K. Vedder, pseudonym for Frank Gruber Vega: (1) the bright star Alpha Lyrae, in the constellation Lyra; (2) Spacecraft launched to Venus by the USSR and Halley's Comet. Vega 1 was launched 15 Dec 1984 from Tyuratam, arrived at Venus 11 June 1985, and encountered Halley's Comet on 6 March 1986. Vega 2 was launched 21 Dec 1984 from Tyuratam, arrived at Venus 15 June 1985, and encountered Halley's Comet on 6 March 1986. Lope Vega, full name Lope Felix de Vega Carpio (1562-1635): almost single-handedly created Spanish National Drama; unbelieveably prolific author of some 1,800 "comedias" (plays), some 400 "autos Sacramentales", and numerous interludes, sketches, and songs; today only 426 comedias and 42 autos survive. He was, after Cervantes, the greatest author of SPAIN and a number of his works are Heroic Fantasy or Legends Vehicle: term used in Aerospace to mean any machine (rocket, spacecraft) that carries a payload through atmosphere and/or space. Jose J. Veiga (1915-): Fantasy/magical Realist author in Brazil * Os Cavalinhos de Platiplanto ("Little Horses of the Platiplanto") [1959] story collection * A Hora dos Ruminantes [1966; USA: 1970 as "The Three Trials of Manirema" tr. Pamela G. Bird] * A Maquina Extraviada [1967; USA: 1970 as "The Misplaced Machine and Other Stories" tr. Pamela G. Bird] * Sombras de Reis Barbudos ("Shadows of the Bearded Kings") [1972] * Os Pecados da Tribo ("The Sins of the Tribe") [1976] * A Casca da Serpente ("The Serpent's Skin") [1989] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute and John Grant, 1997, p.983) Beyond the Veil: the other side of death; see: Afterlife Immanuel Velikovsky, important Jewish scholar whose work led to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Practised 1924-1939 as a psychoanalyst, he became famous for non-fiction books "Ages in Chaos" (New York: Doubleday, 1952), "Earth in Upheaval" (New York: Doubleday, 1955), "World in Collision" (New York: Macmillan, 1950). These books tried to explain biblical events by astronomy (or pseudoastronomy). His publishing career was cut short by a shameful boycott of scientists. I've seen him lecture in person. He was a charismatic speaker, with an encyclopediac memory, who could win almost any debate by a grasp of details. Unfortunately, his science was bogus. Still, he made several provocative predictions which turned out true, such as that Venus would be very hot, that Mars would have craters, and thus his theories should have been debated within the scientific mewthod rather than by ad hominem attacks and blackmail. Bayard Veiller (1869-1943): playwright of America listed here for just one of his popular plays: * The Thirteenth Chair [1916] a Medium catches a Murderer Luis Velez de Guevara (1579-1644): playwright and novelist of SPAIN a page of the Archbishop of Seville, he fought in Africa and Italy, won the favor of King Philip IV (who appointed him Usher of the King's Chamber). He was enormously witty, yet never made much money from his 400 plays, of which 80 survive. He is listed here for his greatest success: * El diablo cojuelo [1641] Fantasy Satire Novel, Cleofas Leandro Pedro Zambullo, syudent, releases a limping devil from a bottle in which he's been imprisoned by a magician, and as part of his reward, he is floated above the roofs of Spain, which are rendered transparent to him, thus laying bare the hypocracies of the people. This somewhat science-fictional conceit (an alien takes the protagonist on a low-altitude flight by spaceship equipped with an x-ray viewer) was ripped off by the French "Le Diable Boiteux" [1707] by Lesage, which accidently made "El diablo cojuelo" even more popular throughout Europe (as the unauthorized paperback of "The Lord of the Rings" catapaulted J.R.R. Tolkien into bestsellerdom). Velocity: the combination of speed and direction of a moving object. Velocity of Light: see FASTER THAN LIGHT: impossibly fast travel, beyond the Einstein barrier Lynn Venable, pseudonym for Marilyn Venable Venera: series of spacecraft to Venus from the USSR, starting with Venera 1 in February 1961. Hugh Venning, psuedonym for C. H. Van Zeller, Egypt-born monk and apocalyptic novelist * The End: A Projection, Not a Prophecy [London: Douglas Organ, 1947] Venturi: short tube narrower in middle than at ends, which causes a reduction in pressure of fluids flowing through it, which reduction in pressure is used to measure the fluid's flow rate. Venus: (1) the goddess of love, see Greek/Roman Pantheon; (2) second planet from the Sun; see: SPACE TRAVEL (3) in Alchemy, the element Copper; (4) in dice, three sixes Venus and Adonis: long poem [1593] by Shakespeare, which contains beta-test versions of the themes and plots later seen in his plays Brenda Venus: Brenda Venus Venus Radar Mapper: that was the name of the spacecraft when Your Humble Webmaster worked on it at JPL; launched from the Space Shuttle, it successfully orbited Venus, mapped its surface, and then crash-landed on the surface. It was renamed "Magellan." Joan Marie Verba: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Joan Marie Joan Marie Verba according to SF Site e-mail Joan Marie Verba Gustave Verbeek (1867-1937): important early USA comix artist/author Vercors, pseudonym for Jean Bruller Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901); great operatic composer of ITALY who is listed here for his Shakespearean opera "Macbeth" -- arguably the greatest opera about witches and ghosts Margaret Vere, pseudonym for Gabrielle M. V. Long H. E. Verett, pseudonym for E. E. Evans & Thelma Hamm Evans Vergil: see Virgil Paul Verlaine (1844-1896): Decadent poet/author in France who sometimes crossed the line into Fantasy, Horror, or Science Fiction; in prison for two years for attempted murder of his friend Rimbaud. Julia Verlanger, pseudonym for Heliane Taieb David Vern (1924-?) American author under pseudonym "David V. Reed" of "Murder in Space" (Astounding), "The Thing that Made Love", and "The Whispering Gorilla" Jules Verne Jules [Gabriel] Verne 8 Feb 1828-24 Mar 1905 "The Father of Science Fiction" and a major figure of literature in France, originally inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Does that make Poe the Grandfather of Science Fiction, hmmmm? The case can be made that science fiction began in the 19th Century in France, with Jules Verne. Verne was born in Nantes, France, on 8 February 1828. He died in Amiens, France, on 24 March 1905. In between these dates, he was surely, as Isaac Asimov says, "the first writer to specialize in science fiction and to make a living at it, too." [Asimov on Science Fiction, p.158] Verne plumbed planetary depths -- "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864); fired people to the Moon from Florida -- "From the Earth to the Moon" (1865); and had a mad scientist conquer the oceans -- "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1869). Verne had a mad scientist orbit the earth atmospherically in "Robur the Conqueror" and "Master of the World"; create a UTOPIA -- "The Mysterious Island"; explore conflicts between supercities -- "The Begum's Fortune"; and make cities fly -- "Propellor Island." Many science fiction movies have been made of Jules Verne tales, including:
  1. "A Trip to the Moon", Georges Melies, 1902
  2. "The Conquest of the Pole", Georges Melies, 1907
  3. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", Stuart Patton, 1916
  4. "Mysterious Island", Lucien Hubbard, 1928
  5. "Michel Strogoff", starring Curt Jurgens, 1952?
  6. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", Richard Fleischer, 1954
  7. "Around the World in 80 Days", Mike Todd, 1956
  8. "From the Earth to the Moon", Byron Haskin, 1958
  9. "The Deadly Invention", Karel Zeman, 1958
  10. "Journey to the Center of the Earth", Henry Levin, 1959
  11. "Master of the World", William Witney, 1961
  12. "Mysterious Island", Cy Endfield, 1961
  13. "Five Weeks in a Balloon", Stuart Patton, 1962
  14. "Captain Nemo's Underwater City", James Hill, 1969
  15. "In Search of the Castaways", Walt Disney production starring Maurice Chevalier and Hayley Mills, 1968?
{film credits hotlinks to be done} Gerald Verner, British witchcraft story anthologist Verniers: see "Thrusters" Roger Lee Vernon, American teacher/author, degreed from Northwestern (as was my mother) and a Chicago high school teacher, author of the books: * Robot Hunt [New York: Avalon, 1959] * The Space Frontiers [Signet, 1955] 9 stories V. Vernon, pseudonym for Harold Hersey James Verran: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America AUSTRALIA, no known web page e-mail James Verran A[lpheus] Hytaa Verrill (23 July 1871-14 Nov 1954) American scientist/author, prolific publisher of archaeology nonfiction, and slos several fantasy/adventure novels such as "The Bridge of Light" (Astounding Stories Quarterly, Fall 1929; Reading Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1950) and under the pseudonym Ray Ainsbury Robert Verron, author of overblown fish story "The Point of No Return" Vers Libre: free verse Pierre Versins (12 Jan 1923-?) France-born Switzerland-resident science fiction expert/author/editor/collector Vertigo: (1) false sensation of moving in one's surroundings (subjective vertigo) or that one's surroundings are moving (objective vertigo) when no such motion is really taking place. This can cause nausea in astronauts. (2) film by Alfred Hitchcock. Vertumnus: husband of Pomona, ancient Roman god of the seasons; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon see: Pomona Jones Very (1813-1880): poet friend of Emerson and Thoreau, who helped edit Emerson's sometimes Fantastic sometimes metaphysical and mystical "Essays and Poems" [1839] Very High Frequency: VHF, radio waves between 30 megaHertz to 300 megaHertz, mostly used for high-quality radio, and for television broadcasts. Very Large Array: VLA, world's largest radio telescope, consisting of 27 "dishes" that can be moved al;ong a "Y" of railroad tracks in Socorro, New Mexico. Seen in the film "Contact", among others. Very Long Baseline Interferometry: VLBI Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512): great navigator of PORTUGAL who discovered and explored the mouth of the Amazon, sailed along the North shore of South America, developed a very exact method of computing longitude, convinced Europe that South America was a new continent, and as a result, the name "America" itself is in his honor. Charles Vess (1951-): Comix and Fantasy artist, best known for "Spiderman" and "Thor" series, his own series with Epic Illustrated, and his collaborations with Neil Gaiman for "Sandman" and "StarDust" Carolyn Vesser: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known web page Vesta: Roman goddess of hearth and home, equivalent to Greek Hestia; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon John Vester: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail John Vester Return to Authors V Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Maurizio Viano: Author of ITALY co-author with Lino Aldani French Language page for Maurizio Viano Henri Viard, French author under pseudonym Henry Ward Vibrate: rapid cyclic oscillatory motion Ralph Vicinanza: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America major literary agent, no known web page Giovanni Battista Vico (1668-1744): jurist/philospher of ITALY who tried to apply scientific methodology to the study of Hostory. He promulgated a theory of cyclical civilization, with an endless cycle through theocracy, aristocracy, and democracy. This influenced Michelet, James Joyce, and (through Gibbon) Isaac Asimov. Gore [Eugene Luther] Vidal (3 Oct 1925-) famous American-born novelist/screenwriter/poltical candidate, at least two of whose novels are clearly science fiction: "Messiah" (New York: Dutton, 1954) about a death-cult that overturns America, and "Visit to a Small Planet" (New York: Signet, 1960) which was a hit on television and Broadway {TV hotlink to be done} It was natural that he was an American political candidate, because he was from a from political family which included at least one senator and the current Vice President (Albert Gore). He was also a broadcast personality, literary, science fiction, historical, satirical, political, and mystery/detective author; born West Point, New York; 1939-1940 educated Los Alamos School, New Mexico; 1940-1943 Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire; 1943-1946 served as Warrant Officer, U.S. Army; 1946 editor E. P. Dutton; 1960-1971 member Advisory Board Partisan Review; 1960 Democratic-Liberal candidate for Congress, New York; 1961-1963 Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts; 1968-1971 Co-Chairman New Party; 1954 winner Mystery Writers of America award for teleplay; 1983 winner National Book Critics Circle award, for criticism: * 3 science fiction novels * Messiah [New York: Dutton, 1954; Ballentine Books; Bantam] * Kalki [New York: Random House, 1978] * Creation [New York: Random House, 1981] * 3 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Edgar Box, with series character Peter Cutler Sargeant II * 17 literary, historical, satirical, political novels * one collection of mystery/detective short stories * 8 plays (including Science Fiction "Visit to a Small Planet" broadcast on television 1955) * 6 screenplays (including "Suddenly Last Summer" with Tennessee Williams and "Is Paris Burning?" with Francis Ford Coppola) * 10 teleplays * 9 nonfiction books' * edited one book of teleplays Vidar: taciturn son of Odin, courageous in attacking and destroying Fenrir see: Scandanavian Pantheon G[eorge] S[ylvester] Viereck (31 Dec 1884-18 Mar 1962) Germany-born "stormy petrel of American literature" bohemian imprisoned as German propagandist (1943-1947) who wrote SF/fantasy novel series: * The Wandering Jew [1928] * Salome: The Wandering Jewess [Liveright, 1930] a.k.a. Salome 2000 Years of Love [Ace, 1953] and the other novels: * My First Two Thousand Years [Macauley, 1928; Crest] * The Invincible Adam [Liveright, 1932] * Gloria [1952] legendary figures were incompetant buffoons (The Memoirs of Satan [1932] by William Gerhardie and Brian Lunn was a parody of G. S. Viereck's novels, according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute and John Grant, 1997, p.985) David Vierling: Associate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail David Vierling e-mail David Vierling old, invalid? Luc Vigan, pseudonym for Andre Ruellan Viking: either of two identical spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral in 1975, to collect data from, and search for life on Mars. The result of the search for life was a definite "maybe." Vikings: Scandanavian warriors who raided European coasts from 8th to 10th Century, spreading terror, blond children, and a Germanic paganism whose legends collectively form Old Norse Literature. Silvio Villa, American author of: * "Ultra-Violet Tales" (New York: Macmillan, 1927) Comte de Villers de L'Isle Adam [Jean Marie Mathias Philippe Ausguste] (Nov 1838-19 Aug 1889) Major literary personality in France, best known in SF circles for "Sardonic Tales" (Hamish Miles translation, New York: Knopf, 1927) and "L'Eve Future" (1886) about an English nobelman's love affair with (in modern parlance) an android Francois Villon (1431-circa 1463): major poet of FRANCE who was deeply involved in criminality and gangs; a strikingly modern author stranded in the Middle Ages, he was focussed on death and ecay in a mocking yet pre-Gothic way; never adequately translated into English. Vinayapitaka: see Tripitaka Claire Vincent, pseudonym for Miriam Lynch Harl Vincent, pseudonym of Harl Vincent Schoepflin: * The Doomsday Planet [Tower, 1966] J. Harry Vincent, pseudonym for James V. Taurasi, Sr. James Vincent, pseudonym for Vincent Napoli John Vincent, pseudonym for Lester del Rey Gil Vincente (circa 1470-circa 1536): major playwright of PORTUGAL who wrote in both Portuguese and Spanish, widely influenced Renaissance drama, and was a major Renaissance figure in general Leonardo da Vinci: see "da Vinci" William Vine, pseudonym for Christopher S. Youd W. Sherard Vines, full name Walter Sherard Vines (1890-??): British professor and satirical fantasist: * Return, Belphegor! [1932] (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute and John Grant, 1997, p.986) Joan D. Vinge, full name Joan Carol Dennison Vinge: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America no known personal home page Joan D. Vinge home page Joan D. Vinge @Catch22 e-mail Joan D. Vinge e-mail Joan D. Vinge old, invalid? Vernor Vinge: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America -- author of the prescient "True Names": CompuServe e-mail e-mail Vernor Vinge e-mail Vernor Vinge old Vernor Vinge, Ph.D., is a Mathematics professor at San Diego State University. He, Rudy Rucker, and the compiler of this web site (Jonathan Vos Post) are the three leading mathematicians of American professional science fiction. Vernor is considered a leading author of cyber fiction, beginning with his short story "True Names" (perhaps the first good story published about hacker wars), and running through his stunningly brilliant novel "Of a Fire Upon the Deep" Vernor Vinge Caltech tribute site * Grimm's World [Berkley, 1969] * The Witling [Daw, 1976] * others {to be done} Eric Vinicoff: Books: * Maiden Flight [Baen, 1988] ISBN 0-671-69795-1, $3.50, paperback * The Weigher (co-author Marcia Martin) [Baen, 1992] ISBN 0-671-72144-5, $4.99, paperback Short Fiction: * "To Live in Alloy Continuity" [Analog, Nov 1975] * "Swiss Movement" [Analog, June 1975] * "Render Unto Caesar" [There Will Be War, Vol. VI: Guns of Darkness, ed. Jerry Pournelle, Tor, 1987] ISBN 0-812-54961-9, $3.95, paperback * "Chance Meeting Near Ararat" [Galaxy, Dec 1976] * "The Ultimate Arbiter" [Analog, Oct 1977] * "E-Dep" [Analog, Feb 1977] * "And Baby Makes Three" [Galaxy, Oct 1977] * "Malthus' Last Laugh" [Destinies, Apr/Jun 1979, ed. James Baen, Ace] ISBN 0-441-14277-X, $2.25, paperback * "Last Hunt" [Analog, Feb 1979] * "Ghostwritten Man" [Analog, May 1979] * "Gambler's War" [Analog, July 1980; Spacefighters, eds. Joe Haldeman, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Ace, 1988] ISBN 0-441-77786-4, $3.50 * "The Compromise" [Fantastic, July 1980] * "The Politics of Plenty" [Analog, 2 Feb 1981] * "The Guilt Game" [Analog, 9 Nov 1981] * "Dreams Come True" [Destinies, Winter 1981, ed. James Baen, Ace] ISBN 0-441-14289-3, $2.50, paperback * "The Snake and the Staff" [Analog, Nov 1982] * "Patrol Team" [Analog, Feb 1982] * "'Castor" [Men of War, ed. J. E. Pournelle, Tor, 1984] ISBN 0-812-54953-8, $2.95 ($3.50 Canada), paperback * "Blue Sky" [Analog, Aug 1983] * "Winter Snow" [Analog, Nov 1984; Day of the Tyrant, eds. Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr, Tor, 1985] 0-812-50066-0, $3.95, paperback * "The Weigher" [Analog, Oct 1984] * "Repairman" [Analog, Sep 1984] * "Y Games" [Analog, Aug 1985] * "When the High Lord Arrives" [Analog, Apr 1985] * "Windrider" [Analog, Oct 1986] * "Haiku for an Asteroid Scout" [Analog, Sep 1986] * "Independents" [Analog, Apr 1987] * "Displaced" [Analog, Mar 1987] * "Trauma" [Analog, May 1988] * "A Soldier's Best Frien" [Call to Battle, eds. Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr, Tor, 1988] ISBN 0-812-54963-5, $3.95, paperback * "The Great Martian Railroad Race" [Isaac Asimov's, Aug 1988] * "Puff" [Analog, Sep 1989] * "Rehab" [Analog, Feb 1992] Vinland: [Norse "Wine-land"] (1) the part of North America discovered by Leif Ericsson circa 1000 A.D.somewhere between Virginia and Labrador, most likely Newfoundland; (2) novel by Thomas Pynchon Lana Vinokurov: isfdb lists: * "The Harvest" [The Sterling Web, Spring 1990] ed. Ann Kennedy, $4.75 Donna Violetti: Science Fiction illustrator; isfdb lists: * Cover Artwork [Great Short Novels of Science Fiction, ed. Robert Silverberg, Ballantine Books, 1970] ISBN 345-01960-1, $0.95 Elfrida Vipont, pseudonym of Elfrida Vipont Foulds (1902-) Soma Vira: Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Soma Soma Vira, Ph.D. Viraj: see Manu Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902); Founder of Cellular Pathology, from GERMANY also published widely and influentially on Anthropology and Politics Leo Virg, author of "Twenty Trillion Light Years Through Space" (New York: Vantage, 1958) Virgil, pseudonym for Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BC-19 BC): important Latin poet who influenced fantasy forever... Thus, Virgil appears as the guide to Hell in Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" (1314-1321). * Appendix Virgiliana [early works, including "Ciris" and "Culex"] * Eclogues [42 BC-39 BC] 10 pastoral poems * Georgics [29 BC] a.k.a. "Bucolics" * Aeneid [circa 19 BC] sack of Troy leads to visit to Hell Virgil has been used as a character by others since Dante: * "Virgil the Sorcerer" [1924] poem by Robert Graves * Virgil the Necromancer [1934] John Webster Spargo * the "Virgil Magus" stories of Avram Davidson Virgo: 6th sign of the astrological zodiac (23 August-22 September) mythologically the metamorphosis of Astraea Roy Virgo: British magazine cover illustrator Virgo A: intense source of radio waves from M87, the brightest galaxy in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. M87 is a giant elliptical, with a "jet" emitting intense (797 jansky) synchrotron radiation. Laura Virta: isfdb lists: * "Containers For the Condition of Man" [Galaxy, July 1970] nonfiction s. c. virtes: fiction/nonfiction author, poet; isfdb lists: Short Fiction: * "Last of the Soft Things" [Analog, Jan 1997] Poetry: * "FeverTalk" [Midnight Zoo, vol.2, no.4, 1992] Short Nonfiction: * "The Fermat Debate: Some History" [Mindsparks, Nov/Dec 1993] ed. Catherine Asaro, $3.95 Virus: (1) biological submicroscopic infectious agent, with a coating of protein and either DNA or RNA inside, which invaded plant or animal cells and hijacks their genetic machinery to manufacture more viruses; (2) computer programs which invade computers and hijack their operating system to manufacture more copies of the virus; (3) in Science Fiction {to be done}' (4) Movie of 1999 {film hotlink to be done} James Viscosi: Member of Horror Writers of America James Viscosi Vishnu: the Preserver, second of the Trimurti, originally a sun-god; he was incarnated, or descended, several times (approximately 10) each time as an Avatar; represented with four arms, holding (one item per hand) a mace, conch-shell, disc, and lotus; often shown riding Garuda; married to Lakshmi (sea-born). see Hindu Pantheon E[dward] H[arold] Visiak (1878-1972), British literary scholar (expert on Milton) and contributor to "The Strange Genius of David Lindsay" [1970] Weird Novels: * The Haunted Island [1910] * Medusa: A Story of Mystery, and Ecstasy, & Strange Horror [1929] Short Fiction: * "The Shadow" [Crimes, Creeps and Thrills anthology, 1936] ed. John Gawsworth Vision: see Hallucination, see Dream The Vision of Piers Plowman: see William Langland Gary Viskupic: Science Fiction illustrator, book covers 1971-1987 Tricia Vita: isfdb lists: * "The Arts: Holography" [Omni, June 1979] nonfiction Denise Vitola: isfdb lists: Books: * Quantum Moon [Ace, 1996] ISBN 0-441-00357-5, $5.99, paperback * Opalite Moon [Ace, 1997] ISBN 0-441-00465-2, $5.99, paperback * Half-Light [TSR, 1992] ISBN 1-56076-400-7, $4.50, trade paperback * The Winter Man [Berkley, 1995] ISBN 0-425-15055-0, $5.50, paperback * Manjinn Moon [Ace, 1998] ISBN 0-441-00521-7, $5.99, paperback * The Red Sky Files [Ace, Feb 1999] Short Fiction: * "Walk an Alien Mile" [Amazing, Oct 1992] * "Stolen Spells" [Realms of Infamy, ed. James Lowder, TSR, 1994] ISBN 1-56076-911-4, $4.95 ($5.95 Canada) £4.99 (UK), trade paperback Antonio Vivaldi (circa 1675-1743): musician/composer of ITALY best-known today for his instrumental pieces, who standardized the 3-movement format for the Concerto Grosso (4 of which were transcribed to organ by Bach). Vivarini: family of painters of ITALY including Antonio Vivarini (circa 1415-circa 1480), Bartolomeo Vivarini (circa 1432-circa 1499), and Alvise Vivarini (circa 1446-1503). Generation after generation, they mastered oil painting (Bartolomeo was one of the first in Venice to use the medium) and shifted further from Fantasy art and more to Religious art. Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540): humanist of SPAIN who opposed Scholasticism and wrote in favor of experiment and inductive reasoning E[velyn] C[harles] [H.] Vivian: pseudonym of Charles Henry Cannell (1882-1947): British fantastic adventure novelist of: * The People of Darkness [1924] Atlantis survivors underground * The Lady of the Terraces [1925] proto-Inca * A King There Was [1926] proto-Inca * Woman Dominant [1929] South American women drug men into slavery * Guardian of the Cup [1930] * the "Gees" series: * The City of Wonder [Moffatt-Yard, 1923; Centaur] Lemuria * Fields of Sleep [1923] Babylonian empire addicted to floral smell * Gees' First Case [1936] * Grey Shapes [1937] werewolves * Nightmare Farm [1937] sequel to "The City of Wonder" * The Ninth Life [1939] mystery/detective/occult on ancient Egypt * Her Ways are Death [1939] Thor * The Glass Too Many [1940] His works tend to be in the genre of: LOST LANDS/LOST RACE: neoprimitive place/people discovered Thomas J. Vivian: isfdb lists: * "The Tilting Island" [pulp appearance 1909; Science Fiction by Gaslight, ed. Sam Moskowitz, World, 1968] hardcover Gerald Vizenor: isfdb lists: * Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles [University of Minnesota Press, 1990] ISBN 0-8166-1852-6, $12.95, trade paperback Return to Authors V Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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VLA: see "Very Large Array" J. A. Vlasto, mad scientist novels "The Peacmaker" (under pseudonym John Remenham) and "Lurking Shadows" VLBI: see "Very Long Baseline Interferometry" Return to Authors V Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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L. Vodonik: isfdb lists: * "Telepathy - Did It Happen?" [Analog, Nov 1969] nonfiction Paul Voermans: author of AUSTRALIA isfdb lists: Books: * And Disregards the Rest [Victor Gollancz, 1992] 0-575-05143-4, £14.99, hardcover [Victor Gollancz (VGSF) 1993] ISBN 0-575-05282-1, £4.99, paperback * The Weird Colonial Boy [Gollancz, 1993] ISBN 0-575-05325-9, £15.99, hardcover 0-575-05715-7, £4.99, paperback Short Fiction * "My Sister, Cristeta, Who is Magic" [Alien Shores, eds. Peter McNamara and Margaret Winch, Aphelion Publications, 1994] ISBN 1-875346-09-0, $15.00/$19.95 Australian, hardcover * "The Girl Who Stole the Current Buns from the Space/Time Kitchen" [Aurealis, no.13, 1994] eds. Stephen Higgins and Dirk Strasser, $6.95 Kingsley Vogan: Fantasy poet; isfdb lists: * "Treponema Pallidum et al." [Eldritch Tales, Summer 1989] ed. Crispin Burnham, $6.00 * "Folie a Deux" [Eldritch Tales, Winter 1991] ed. Crispin Burnham, $6.00 Deborah M. Vogel: isfdb lists: * "Bloodstones" [Sword and Sorceress IV, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW Books, Inc., 1987] ISBN 0-88677-412-8, $4.50, trade paperback ISBN 0-88677-210-9, $3.50, paperback Voice Recognition: technology of Speech Recognition Cynthia Voigt: Young Adult Fantasist; isfdb lists: * Jackaroo [Atheneum/Argo, 1985] ISBN 0-689-31123-0, $14.95, hardcover * Building Blocks [Ballantine Fawcett Juniper, 1988] ISBN 0-449-70130-1, $2.95, paperback * The Wings of a Falcon [Scholastic, 1993] ISBN 0-590-46712-3, $14.95, hardcover Vladimir Voinovich: isfdb lists: * Moscow 2042 [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987] ISBN 0-15-162444-5, $16.95, hardcover [Jonathan Cape, 1988] ISBN 0-224-02532-5, £11.95, hardcover [Quality Paperback Book Club, 1988] $8.50, trade paperback [Picador, 1989] ISBN 0-330-30732-0, £4.99, trade paperback [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990] ISBN 0-15-662165-7, $12.95, trade paperback Volapuk: artificial language invented by pastor J. M. Schleyer in 1879, displaced a decade later by Esperanto. Volcano: aperture in Earth's crust from which gas and lava can be expelled, named after Vulcan, and used in Science Fiction as an imaginary route to explore the center of the earth, as in Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth." see: Vulcan see: Verne Sharan Volin: Member of Horror Writers of America Sharan Volin Ernest Volkman: Science Writer; isfdb lists: * "Firepower Plant" [Omni, Feb 1983] Joseph Vollaro: isfdb lists: * "Skeletons in the Closet Part 1" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.5, 1993] William T. Vollmann: mainstream/Fantasy author: Books: * You Bright and Risen Angels [Atheneum, 1987] ISBN 0-689-11852-X, $22.95, hardcover [Penguin, 1988] ISBN 0-14-011087-9, $9.95, trade paperback [Picador, 1988] ISBN 0-330-29654-X, £6.95, trade paperback * The Ice-Shirt [Viking, 1990] ISBN 0-670-83239-1, $19.95, hardcover [Andre Deutsch, 1990] ISBN 0-233-98506-9, £14.95, hardcover [Book of the Month Club, 1991] $17.95 hardcover/$10.95, trade paperback [Picador, 1991] ISBN 0-330-31787-3, £6.99, trade paperback [Penguin, 1993] ISBN 0-14-013196-5, $12.50, trade paperback Short Fiction: * "The Grave of Lost Stories" [The New Gothic, eds. Patrick McGrath and Bradford Morrow, Random House, 1991] hardcover Lou Volpentesta: isfdb lists: * "Dead Reckoning" [Midnight Zoo, vol.1, no.4, 1991] Paula Volsky: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America: * The Curse of the Witch Queen [1982] chaos of curses * Illusion [1991] magic and French Revolution * The Wolf of Winter [1993] * The "Sorcerer's Lady" trilogy: * The Sorcerer's Lady [1986] * The Sorcerer's Heir [1988] * The Severer's Curse [1989] Volsungasaga: [Icelandic "saga of the Volsungs"] an Icelandic prose saga most likely assembled from earlier poetry in the 12th or 13th Century. The heroine, Gudrun, destroys the Volsungs (led by Sigurd) by getting Sigurd to betray Brynhild (Brunhild). This was a major influence on Wagner's operas nominally based on the Nibelungenlied. see: Wagner see: Nibelungenlied Conte Alessandro Volta (1745-1827): physicist of ITALY best-known for inventing the electrophorus (gadget for generating electricity by induction) and the voltaic pile (the first wet-cell battery since the Babylonians had and then forgot the technology). His work, and that of Darwin and Galvani, was the scientific basis of the first great modern Science Fiction novel: Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein." The "volt" is named after him. Voltaire, pseudonym for Francois Marie Arouet (1694-1778): the leading author/philospher of the Enlightenment, this gentleman of FRANCE had been imprisoned twice in the Bastille (1717 and 1726) and spent some time in England (1726-1729) and thus became brilliantly outspoken against European absolutism and in favor of English Liberalism. He had a love-hate relationship with Frederick II of Prussia, which forced him to flee Berlin (1753) and thereafter maintain the friendship by mail. He played the markets, made a fortune, bought an estate in Geneva, sold it, bought another close by in Ferney (1758), and made a triumphant tour of Paris (1778) which seems to have been so intensely exciting that he died. His publication list is astonishing, with his revised and enlarged Works in 52 volumes [1883]. Although well-known in his day for classical tragedies such as "Zaire" [1732], his influential works of political philosophy, such as "Letters Concerning the English Nation" [England: 1732; France: 1733] and his 7+ volumes of History (which emphasized cultural and economic progress), he is best-known to Science Fiction/Fantasy readers for "Candide" [1759] see: Science Fiction of the 18th Century Ornella Volter, nonfiction and anthologies about vampires Daniela da Volterra (1509-1566): painter and sculptor of ITALY and pupil of Michelangelo; his real name was Ricciarelli; his Fantasy art is forgotten, he is best known today for his "Descent from the Cross" in the Church of Trinita dei Monti, Rome. Volterra's Equation: see Differential Equations Stobie Piel Voltin: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Stobie Piel Voltin Jack R. Volz: isfdb lists: * "Once a Liar..." [Midnight Zoo, vol.4,no.1, 1994] Stuart (or Stewart?) Von Allmen : isfdb lists: * The World of Darkness: Werewolf: Conspicuous Consumption [HarperPrism, 1995] ISBN 0-06-105471-2, $4.99, paperback [Boxtree, 1966] ISBN 0-7522-0325-8, £5.99, paperback Hartmann Von Aue (1160?-1215?) Chronicaler of Arthurian legends in Germany (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute and John Grant, 1997, p.989) Werner Von Braun (23 Mar 1912-16 Jun 1977) Famous German rocket scientist who came to America and led the U.S. space program throguh the launch of the first U.S. satellite (Explorer I) and the development of the Saturn V rocket by which humans first rached the moon. In this index because he also wrote science fiction, with two novels "First Men to the Moon" [New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1960] and "Life on Mars" [This Week, 24 Apr 1960]. His book co-authored with Willi Ley "Project Mars" was influential on me as a child. I met Dr. Ley, and my father Samuel H. Post met Werner Von Braun and agreed to do his definitive biography, but Von Braun died just before the contract was signed. Sigh. see: V-2 Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831): Prussian general (of Polish descent) and author on military strategy; considerable active service prior to 1818 appointment as Director of the German War School. Books: * On War [?] delineated the Total War doctrine, that war is also against property, territory, citizens of the enemy in all conceivable ways, the single most important book influencing modern warfare Nonfiction Articles in Science Fiction Markets: * "Information in War" [There Will Be War, Vol. VI: Guns of Darkness, ed. Jerry Pournelle, Tor, 1987] ISBN 0-812-54961-9, $3.95, paperback * "Friction in War" [There Will Be War, Vol. VI: Guns of Darkness, ed. Jerry Pournelle, Tor, 1987] ISBN 0-812-54961-9, $3.95, paperback Karl Tanzler von Cosel: isfdb lists: * "The Secret of Elena's Tomb" [Fantastic Adventures, Sep 1947] ed. Raymond A. Palmer, $0.25 Howard Von Drey, pseudonym for Howard Wandrei Wolfram Von Eschenbach (1170?-1220?): Chronicaler of Arthurian legends in Germany (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" by John Clute and John Grant, 1997, p.989) Y. Von Faust: isfdb lists: * "Look At That Fag" [Cyber-Psychos AOD Issue #4, ed. Jasmine Sailing, 1993] $5.00 (US) $6.00 (International) Kenneth von Gunden: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Kenneth von Gunden Books: * Starspawn [Ace, 1990] ISBN 0-441-46992-2, $3.95, paperback * K-9 Corps [Ace, 1991] ISBN 0-441-09128-8, $3.95, paperback * K-9 Corps: Under Fire, [Ace, 1991] ISBN 0-441-42494-5, $3.95, paperback * K-9 Corps: The Last Resort [Ace, 1993] ISBN 0-441-42496-1, $4.99, paperback * K-9 Corps: Cry Wolf [Ace, 1992] ISBN 0-441-42495-3, $3.99, paperback * The Sounding Stillness [Ace, 1993] ISBN 0-441-77598-5, $4.99, paperback * The Pale Companion [Ace, 1994] ISBN 0-441-00064-9, $4.99, paperback Short Fiction * "Price of Honour" [Worlds of If, Nov/Dec 1973] * "Scrapings" [Ascents of Wonder, ed. David Gerrold, Popular Library, 1977] ISBN 0-445-04128-5, $1.50, paperback ontological horror for ESP astronauts on hull of hyperspaceships e-mail Kenneth von Gunden e-mail Kenneth von Gunden old, invalid? Tom Von Halder: isfdb lists: * "Grounders" [Galaxy, #6, ed. E. J. Gold, 1994] $2.50 Otfrid Von Hanstein (1869-?): SF author in Germany, who wanted to transform deserts into utopian landscapes. Thea Von Harbou (1888-?) SF author in Germany, whose novel "Metropolis" became the classic film by Fritz Lang {hotlinks to be done}. Her influential noevl "Frau im Mond" (Berlin: A. Scherl, 1928), inspired by H. Oberth and W. Ley's nonfiction became the classic Fritz Lang film "The Girl in the Moon" {hotlinks to be done}. In the latter film, Fritz Lang invented the rocket countdown, for the sake of drama. * Metropolis [Hutchinson, 1927; Ace; Gregg, 1975] * The Rocket to the Moon [World, 1930; Gregg, 1977] Dr. Eric von Kšnnenberg: isfdb lists: * ??? Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Kurt Vonnegut, UNC Kurt Vonnegut, BGSU Kurt Vonnegut, USF "The Sirens of Titan" (1959) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle "Cat's Cradle" (1963) is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle * Between Time and Timbukto [Delacorte, 1972] * Canary in a Cat House [Fawcett Gold Medal, 1961] 12 stories * Cat's Cradle [Holt Rinehart World, 1963; Dell; Science Fiction Book Club; Delacorte, 1971] * God Bless You Mr.Rosewater [Holt Rinehart World, 1965; Delacorte; Dell] * Mother Night [Harper & Row, 1966; Delacorte; Dell] * Player Piano [Scribners, 1952; Science Fiction Book Club; Avon; Delacorte, 1971] a.k.a. Utopia 14 [Bantam, 1956] * Slaughterhouse-Five [Delacorte, 1969; Book Club; Dell] * The Sirens of Titan [Dell, 1959; Houghton Mifflin, 1961; Dell; Delacorte] * Welcome to the Monkey House [Delacorte, 1968; Dell] 25 stories John von Neumann: {to be done} von Neumann Machine: basic computer architecture, invented by John Mauchly but disseminated during the Manhattan Project by John von Neumann, in which instructions are stored in one part of a computer, and executed sequentially by another, all under the control of a CPU (central processing unit). Wolf von Niebelschutz: Fantasy Novelist; isfdb lists: * The Badger of Ghissi [Allen & Unwin/Unicorn, 1985] ISBN 0-04-82372-6, £2.95, paperback Jesco von Puttkamer: the only other NASA expert I know, besides myself, with the initials JVP: Short Fiction * "The Sleeping God" [Star Trek: The New Voyages 2, eds. Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath, Bantam Books, 1978] ISBN 0-553-11392-5, $1.95, paperback Nonfiction: * Introduction (Star Trek: The New Voyages 2) see above * "Space: Comsaturation" [Omni, Feb 1982] Kurt Von Rachen, pseudonym for L. Ron Hubbard Chuq Von Rospach: Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Chuq Von Rospach Short Fiction: * "Going Straight" [The Further Adventures of Batman, Volume 2: Featuring the Penguin, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Spectra/Bantam 1992] ISBN 0-553-56012-3, $4.99, paperback * "'Til Death Do Us Part" [Alternate Kennedys, ed. Mike Resnick, Tor, 1992] ISBN 0-812-51955-8, $4.99, paperback * "Good Intentions" [Deals with the Devil, eds. Mike Resnick, Martin H. Greenberg, Loren D. Estleman, DAW Books, 1994] ISBN 0-88677-623-6, $4.99 ($5.99 Canada), paperback * "Birds of a Feather" [Witch Fantastic, eds. Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, Daw, 1995] ISBN 0-88677-640-6, $4.99 ($5.99 Canada), paperback * "Fnord and Gord go to the Zoo" [mag?, 1995] Nonfiction (Book Reviews): * Amazing Stories, Jan 1992 * Amazing Stories, Feb 1992 * Amazing Stories, Mar 1992 * Amazing Stories, Apr 1992 * Amazing Stories, May 1992 * Amazing Stories, June 1992 * Amazing Stories, July 1992 e-mail Chuq Von Rospach Kurt Von Stuckrad: isfdb lists: Short Fiction: * "Mushroom Farmers" [Amazing, Feb 1980] Poetry: * "Into the Valley of Doom" [Fantastic, Oct 1979] Alex von Thorn: isfdb lists: * ??? Irene Von Treskow: Fantasy Artists/illustrator; isfdb lists: * cover art [various Faber: London, books 1989-1995] Kurt von Trojan: isfdb lists: Novels: * Transing Syndrome [Pub?, 1985] Short Fiction: * "The Man Who Snatched Marilyn's Body" [Alien Shores, eds. Peter McNamara and Margaret Winch, Aphelion Publications, 1994] ISBN 1-875346-09-0, $15.00/$19.95 [Australia], hardcover E. G. Von Wald: isfdb lists: * ??? Elisabeth Vonarburg: Elisabeth Vonarburg Elisabeth Vonarburg e-mail Elisabeth Vonarburg Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679): major playwright and poet of NETHERLANDS best known for: * Lucifer [1654] play which may have influenced John Milton Sprague Vonier: Fantasy poet; isfdb lists: * "The Thoughts of Kang-Hsi" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3,no.11, 1993] * "The Recipe" [Midnight Zoo, vol.3, no.7, 1993] Voodoo: see Haiti and Voodoo John Royal [Harris] Vorhies (25 Mar 1920-?): novelist of * Pre-empt [Chicago: Regnery, 1967] Tobias Voorhies: isfdb lists: * "From Long Ago Something Comes" [Aberrations, Apr 1994] John Vornholt: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America John Vornholt John Vornholt says SF Site Best known for novelizations of movies and TV series and films: * Sabrina, the Teenage Witch novels: * Prisoner of Cabin 13 * Buffy, the Vampire Slayer novels: * Coyote Moon * Star Trek novels: * Mind Meld (sequel to "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country") e-mail John Vornholt e-mail John Vornholt old, invalid? Serge Voronoff (1866-1951): French surgeon famous for transplanting monkey glands into children to treat thyroid deficiency, and then as a putative means of rejuvenation, see: IMMORTALITY Vortex: (1) region of liquid or gas in rotary motion, as in the whirlpool at the drain of a bathtub (which does NOT circulate one way in the Northern Hemisphere and the other way in the Southern Hemisphere), a smoke-ring, a tornado, or Jupiter's Great Red Spot; (2) "Said the Vortex to the Cortex, won't you try some Chlorophyll? Said the Cortex to the Vortex, thank you sir, perhaps I will." [Space Child's Mother Goose] Vorticism: brief artistic and literary school [1914-?] marrying Cubism with rhythm, related to Futurism, iconoclasic, fixated on lines, angles, and machines, most powerful in Great Britain, although nominally led by Gaudier-Brzeska; members included Wyndam Lewis, Edward Wadsworth; the name was coined by Ezra Pound Cornelius de Vos (1585-1651): Flemish painter of the school of Rubens, with a few Fantasy paintings of mythological nature Patricia Frances Vos: see Patricia Frances Vos Post Jonathan Vos Post: see Jonathan Vos Post Greg Vose: Greg Greg Vose D. M. Vosk: SF/Fantasy author and poet; isfdb lists: Short Fiction: * "Viewpoignant" [Eldritch Tales, Summer 1990] Poetry: * "Androidal Charms" [Aliens & Lovers, ed. Millea Kenin, Unique Graphics, 1983] $5.00, trade paperback * "In Man's Image" [Space & Time, Winter 1987] ed. Gordon Linzner, $4.00 * "Where Races Meet" [Eldritch Tales, no.16, 1988] ed. Crispin Burnham, $6.00 * "Propaganda Sung at an Alien Rock Concert" [Space & Time, Winter 1991] eds. Gordon Linzner and Jani Anderson, $5.00 * "Summoned" [Space & Time, Summer 1992] eds. Gordon Linzner and Jani Anderson, $5.00 Vostok: any of six one-cosmonaut spacecraft launched into orbit by the USSR in the early 1960s. Vostok I, in 12 Apr 1961, orbited the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. Thomas Voxfire: isfdb lists: * "A Relic for the Reich" [Aberrations, no.15, 1993] Voyager: either of the two 825-kilogram spacecraft launched to Jupiter and beyond. Voyager 1 launched 5 Sep 1977; Voyager 2 launched 20 Aug 1977. Both Voyagers flew by Jupiter in 1979. Voyager 1 recieved a gravity assist that flung it to Saturn in 1980, and then headed out to interstellar space. Voyager 2's gravity assist from Jupiter sent it to Saturn, after which Saturn's gravity assist sent it towards Uranus, and the Uranus gravity assist sent it past Neptune, and then on to interstellar space. 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Fawn Vrazo: isfdb lists: * "Tigers in Orbit" [Omni, May 1981] nonfiction Jaroslav Vrchlicky: pseudonym of Emil Bohuslav Frida (1853-1912): major author and translator of CZECHOSLOVAKIA Perry Vreeland: isfdb lists: * "Spy Rampant on Brown Shield" [Worlds of Tomorrow, May 1966] Roger S. Vreeland: isfdb lists: Short Fiction * "The Hidden Player" [Weird Tales, Jan 1944] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.15 * "Shadow of Melas" [Weird Tales, Jan 1947] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.15 * "Grandfather McGraw" [Weird Tales, Jan 1948] ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, $0.20 Hugo de Vries (1848-1935): Dutch botanist who rediscovered, and published in 1900, Mendel's laws of heredity, plus his own theories of mutation VRM: see "Venus Radar Mapper" Return to Authors V Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Chris Vuille, Ph.D.: Science Writer, listed here for: Nonfiction: * "Taking the Shuttle to the Moon" [Analog, Mid-Dec 1990] * "Relics of the Big Bang" [Analog, Apr 1997] Ray Vukcevich: Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Ray Vukcevich e-mail Ray Vukcevich Vulcan: (1) Romn god of technology and fire, equivalent to Greek Hephaestus, a.k.a. Mulciber (the softener), working beneath Mount Etna; see: Greek/Roman Pantheon; (2) planet thought to orbit inside the orbit of Mercury, glimpsed by some early astronomers but now dismissed as error; (3) in the Star Trek universe, where Spock came from Vulcanian: theory that Earth's surface was shaped by fire, as opposed to the Neptunian theory Vulcanization: the accidental discovery of modifying rubber by the addition of sulfur, as stumbled upon by Charles Goodyear (and later perfected by Alexander Parkes). Ever since then, Science Fiction has had the cliche' of someone messing around at random in the lab and stumbling on, for example, Jules Verne's imaginary antigravity material Cavorite. Get a clue: scientists may have serendipitous moments, but carefully plan what they intend to do each day in the lab. Vulgate: [from Latin "Vulgata editio" = common edition] the oldest extant version of the entire Bible, and thus (since the 1546 Council of Trent) the official Latin version for the Roman Catholic Church. Edited by St.Jerome, replacing the Itala (Old Latin version), its Old Testament translates the Hebrew Masoretic text, with St/Jerome's own translations of Tobias, Judith, and Daniel's additions to the deuterocanonical books. Pope Clement VIII promulgated this text, and thereafter the Church's imprimateur represents the Clementine edition, until the 20th Century Benedictine revision. Vulture: carrion-eating birds, found in both tropical and temperate areas, with the Old World vultures being hawk-like, and the New World vultures being of another family altogether,which includes the Condor, black vulture, and turkey vulture Return to Authors U Table of Contents Return to Authors V Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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