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Gary K. Wolfe
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Gary K. Wolfe Gary K. Wolfe, Professor of Humanities and English at Roosevelt University and a contributing editor for Locus magazine, is the author of dozens of essays and more than 1200 reviews, as well as the critical studies The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction (Kent State University Press, 1979); David Lindsay (Starmont House, 1979); Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy (Greenwood Press, 1986); and Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever (with Ellen R.Weil, Ohio State University Press, 2002).

His Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 (Beccon Publications, 2005) received the British Science Fiction Association Award for nonfiction, and was nominated for a Hugo Award. Wolfe has received the Eaton Award, the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association, the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and a World Fantasy Award for reviews and criticism. A second reviews collection, Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001 (Beccon Publications, 2010), appeared in 2010 with an introduction by Peter Straub, and a collection of essays, Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature, in 2011.

For more information, please visit the page for Gary K. Wolfe at Roosevelt University or visit his entry at ISFDB.

Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy Soundings:  Reviews 1992-1996 Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001

John Clute
Encyclopedist Guest of Honour John Clute
From 1956 until 1964 John Clute lived in the USA. Since 1968 he has lived primarily in London. Much of his time since 1975 has been given to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1979; second edition 1993; online edition 2011) with Peter Nicholls and latterly David Langford. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction won a Hugo in 2012. He also did The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) with John Grant which won the World Fantasy Award.
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Tanya Huff
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Tanya Huff moved to rural Ontario with her partner Fiona Patton and began writing science fiction and fantasy full-time—or as full-time as possible around the needs of nine cats and eighty acres of land. Her twenty-five books range from heroic fantasy (the Quarters books) through humour (the Keeper Chronicles) to military SF (the Torin Kerr Confederation series) and include Scholar of Decay a novel set in TSR's Ravenloft universe as well as four short story collections.
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