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HAVE YOU OVERLOOKED – WILMAR H. SHIRAS?

Wilmar H(ouse) Shiras was born in Boston in 1908, and died in 1990. She married her husband when she was 18 and they raised five children. It was for them that she began telling the stories that would ultimately become her single great work. There are some authors who appear to have only one good …

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HAVE YOU OVERLOOKED – STERLING E. LANIER.

Sterling Edmund Lanier was born on the 18th of December 1927 and died on June 28th 2007. However, like many of the other authors in this series, his writing output was small, and he has often been overlooked by readers who started reading after Lanier™s heyday of the 1970s and 1980s. Lanier was a man …

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HAVE YOU OVERLOOKED – RU EMERSON

Ru Emerson was born in 1944 and is the author of twenty-three novels, including the Nedao trilogy, the six-volume Night-Threads series, media tie-in novels based on Xena: Warrior Princess, and (as Roberta Cray) The Sword and the Lion. Emerson’s first novel, Princess of Flames came out in 1986, I bought it the moment I saw …

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HAVE YOU OVERLOOKED – RICK RAPHAEL

Rick Raphael was born in 1919 and died in 1994. He wrote only a small amount of work but it’s quality and much of it is both clever and amusing. It’s surprising to note just how many older SF writers had a very wide spread of occupations – either that or unusual ones. They may …

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HAVE YOU OVERLOOKED – JANET KAGAN?

Author Janet Kagan died 29 February 2008 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a long illness. Born in 1946, she was 63 years old and so far as I can tell from various sources, she’d been ill for much of her life. She started her career by writing a fake ad (Analog in 1982,) then …

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