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Karen Haber

Karen Haber (1955 - )Karen Haber, working name of Karen Lee Haber Silverberg, is both a science fiction and non-fiction author and editor, as well as being an art critic and historian. Beginning her career as a genre writer with "Madre de Dios", published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1988, she became more popular with her Fire in Winter sequence. Subsequently, Haber's work has appeared in magazines such as Asimov's Science Fiction and many anthologies. In total she has authored nine books including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts, and is co-author of Science of the X-Men. Her non-fiction essay Meditations on Middle Earth was nominated for the 2001 Hugo award. She has been married to fellow SF author Robert Silverberg since 1987.
Jack C Haldeman II

Jack C Haldeman (1941-2002) was an American SF author and elder brother of Joe Haldeman.
Edmond Hamilton

Edmond Hamilton (1904-1977) Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Edmond Hamilton was raised there and in nearby New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was something of a child prodigy, graduating from high school and undertaking his college education at Westminster College at the young age of 14; he dropped out aged 17. A popular science fiction writer in the mid-twentieth century, Hamilton's career began with the publication of his short story 'The Monster God of Mamurth' in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales. After the war, he wrote for DC Comics, producing stories for Batman, Superman and The Legion of Superheroes. Ultimately, though, he was associated with an extravagant, romantic, high-adventure style of SF, perhaps best represented by his 1947 novel The Star Kings. He was married to fellow SF writer Leigh Brackett from the end of 1946 until his death three decades later.
Charles L. Harness

Charles L. Harness (1915-2005)Charles Leonard Harness was an American science fiction writer born in Colorado City, Texas. He earned degrees in chemistry and law from George Washington University and worked as a patent attorney from 1947 to 1981. Harness' background as a lawyer influenced several of his works. His first story, "Time Trap" was published in 1948 and drew on many themes that would recur in later stories: art, time travel and a hero undergoing a quasi-transcendental experience. Harness' most famous single novel was his first, Flight into Yesterday, which was published first as a novella in the May 1949 issue of Startling Stories and was later republished as The Paradox Men in 1953. A great influence on many writers, Harness continued to publish until 2001 and was nominated for multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. In 2004 he was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Harness died in 2005, aged 89.For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/harness_charles_l
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M. John Harrison

M. John Harrison (1945 - ) Michael John Harrison is the author of, amongst others, the Viriconium stories, The Centauri Device, Climbers, The Course of the Heart, Signs of Life, Light and Nova Swing. He has won the Boardman Tasker Award (Climbers), the James Tiptree Jr Award (Light) and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (Nova Swing). He lives in Shropshire.
Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann grew up in the countryside of Nebraska and graduated from University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a BSc in electrical engineering. In 2003, he shifted careers and moved to Japan to teach English to young students in public schools. He has written role-playing and online MMORPG game guides and supplements for Alderac Entertainment Group and later wrote his first novel, The Ivory Star. While living and teaching in Fukuoka, Heermann was inspired to combine the Japanese culture in which he was immersed as well as his passion for fantasy to write Heart Of The Ronin, a tale of a teenage warrior in 13th century Japan.
Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) was educated at the University of Missouri and the US Naval Academy, Annapolis. He served as a naval officer for five years but retired in 1934 due to ill health. He then studied physics at UCLA before beginning to publish sf with 'Lifeline' for Astounding Science Fiction in 1939. Among his many novels are Stranger in a Strange Land, The Door into Summer, Double Star, Starship Troopers and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Brian Herbert

Brian Herbert is an American SF author and son of the famous author Frank Herbert.
Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first SF story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of 'Dune World' and 'The Prophet of Dune' that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.
Vicki Ann Heydron

Vicki Ann Heydron (1945 - )Vicki Ann Heydron was born in Sacramento, California, in 1945. Most of her work is co-written with her husband Randall Garrett (1927 - 1987), including the seven-volume Gandalara Cycle of fantasies. She lives in Washington state.
Philip E. High

Philip E. High (1914 - 2006) Philip Empson High was an English science fiction author. Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in 1914, his writing career spanned over 50 years and encompassed 14 novels and numerous short stories. Philip E. High made his name initially in the 1950s with a series of short stories for magazines such as Authentic Science Fiction, New Worlds and Nebula. A collection of his short fiction, The Best of Philip E. High, was published in 2002.
Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill (1935-2007) Douglas Arthur Hill was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, and the son of a railroad engineer, he was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He studied English at the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned an Honours BA in 1957, and at the University of Toronto. Hill moved to Britain with his wife, Gail Robinson, in 1959, where he worked as a freelance writer and editor for Aldus Books. From 1967 to 1968 he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.
Christopher Hinz

Christopher Hinz is the author of four science fiction novels originally published by St. Martins Press. LIEGE-KILLER, which begins the Paratwa Saga, won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel and earned a nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. While working to complete his first new novel in years (a contemporary science fiction thriller), Mr. Hinz writes for a newspaper and a public relations firm, and creates and scripts original comic books.
Bryan Hitch

Bryan Hitch is a renowned comic book artist. He is also the co-creator and artist behind both The Authority and The Ultimates along with Mark Millar. Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief, Joe Quesada attributed much of the current popularity of comics in the movies to the style of Bryan's work and Time Magazine named The Ultimates as the most influential comic book of the last decade. Bryan lives in Leatherhead, Surrey.
Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban's parents were immigrants from the Ukraine. His father was the advertising manager of a newspaper, as well as the director of a Philadelphia drama guild. Russell served in the US infantry during World War II. After the war he taught art in New York and Connecticut. His first novel was published in 1958 and he has now produced more than 50 books for adults and children. In 1969, Russell moved to London where he stayed until his death in 2011.
William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson, the son of an Essex clergyman, spent eight years at sea as a merchant seaman, sailing around the world three times and receiving the Royal Humane Society's medal for saving a life at sea. He published his first story in 1904 and his first novel, THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG', IN 1907. He was killed in the First World War.
Robert Holdstock

Robert Holdstock (1948 - 2009) Robert Paul Holdstock was born in a remote corner of Kent, sharing his childhood years between the bleak Romney Marsh and the dense woodlands of the Kentish heartlands. He received an MSc in medical zoology and spent several years in the early 1970s in medical research before becoming a full-time writer in 1976. His first published story appeared in the New Worlds magazine in 1968 and for the early part of his career he wrote science fiction. However, it is with fantasy that he is most closely associated. 1984 saw the publication of Mythago Wood, winner of the BSFA and World Fantasy Awards for Best Novel, and widely regarded as one of the key texts of modern fantasy. It and the subsequent 'mythago' novels (including Lavondyss, which won the BSFA Award for Best Novel in 1988) cemented his reputation as the definitive portrayer of the wild wood. His interest in Celtic and Nordic mythology was a consistent theme throughout his fantasy and is most prominently reflected in the acclaimed Merlin Codex trilogy, consisting of Celtika, The Iron Grail and The Broken Kings, published between 2001 and 2007.Among many other works, Holdstock co-wrote Tour of the Universe with Malcolm Edwards, for which rights were sold for a space shuttle simulation ride at the CN Tower in Toronto, and The Emerald Forest, based on John Boorman's film of the same name. His story, 'The Ragthorn', written with friend and fellow author Garry Kilworth, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella and the BSFA Award for Short Fiction. Robert Holdstock died in November 2009, just four months after the publication of Avilion, the long-awaited, and sadly final, return to Ryhope Wood. www.robertholdstock.com
Cecelia Holland

Cecelia Holland was born in 1943 and is a well-known and acclaimed writer of historical fiction. Floating Worlds is her only SF novel.
Geoffrey Hoyle

Geoffrey Hoyle (1941 - ) Geoffrey Hoyle is the son of astronomer and SF writer, Sir Fred Hoyle, with whom he wrote a number of science fiction novels.