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Kenneth Falcouner
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Sovereign Falcouner
- see Craig Strete

Lee Falk
- see Basil Copper

Bron Fane
- see Robert L. Fanthorpe

David Farland
- see Dave Wolverton

Duncan Farnsworth
- see David W. O'Brien

Matthew Farrell
- see Stephen Leigh

S. L. Farrell
- see Stephen Leigh

James S. Farrow
- see E. C. Tubb

Robert Faulcon
- see Robert Holdstock

Quinn Fawcett
- see Bill Fawcett
- see Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Farrah Fawkes
- see Andrew J. Offut

Robert Arthur Feder
- see Robert Arthur

W. Fenimore
- see A. Merritt

Lionel Fenn
- see Charles L. Grant

James R. Fenner
- see E. C. Tubb

Manuel Ferney
- see Manly Wade Wellman

Jacques Jean Ferrat
- see Sam Merwin

David Ferring
- see David S. Garnett

Gans T. Field
- see Manly Wade Wellman

George Peterson Field
- see Robert L. Forward

Peter Field
- see Ed Earl Repp
- see Samuel Mines

Walter Finney
- see Jack Finney

Bruno Fischer
- see Russell Gray

Jude Fisher
- see Jane Johnson

Tarleton Fiske
- see Robert Bloch

William Fitzgerald
- see Murray Leinster

Paul Flehr
- see Frederik Pohl

Stuart Fleming
- see Damon Knight

George U. Fletcher
- see Fletcher Pratt

Casey Flint
- see Kenneth C. Flint

Will Folke
- see Robert Bloch

Hillary Ford
- see John Christopher

Ginny Forman
- see Hugh Zachary

Elizabeth Forrest
- see Charles Ingrid
- real name R. A. V. Salsitz

Felix C. Forrest
- see Cordweiner Smith

Harold C. Fosse
- see H. L. Gold

Richard Foster
- see Kendell Foster Crossen

Sydney Fowler
- see S. Fowler Wright

Ellen Foxxe
- see J. F. Rivkin

Gregory Francis
- see James McIntosh
- see Frank Parnell

Lee Francis
- see Milton Lesser
- see Howard Browne
- see Leroy Yerxa

Joan Frankel
- see Joan D. Vinge

Pat Franklin
- see Jack Cady

Paul Franklin
- see Bryce Walton

Sarah B. Franklin
- see Dave Duncan

Andrew Frazer
- see Milton Lesser

Arthur Frazier
- see Kenneth Bulmer
- see Laurence James

Orlin Frederick
- see F. Orlin Tremaine

Ed Friend
- see Richard Wormser

P. R. Frost
- see Irene Radford

Michael Furey
- see Sax Rohmer

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