Mann, George

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(1978-    ) UK editor and author whose The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1999) was an ambitious one-person attempt to cover the field, though necessarily it lacked scope (the term Mammoth in the title was an invariable series indication). His first sf novel, The Human Abstract (2004) is a competent Space Opera (see also Colonization of Other Worlds), but his most interesting work is probably contained in the Newbury & Hobbes sequence – comprising The Affinity Bridge (2008; vt The Affinity Bridge: A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation 2009) and The Osiris Ritual (2009) – which is set in an exorbitant Steampunk version of Victorian London, an atmosphere daily intensified by new Inventions, novel forms of Transportation, and mass killings. Moved forward to a 1920s world plagued by echoes of World War One, this steampunk vision is extended to a Decadent New York in the Ghost sequence comprising Ghosts of Manhattan: A Tale of the Ghost (2010) and Ghosts of War: A Tale of the Ghost (2011), featuring the eponymous Superhero. His Sherlock Holmes novels, Sequels by Other Hands beginning with Sherlock Holmes: The Will of the Dead (2013), are tangentially set in the Newbury & Hobbes universe. [JC/DRL]

George Mann

born Darlington, County Durham: 22 December 1978

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Doctor Who: Time Hunter

Doctor Who New Series

Newbury & Hobbes

Ghost

Sherlock Holmes: Newbury & Hobbes

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Solaris Science Fiction

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