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Nathenson, Joseph

(1925-2006) US author of Deep, Very Deep Space (1978), in which a complex Starship heads towards the end of the universe. [JC]

Southon, Arthur E

(1887-1964) UK minister and author, much of his fiction being adventure tales set in Africa. They include A Yellow Napoleon: A Romance of West Africa (1923), which describes an attempted insurrection in the immediate Near Future; and Jackson's Ju-Ju (1927; vt The God of Gold: A Tale of the West African Coast 1927), a Lost Race novel. [JC]

Return of the Fly

Film (1959). Associated Producers/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Edward L Bernds. Written by Bernds. Cast includes David Frankham, Brett Halsey and Vincent Price. 78 minutes. Black and white. / The first of two sequels to the successful sf/horror film The Fly (1958), the other being Curse of the Fly (1965). Here the son of the scientist in The Fly, after being attacked by an evil ...

Goto, C S

(1970-    ) Irish author, in the USA for some time, who has written almost entirely for the Warhammer 40,000 world dedicated to Role Playing Games and their Computer Role Playing Game analogues, beginning with "Blood of Angels" for Inferno in 2004, and continuing with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (2004) and its various close or distant sequels and cousins. It ...

Burgess, Anthony

Working name of UK author and composer John Anthony Burgess Wilson (1917-1993), known primarily for his work outside the sf field; as a composer he worked under his full name. Trained in English literature and phonetics, Burgess taught at home and in Malaysia 1946-1960, then returned to the UK (though later moved to Monaco) and became a full-time Protean man of letters, novelist, musician, composer and specialist in Shakespeare and James Joyce. ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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