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Greene, Kirby

Pseudonym of an unrevealed US author (?   -    ) of whom nothing is known beyond Brotherhood of the Stars (1994), a competent but unchallenging Space Opera with elements of the Planetary Romance. [JC]

MacMillan, Ian

(?   -    ) US author of Blakely's Ark (1981), an sf Disaster novel in which a virus Pandemic decimates humanity. [JC]

de Roumier-Robert, Marie-Anne

(1705-1771) French author whose Proto SF novel, Voyage de Milord Séton dans les Sept Planètes, ou Le nouveau mentor (1765-1766 4vols; trans Brian Stableford as The Voyages of Lord Seaton to the Seven Planets 2015) as "translated" by Madame de R R, in a mode established by Cyrano de Bergerac's Selenarchia (1657) and Chevalier de Béthune's The World of Mercury (1750). The tale comprises a Fantastic Voyage through the solar system, stopping at the Moon, the Sun, Venus, Mars, ...

Newman, John

(1927-    ) UK research chemist and author who collaborated with Kenneth Bulmer on a long series of science articles for New Worlds and Nebula Science Fiction 1955-1961 under the name Kenneth Johns. Earlier, Newman had contributed many science essays under his own name to New Worlds and occasionally Nebula. In Then #2, Rob Hansen records that Newman was the organizer of Britain's first post-war sf Convention, Whitcon, held at the White Horse pub in London on 15 May 1948 (see ...

Franck, Tyler Corey

(1969-    ) US designer of the Expanse Role Playing Game and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Audience" in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show for March 2006; with Daniel Abraham under the joint pseudonym James S A Corey, he has written the Expanse sequence based on the game, beginning with Leviathan Wakes (2011); see Abraham for details. The third volume, Abaddon's Gate (2013), won the Locus Award as best sf novel, and the sequence has ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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