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Frøisland, Frøis

(1885-1930). Norwegian journalist and author whose Fortaellinger fra fronten: Solidt halvlaeder (coll 1928; trans Nils Flaten as The Man With X-Ray Eyes and Other Stories from the Front 1930) is a volume of tales about World War One, several being sf or Horror, including the title tale, about an American soldier whose war wound activates his x-ray vision. [JC] see also: ...

Robson, Eddie

(1978-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Light That Never Dies" in Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Dead Men Diaries (anth 2000) edited by Paul Cornell, a volume in the Doctor Who spinoff series Professor Bernice Summerfield to which Robson has contributed several other tales as well as editing the related anthology Present Danger (anth ...

Ségur, Nicolas

Pseudonym of Greek journalist and author Nikólaos Episkopópoulos (1874-1944), in France from 1902, having already published in various Greek journals in the 1890s under his own name; his French publications were always as by Ségur. Long association with Anatole France resulted in several nonfiction studies and memoirs [not listed below]. Two of his works of sf interest, both of them reflecting a sense of the ...

Malec, Alexander

(1929-2014) US author, variously employed, who began publishing sf with "Project Inhumane" for The Colorado Quarterly in Spring 1964. Extrapolasis (coll 1967) assembles much of his sometimes awkward but frequently sharply pointed work, which was restricted to short stories, only one of which – "10.01 A. M." (March 1966 Analog), a Near Future tale about ...

Iron Maiden

English heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist Stephen Harris (1956-    ) and characterized by very loud, fast guitar work and the banshee vocals of lead singer Bruce Dickinson (1958-    ). The band select promiscuously from established texts as premises for their songs, adapting many novels and (especially) films from war-story, mystery, historical, noir and sf genres. The latter, often inflected via a persistent interest in Satanism and occult ...

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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