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Olukotun, Deji Bryce

(?   -    ) US lawyer and author whose first novel, Everyone Comes from Belterra: When America Owned the Amazon (2009) as Deji Olukotun, is a nonfantastic tale about the rubber industry set in Brazil. The first volume of Nigerians in Space sequence comprising Nigerians in Space (2014) and After the Flare (2017) is also essentially nonfantastic, though it revolves around an attempt to persuade expatriate Nigerian ...

Orbit

1. Seminal US Original-Anthology series edited by Damon Knight. Although Orbit was not the first such series, having been preceded by Star Science Fiction Stories in the USA and New Writings in SF in the UK, it was its extraordinary early success that precipitated the boom in such series in the early 1970s. It had a more ...

Baruth, Philip

(?   -    ) US politician, academic, journalist and author of sf interest for The X President (2003), a Satire set in an Alternate History version of 2055, the Jonbar Point being Bill Clinton's 1990s dishonourable conciliation of the tobacco companies, which has led by stages to the current Cigarette Wars with America pitted against Russia and China. ...

Home-Gall, William Benjamin

(1861-1933) Hong Kong-born author, in UK from early childhood, much of whose work was written for Boys' Papers, including several sf tales as by Reginald Wray, a typical title being The Hidden World (29 May-12 June 1915 Boys' Friend; 1920 chap). Beyond the Northern Lights: Tale of Stange Adventure in Unknown Seas (1903) as by Reginald Wray is a Lost-World tale set near the North Pole; ...

Cox, Stephen R

(?   -    ) US soldier and author who wrote initially, as by Ben Sloane, the Horn sequence beginning with Horn: Hot Zone (1990) featuring a Cyborg police officer named Max Horn in Near Future New York. As the adventures escalate, his built-in Weapons are enhanced, regularly. The Mutant Hunter sequence beginning with ...

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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