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Biagi, L D

Pseudonym of US author Lottie F Ambrose (?   -?   ), whose Two Heroes and a Violin: An Extravaganza (1899) is a supernatural fiction. The protagonist of her sf novel The Centaurians (1911) travels with his Scientist friend in a torpedo-like ship of the latter's Invention to the North Pole and beyond, arriving in a clement Lost World where they sight what seems to be a Counter-Earth. They are taken by members of a primitive tribe to the City of the dark-complected ...

Maxwell, Everina

(?   -    ) UK author whose first novel, The Course of Honor (2017 ebook; rev vt Winter's Orbit 2021), is a Space Opera where individual planets are bunched into local empires which have themselves been coordinated into a defensive network known as the Resolution. At the verge of a renewal of this network, marital upsets, and some gender insecurities (see Sex), threaten the dynasty that governs the provincial Empire of Iskat (see Planetary Romance). ...

Space Wars Heroes

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint. Published by Myron Fass as Stories, Layouts and Press. Editor: probably Jeffrey Goodman. Three bimonthly issues, 1979. / This Fass publication focused somewhat more heavily on Television than its stablemates, covering such programmes as Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979) and The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982). In other ways it differed little from its companion publications. [GSt] see also: Media Magazines. /

Parker, Daniel

Pseudonym of US author Daniel Ehrenhaft (?   -    ), almost all of whose work has been for the Young Adult market, those books written under his own name not being fantastic. As Parker, he wrote the Countdown Alternate World sequence of twelve novels, published at monthly intervals during 1999, beginning with January (1998) and ending with December (1999). On 1 January 1999, a Disaster reduces the world's population to those nineteen years old and younger. The ...

Cox, Luther

(1925-1977) US engineer, salesman and author whose sf novel is The Earth Is Mine (1968), in which a familiar Shaggy God Story version of the Origin of Man is outlined: we are the Post-Holocaust descendants of long-ago settlers from another planet. Exploration of this theory leads to UFO contact and a visit to the other world. [DRL/JC]

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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