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Glaser, Milton

(1929-2020) US graphic designer and typeface designer who co-founded Push Pin Studios in 1954 and set up his own design company Milton Glaser Inc in 1974. His work includes more than 400 posters, New York's iconic logo I ♥ NY (1977) and the "bullet" logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005. Glaser's often deceptively simple but always striking book cover designs appeared on a number of titles of genre interest, including Clifton Fadiman's Fantasia Mathematica (anth 1958) and The ...

Curtis, A C

(1867-?   ) UK author of a Future War novel, A New Trafalgar: A Tale of the Torpedo Fleet (1902), whose focus is (as the title indicates) on naval operations. [JC]

Fellows, Oscar L

(1943-    ) US author of a Technothriller, Operation Damocles (1998), which edges into sf with its description of a very Near Future orbital superweapon. [JC]

Axler, James

A House Name used by the Gold Eagle Books division of Harlequin Enterprises Ltd – Harlequin also published the Laser Books series in the 1970s – for various series, three of them of sf interest, two of these being extremely long. Deathlands (over 120 volumes) begins as a Ruined Earth sequence set 100 years after nuclear war has terminated civilization in 2001 in a Holocaust, initiating a Nuclear Winter known afterwards as Skydark, with Survivalist Fiction tropes dominating, plus ...

Richards, Harvey D

Pseudonym of US military pilot and author Noël E Sainsbury Jr (1884-1956) for his Sorak sequence, beginning with Sorak of the Malay Jungle [for all subtitles see Checklist] (1934), and clearly intended to exploit the popularity of Tarzan. Sorak himself, and his animal companion (in this case, a tiger), are inherently as borderline-sf in their conception as Tarzan himself; but they venture (as does Tarzan) into sf territory, discovering a Lost Race inhabited by giants in Sorak and the ...

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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