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East, Rebecca

Pseudonym of US author Rebecca Warner (1951-    ), a psychology professor at the University of New Hampshire. Her first novel A.D. 62: Pompeii (2003), is a Time Travel tale whose protagonist – a twenty-first-century expert in the period – is sent on an exploratory mission to the first century Roman empire, but is stranded there, and to survive becomes a kind of Scheherezade, telling stories out of her centuries of lore to her masters, for she has been enslaved. ...

de Lancie, John

(1948-    ) US television actor in many roles since 1976, probably best known for playing Q in nine episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation between 1987 and 1994, a role at the centre of his Star Trek: The Next Generation Tie, Star Trek: The Next Generation: I, Q (1999) with Peter David. He also wrote a Post-Holocaust novel, Soldier of Light (1999) with Tom Cool, which traces a Near Future transformation of those humans who survive metamorphosis into the only beings ...

Notkin, Debbie

(?   -    ) US reviewer, editor and co-owner 1977-1994 of the Californian sf bookshop The Other Change of Hobbit; active in Fandom since the 1970s, her Fanzine being Kith (3 issues 1984-1985); involved with the US Feminist Convention WisCon and the James Tiptree Jr Award as a member of its "Motherboard"; she has also written as Deborah L Notkin and D L Notkin. She reviewed sf and fantasy for Delap's F & SF Review 1975-1976, for Rigel 1981-1983, and for ...

Davis, Harold A

(1903-1955) US author known mainly for his contributions to the Doc Savage universe, writing or collaborating under the series House Name Kenneth Robeson. [JC/DRL]

Salisbury, H B

(?   -?   ) US author of a Utopia, Miss Worden's Hero; Or, the Birth of Freedom (November 1890-April 1891 The Nationalist; 1890; vt The Birth of Freedom: A Socialist Novel 1894), where a great cataclysm makes possible in America the rational establishment of an ideal society on socialist lines. [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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