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Barnes, Myra Edwards

(1933-    ) US author of Linguistics and Language in Science Fiction-Fantasy (1975), a reprint of her 1971 PhD dissertation. This is a useful introduction to the subject (see Linguistics), although not as comprehensive as Aliens and Linguists: Language Study and Science Fiction (1980) by Walter E Meyers. [PN]

Martin, Graham Dunstan

(1932-    ) Scottish teacher, translator and author who began publishing work of genre interest with the Giftwish children's fantasy sequence: Giftwish (1978) and Catchfire (1981), both as Graham Martin. With The Soul Master (1984), as Martin, he moved sf-wards; though the godling-dominated land of Tethesta is described in terms of fantasy. There are Teleportation-like effects as the ruler's puppet soldiers – whose Identities have been subsumed into his – cannot ...

Flipside of Dominick Hide, The

Made-for-tv film (1980). BBC TV. Directed by Alan Gibson. Teleplay Gibson, Jeremy Paul. Cast includes Peter Firth, Pippa Guard, Caroline Langrishe and Patrick Magee. 95 minutes. Colour. / This was an unexpected success, winning several awards. Hide (Firth) travels back in a flying saucer (see UFOs) from the somewhat austere 2130 CE to contemporary London to do historical research. A Candide-figure, he is confused but cheerful about what he finds, falls in love, and (of course) becomes his ...

Edwards, Janet

(1958-    ) UK author whose Young Adult Jarra sequence, comprising to date Earth Girl (2012), Earth Star (2013) and Earth Flight (2014), begins in the twenty-eighth-century ruins of New York, where the young orphan protagonist – stigmatized as a "Neanderthal" (see Apes as Human) amongst her Genetically Engineered fellow students, because her immune system cannot tolerate her leaving Earth – must search out her destiny, aided by her ability to study (by "vid") ...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

(1823-1911) US minister, soldier, Feminist, poet and author, now best remembered for his friendship with and mentoring of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), and for his partial recognition of her genius. He is also remembered as an abolitionist who served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers (1862-1864), a Black regiment that (because of the racist code then legally enforced) could not be commanded by a Black man; his Army Life in a Black Regiment (1870; rev 1890) is an important and ...

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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