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Gallun, Raymond Z

(1911-1994) US author and technical writer, born and educated in Wisconsin, a considerable traveller in later years. He began publishing sf stories at the age of eighteen in November 1929, with "The Space Dwellers" in Wonder Stories and "The Crystal Ray" in Air Wonder Stories. In the 1930s he made a 1932 contribution to Hugo Gernsback's Science Fiction Series [see Checklist] and published frequently in F Orlin Tremaine's Astounding, his most famous contributions being the Old Faithful series ...

Lodge, Mrs

(?   -?   ) UK author of A Son of the Gods (1898), a Lost Race tale set in the mysterious Middle Eastern city of Elhazaar, where a civilization of fire-worshippers is discovered. [JC]

Barley, Michael

(1939-    ) UK-born architect and author, in Canada from 1948, whose first novel, Jackal Bird (1995), complexly analyses the political, scientific and personal implications for a colony planet called Isurus of a long Terraforming programme; although the first wave of human expansion through the galaxy had foundered on the lack of a Faster Than Light drive, the compulsion to create a world congenial to humans has continued to shape life on Isurus for generations, as ...

Malmont, Paul

(1966-    ) US copywriter in the advertising industry, Comics writer and author whose Alternate History sequence, the Pulp Heroes sequence, comprising The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril (2006) and The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown (2011), homages the world of Pulp magazines and Superheroes like Doc Savage through a gonzo Recursive narrative featuring "real" figures like Lester Dent, L Ron Hubbard and H P Lovecraft in venues they themselves had, in some sense, ...

Terhune, Everit Bogert

(1876-1955) US publisher and author in whose Equipoisal Michael Gulpe (1902) a soul proves capable of transmigration through the Invention of a chemical injection which enables Identity Transfer (see also Reincarnation). [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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