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Awards

The following genre-related awards receive detailed individual entries in this encyclopedia: / Aelita Award (Russia) Andre Norton Award: see Nebula. Arthur C Clarke Award (for novels) British Fantasy Award (1966-1969) BSFA Award Carnegie Medal (listing confined to winners of sufficient sf relevance to have entries in this encyclopedia) Chesley Awards (for art and illustration) Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award (for first novels) Cordwainer Smith ...

Terrill, Rogers

(1900-1963) House editor with Popular Publications who at various periods between 1933 and the early 1940s was editor-in-chief of the following Popular magazines: Dr Yen Sin, Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Mysterious Wu Fang, The Octopus, Operator #5, The Scorpion and The Spider. [DRL]

Maddock, Reginald

(1912-1994) UK author, mostly for Young Adult readers. His first sf novel, The Time Maze (1960), is a literate Time Travel tale whose protagonists, lost in a mysterious cave, find that its innumerable luminescent passages take them to exemplary experiences in three past eras: the time of the Dinosaurs, of Neanderthal man, and in a Neolithic community. Unusually, it is women not men who are seen to be emblematic of Evolution at work. The second paragraph of the tale paraphrases the memorable ...

Watson, Jude

Pseudonym of US author Judy Blundell (?   -    ) who under her own name has written nonfantastic Young Adult novels, one of them, What I Saw and How I Lied (2008), winning the National Book Award. As Watson, after the nonfantastic Brides of Wildcat County series of young adult romantic Westerns featuring a crossdressing tomboy, she is best known for various Ties to the Star Wars universe, beginning with Captive to Evil (1998) in the Star Wars: Journal ...

Longmate, Norman

(1925-2016) UK author whose works include detective novels but who concentrated on military history, the point of view from which he approaches the Hitler Wins scenario of If Britain Had Fallen (1972), based on the 1972 BBC Television series speculating on the fall of Britain in 1940, after a Nazi Invasion. Longmate's text is remorselessly focused. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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