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Beverley, Barrington

Pseudonym used for two sf novels by Harry Leigh Pink (1906-1973), UK author who also wrote western and crime fiction under the working name Hal Pink; other pseudonyms were H Carson Marksman and Charles Van Horn. He was active in UK magazines (including The Passing Show) and US Pulps from 1925, and as a novelist from 1932 to 1941. The Beverley titles are The Air Devil (1934), which is as much Horror as sf, and The Space Raiders (1936), wherein the League of Nations defends the world from an ...

Henneberg, Charles

Working name of German author Charles Henneberg zu Irmelshausen Wasungen (1899-1959), for whose writings with Nathalie Henneberg as N C Henneberg, see her entry. [JC]

Rhoscomyl, Owen

Pseudonym of UK author Arthur Owen Vaughan (1863-1919), who used early experiences as a cowboy in the American West to give substance to A Scout's Story (1908), in which an Indian scout discovers a Lost World in the mountains. [JC]

Vader, John

(1919-2005) Australian author, in UK in the late 1960s and 1970s, most of whose work has been nonfiction, much of it dealing with military matters. His only sf novel, Battle of Sydney (1971), is an Alternate History of World War Two in which Australia is invaded by Japan; in the end the Invasion is unsuccessful. [JC]

Love, Rosaleen

(1940-    ) Australian author, science journalist and lecturer in the history and philosophy of science. Love has been publishing short fiction – not all sf – since 1985, her first story of genre interest being "The Laws of Life" for Westerly #30 in that year, about a student of Biology whose empathy with other living things seems unmannerly in Homo sapiens; she has won a number of Australian Mainstream awards for her stories. Her astringent sf Fabulations are ...

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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