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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

People that Time Forgot, The

Film (1977). Amicus. Directed by Kevin Connor. Written by Patrick Tilley, Connor Carter, Maurice Carter, based on The Land that Time Forgot (stories September-November 1918 Blue Book; fixup 1924) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cast includes Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie, Doug McClure, Thorley Walters and Patrick Wayne. 90 minutes. Colour. / After the mild ...

Shinjō Kazuma

(?   -    ) Japanese author whose early success came in 1991 with a Tie to a Play-by-Mail game: Hōrai Gakuen ["Penglai Academy"] set at a huge, 100,000-strong school of duellists and schemers, itself on an offshore island that takes its name from that of the "isles of the immortals" in Chinese legend. His subsequent work has largely ...

Uhlemann, Max

(?   -1862) German Egyptologist and author, known for his work on the Rosetta Stone; of sf interest is Drei Tage in Memphis [for full title and transcription see Checklist] (1856; trans anon as Three Days in Memphis; Or, Sketches of the Public and Private Life of the Old Egyptians 1858), an educational tale whose protagonists are conveyed to ancient Memphis by Time Travel. [JC]

DeMaitre, Edmund

(1906-1991) Hungarian newspaper reporter and author born Ödön Demeter, who covered World War Two for various papers, and who settled permanently in the US after the war; his sf Satire, The Liberation of Manhattan (1949) with Mark J Appleman, comically depicts the invasion of New York by its Soviet liberators. [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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