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Maxwell, Ann

(1944-    ) US author, also of detective thrillers as A E Maxwell and romances as Elizabeth Lowell. She began publishing work of genre interest with Change (1975), set in a Near Future Earth simultaneously challenged by First Contact with investigative Aliens and a Mutation which bestows Psi Powers on new-born children; eventually the protagonist, one of the "parans", joins a Pariah Elite and the complicated action moves off-planet. The Singer Enigma (1976), combining a ...

Tonkin, Peter

(1950-    ) UK best known for the Mariner sequence of nonfantastic contemporary maritime thrillers, and Master of Defense sequence of nonfantastic thrillers set in Elizabethan times [neither series is listed below]; he is of some sf interest for his first novel, Killer (1979), about an unprecedentedly savage killer whale (see Horror in SF); The Journal of Edwin Underhill (1981) is a Vampire tale; Iceberg (1994), which is in the Mariner sequence, is a Technothriller involving ...

Famous Fantastic Mysteries

US Pulp magazine which published 81 issues, September/October 1939 to June 1953. It was monthly after the first issue, but bimonthly from May/June 1940. Its popularity was such that it returned to a monthly schedule in June 1942, after it had combined with its short-lived companion Fantastic Novels, but during the World War Two years publication was quarterly and sometimes irregular. It returned to a bimonthly schedule in December 1945. It was originally part of the Frank A Munsey chain but was ...

Q.E.D.

US/UK tv series (1982; vt Mastermind UK). CBS Television Productions for CBS-TV (US), Channel 4 (UK). Created by John Hawkesworth. Produced by Christopher Neame. Directors included Roy Ward Baker, Henry Herbert, and Don Sharp. Writers included William Froug, David Karp and Robert Schlitt. Cast includes Julian Glover, George Innes, Jenny Martin and Sam Waterson. Six 60-minute episodes. Colour. / In 1912 London, eccentric expatriate US Scientist Professor Quentin Everett Deverill (Waterson) ...

Futrelle, Jacques

(1875-1912) US author and theatrical manager, on the editorial staff of the Boston American; he was one of four authors of sf (the others are John Jacob Astor, F D Millet and W T Stead) known to have gone down with the Titanic. The stories assembled in his Thinking Machine collections about the scientific detective Professor Augustus S F X Van Dusen – The Thinking Machine [for subtitle see Checklist] (coll 1907; vt The Problem of Cell 13 1929) and The Thinking Machine on the Case (coll ...

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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