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Ward, Herbert D

(1861-1932) US author, most of whose short stories of sf interest were political dramas whose venues were only marginally displaced from late-nineteenth-century America, even though some of the tales assembled in A Republic Without a President, and Other Stories (coll dated 1891 but 1893) were ostensibly set a century hence. The White Crown, and Other Stories (coll 1894) continued in the same vein, though the title story itself is a Future-War tale of some interest. Master of the Magicians ...

Le Queux, William

(1864-1927) UK journalist and author (his father was French), active contributor to newspapers from the mid-1880s, and author of over 200 books in a variety of genres. Most of his most popular works were espionage thrillers in the vein of E Phillips Oppenheim – a notorious confabulator, he claimed, unconvincingly, to be a spy himself – and detective novels, often with oriental colouring, beginning with Guilty Bonds (1890), about Russian nihilists. He wrote several Lost Race titles ...

Nelder, Geoff

Working name of Godfrey John Nelder (1947-    ), German-born UK author, Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, teacher and editor, in the UK from 1951. He has been an editor for Adventure Books of Seattle, Washington, since 2003, co-producing the 2007-2009 Hard SF Semiprozine Escape Velocity with Robert Blevins, with whom he also edited Escape Velocity: The Anthology (anth 2011). His first sf novel, Exit, Pursued by a Bee (2008), features "time-quakes" – ...

Véry, Pierre

(1900-1960) French screenwriter, journalist and author active from the mid-1920s, under several names including Toussaint Judge; best known for his many crime novels. His sf novel, Le pays sans étoiles ["Land Without Stars"] (1945; trans Stuart Gilbert as In What Strange Land 1949), is a thriller built around the possibility that a woman intruder – mysteriously connected with a Perception-distorting wasteland at the heart of a village – is in fact from another Dimension; the ...

Naval Officer, A

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -    ) of Great Was the Fall (1912), who signs the Introduction as A H M; a Near Future tale on Battle of Dorking lines, including a sneak Invasion by Germany, which has taken advantage of Britain's unpreparedness. [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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