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Morrissey, J L

(1905-1981) UK who began publishing thrillers in the 1930s and 1940s. His sf was restricted to the 1960s. City of the Hidden Eyes (1960) with Philip Levene was adapted from the latter's BBC Radio serial about Underground Monsters threatening the surface world. As Richard Saxon, Morrissey wrote several volumes of inconspicuous but not entirely negligible sf, including The Stars Came Down (1964), which is a Utopia, The Hour of the Phoenix (1964; 1965 US as by Henry Richards), Cosmic Crusade ...

Lambert, Derek

(1929-2001) UK journalist and author who specialized in political thrillers, and, writing as Richard Falkirk, in the nonfantastic Bow Street Runner sequence of proto-policiers set in the early nineteenth century. He is of sf interest for The Memory Man (1979) whose protagonist, after coming to life after death (see Reincarnation), feels he has found a land to explore; and for The Red Dove (1982), a Near Future Technothriller about the defection of a Russian cosmonaut to the United States. ...

Laing, Alexander

(1903-1976) US author, editor and academic, noted for his books on the sea, for editing The Haunted Omnibus (anth 1937; vt Great Ghost Stories of the World 1939), an extremely influential Anthology, and for his murder novel, The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck, by a Medical Student (1934), which hinges on experiments in Genetic Engineering inflicted upon pregnant women. The Dr Scarlett sequence, comprising Dr Scarlett: A Narrative of his Mysterious Behavior in the East (1936), which includes the ...

Moles, David

(?   -    ) US author, principally of short fiction, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Long Past Midnight" for Say ... #2 in Spring 2003. He edited the Airship-themed anthology All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (anth 2004) with Jay Lake. Moles's novella Seven Cities of Gold (2005 chap) is set in an Alternate History version of modern South America transformed by its eighth-century colonization by Spanish Catholics (see Jonbar Point) who built ...

Bangs, John Kendrick

(1862-1922) US editor, playwright, poet and author, extremely prolific under several names from about 1880, though he increasingly used his own; most of his books are primarily of interest as humorous fantasies, though some are sf or sf-like. His editorial career with Harper's New Monthly Magazine (and its offshoots) lasted from 1888 to 1901, during which period he was involved in publishing work by Arthur Conan Doyle (whose work he parodied: see below), Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain and others. ...

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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