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Counter, Ben

(1979-    ) UK author primarily associated to date with various iterations of the Warhammer Game-oriented universe, though his first work of genre interest, "Hate" for Roadworks in 1999, is not connected. His novels for the universe include three for Warhammer 40,000, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Soul Drinker (2002); two for Warhammer 40,000: Grey Knights, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Grey Knights (2004) and Warhammer 40,000: Soul Drinkers: Crimson Tears (2005) for ...

Kenward, James

(1908-1994) UK author, mostly of nonfiction studies and memoirs. Summervale: A Fantasy (1935) is a tale in which a man is transformed into a dog. The framing narrative of The Story of the Poor Author: And Some of the Stories He Told (coll of linked stories 1959) is sf, involving Spaceships; the stories told are various. [JC]

Trevayne, Emma

(?   -    ) US author whose work is restricted to works for younger child and for the Young Adult market, beginning with the Coda sequence comprising Coda (2013) and Chorus (2014), set in a Near Future Dystopia; the young protagonist, armed with Music, subverts the tyranny in charge in time to save the world from dysfunction. Perhaps more interestingly, Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times (2014), is a Steampunk tale set in an Alternate World version of ...

Gibbs, Anthony

(1902-1975) UK author of a very Near Future sf novel, The New Crusade (1931), in which society is transformed by a millionaire so that nudism may triumph. [JC]

Drummond, John Peter

House Name used in Fiction Houses's Jungle Stories between 1938 and 1954 for the Ki-Gor sequence, beginning with "Ki-Gor, King of the Jungle" (Winter 1938-1939 Jungle Stories); no authors have been identified. In book form, the Ki-Gor sequence, beginning with Ki-Gor: The Complete Series: Volume 1 (coll 2009), is complete through 1941. Ki-Gor, whose resemblance to Tarzan is manifest, seemingly encounters Lost Worlds and Monsters more frequently than his mentor; the series as a whole is ...

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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