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Prichard, Hesketh

Working name of Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard (1876-1922), UK author, sportsman, explorer and naturalist, in active service during World War One; throughout his career, he collaborated with his mother Kate Prichard (1851-1935), the two writing as "E & H Heron" and as "K and Hesketh Prichard". They created three very popular series characters: the bandit Don Q, who featured in many adventures beginning with The Chronicles of Don Q ...

Theobald, Robert

(1929-1999) Indian-born economist and author, in UK from 1945, in US from around 1960; an exponent of the need for alternative Technologies and strategies to survive the turn of the century (see Futures Studies); his several texts culminate in An Alternative Future for America's Third Century (1976). His sf novel, Teg's 1994: An Anticipation of the Near Future (1972) with J M Scott, carries on these ...

Cullingworth, N J

(1947-    ) UK author of Dodos of Einstein (1976), a routine sf novel for Robert Hale Limited whose protagonists investigates the activities of the world Computer. [JC]

Miller, Chuck

Working name of US publisher and anthologist Charles Franklin Miller II (1952-2015), sometimes bylined Charles F Miller. For his publishing activities see Underwood-Miller Inc. For his works – including several nonfiction Anthologies of writings on Stephen King and one on Jack Vance, all edited in collaboration with his Underwood-Miller partner Tim ...

Collectible Card Game

Term used to describe a form of Card Game in which the cards are both collectible in the manner of trading cards (see Collectibles) and usable as a game. Individual cards typically come with their own rules for play, any potential conflicts being resolved by a set of "meta rules" which apply to the game as a whole. Such games are generally sold as starter sets or basic "decks", which contain the core rules and an initial set, or ...

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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