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Le Prêtre, William

Pseudonym of UK chaplain, tutor and lecturer the Rev William Hendy Cock (1873-1938), author of the Near Future sf novel, The Bolshevik (1931), in which the Bolsheviks have created a Dystopian rule over France and Britain; an uprising ensues. [JC]

Frewer, Ellen Elizabeth

(1848-1940) UK author and translator, active before the end of the nineteenth century; her translations of Jules Verne were fuller and less tampered-with than most other versions of Verne during the years she worked on his books. It has been suggested that her financial independence allowed her to be firm on maintaining the integrity of her work. Frewer's later life seems to have been lived in private. [JC]

Szal, Jeremy

(1995-    ) Australian editor,politician and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Aliens Ate My Anti-Grav Speeder" in Robot and Raygun for April 2014. Although his first novel Stormblood (2020) may accurately be described as Military SF set in an interstellar Space Opera venue, the heart of the tale revolves more intimately around the protagonist and his companions' instant addiction to the Drug stormtech, whose transformative effects make them close to ...

Miller, Ron

(1947-    ) American artist, editor and author, best known for his work in the field of space art. He received a BFA in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design, initially worked in commercial art, and then became the art director for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium, which gave him some early experience in astronomical art and brought him into contact with NASA, an agency he would continue to work with after leaving the ...

Andrews, Scott K

(1971-    ) Author, apparently UK and also writing as Scott Andrews, of a guide to the Television series, Farscape (1999-2003, 2005): Uncharted Territory: An Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Farscape (2002). He has also contributed three volumes to the Shared World The Afterblight Chronicles (see The Afterblight Chronicles), a Post-Holocaust sequence for Young Adult readers; these begin with The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out (2008), in which students use their ...

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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