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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Lederer, William J

(1912-2009) US soldier and author, most famous for a nonfantastic novel, The Ugly American (1958) with Eugene L Burdick. Of sf interest is Sarkhan (1965; vt The Deceptive American 1977) with Eugene L Burdick, a Near Future tale set in the fictional South-East Asian state of Sarkhan featured in The Ugly American, and now subject to Communist ...

Satō Haruo

(1892-1964) Japanese author and poet, very much part of the mainstream literary establishment, remembered in sf terms for an early experiment in Dystopia and fantasies that prefigured those of dedicated genre authors such as Jūza Unno. Satō was only sixteen when his first work was published, a poem in the literary magazine Myōjō. He soon attained celebrity as a poet and occasional ...

Holmes, Clara H

(?   -?   ) US author whose collection, Floating Fancies Among the Weird and the Occult (coll 1898), contains a Lost Race tale, "Nordhung Nordjansen", whose sea-captain protagonist guides his ship to the North Pole, which is indeed a magnetic pole; from there, he is cast into a Hollow Earth as described by John Cleves Symmes, whose "mist being" ...

Dalos, György

(1943-    ) Hungarian translator and author, who suffered the usual persecutions (he was expelled from the Communist Party in 1968 as a "dissident") before writing 1985: A Historical Report (Hongkong 2036) from the Hungarian of * * * (trans from manuscript by Stuart Hood and Estella Schmid 1983), a tale only appeared in Hungary, and in its original language, in 1990, after the collapse of Soviet rule. It is an extremely sprightly ...

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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