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Gafla, Ofir Touché

(1968-    ) Israeli author whose first novel, Olam Hasof (2004; trans Mitch Ginsburg as The World of the End 2013), begins as an Afterlife fantasy (for Afterlife see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below), with the protagonist's Suicide, which he figures will reunite him with his beloved dead wife. The various worlds into ...

Leslie, Peter

(1922-2000) UK author, journalist and actor, most of whose books were borderline-sf Ties contributed to Television spin-off series, beginning with two titles tied to The Avengers (1961-1969): Deadline (1965) and Dead Duck (1966), both as by Patrick Macnee but probably entirely ghostwritten by Leslie. His tales for the ...

Garlick, Nicholas

(?   -    ) UK author – using his real name, not a pseudonym derived from the Catholic recusant and martyr of that name (circa 1555-1588) – of one sf novel, California Dreaming (1981), for Robert Hale Limited, in which Drugs are able, at least in California, to make thoughts real. [JC]

Eason, K

(?   -    ) US teacher and author, most of whose early work has been fantasy, beginning with her first publication of genre interest, "Little Red" in Cabinet de Fées (anth 1992) edited by Helen Pilinovsky and Erzebet YellowBoy. Her first series, the On the Bones of Gods sequence beginning with Enemy (2016), is fantasy. Her second, the Thorne Chronicles sequence beginning with ...

Hingley, Ronald

(1920-2010) Scottish academic specializing in Russian studies, a translator from the Russian – most notably of the works of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) in nine volumes (1974-1980) – and author. His Near Future sf novel Up Jenkins! (1956) satirically presents a UK split in two after a civil war, the northern half remaining more or less free, the southern half transformed into People's Britain, and ruled in totalitarian ...

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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