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Mason, Mary

(?   -    ) US author, married since 1987 to Stephen Goldin, with whom she collaborated on the short and lightweight Rehumanization of Jade Darcy sf sequence; see his entry for more. [DRL]

After the Holocaust

Board and counter Wargame (1977). Simulations Publications Inc (SPI). Designed by Irad Hardy, Redmond Simonsen. / After the Holocaust is an unusual Wargame in which victory depends as much on cooperation as competition. The setting is the US twenty years after a devastating nuclear war; players adopt the roles of various factions expanding across the continent, with the aim of ...

Langley, Patrick

(?   -    ) UK journalist, editor and author who is of sf interest for his first novel, Arkady (2018), set in a somewhat abstracted Near Future world, partly in an unnamed London, from which a poisonously Dystopian government oppresses a land increasingly transformed by Climate Change. Dreams of Arcadia shape the ...

Green, Roland J

(1944-2021) US author whose first sale was the first volume in the Wandor Sword-and-Sorcery sequence (see listing below), though his first published work was a volume in the similar Richard Blade sequence [see Checklist below – he wrote numbers 9 through 37, with the exception of number 30] under the House Name Jeffrey Lord. His sf has generally been written in ...

Mancour, Terry L

(1968-    ) US author of a Tie to the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation #20: Spartacus (1992) as T L Mancour. He is also of sf interest for two self-published Sequels by Another Hand to H Beam Piper's Space Viking (November 1962-June 1963 Analog; 1963): ...

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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