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Hope, Christopher

(1944-    ) South African poet and author, active from around 1970; in UK and France from 1975. He is of sf interest primarily for his Satirical portrayals of South Africa, a land riven from his point of view by aspirations and betrayals. His first novel, the nonfantastic A Separate Development (1980), anatomizes the post-Apartheid world through the picaresque life of its troubled protagonist. His second novel, Kruger's Alp (1984), depicts a Near Future Dystopian South ...

Castletown, Lord

Title used for his fiction by UK author Bernard Edward Barnaby FitzPatrick (1848-1937); The Secret of the Lamas (1889), published anonymously, is an unremarkable Lost Race tale, set in a hidden City in Tibet whose savants are adepts at advanced Physics; the awkwardly couched tales in A Bundle of Lies (coll 1924) include a story about Atlantis rediscovered, and one in which civilization is threatened by a Yellow Peril. [JC]

Mason, Edith Huntington

(1881-?   ) US author of the marginally Near Future The Great Plan (1913), in which a rich young American woman establishes a Utopian enclave on the banks of the Rhine in Germany, with the intention of upraising German women to a status equal to men (see Feminism); but romance intervenes. [JC]

Warren, Chad

(?   -    ) UK author of Alien Heaven (1976), a Space Opera for Robert Hale Limited in which two refugees from an Earth afflicted with Overpopulation find happiness on another, far-off world. [JC]

Fear, W H

(1921-1989) Author, presumed to be British, who is known only for five early contributions to the numbered sequence of sf novels published by John Spencer and Co under the Badger Books imprint. The last of these, The Quest of the Seeker (1958), appeared under the House Name James Elton. [DRL/SH]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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