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Lovesey, Andrew

(1941-    ) UK biochemist and author, brother of Peter Lovesey (see Peter Lear), whose The Half-Angels (1975) is Equipoisal between sf and fantasy in its protagonist's discovery that the illustrations in a Book encode a passage or gateway into another Dimension, where the action focuses. [JC]

Gonzales, Tony

(1973-    ) US author and games designer working for CCP Games in Reykjavik, Iceland, creators of the EVE Online (2003) multi-player Space Sim game. Having written two on-line novellas using the game's far-future galactic background, Gonzalez made his novel debut with EVE: The Empyrean Age (2008), vigorously deploying many stock sf devices (including Amnesia) in its depiction of the brewing and waging of Future War between the four major game factions. Set in an independent ...

Morrill, Rowena

(1944-2021) American artist who often signed herself simply Rowena (works signed ­Rowina Morrill seem to represent typographical errors); she and Victoria Poyser were among the earliest women who had a major impact on sf and Fantasy art. After leaving college to marry a military man, Morrill returned to school to enter the MFA program of the Tyler School of Arts, though she left without obtaining a degree. She then moved to New York City to launch a career, beginning with her cover for Jane ...

Higson, Charlie

(1958-    ) UK Radio and Television scriptwriter, comedian, singer and author; his early novels, which are written for adults, tend to set intricate noirish plots in the mean streets of London, a city he uses in later work [these novels are not listed below]. He is of some interest for his Young Adult Young Bond series beginning with SilverFin (2005), though these episodes from the youth of James Bond tend only to press against the fringes of the fantastic. Of more direct sf ...

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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