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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Geoffroy, Louis

Working name of French author Louis-Napoleon Geoffroy-Chateau (1803-1858), whose Napoléon et la conquête du monde, 1812-1832: Histoire de la monarchie universalle (1836; rev vt Napoléon Apocryphe: Histoire de la conquête du monde et de la monarchie universalle 1841; trans as Napoléon and the Conquest of the World 1812-1832: A Fictional History 1994) is an early – perhaps the first genuine – ...

Carpenter, Elmer J

(1907-1988) US author in whose Moonspin (1967) a foreign power gains control of Earth's weather, threatening to freeze the planet (see Climate Change; Weather Control); but a fight-back effort by Scientists on the Moon may save the day. An earlier novel, Nile Fever (1959), is not sf. [JC]

Wallace, Bryan Edgar

(1904-1971) UK screenwriter and author, son of Edgar Wallace; he adapted some of his father's books for the cinema. His sf novel, The Device (1962), a Near Future tale of attempted world conquest, features an Antihero very similar to Norbert Jacques's Dr Mabuse, and was adapted and filmed as ...

Lethbridge, Olive

Working name of Irish-born author Olive Ada Lethbridge Banbury (1885-1971), in UK from an undetermined date; her Lost Race novel, As a Lioness That Sleeps: A Novel of Africa (1931), sets a romantic engagement with a handsome race in Africa. [JC]

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. ...



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