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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Stickgold, Bob

(1945-    ) US neurobiologist, psychiatrist specializing in sleep research and author, who began publishing work of genre interest with "Susie's Reality" in the UK edition of Worlds of If (see If) for May-June 1973. His first sf novel, Gloryhits (1978) with Mark Noble, deals with a Disaster following upon research in recombinant DNA, a government-funded ...

Omen, Edward

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of Nutopia (Or Nineteen-Twenty-One) (1908), a Near Future Island Utopia, a land that flourishes under women's rule (see Feminism), with implications for the future of Britain. [JC]

Harper, Olive

Pseudonym of US poet, journalist and author Helen Burrell D'Apery (1842-1915) for at least two tales with some sf interest: The Show Girl: Or, the Cap of Fortune (1902), in which an Underground realm inhabited by a Lost Race of Immortal Greeks with Magic powers is found under Cyprus; and The Sociable Ghost [for subtitle see Checklist below] ...

Anderson, Gerry

(1929-2012) UK television producer and author, born Gerald Alexander Abrahams, who worked closely with his wife Sylvia Anderson; he was also an animator and she a voice artist. They will forever be remembered for a succession of 1960s children's puppet adventure shows on television that occasionally dealt with sf themes on a far more extensive scale than contemporary adult programming. Gerry Anderson's first two series, The Adventures of Twizzle (1958) and ...

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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