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Pseudonym of US nurse, professor of nursing, and author Christine Elizabeth Abrahamsen (1916-1995), who wrote at least one Gothic as Kathleen Westcott, Bride of Kilkerran (1972). As Cristabel, she began publishing sf with the florid Veltakin sequence of Planetary Romances: Manalacor of Veltakin (1970) and The Cruachan and the Killane (1970). Her singletons were The Mortal Immortals (1971) and ...

Nance, John J

(1946-    ) US author of Orbit (2006), a near-space adventure set in the very Near Future, in which a passenger on an "adventure" Spaceship is left alone after a micrometeorite kills the pilot; his rescue is co-ordinated through an ironized drama of Communications, as the laptop Computer upon which he writes his seemingly dying ...

Freedman, Nancy

(1920-2010) US actress and author whose sf novel, Joshua Son of None (1973), one of the earliest novels to deal with cloning (see Clones), depicts the intrigue surrounding the childhood and adolescence of Joshua Francis Kellogg, cloned in 1963 from the body of John F Kennedy. The Immortals (1976) is borderline sf. [JC]

Okun, Lawrence

(1929-2004) US medical doctor and author whose sf novel, On the 8th Day (1980; vt On the Eighth Day 1981), treats Genetic Engineering in terms of the Paranoia it evokes. [JC/DRL]

Fieux de Mouhy, Charles de

(1701-1784) French journalist, playwright and author, whose name has also been given as Charles de Fieux, Chevalier de Mouhy, and whose surname has been variously registered as de Fieux de Mouhy, de Mouhy, Fieux, le Chevalier de Mouhy, or Mouhy. He is of Proto SF interest for Lamekis [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1737 4vols; trans Michael Shreve 2011), a complex tale involving Fantastic Voyages, with ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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