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Slaughter, Frank G

(1908-2001) US medical doctor and author, who also wrote historical thrillers as by C V Terry, active from the late 1930s; many of his books were written with the silent collaboration of William DuBois (1903-1997). Of sf interest are Epidemic! (1961), in which a plague created by Communists infests New York in a Near Future 1965; and Countdown (1970), set around 1980 in space-industry Florida, with intrigues and tensions negatively affecting America's continued drive into space (President Nixon ...

Causo, Roberto de Sousa

(1965-    ) Brazilian editor, critic and science fiction author, Roberto de Sousa Causo is a long-time correspondent for the American sf magazine Locus. In 2005, he also began publishing an initially weekly column about sf for Terra Magazine, an electronic platform of the Brazilian media giant Portal Terra. In addition to being a prolific sf writer in his own right, Causo currently works as a freelance editor for the Devir publishing house, where he is jointly responsible ...

Robinson, Logan

(1949-    ) US author of Evil Star = Beda (1986), a borderline Disaster novel in which Cold War conflicts ("beda" is "disaster" in Russian), and the imminent collision of a Comet with Earth, are treated in Technothriller fashion. [JC]

Brennan, C M

(1980-    ) US author of a Buck Rogers tie, The Genesis Web (1992), in which Rogers himself does not appear, though other familiar characters do. [JC] see also: Buck Rogers XXVC. /

Newman, Kim

(1959-    ) UK author and broadcaster who remains as well known for his film criticism as for his fiction, though the latter has become increasingly dominant in his output. His film books express a generically savvy, sophisticatedly wry vision of their subject matters, a vision also articulated in the weekly reviews he has conducted on television since 1989. Newman began publishing sf with "Dreamers" for Interzone in Summer 1984, rapidly establishing a name for liquidly ...

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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