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Garby, Lee Hawkins

(1890-1953) US author, wife of the chemist Dr Carl Garby (1890-1930), a school-friend of E E "Doc" Smith, with whom she collaborated between 1915 and 1920 on the manuscript of The Skylark of Space: The Tale of the First Inter-Stellar Cruise (August-October 1928 Amazing; 1946; cut rev 1958), for which she was credited. The 1958 abridgement of this hugely influential Space Opera seems ...

Lugones, Leopoldo

Working name of Argentine teacher, journalist and author Leopoldo Lugones Argüello (1874-1938), a central figure in the early twentieth century development of sf in that country; he was an extremely early Modernist – Spanish American Modernism flourished circa 1880-1920 – a movement whose goal was to integrate the variegated literatures of Latin America into the dominant European tradition, without losing the autonomy of the native: a task which, if successfully ...

Stivers, Carole

(?   -    ) US biochemist and author The Mother Code (2020), set in a Near Future world devastated by a Pandemic originating as an unintended consequence of experiments in biowarfare, and other Disasters. The planet is so poisoned that the only chance for the survival of Homo sapiens seems to be the implantation of ...

Bedford, Jacey

(?   -    ) UK author, folk singer and folk-song tour organizer who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Jewel of Locaria" in Warrior Princesses (anth 1998) edited by Martin H Greenberg and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Her first novel, Empire of Dust (2014), opens the Psi-Tech Space Opera trilogy ...

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]

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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