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Scribe Award

The Scribe Awards for media Ties have been presented since 2007 by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers [see under links below]. There are various award categories, genre-specific and otherwise, which changed frequently in the early years but currently include novels, short fiction and audiobooks. The Scribe Grandmaster award – also known as the Faust Award in honour of Frederick Faust (see Max Brand) – is a career honour after the fashion of the SFWA Grand Master ...

Price, Roger [2]

(1941-    ) UK author of several Ties for The Tomorrow People, a UK Television series about a group of Mutant children, beginning with The Tomorrow People in The Visitor (1973) with Julian R Gregory. This author should not be confused with Roger (Taylor) Price. [JC]

Neuvel, Sylvain

(1973-    ) Canadian academic in the field of Linguistics and author, active in his professional field from the early years of this century. He came to sf notice with his first fiction, The Themis Files series beginning with Sleeping Giants (2016), whose child protagonist has been rescued from a giant Robot's hand deep Underground, and as an adult Scientist is in the forefront of a intense campaign to understand the ancient War between what may be robot civilizations, one of ...


The name under which Turkish-UK musician Adem Ilhan (?early 1980s-    ) releases his music. Adem's most evidently sf album is Love and Other Planets (2006); a gently pleasant if perhaps underpowered set of folk-electronic musings on cosmic love and outer space, articulating the belief that "we are not alone". Adem's website describes the album, a little vaguely, as being "about space. And cosmic things. And people." Adem also plays bass guitar in Fridge. [AR] see also: SF ...

Noyes, Pierrepont B

(1870-1959) US businessman and author whose The Pallid Giant: A Tale of Yesterday and Tomorrow (1927; vt Gentlemen: You Are Mad! 1946) places in an ominous Near-Future context the discovery of records of a long-dead ancient race, which destroyed itself with Death Rays. The last survivors, one of them fortunately a scientist, undertake by Genetic Engineering to set the ape on an upward course (see Apes as Human; Evolution); we are their direct descendants. But now, in Near Future Europe, death ...

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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