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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize for Literature, chosen annually by the Swedish Academy – with occasional no-award years during World War One and World War Two – is not of course a genre Award. Below are listed the Nobel laureates in this category who have written sf or near-sf to the extent that they receive entries in the present encyclopedia. In addition to the honour, laureates receive a cash prize currently set at eight million Swedish ...

Moran, Daniel Keys

(1962-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "All the Time in the World" in Asimov's for May 1982, a tale which he expanded with other material into his first novel and the first volume of the projected Tales of the Great Wheel of Existence series, The Armageddon Blues: A Tale of the Great Wheel of Existence (fixup 1988). The story begins in an unremarkable Ruined Earth America ...

Mayumura Taku

Working name of Takuji Murakami (1934-2019) a Japanese author, late-night radio personality and sometime translator who found a new audience outside the genre with his last great work. After graduating in economics from Osaka University, he spent six years working for a large ceramics company, before drifting into sf authorship for Uchūjin and Yasutaka Tsutsui's Null magazine. He would draw ...

Lebow, Richard Ned

(1941-    ) French-born political scientist, in US from infancy, prolific in his field for many years; he is of sf interest for two recent volumes. Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International Relations (2010) is a sustained analysis of Alternate History narratives, which he calls Counterfactuals, a term perhaps too easily understood to imply that historical facts are safely ...

Steiger, Brad

Writing pseudonym of US author Eugene E Olson (1936-2018), who began to publish work of genre interest with "Three Tales for the Horrid at Heart" for Fantastic in January 1963 and has since written much supposed nonfiction in the field of UFOs, Alien abduction, the paranormal, the reality of Atlantis, and so forth [not listed below]. His novels tend to deal with these and related ...

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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