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Dreyfuss, Ernst

(1908-?   ) Unidentified author, perhaps pseudonymous, of The Unfrozen (1970), a Sleeper Awakes tale whose two protagonists, who have been lovers though one is now brain-dead from an accident, are roused from Cryonic cold sleep into an anaemic civilization surviving in orbiting Space Stations; but they hope to bring Earth (or Mars) back to life again through Sex and vigour (see Adam and Eve). It is not confirmed that Dreyfuss is not the painter Ernst Dreyfuss (1903-1977) but the ...

Eames, Frederick

(?   -?   ) US author of The Two on Galley Island: A Thrilling Tale of the Sea (1893), in which a betrothed couple en route to India find a freshly risen Island in the Indian Ocean, and discover there mammoth bones and Roman coins; the island, like Brigadoon, then sinks again, and they continue their marital journey. [JC]

Hickman, Stephen

(1949-2021) US artist working in the fields of both sf and fantasy, credited usually as Stephen Hickman, occasionally as Stephen F Hickman or Steve Hickman, and in a couple of early instances erroneously as Steven Hickman. He attended art school for two years at the Richmond Professional Institute (Virginia Commonwealth University) alongside such future luminaries as Michael W Kaluta, Phil Trumbo and Charles Vess. His introduction to the world of sf art came when he and Michael W Kaluta ...

Turnbull, Cadwell

(1987-    ) US author, born in mainland America but raised from infancy in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, a cultural environment whose Island intensity proved central to his work; he began publishing work of genre interest with "Loneliness Is in Your Blood" in Nightmare Magazine for January 2017. His first novel, The Lesson (2019), is set in a Near Future U S Virgin Islands alive with the consequences of an Alien "research" expedition which has occupied the Island for three ...

Viehl, S L

Pseudonym of US medical technician (specializing in trauma) and author Sheila Lynn Kelly (1961-    ), who uses S L Viehl for her sf; she has also published as by Gena Hale, Jessica Hall, Rebecca Kelly and Lynn Viehl. Her sf titles are exclusively set in the StarDoc Universe, whose first subseries, the StarDoc sequence beginning with Stardoc (2000) and ending with Dream Called Time (2010), follows the Space Opera career and adventures (some romantic) of Dr Cherijo Grey Veil ...

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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