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Dell, Berenice V

(?   -?   ) US author of one registered book, The Silent Voice (1925), an anti-Feminist Utopia, set four millennia hence, after huge upheavals due to war and other Disasters, America is an Archipelago surrounded by the risen seas. In the south, a land ruled by "mongrel" women (they have interbred with other races; see Race in SF), is contrasted to a western Aryan technocracy who inhabit and manifest True America. Various narratives titillate the contrasts between ...

Oyebanji, Adam

(?   -    ) Scottish lawyer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Frontier" in Adventurer for January 1987. His first novel Braking Day (2022) is a Generation Starship tale whose First Crew had left an AI-dominated tyranny on Earth, the destination being a planet orbiting Tau Ceti. After six generations have passed, the expedition's three great ships, finally nearing the planet of choice, begin to decelerate, and complex tensions begin ...

Keith, Brandon

(?   -    ) US author, perhaps pseudonymous, of three 1960s Ties: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the Affair of the Gentle Saboteur (1966) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the Affair of the Gunrunners' Gold (1967), both tied to the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968), and The Green Hornet: The Case of the Disappearing Doctor (1966), tied to The Green Hornet (1966-1967). [JC]

Tenney, Steven R

(?   -    ) US author of Persona: Life on the Fast Lane in 2007 (1993; rev vt Persona: The Ultimate Identity Crisis in 2014 1995), an anatomy of the Near Future as experienced by a young woman. [JC]

Bakker, R Scott

(1967-    ) Canadian author whose early work was Fantasy, but who has more recently published some sf work. The complex ongoing fantasy enterprise – which, under the overall title of The Second Apocalypse, comprises two series, the Prince of Nothing sequence beginning with The Darkness That Comes Before (2003) and the Aspect-Emperor sequence beginning with The Judging Eye (2008) – ambitiously sets various families and Hero figures at one another's throats in an ...

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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