Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 29 March 2023
Sponsor of the day: Ansible Editions

Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Oates, Joyce Carol

(1938-    ) US author who has also written as by Fernandes, Lauren Kelly and Rosamond Smith. Her immensely prolific career – at least seventy-seven novels; somewhere approaching 1000 short stories, many of them long and ambitious, most but not all assembled in forty or more collections; plus fifty plays and much other work – has in itself been a barrier to her proper appreciation. In recent years, however, despite its almost unassimilable and unremitting growth, ...

Grant, I F

(1887-1983) Scottish patron, ethnographer and author. In 1935 on the island of Iona, she founded the Highland Folk Museum to present her findings and convictions about the high culture attained by the Gaels; it was later housed in Kingussie, Highland region. Of sf interest is A Candle in the Hills (1926), set in a Near Future Britain after a savage takeover by Communist forces, which are resolutely opposed by an ultimately successful resistance ...

Lowndes, Robert A W

(1916-1998) US author and editor, often referred to as "Doc" Lowndes, a member of the Futurians fan group and collaborator on several stories with other members of the group under the names Arthur Cooke, S D Gottesman, Paul Dennis Lavond and Lawrence Woods. After a spoof article, "Report of the Plutonian Ambassador by Sir Doc Lowndes" (September 1935 ...

Lard, Eric

(?   -    ) US author of some sf interest for the Equipoisal Dawn of the Construct (2022), whose protagonist, exposed to a Magic formula, finds himself via Time Travel defending humanity in various epochs and Alternate History versions of Earth's history. The main venue is a Near Future ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies