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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Renegade Legion

Cardboard models based Wargame series (from 1987). FASA. Designed by Sam Lewis, Jordan Weisman. / Renegade Legion is set in the sixty-ninth century, when the Terran Overlord Government (TOG), a human Galactic Empire deliberately modelled on Imperial Rome, oppresses the galaxy. Its only significant opponents are the egalitarian Commonwealth and its allies, the eponymous Legions, who have defected from the TOG. The milieu ...

Grudova, Camilla

(?   -    ) Canadian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Agata's Machine" in The White Review for June 2015. Much of her early work, whose abrupt surreal destabilization of normative reality have evoked comparisons with the short stories of both Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter, was assembled as The Doll's Alphabet (coll 2017); her use of ...

Clarke, Jeremy

Pseudonym of Canadian singer, journalist and author Jeremy Samuel Gluck (1958-    ), in UK from early adulthood; he has also written as by Ralph Traitor. He is of sf interest for the SKULL sequence of Near Future Satires comprising Necrotrivia vs SKULL (1989) and God Is Love: (Get It In Writing) (1990), set in an America overwhelmed by a self-created ...

Benson, Stella

(1892-1933) UK author whose first three novels, each with some transfigured autobiographical content, are set in a World War One frame. The first, I Pose (1915) is nonfantastical. In the second, This Is the End (1917), a young woman in London creates a fantasy world to retreat to, causing relatives to scour the countryside for her; but the death in combat of her brother ends her defiance. Of greater ...

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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