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Sonin, Ray

Working name of UK scriptwriter, journalist, radio broadcaster and author Zola Sonin (1907-1991), in Canada from 1957. He published several nonfantastic thrillers, and is of sf interest for his contribution to the "Space" Kingley Shared World sequence, The Adventures of Captain "Space" Kingley (coll 1952), which enjoyably presents standard-fare Space Opera for children. There is an unconfirmed claim that Sonin was the first broadcaster in North America to play a Beatles song, "Love Me Do" in ...

Furman, Yael

(1973-    ) Israeli author, who began publishing work of genre interest with "Hatzvaim Ha'nechonim" ["The Right Colours"] in Bli Panika (see Online Magazines) for October 2001. For the next few years she published well-regarded short stories in Israeli genre publications, such as the magazine Chalomot Be'aspamia and the annual Anthology series Hayo Yihiye, for which she was nominated for the Geffen Prize a remarkable six times. / Her novel, Yaldei Beit Ha'zchuchit ...

Higgins, C A

(circa 1991-    ) US author whose Lightless sequence, comprising Lightless (2015), Supernova (2016) and Radiate (2017), combines family romance – the protagonist's terrorist putative father's sister is a dangerously charismatic rebel – and a Hard SF Near Future exploration of the nature of AI. Aboard an experimental Spaceship under the control of the tyranny now governing a Dystopian Earth, the Computer scientist protagonist finds herself engaged with the onboard ...

Palmer, David

(1941-    ) US author whose first story, the impressive "Emergence" for Analog in January 1981, was expanded as Emergence (fixup 1984), a Young Adult tale which attracted some notice for its depiction of a Post-Holocaust America suffering the consequences of a nuclear World War Three, and for its juvenile heroine, who represents a superior form of Homo sapiens (see Superman) and whose transcribed voice dominates the tale; some found her obnoxiously reminiscent of the ...

Burton, S H

(1919-2005) UK author – principally of school textbooks – and anthologist, of sf relevance for his compilation Science Fiction (anth 1967). This includes an introductory essay and a glossary, and is intended for high-school students. Selected stories range from Robert A Heinlein's "Requiem" (January 1940 Astounding) to John Brunner's "The Windows of Heaven" (May 1956 New Worlds as "Two by Two"; vt in No Future in It, coll 1962). / Burton also published under the name Sam ...

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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