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Arthur C Clarke Award

This award has been given since 1987 for the best sf novel whose UK first edition was published during the previous calendar year, and consists of an inscribed bookend and a sum of money from a grant initially donated by Arthur C Clarke. In 2001 the prize money – until then a constant £1000 – was increased to £2001 as a gesture to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); it has since risen by ...

Henry, W O

(1858-?   ) US physician and author whose Equitania: Or, the Land of Equity (1914) is a minor but pleasingly put Utopia in the mode of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888), though set on a Pacific Island originally colonized by Europeans, Asians and Americans looking for a better life. [JC]

Devlin, Dean

(1962-    ) US actor, screenwriter/producer, and author, all of whose written work [see Checklist] has been Tied to his own film productions. After writing the script for Universal Soldier (1992), he began a successful collaboration with its director, Roland Emmerich, co-writing and coproducing Stargate (1994), ...

Ellis, D E

(1926-2001) UK author briefly active in the early 1960s with "Stress" for New Worlds in September 1961 and the routine A Thousand Ages (1961; vt Space Voyage 1973). [JC]

Sams, Candace

(?   -    ) US former police officer, martial arts competitor and author, who also writes as by C S Chatterly; much of her work, particularly as Chatterly, has been erotic fantasy (not listed below). Of sf interest are Electra Galaxy's Mr. Interstellar Feller (2008; vt Galaxy Man 2011 ebook) and Fusion (2013), in which a man and woman perform a Sex show, in order to entertain the crew of an ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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