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Hennebert, Eugène

(1826-1896) French soldier, military historian and author, who wrote under various names, including some early nonfiction as by Major H de Sarrepont before leaving the army, and fiction as by Prévost-Duclos, including one novel of some Lost Race interest, La ville enchantée, voyage au Lac Tanganyika (1885; trans Brian Stableford under author's real name as The Enchanted City: A Voyage to Lake Tanganyika 2014) as by Prévost-Duclos. Written under the clear influence of Jules ...

Corbett, Julian

(1854-1922) UK author (in his early career) who later became a naval historian (partly for reasons of social prestige). He is the author of a Lost Race tale, Kophetua the Thirteenth (1889 2vols), which describes the ancient Christian kingdom of Oneiria, a Utopia founded in Africa by an Englishman; notably, this utopia, based on a reform of Money, contains within it a Dystopian enclave, where those unfit for the higher life are relegated. [JC]

Wallace, William

(1843-1921) Scottish teacher, lawyer, editor (primarily with the Glasgow Herald 1888-1909) and author whose After the Revolution and Other Holiday Fantasies (coll 1893) assembles stories and sketches from the Herald. The title story is a Parody of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888); other tales are Satires, mostly of Scottish life and literature, sometimes extending into the Near Future. [JC]

Tyler, Theodore

Pseudonym of US author Edward William Ziegler (1930-1993) for The Man Whose Name Wouldn't Fit; Or, the Case of Cartwright-Chickering (1968), a Satire set in a Near Future Dystopia; the action revolves around a Computers inability to process the protagonist's full name, Arthur Duane Cartwright-Chickering, causing him to be fired. [JC]

EVE Online

Videogame (2003). CCP Games (CCP). Designed by Reynir Harðarson. Platforms: Win (2003); Lin, Mac (2007). / EVE Online is perhaps best described as a Massively Multiplayer Online Space Sim (see Massively Multiplayer Online Games). While the game has role-playing elements, including the ability to improve the skills of player characters, it could be said that in EVE Online a player's true character is their Spaceship. The setting is a Space Opera universe in which a group of humans have ...

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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