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Lott, S Makepeace

Working name of UK author Stanley Makepeace-Lott (1920-1991), whose Escape to Venus (1956) is an Orwell-influenced Dystopian view of a Venus colony established sixty years after the outbreak of World War Three in 1980. [JE]

Thompson, W R

(1955-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Perceptions" in Analog for November 1983, and who has published several Hard SF stories, often in the same magazine, over the past thirty years. His only series are Ties to the Star Trek universe, in the Star: The Next Generation sequence, beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation: Debtor's Planet (1994). His only independent novel, Sideshow (1988), set in a Near Future America riven by sects, most ...

Dorman, Sonya

(1924-2005) US author who sometimes signed herself as Sonya Dorman Hess or Sonya Hess, and who began publishing sf with The Putnam Tradition (January 1963 Amazing; 2008 ebook) establishing a reputation in the field for intensely written, sometimes highly metaphorical stories, the best known of which is "When I Was Miss Dow" (June 1966 Galaxy), which was given a retrospective James Tiptree Jr Award in 1995. She became inactive in the field after about 1980. Her fiction is surprisingly unlike her ...

Green, Henry

Pseudonym of UK industrialist and author Henry Vincent Yorke (1905-1973), whose several laconic but richly thought-through nonfantastic novels, from Blindness (1926) to Doting (1952), gained him a small but intensely appreciative readership. A short fantasy tale, "Monsta Monstrous", was drafted in the early 1920s, though it only reached print posthumously in Surviving: The Uncollected Writings of Henry Green (coll 1992). His one sf novel, Concluding (1948), set fifty-five years hence in a ...

Early Edition

US tv series (1996-2000). Tristar Television and Sony International Television for CBS. Created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q Page and Vik Rubenfeld. Executive producers include Bob Brush, Lillah McCarthy and Jeff Melvoin. Directors included Mel Damski, Gary Nelson, Scott Paulin and James Quinn. Writers include Patrick Sean Clark, Carla Kentner, Jeff Melvoin and Alex Taub. Cast includes Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Fisher Stevens and Billy Worley. 90 41-minute episodes. Colour. / Gary Hobson ...

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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