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Irwin, Robert

(1946-2024) UK academic, mediaevalist, professional juggler (briefly) and author whose work in Arabian studies, of importance in itself, underpins the world envisioned in his first and most famous novel, The Arabian Nightmare (1983; rev 1987), which may be the definitive rendering of its central conceit: a mise en abyme-like dream narrative whose protagonist, upon seeming to awaken, only finds himself passing out of one story through a Portal into a deeper dream [for ...

Winger, F S

(1865-1936) US author, father of Clare Winger Harris; his sf novel, The Wizard of the Island; Or, the Vindication of Prof Waldinger (1917), is set on a mysterious Island in the South Pacific in the distant Near Future, where the eponymous protagonist has developed a steam-powered Machine that gives him control over all kinds of vibrations, including the ...

Lee, Thomas

(circa 1830-circa 1904) UK author, active in the late nineteenth century, identified by Darko Suvin in Victorian Science Fiction in the UK (1983) as a North London plasterer and publican, though it seems it may be his son, Henry Lee, who was a plasterer. Lee's sf novel, ...

Schmidt, Dan

(?   -    ) US author who has written a number of titles presumably on licence to, and as by Don Pendleton in the nonfantastic Executioners Shared World sequence. For the Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan sequence, which features the same protagonist, he wrote Dark Truth (2002), which has some fantastic content. Schmidt has also written horror in his own name. [JC]

Schwartz, Alan

(?   -    ) US author of The Wandering Tellurian (1967 dos), an unassuming Space Opera whose protagonist travels from star to star, having adventures. [JC]

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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