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Pseudonym of Scottish author J MacCullough (?   -?   ) whose Sleeper Awakes novel, Golf in the Year 2000; Or, What We Are Coming To (1892), can initially be understood as a spoof companion to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1888) (see Games and Sports), but is in fact a genuine imagined portrait of an Utopian future. The awakened sleeper learns – through conversations mostly conducted on the golf course, a game now technologically enhanced by ...

O'Sheel, Shaemas

(1886-1954) US journalist, poet and author born James Shields, who changed his name as a very young man to its Irish equivalent. He is of sf interest for It Never Could Happen; Or, the Second American Revolution (1932), a future history Future History presented as the 1982 memoir of a key conspirator in the revolution of 1932, which begins in the very Near Future of that year, as the historical "Bonus Expeditionary Force" (brutally put down in real life by President Hoover) regroups behind a ...

Grove, Peter J

(?   -    ) UK author of an unremarkable sf adventure for Robert Hale Limited, The Levellers (1981) [JC]

Grant, Robert

(1852-1940) US judge and author chiefly remembered for Unleavened Bread (1900). With John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890), an Irish writer who escaped Australian exile to live in the USA, J S of Dale (a pseudonym of US lawyer and diplomat Frederic Jesup Stimson) and J T Wheelwright (1856-1925), also a New England lawyer, Grant wrote The King's Men: A Tale of To-morrow (1884), set in a republican UK around the 1940s, during a period of Royalist rebellion (like that of Bonnie Prince Charlie 200 years ...

Alexander, Thea Plym

(1936-    ) US author of 2150: "The Macro Love Story" (1971 as by Don and Thea Plym; exp vt 2150 A.D. as by Thea Alexander 1976), in which a pacific vegetarian Utopia is promulgated on the lines also laid down in the original authors' A Macro Philosophy for the Aquarian Age (1971); she was listed as solo author of the similar The Prophetess: Conversations with Rama. Book Four of the How to Develop series (1972). [JC]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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