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Brown, Charles R

(?   -?   ) UK author of at least two sf tales; others may not have been identified. / In the anonymous A Man from the Moon (1870 chap), a mountain climber, resting at the summit of Mount Aconcagua in the Andes, encounters a man from the Moon who tells him that humanity is part but not necessarily the peak of Evolution, and who decries the feeble arguments of human ...

Newman, Sandra

(1965-    ) US author whose later fiction is of sf interest, though her earlier work edges deftly out of mimetic constraints, an instance being her first novel, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done (2002), whose hallucinatedly fragmented narrative renders a dislocated America almost graphically enough to register as an exercise in Fantastika. Her third novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star (2014), is set in a ...

Benham, Charles

(1870-1942) UK barrister, famous in his day, and author of The Fourth Napoleon: A Romance (1897), a Near Future tale in which the eponymous ruler becomes ensnared in romance, fatally. [JC]

Claretie, Jules

(1840-1913) French theatre director, drama critic and author, prolific as novelist and playwright; of sf interest is L'Obsession (Moi et l'Autre) (1908; trans Brian Stableford as Obsession 2013), whose protagonist's Identity is split in two, the divided personalities distinct along lines most vividly demarcated in Robert Louis Stevenson's ...

Thorne, Sally

(1981-    ) Australian author for romance readers whose first novels are without fantastic content, but whose Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match (2022) mixes romance and sf, taking off directly from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818). Angelika Frankenstein, Viktor's sister, attempts with mixed results to emulate his creation of the Frankenstein Monsters, ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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