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Eberhard, Frederick G

(1889-1944) US author of crime thrillers, active in the 1930s; though all of his work is sensationalist, the tale closest to genuine sf is The Microbe Murders (1935), which touches on reanimation and invokes a Drug with strange powers. [JC]

Hugo Anthologies

Most of the Hugo award-winning short fiction up to the 1994 awards has been collected in a series of Hugo Winners Anthologies initially edited by Isaac Asimov, beginning with The Hugo Winners (anth 1962). A notable though understandable omission is Brian Aldiss's book-length Hothouse story sequence (February-December 1961 F&SF), which as a whole won the 1962 short-fiction Hugo. The anthologies' overall title and editorship changed with the sixth volume, The New Hugo Winners: Award-Winning ...

Brennan, Tom

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, The One True Prince (2004), sets a story involving Cloning in a Far Future fantasy-like land where most technologies have been lost. [JC]

Gallant, Craig

(?   -    ) US teacher and author, most of whose fiction is contained in the Wild West Exodus over-series of Alternate-World Steampunk Westerns beginning with the first volume of the Shared World Jesse James Archives subseries, Honor Among Outlaws (2013), based on a Wargame, in which James and Billy the Kid trade high-tech blows as they vie for control of a shattered America. In Bastion (2014), Secret Masters hidden in a remote Keep attempt to keep humanity ...

Gribbin, John

(1946-    ) UK author known mostly for his very numerous science popularizations. Most of his novels have been in collaboration and have tended to a certain narrative predictability, though the science content has always been impressively presented. The Sixth Winter (1979) with Douglas Orgill is a Hard-SF tale dealing with the coming of a new ice age (see Climate Change). Brother Esau (1982), again with Orgill, charts the events following the discovery of the Yeti. Double ...

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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