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Pickvet, Mark

(1963-    ) US author of the Post-Holocaust Rockman sequence, beginning with Rockman (2006), recounting a gradually intensifying series of conflicts between martial combatants representing the good and the evil in the long drama through the course of which Homo sapiens may recover from the hubristic Technologies that caused the Fall. [JC]

Miller, Walter M, Jr

(1923-1996) US author who before beginning to publish served in World War Two as a pilot, flying combat missions; he then converted to Catholicism, in 1947. Miller began publishing sf with "Secret of the Death Dome" in Amazing in 1951, and over the ten years of his active writing career released about forty more tales, many of which had a deep impact upon the field. During the 1950s, a time when US sf tended to express its new-found interest in character through ...

Freeman, Gaail

(?   -    ) US author of Alien Thunder (1982), which is Young Adult sf. [JC]

Huchu, T L

(1982-    ) Zimbabwean author, resident in Scotland from 2010 at the latest; his first novels, including The Hairdresser of Harare (2010), An Untimely Love (2010) and The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician (2014), all as by Tendai Huchu, are nonfantastic [they are not listed below]. He began publishing work of genre interest with "The Sale" in AfroSf: Science Fiction by African Writers (anth 2012) edited by ...

Wade, Tom W

(?   -    ) UK author who published mainly with sf publishers John Spencer (see Badger Books) under various pseudonyms. As Victor Wadey he wrote two bad yet charming sf novels, A Planet Named Terra (1962) and its sequel The United Planets (1962). The distant planet confusingly called Terra is populated by the Reincarnations of people from Earth, notably Elizabeth I, ...

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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