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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 ...

Etheridge, Rutledge

(1949-2017) US author who served in the US Navy on nuclear submarines; his first professional sale, at the age of seven, was a poem for Look magazine in 1956. He is of sf interest for two energetic adventure series: the Duelist sequence, beginning with Legend of the Duelist (1993), which is Military SF featuring bounty hunters who plan to exploit an outbreak of interstellar War; and the Agent sequence, ...

Cook, Robin [2]

(1940-    ) US medical doctor and author of medical horror thrillers whose premises are often extracted from sf (see Medicine; Technothriller). His best-known novel remains his first, Coma (1977), a drama of Organlegging filmed as Coma (1978) by Michael Crichton, his confrere in the depiction of ...

Reeve, Laura E

(?   -    ) US author of the Major Ariane Kedros sequence of Military SF novels beginning with Peacekeeper: A Major Ariane Kedros Novel (2008), in which the protagonist, no longer on active duty, contracts with Aliens as a mercenary to undertake various dangerous feats; to do so, she submits to their implanting Weaponry and other functionalities into ...

Norwood, Victor

(1920-1983) UK traveller and author who concentrated on Westerns and nonfiction works about exploration. Of some genre interest is the Jacaré the Untamed series of South American jungle adventure tales, loosely derived from Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan and mostly sf or fantasy: The Untamed (1951), The Caves of Death (1951), The Temple of the Dead ...

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



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