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Ogawa Yōko

(1962-    ) Japanese author, active from the late 1980s. Of her prolific output, the 1990 title story of The Diving Pool: Three Novellas (coll trans Stephen Snyder from various sources 2008) won the Shirley Jackson Award for 2008. She is of sf interest for Hisoyaka na kesshō (1994; trans Stephen Snyder as The Memory Police 2019), a somewhat abstract but intensely narrated Dystopian tale set in ...

Herbert, William

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of The World Grown Young: Being a Brief Record of Reforms Carried Out from 1894-1914 by the Late Mr Philip Adams, Millionaire and Philanthropist (1892), a placidly tendentious record of Near-Future reforms imposed benevolently from above upon a grateful UK by its richest citizen. Attacks by Russia and the USA are routinely defeated. [JC]

Margulies, Leo

(1900-1975) US publisher and editor, who joined the Frank A Munsey chain of Pulp magazines in 1932, later moving to Beacon Magazines and becoming editorial director of Thrilling Wonder Stories when Beacon began publishing that title in 1936. Margulies had overall responsibility for the entire output of the chain; this later included the magazines Captain Future, ...

Kanbayashi Chōhei

Writing name of Japanese author Kiyoshi Takayanagi (1953-    ), occasionally romanized as Chōhei Kambayashi, whose tone swings largely between Cyberpunk of conflicts with machines, and Satire involving cats. He has won the prestigious Seiun Award on multiple occasions, for works in both modes. / Ever since his competition-winning debut short "Kitsune ...

Vara, Vauhini

(?   –     ) Canadian-born journalist, editor and author, in US from late childhood, who is of sf interest for her first novel, The Immortal King Rao (2022), set mostly in the Near Future of an Alternate World version of a "Hothouse Earth" devastated by Climate Change. The loose ...

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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