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(1884-1928) UK author and caricaturist in whose one novel of sf interest is Menace from the Moon (1925), a Scientific Romance which rather casually blends Alien Invasion and Lost-World tropes, as descendants of a Moon colony, established by the seventeenth-century European Inventors of ...
Pseudonym under which UK playwright, actor, Feminist and author Mary Cicely Hammill (1872-1952) published all her adult work, though her children's fiction, including some stories for the Sexton Blake series, was written as by Scott Rae and by Max Hamilton. Her best-known plays are eloquently suffragist; they include How the Vote Was Won (1908 chap; first performed 1909) with Christopher St John (1871-1960) (who had decades previously abandoned ...
(? - ) UK-born author, in Canada from 2008. In her first novel, the Equipoisal Young Adult Transferral (2015), a medical solution (see Medicine) designed to deal with all diseases has deeply affected very Near Future London. The solution, to transfer diseases ...
Martian Wave, The
US low-paying Online Magazine published originally by ProMart Publishing, Carmichael, California, by James B Baker, and after Baker's death in 2002 it was taken over by Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, under Tyree Campbell. The editor from January 2003 was J Alan Erwine who continued with the magazine when it transferred to Nomadic Delirium Press, Aurora, Colorado in 2013. He remained with the magazine until he closed it down in 2018. The magazine ...
Shaw, Frederick L
(1928-1978) US author in whose routine sf novel, Envoy to the Dog Star (1967 dos), a dog's decorticated brain is sent by Spaceship to the dog star, Sirius; there is a small attempt to convey a Satirical point through this naming. [JC]
(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 ...