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Grant, Rob

(?   -    ) UK author, initially best known under the collaborative pseudonym Grant Naylor for his work on the Red Dwarf (1988-current) Television series (which see for discussion). Only one related novel, Backwards (1996), has not been published under this name; the series Ties Scenes from the Dwarf (coll ...

Silvestro, Loui

(?   -    ) Australian illustrator and author of the Young Adult Henry's Reality Machine (1994), in which Henry, initially ostracized at his new school, wins friends by using his Computer skills to create a Virtual Reality in which to have fun. [JC]

Moltruhn, Maximilian

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of a Future War novella, The Other Side at the Battle of Dorking [for full title see Checklist] (1871 chap), in which a German participant in the Invasion of the UK tells his story; the tale preserves the main thrust of the Battle of Dorking scenario: the defeat of the unready British. [JC]

Johnson, Tyrell

(?   -    ) US author, now in Canada, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Feathers for Tray" in On Spec for Summer 2013. The Wolves of Winter (2018) is set in a Near Future Yukon, in the Nuclear Winter caused by World War Three; the rawer Survivalist Fiction ...

Burke, Jonathan

Working name for most of his sf of UK author John Burke (1922-2011), who wrote sf and fantasy under his own name (much of his short sf is so signed) as well as J F Burke and Robert Miall, and who used various other pseudonyms for non-fantastic work. He was active in Fandom in the 1930s (see The Fantast; The Futurian; The Satellite), only beginning to ...

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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