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Full Spectrum

US Original-Anthology series published by Bantam Books since 1988, created by Lou Aronica, five issues: Full Spectrum (anth 1988), edited by Aronica with Shawna McCarthy; Full Spectrum 2 (anth 1989), edited by Aronica with Pat Lobrutto, McCarthy and Amy Stout, Full Spectrum 3 (anth 1991) and Full Spectrum 4 (anth 1993), both edited by Aronica with Betsy Mitchell and Stout; and Full Spectrum 5 (anth 1995) edited by Tom Dupree, Jennifer Hershey and Janna Silverstein. At least until their demotion ...

Russell, Don

(?   -    ) US author of an sf Sex novel, The Ultimate Lust (1970). [JC]

Hall, George Rome

(1864-1938) UK author of a Future War tale, The Black Fortnight; Or, the Invasion of 1915 (1904), Germany being the invader. [JC]

Farrer, Matthew

(1970-    ) Australian author who also signs as Matt Farrer, most of whose work to date has consisted of contributions to the Warhammer 40,000 Role Playing Game universe, beginning with "Badlands Skelter's Downhive Monster Show" for Inferno! in 1999, and continuing with Warhammer 40,000: Crossfire (2003), which features the continuing character Shira Calpurnia of the Adeptus Arbites, and other similar titles involving the high-ranking Calpurnia's role in a long war against ...

Morioka Hiroyuki

(1962-    ) Japanese author whose first published work was "Yume no Ki ga Tsugeta nara" ["If Only the Dream Trees Could Touch"] (March 1992 S-F Magazine). His subsequent output has been dominated by a single Future History, the intricacies and achievements of which may arguably be said to have been ill-served in translation. / Morioka's chief work throughout the 1990s and 2000s was the Seikai [literally "Star World"] series, a prolonged exercise in Far Future ...

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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