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Egleton, Clive

(1927-2006) UK soldier and author who began to publish novels with the Garnett sequence – A Piece of Resistance (1970; rev vt Never Surrender 2004), Last Post for a Partisan (1971) and The Judas Mandate (1972) – about UK Post-Holocaust resistance to the Russians who occupy the islands after nuclear war; in the end, a government-in-exile is formed and the invaders, drained by a China war, retreat. State Visit (1976) is about the assassination of the Queen in order to prevent German ...

Pausacker, Jenny

(1948-    ) Australian author of books for the Young Adult market, mostly not sf, though Fast Forward (1989), for younger readers, is an sf tale. The Rings (1997) is horror, and The Perfect Princess (2003), in the Quentaris Chronicles Shared World enterprise, is fantasy. [JC]

Mesnay, Henry

(?   -    ) French author of La Redoutable secret (1948; trans anon as The Formidable Secret 1952), a Lost World tale set in the mountains of Asia, where the manuscript of a survivor of the fall of Atlantis is discovered far Underground. [JC]

Hurley, Kameron

(1980-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Holding Onto Ghosts" in Talebones for Summer 2003, and who has gained considerable attention for her Bel Dame Apocrypha sequence comprising God's War (2011), Infidel (2011) and Rapture (2012), set on a planet colonized (see Colonization of Other Worlds) by Muslims, a world whose complexly evolved insects, controlled by "magicians" through their command of pheromones, are used by Homo sapiens to motor and ...

Bowers, A Herbert

(?   -?   ) US author of an sf novel, With Gyves of Gold: A Novel (1898) with Henry Athey, both writers remaining untraced, though both may have been based in Missouri; for details of this sf novel, see Athey. [JC]

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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