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Goodman, Arthur

(?   -1965) US playwright in whose Alternate History play, If Booth Had Missed: A Drama of the Reconstruction Period (performed 13 May 1931 Craig Theatre, New York; 1932), the Jonbar Point is as indicated in the title. Lincoln is subsequently impeached for continuing to attempt to create a better union, and on being found not guilty is duly assassinated. [JC]

Logan, Kirsty

(circa 1985-    ) Scottish author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Field Notes from the End of the World" in Shadows & Tall Trees for Spring 2012; early stories, several of them Twice-Tolds [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], were assembled in The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (coll 2012). Her first novel, The Gracekeepers (2015), is set in a moderately distant Near Future world – specifically the borderlands between England ...

Space Patrol Luluco

Japanese animated tv series (2016). Trigger. Directed and written by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Voice cast includes Junya Enoki, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Yōko Honna, Mao Ichimichi, Tetsu Inada, Mitsuo Iwata and Mayumi Shintani. Thirteen eight-minute episodes. Colour. / Middle-schooler Luluco (Ichimichi) is proud to call herself normal in an abnormal City, that city being Ogikubo, bought from Japan by Aliens and now inhabited by both extraterrestrials and humans. However, her life changes when her ...

Squire, J C

(1884-1958) UK author, poet, essayist, historian and literary editor whose health barred him from active service in World War One, though he was active in the Home Guard; he also wrote as by Solomon Eagle. Some of his fiction – like "The March of Progress" about Atlantis, in The Gold Tree (coll 1917 chap) – was of modest sf interest; some of the Parodies assembled in Imaginary Speeches (coll 1912) and Steps to Parnassus (coll 1913), the second published by his own firm, are executed ...

Dirac, Hugh

(?   -    ) UK medical doctor and author of an sf novel, The Profit of Doom (1970), in which a surgeon (see Medicine) implants brain cells from a foetus into the body of a diseased millionaire, who then gains Immortality. [JC]

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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