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Michalowski, Mark

(1963-    ) UK author, mostly of Ties to the Doctor Who universe, beginning with "Digging Up the Past" for Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Dead Men Diaries (anth 2000) edited by Paul Cornell; his first Doctor Who novel was Relative Dementias (2002), followed by several others, including Wetworld (2007) and Shining Darkness (2008) in the Doctor Who New Series portion of the universe. He also contributed Chasers (2010) to the Television series about a house with ...

Levy, Joseph Hiam

(1838-1913) UK economist, journalist and author, active from before 1870, in politics a radical individualist whose later arguments prefigure American thought many years later (see Libertarian SF), and which led him to oppose vaccination and other social measures (in this, too, he prefigured later positions). An Individualist's Utopia (1912) presents in lightly fictionalized terms a Utopia drawn up on these lines, with an emphasis on Eugenics. [JC]

Valigursky, Ed

(1926-2009) Working name of American artist Edward Valigursky, sometimes credited as such or simply as Valigursky; on a few occasions, he used the pseudonym William Rembach. After artistic training at the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of Arts, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he began working as an associate art director for Ziff-Davis in 1952, became art director for Quinn Publishing in the following year, and moved into freelance work two years later. From the mid-1950s ...

Sullivan, Robert

(1953-    ) US journalist and author, most of whose work has been nonfiction, much of it associated with Life magazine, where he served as a senior editor for many years. Of sf interest are two spoof "nonfiction" studies, both elaborately arrayed with confabulated documentary evidence about their subject matters. The first, The Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and his Christmas Mission (1996), is constructed in part around a narrative, complete with ...

Geigley, Vance A

(1907-1996) US author and businessman involved in mining, building and real estate investment, whose solitary sf novel is Will It End This Way? (1968). [JC/DRL]

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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