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McIver, G

(1859-1945) Scottish-born author, whose name was registered at birth as MacIver, in Australia from 1861; his Neuroomia: A New Continent: A Manuscript Delivered from the Deep (1894) routinely uncovers a clement Lost World in the Antarctic inhabited by a long-lived high-tech folk who inform us that Mars is inhabited and spins off her excess population by dumping them on a visiting planet. [JC]

Rolling Stones, The

UK blues-rock band formed in 1962 which has enjoyed, to some degree, both celebrity and longevity. The group is led by vocalist Mick Jagger (1943-    ) and guitarist Keith Richards (1943-    ), who together write most of the group's songs; the long-time drummer, from 1963, was Charlie Watts (1941-2021). The Rolling Stones merit mention here primarily for the album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), an uncharacteristically psychedelic collection that ...

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 ...

D.A.R.Y.L.

Film (1985). World Film Services/Columbia. Directed by Simon Wincer. Written by David Ambrose, Allan Scott, Jeffrey Ellis. Cast includes Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Barret Oliver, Josef Sommer and Kathryn Walker. 100 minutes. Colour. / D.A.R.Y.L. is a Data Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform but, when "he" (Oliver) wakes up Amnesiac in the woods, he thinks he is just a small boy, Daryl. Adopted by a pleasant family, he learns not to show his super-Intelligence and coordination too obviously ...

Hope, Anthony

Working name of UK barrister, politician and author Anthony Hope Hawkins (1863-1933), known as Anthony Hawkins in the first professions here listed; active as a writer from before 1890. His interest in imaginary lands preceded his most famous work, beginning with his first novel, A Man of Mark (1890), a romance set in the South American country of Aureataland; and continuing with Sport Royal (in Sport Royal and Other Stories coll 1894). His relevance to sf is indirect though pervasive. ...

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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