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Bolton, F H

(?   -?   ) UK author who apparently published only Young Adult books, including three of sf interest: In the Heart of the Silent Sea (1909 Boy's Own Paper; 1910), set in doomed Atlantis; Under the Edge of the Earth: A Story of Three Chums and a Startling Quest (March 29-September 27 1913 Boy's Own Paper; 1913), an Underground tale set in Africa; and Into the Soundless Deeps: A Tale of Wonder and Invention (1917 Boy's Own Paper; 1919), which is set Under the Sea. ...

Chamberlain, Henry Richardson

(1859-1911) US author and newspaper editor of considerable political sophistication, London correspondent for The New York Sun from 1892 until his death; he predicted (correctly) that some kind of Balkan conflict would soon ignite a world war. His acumen also shows itself in his Near Future sf novel, 6,000 Tons of Gold (1894): the protagonist – after gaining a huge hoard of gold from Patagonia – attempts to reform society by unbalancing the world stock exchanges, in the meanwhile ...

Hatch, Richard

(1945-2017) US actor, best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979) series, and author of several Ties to the Battlestar Galactica universe, beginning with Battlestar Galactica: Armageddon (1997) with Christopher Golden; his other collaborators include Brad Linaweaver, Alan Rodgers and Stan Timmons. [JC]

Warhammer 40,000

Miniature models-based Wargame (1987). Games Workshop (GW). Designed by Rick Priestley, Andy Chambers, Jervis Johnson, Gavin Thorpe, others. / While most tabletop Wargames have failed to compete against Videogames, Games Workshop's fantasy game Warhammer Fantasy Battle (1983 GW) designed by Bryan Ansell, Richard Halliwell, Rick Priestley and its science-fictional descendant Warhammer 40,000 have proved remarkably successful. An important reason for their survival has been their use of ...

Farthing

UK Digest-size Semiprozine, side-stapled, issues ranging between 70 and 96 pages, edited by Wendy Bradley. It ran for five full issues, July 2005 to January 2007, plus a mini-issue numbered 4.5 (December 2006). The title was ambiguous, not only implying the old British coin, the farthing, which was the smallest denomination, thus implying a small magazine, but also meaning "far thing", which adequately describes the contents. Running both sf and fantasy, the stories ranged from the endearing to ...

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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