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Murray, W H H

(1840-1904) US minister and author who published some religious nonfiction as by William H H Murray. His Mamelons series beginning with The Doom of Mamelons: A Legend of the Saguenay (1888) describes the history and fate of an American tribe which turns out not to be of "Indian" stock, but comprises the Lost Race remnants of the ancient Basque civilization that had previously populated Atlantic. They live Underground in a great cave, where they are defended by dead ancestor warriors, reanimated ...

Herbert, A P

(1890-1971) UK humorist, author and politician – an Independent MP from 1935 to 1950. He was prolific for 60 years after he began publishing light verse in Punch, some of it fantastic, around 1910. From 1917 his Punch work was signed A.P.H. The Secret Battle (1919) – a nonfantastic novel about the judicial murder by the British army of an officer whose tactical savvy is misinterpreted by his privileged senior – reflected the effect World War One had upon him after three years ...

Meyers, Roy

(1910-1974) UK practising physician and author whose first sf novel, The Man They Couldn't Kill (1944), introduces the vastly talented Dr D'eath, a Superman capable of inducing Hypnotic trances at a distance and of scientifically arranging for souls to take out-of-body excursions. Falsely convicted of a murder, D'eath clears his name and might have starred in a sequence of Doc Savage-like adventures had the book been successful. Meyers is best known for the later Dolphin series about the ...

Snedeker, Caroline Dale

(1871-1956) US author, initially of children's books, some of them depicting life in versions of New Harmony, the town of her birth being named after the communitarian Utopia New Harmony created by her grandfather Robert Owen (1771-1858). Seth Way: A Romance of the New Harmony Community (1917) is a fictionalized (and fantasticated) biography of an experimental Scientist and early resident of New Harmony, Indiana, which had been purchased by Owen in 1825 from an earlier utopian society. Her ...

Dehan, Richard

Pseudonym of Irish-born journalist, cartoonist, playwright and author Clotilde Augusta Inez Maria Graves (1863-1932), in UK from childhood; active from about 1884, her first plays being written later in that decade, as Clotilde Graves. Beginning with The Dop Doctor (1910), she wrote as by Richard Dehan; reprints of her work, including some titles originally published as Graves, continue to use the pseudonym. Of sf interest in Off Sandy Hook and Other Stories (coll 1915) is "Lady Clanbevon's ...

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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