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Wernham, Mark

(?   -    ) UK journalist and author whose first novel, Martin Martin's on the Other Side (2008), is a Satire so gonzo and broad that it approaches slapstick Absurdist SF in its portrayal of the vaguely Near Future Britain, where the action unpacks. The protagonist Jensen Interceptor – hired by the government to track surviving acolytes of the late ...

Blanchard, H Percy

(1862-1939) Canadian lawyer and author whose Sleeper Awakes novel, After the Cataclysm: A Romance of the Age to Come (1909), is a Utopia flavoured by the work of William Morris; a young man who awakens into 1934 to find that the Great War which began in 1914, after Russia invaded a Zionist Palestine, had been almost instantly terminated by the passage of an ...

Science Fiction Adventures

Title used on two US Digest-size magazines during the 1950s, and on one UK magazine that began as a reprint and continued, using original material, after its parent – the second US magazine – folded. The title was used also as a variant title of Science Fiction Classics, January-May 1973, September and November 1974. / 1. The first US magazine published nine issues November 1952 to June 1954. #1 was ...

Murray, Gilbert

(1866-1957) Australian-born classical scholar, in UK from 1877, best known for his many translations from the Greek classic drama, for his Utopian sense that contemporary society could be changed by persuasion (justified in the case of women's suffrage) and for seminal studies such as The Rise of the Greek Epic (1907) and Four Stages of Greek Religion (1912). The Future of the British Empire in Relation to the League of Nations ...

Roberson, Chris

(1970-    ) US publisher and author, who founded Clockwork Storybook, a print-on-demand (pod) publisher, in 2000, through which he published his first books, Voices of Thunder (coll 2000), Cybermancy Incorporated (coll of linked stories 2001), and the first of his Celestial Empire sequence most of whose episodes are set in an Alternate History dominated by a China that had never isolated itself from the ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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