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Rafcam, Nal

(?   -    ) Undoubtedly pseudonymous author – backwards this name reads MacFarlan – of the imaginatively unremarkable sf novel The Troglodytes, or Dwellers of the Deep (1961; vt The Troglodytes 1962). The eponymous Lost Race of Aliens is discovered under Antarctica as they come to the surface in a misguided attempt to stop nuclear testing (see ...

Leven, Jeremy

(1941-    ) US academic author whose two Equipoisal sf-like novels, Creator (1980) and Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr Seymour Kassler, J.S.P.S. (1982), both apply a sometimes portentous mainstream sensibility to generic conceits (see Mainstream Writers of SF). In the first, the attempted creation of a Clone to replace a ...

Midnight Sky, The

Film (2020). Netflix and Anonymous Content present a Smokehouse Pictures, Syndicate Entertainment and Truenorth Productions production. Directed by George Clooney. Written by Mark L Smith, based on Good Morning, Midnight (2016) by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Cast includes Tiffany Boone, Kyle Chandler, George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Ethan Peck and Caoilinn Springall. 122 minutes. Colour. / An Arctic ...

Karig, Walter

(1898-1956) US journalist, naval officer and author, a pseudonymous author for many years for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, including three Nancy Drew books as by Carolyn Keene, and various others. War in the Atomic Age? (1946 chap) compresses into very few pages – beginning with a description of World War Three in 1976 – a sequence of superscience duels between the USA and Galaxia, ...

Stevens, Gordon

(1945-    ) UK journalist, Television producer and author of political thrillers; of sf interest is And All the King's Men (1990), a Hitler Wins tale in set in an Alternate History Britain invaded by Germany in 1939; a resistance movement begins, and is successful by the middle of 1942. [JC]

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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