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Science Fiction Association

This first attempt at a genuinely national UK organization devoted to furthering the cause of sf in Britain was proposed and launched at the Leeds, Yorkshire, sf Convention of January 1937. It was initially headquartered in Leeds, with E J Carnell's Novae Terrae adopted as the official organ. Another official publication, intended as a respectable front to entice non-fans, was the quarterly Fanzine Tomorrow, first published in February 1937 and edited by Douglas W F Mayer; the seventh and last ...

Hicks, Clifford B

(1920-2010) US author of novels, almost exclusively for children, including the Alvin Fernald series for younger readers; of sf interest is First Boy on the Moon (1959), whose two protagonists (with their frog) go to the Moon, inspiringly. [JC]

Cast, P C

(1960-    ) US author, almost exclusively of Young Adult fantasy, much of it with her daughter Kristin Cast in the House of Night sequence beginning with Marked (2007), set in an Alternate History version of America inhabited by both homo sapiens and "vampyres" (see Vampires); she also collaborated on a sequel series, the House of Night: Other World sequence beginning with Loved (2017). For further details on these series see Kristin Cast. [JC]

Michaud, A C

(1876-1975) US author of Our Coming World (1951), a Utopia set on a Mars whose long-lived inhabitants, benefiting from a healthy socialist regime much in contrast with the terrible state of post-World War Two Earth, kidnap the crew of a B-29 bomber and teach them things it is good to know. [JC]

Watt, Findlay

(?   -?   ) UK author of a lightly fictionalized Utopia, Allanforth Commune: The Triumph of Socialism (1913), set in a Near Future Scotland indistinguishable from the real world, except for the possibility of successful collective settlements. [JC]

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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