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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Legge, J G

(1861-1940) Hong Kong-born author, in UK from an early age; his sf Satire, The Millennium (1927), mocks attempts to reform a Near Future Britain. [JC]

Stockton, Kindred

Pseudonym of US engineer and author Geoffrey S Bok (?   -    ), whose first novel Deep Shade (2020), set in a Near Future Florida devastated by Climate Change, Ecological degradation, Overpopulation and Pollution, describes the inexorable growth of invasive flora and fauna in the ...

Krasnostein, Alisa

(?   -    ) Australian environmental scientist (now retired), critic, editor, reviewer and podcaster who won a Ditmar Award in 2007 as Best New Talent. In 2004 she set up the review website Aussie Specfic in Focus! which she ran until 2012, and ran both an early shared world webzine called New Ceres (2 issues 2006-2007) and a Young Adult fiction webzine ...

MacIsaac, Fred

(1882-1940) US author who appeared frequently in Argosy after World War One with stories in which his sober prophetic intelligence wrestles with his Pulp-magazine instincts, and usually loses. His work remains of interest, however. The Vanishing Professor (9-30 January 1926 Argosy All-Story Weekly; 1927) complicatedly engages a venal Scientist, inventor ...

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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