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Honeywell, Antonia

(?   -    ) UK teacher and author whose first novel, The Ship (2015), begins in a Near Future London ravaged by various Disasters connected to Climate Change; though it is not primarily a Young Adult tale, an initial focus on its young protagonist, one of the survivors who now rule London from within armoured Keeps, may deceive. The central action retains the family focus on the young adult genre, and it is her father who has financed the outfitting of a ship ...

Asimov, Isaac

(1920-1992) Russian-born US author, the original form of whose name was Isaak Iudich Azimov, but who was brought to America with his family in 1923, and became a US citizen in 1928; his second marriage, in 1973, was to fellow writer J O Jeppson (who later signed herself Janet Asimov). He discovered sf through the magazines sold in his father's candy store, though his first precocious publication, Little Brothers (Spring 1934 Boys High Recorder; 1988 chap), was nonfiction. He was not strongly ...

Sambrot, William

(1920-2007) US author of more than 200 short stories, fifty of them sf, the latter beginning with "Report to the People" for The Blue Book Magazine in October 1953; his earliest publication was "The Saboteur" (Fall 1951 Suspense Magazine), a non-sf story about an encounter between a submarine and a mine. Most of his work appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and other Slicks and consequently received less attention from within the sf world than it might have done, considering its vigour and ...

Fawcett, Fausto

(1957-    ) Working name of Brazilian author, songwriter and singer who entered Rio de Janeiro's musical scene with spoken word albums and shows displaying a hip-hop edge and lyrics with strong, surreal imagery: Fausto Fawcett e os Robôs Efêmeros ["Fausto Fawcett and the Ephemeral Robots"] (1987) and Império dos Sentidos ["Empire of the Senses"] (1989). His written sf is an expansion of his songs about futuristic landscapes and bizarre urban characters ...

Band, Charles

(1951-    ) US film producer, director and entrepreneur, his ambitions often undone by underbudgeting, but responsible for a vigorous burst of sf/fantasy/horror exploitation movies in the mid-1980s. His best works indicate a lively mind and a bizarre B-movie sensibility that has led to comparison with Roger Corman of the 1950s. He is the son of the exploitation film-maker Albert Band, whose productions include I Bury the Living (1956), and brother of the prolific film ...

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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