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Greenberg, Martin H

(1941-2011) US anthologist and academic, not to be confused with Martin Greenberg, no relation. He had a 1969 doctorate in Political Science and taught at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay since 1975, holding the position of Professor of Regional Analysis, Political Science, and Literature and Language, from which he retired in 1996. Most of his own writing, like Bureaucracy and Development: A Mexican Case Study (1970), was in the field of political science; his sf writing was ...

Craig, William

(1929-1997) US historian and author in whose marginally Near Future Technothriller, The Tashkent Crisis (1971), the USSR threatens America and the world with an ultimatum and a new energy-beam Weapon or giant Ray Gun; American agents fight back, destroying the threat with a miniaturized nuclear warhead improbably concealed within a pistol. [JC/DRL]

Dimondstein, Boris

Apparent working name of Russian-born author Boris Daymondshteyn (1891-1973), author of an anti-Communist Utopia, Utopia (The Volcano Island) – Revised Edition (1958); an earlier edition, if it exists, has not been identified. He also published work on German/Jewish issues. [JC]

Raphael, John N

(1868-1917) Uruguayan-born translator (mostly of French plays), journalist (Paris correspondent for several papers) and author, apparently in UK from his early years; sf novel, Up Above: Being the Record of Doings of the "Shadow People" in the Year of Grace 1915 [for full subtitle see Checklist] (early version December 1912 Pearson's Magazine as "Up Above, the Story of the Sky Folk"; exp 1913), is based on Le Peril Bleu (1910; trans Brian Stableford as The Blue Peril 2010) by Jules Renard, as ...

Macaulay, Rose

(1881-1958) UK author of twenty-three novels from 1906, the most famous being her last, The Towers of Trebizond (1956). Some of these books – such as And No Man's Wit (1940), in which a mermaid appears – venture edgily into fantasy. Her experiences of World War One, in voluntary aid, as a land-girl, and later in the War Office, seem to have shaped Non-Combatants and Others (1916), a nonfantastic pacifist novel that was deplored in the climate of the time. What Not: A Prophetic ...

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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