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Connington, J J

Pseudonym for all his fiction of Scots author and chemistry professor Alfred Walter Stewart (1880-1947), coiner of the term "isobar" in the sense which (complementing "isotope") describes elements of the same atomic weight but with different atomic numbers. As a writer, he is best known for his 25 detective novels and for his one sf novel, Nordenholt's Million (1923). An early story of world-Disaster being surmounted, it is realistic, reasoned, ...

Goodman, Alison

(1966-    ) Australian author who began publishing work of genre interest with "One Last Zoom at the Buzz Bar" (in The Patternmaker, anth 1994, ed Lucy Sussex), and whose Young Adult sf novel, Singing the Dogstar Blues (1998), lightly sketches in the hard times inflicted upon a teenager by her Alien partner who engages in ...

Riggs, Ransom

(1979-    ) US author whose Young Adult Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children sequence, beginning with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011) [for further details see Checklist below], smoothly juxtaposes fantasy and Alternate World topoi in a long narrative depicting the trials and tribulations of young Jacob Portman, his disrupted family, Miss Peregrine across the Atlantic ...

Acworth, Andrew

(1857-1895) UK author – according to Darko Suvin, a barrister named Andrew Oswald Acworth – whose sf novel, A New Eden (1896), set 100 years in the future, features the escape of two depressed protagonists from the decaying republican UK, which has suffered from Devolution of the human stock, to an egalitarian but hidebound Island Utopia which fails ...

Maxxe, Robert

Pseudonym of US author Robert Rosenblum (1938-    ), who also writes as Nicholas Conde (his thrillers under this name are nonfantastic), Joanna Kingsley, Jeanne Day Lord, Jessica March and Anjelica Moon. In his sf novel, Arcade (1984), Alien forces attempt to influence humanity by infiltrating themselves into Videogame. [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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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