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James, Rowland

(1885-?   ) UK author of a Future War novel, While England Slept (1932), featuring the relatively benign Invasion of the UK with the aid of a gas which causes Amnesia but does not kill, while simultaneously making the population receptive to a new Religion. [JC]

Daníelsson, Hjalti

(1979-    ) Icelandic author (see Iceland) who has been deeply involved as designer and story creator for the Videogame EVE Online, a Space Sim (see Massively Multiplayer Online Games), a Space Opera enterprise set in a Galactic Empire; he has published at least eighty stories online, as well as Eve: The Burning Life (2010), a Tie to the New Eden subset of the game. [JC]

Madden, Timothy A

(1941-    ) US author of Outbanker (1990), a Space Opera, and of The Bruja's Tale (2008), and occult fantasy. [JC]

Aguirre, Forrest

(1969-    ) US editor and author who has been associated with Jeff VanderMeer in the Leviathan anthologies of fantastic literature, specifically co-editing Leviathan 3 (anth 2002) and editing solo Leviathan 4 (anth 2004). His first fiction of genre interest was "The Nut Lady's Cabin" for The Earwig Flesh Factory in 2000; and his work, mostly ornately argued Fabulation and fantasy, has been assembled in The Butterfly Artist (coll 2002 chap) and Fugue XXIX (coll 2005). ...

Stevenson, Robert Louis

(1850-1894) Scottish author, who changed his second given name from Lewis to Louis at the age of eighteen; best known for works outside the sf field like Treasure Island (1 October 1881-28 January 1882 Young Folks; 1883), transposed into space as the films Treasure Planet (1982) directed by Rumen Petkov and Treasure Planet (2002) directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, plus the Television series Treasure Island in Outer Space (1987); the topography and vegetation of the Island itself are ...

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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