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Moroz, Anne

(1953-    ) US author of a Near Future sf novel, No Safe Place (1986), whose protagonist alone survives after the death or incurable insanity of all her colleagues on a Spaceship during an encounter with Alien artefacts; on her return to Earth, she is scapegoated by the corporation that owns the ship, and sent back to unravel, for profit, the mystery of the artefacts. [JC]

Reed, Clifford C

(1911-?   ) South African-born author and civil servant, in UK from 1950, who began publishing sf with "Jean-Gene-Jeanne" in Authentic Science Fiction in November 1954. In Martian Enterprise (fixup 1962) escaped convicts learn slowly how to create a community on a new planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds). [JC]

Arnason, Eleanor

(1942-    ) US author who began to publish sf with "A Clear Day in the Motor City" for New Worlds 6: The Science Fiction Quarterly (anth 1973; vt New Worlds #5 1974) edited by Michael Moorcock and Charles Platt. She has since published stories and poems with some regularity; a selection has appeared as Ordinary People (coll 2005). Her first novel, The Sword Smith (1978), is a Fantasy notable for the spare elegance of its narrative, which focuses with modest intensity upon ...

Morgan, Arthur

(?   -?   ) UK author whose Invention tale, The Disintegrator: A Romance of Modern Science (1891) with Charles R Brown, features a device with the power to disintegrate matter through vibrations, while instantaneously transmitting and reintegrating it elsewhere (see Matter Transmission). The plot thickens, but little happens of any interest. [JC]

Andrews, Scott K

(1971-    ) Author, apparently UK and also writing as Scott Andrews, of a guide to the Television series, Farscape (1999-2003, 2005): Uncharted Territory: An Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Farscape (2002). He has also contributed three volumes to the Shared World The Afterblight Chronicles (see The Afterblight Chronicles), a Post-Holocaust sequence for Young Adult readers; these begin with The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out (2008), in which students use their ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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