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Russo-Lyde, N

(?   -    ) Indian-born author, in the UK after World War Two, whose true name may have been Norah Scobie, and who may have been alive in 1976; Heroes Without Uniform (1950) is a tale for older children, set in World War Two, whose young protagonists abscond unwittingly in a sub-orbital Rocket, landing safely in Italy where they join the partisans. [JC]

Eggleston, Katharine

(1874-?   ) US author who according to early records was born Katie M Junkermann (forename also given as Katherine or Katharine, surname sometimes as Junkerman or Jenkerman); married to fringe-science writer Fenwicke L Holmes in 1919. Her Lost World novel is Red O'Rourke's Riches (2 March-20 April 1912 The Cavalier Weekly as by Katherine Eggleston and F H Richardson; 1937), in which an Egyptian colony is discovered in the mountains of Arizona. There are imprecise references to ...

Stilgebauer, Edward

(1868-1936) German editor, journalist and author, whose expression of pacifist sentiments during World War One may have influenced his departure from Germany; his pacifist novel, Inferno: Roman aus dem Weltkrieg (1916; trans C Thieme as Love's Inferno 1916), was banned in his native land, and he lived in Italy from 1917 until his death. In 1938 he was posthumously stripped of his PhD by the Nazis, and his oeuvre as a whole was banned. Das Schiff des Todes (1917; trans M T H Sadler as The Ship ...

Pilgrim Award

Given at its annual summer conference since 1970 by the Science Fiction Research Association to a person who has made distinguished contributions to the study of sf, the Pilgrim is awarded normally for a body of work rather than for a specific book or essay, and has gone to both scholars and critics, academic and otherwise. Judging is by a committee of the SFRA, reconstituted each year. Recipients become Honorary SFRA Members; until 1990 they received certificates, since then commemorative ...

Scott, Sarah

(1720-1795) UK historian and author, younger sister of the author Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) who until recent years was very much the better known, being noted for works in her own right and for the salon she dominated. Scott's literary career began with a novel, The History of Cornelia (1750), which has no fantastic element. She is of sf interest primarily for her Utopia, A Description of Millenium Hall [sic; for full title see Checklist below] (1762), published anonymously like all her ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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