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Le Lapin, Francis

Pseudonym of unidentified Belgian (?   -    ) editor and author whose Satirical The Secret Files of Donald J Trump sequence beginning with The Tijuana Tango (2020) is set in a Steampunk Alternate History version of 1968; among other Satirical happenings, "the spy who loved himself" is dispatched by the Russian Tsar to ...


Working name of US author Misha Nogha Chocholak (1955-    ), of Native American (Metis-Cree) background, who began publishing material of genre interest with Prayers of Steel (coll 1989 chap), which assembles some fantasy Poetry; her second collection, Ke-Qua-Hawk-As (coll 1993), similarly incorporates poems, intermixed with stories based on Native American material. Her sf novel, Red Spider White Web ...

Adolph, Mrs Anna

(?   -?   ) US author of an sf novel, Arqtiq: A Study of Marvels at the North Pole (1899 chap), whose female protagonist flies to the North Pole in an Airship of her Invention; there she and her husband find and describe a surface Utopia known as Arq, and subsequently descend into a Hollow Earth after the fashion of John Cleves ...

Huggins, James Byron

(1949-    ) US author whose Cain (1997) edges beyond sf through the fact that the assassin resurrected by scientists is inhabited by a demon, though in the case of Hunter (1999) the Monster created by experiments in Genetic Engineering lacks this provenance. [JC]

Jones, Jingo, M P

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -    ), who may well have been a member of the British Parliament in 1900, in whose Future War tale, The Sack of London by the Highland Host: A Romance of the Period (1900), 30,000 Highlanders destroy much of London, aided by a secret explosive device. In Science-Fiction: The Early Years (1990), Everett F ...

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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