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Tofte, Arthur R

(1902-1980) US author who enjoyed two widely separated careers as a published author, the first beginning with his first story, "The Meteor Monsters" for Amazing in August 1938, when as a member of the Milwaukee Fictioneers – which was focused on the memory and example of Stanley G Weinbaum – he was briefly interested in sf. Between 1938 and his retirement in 1969 he was a business executive. In the 1970s, encouraged by Roger Elwood, he began publishing stories again. Crash Landing ...

N3F

The National Fantasy Fan Federation, formed in the USA in 1941; this was the brain-child of Damon Knight, who called for it in a Fanzine article titled "Unite – or Fie!" (October 1940 Fanfare ed Art Widner). After a succession of short-lived and factional US fan associations in the 1930s, the N3F proved a stable and enduring national organization. However, despite its long existence, it has maintained a relatively low level of membership and activity and has had no great influence on ...

Hatch, Richard

(1945-2017) US actor, best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979) series, and author of several Ties to the Battlestar Galactica universe, beginning with Battlestar Galactica: Armageddon (1997) with Christopher Golden; his other collaborators include Brad Linaweaver, Alan Rodgers and Stan Timmons. [JC]

Flint, Homer Eon

(1889-1924) US author (born Homer Eon Flindt) whose first work was as a screenwriter in 1912, with a script for "The Joke That Spread" (there is no evidence the film was made; at least seven more scripts were sold), and whose work appeared mainly in the Frank A Munsey magazines from the teens of the century. His first sf story was "The Planeteer" (9 March 1918 All-Story Weekly); it deals with sexual rivalry and personal ambition in an anti-Bellamistic (see Edward Bellamy) society. Its sequel, ...

Khaw, Cassandra

Pseudonym of Malaysian author Zoe Khaw Joo Ee (1984-    ) who began publishing work of genre interest with "What the Highway Prefers" in Lackington's for Winter 2015. Most of their work is horror, as in the Gods and Monsters sequence beginning with Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (2015 ebook) [see Checklist below]; at times there is a strong inflection of Horror in SF, as in the Persons Non Grata sequence beginning with Hammers on Bone (2016), where a hardboiled noir idiom ...

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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