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Senn, Steve

Working name of US illustrator and author Oscar Steven Senn (1950-    ); he also publishes under his full name. Though he has concentrated on works for younger readers, he is of some interest for his use of specifically sf tropes in the Spacebread sequence, comprising the Space Opera feats of a spacefaring cat; singletons include Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (1980) (see Black Holes) and Loonie Louie Meets the Space Fungus (1991). Given their context, the sf ...

Konec Srpna V Hotelu Ozón

Film (1966; vt The End of August at the Hotel Ozone). Československý armadní film. Directed by Jan Schmidt. Written by Pavel Juráček. Cast includes Ondrej Jariabek, Beta Poničanová, Magda Seidlerová and Hana Vítkova. 87 minutes. Black and white. / This Czech film is set in a desolate Post-Holocaust landscape fifteen years after a nuclear World War Three. A band of brutalized women survivors live primitively (in what looks to Western ...

Galbraith, John Kenneth

(1908-2006) Canadian-born US economist, famous and prolific, perhaps best known for The Affluent Society (1958), though the reasons for his renown are multifarious. Of sf interest is The McLandress Dimension (coll 1963; rev 1968 as by John Kenneth Galbraith) as by Mark Epernay, a series of mock-essays explaining advances in psychometry – the quantitative measurement of human actions and motives – accomplished by Herchel McLandress; B F Skinner, then in his heyday, may be a target of ...

Henneberg, Nathalie

(1907-1978) Russian-born French author who collaborated in some sf and fantasy with her husband, Charles Henneberg, their joint works sometimes being published under his name alone, and who became well known in her own right after his death in 1959, revising older works and publishing several novels solo, sometimes as N C Henneberg, sometimes as Nathalie-Charles Henneberg, but also as Nathalie Henneberg. Les Dieux Verts (1961; trans C J Cherryh as The Green Gods 1974; French ed rev 1975; exp as ...

Robertson, E Arnot

Working name of UK author and broadcaster Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson (1903-1961), best known for such non-sf novels as Four Frightened People (1931), whose protagonists find themselves making their way through a tropical jungle. It was written to contrast with her earlier Scientific Romance, Three Came Unarmed (1929), which, in a striking attack on modern civilization, exposes three enfants sauvages from the Far East to contemporary England; they are in fact examples of homo superior (see ...

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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