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Kube-McDowell, Michael P

Pseudonym of US author Michael Paul McDowell (1954-    ), who added his wife's name, Kube, in 1975, to make the full surname; some years later this proved useful when both he and the fantasy author Michael M McDowell (1950-1999) were writing scripts for the Television Anthology Series Tales from the Darkside (1983-1988). His first published sf story, "The Inevitable Conclusion" ...

Taylor, Geoff [2]

(1920-1992) UK-born Australian author of Day of the Republic (1968), set in a Near Future Australia about to lose free speech and other democratic values (see Politics) after the nation votes to leave the British Commonwealth and to become a republic, which is to say a fascist dictatorship. [JC]

Kerner, Charlotte

(1950-    ) German author of fiction and nonfiction primarily for the Young Adult market. Titles not yet translated include Geboren 1999: Eine Zukunftsgeschichte ["Born 1999: A Future History"] (1991) and Kopflos ["Headless"] (2008). Blueprint/Blaupause (1999; trans Elizabeth D Crawford as Blueprint 2000), filmed as Blueprint (2003), depicts the consequences of an obsessed ...

Munson, Donald

(?   -    ) US author of the Near Future Satire President Kissinger: A Political Fiction (1974) with Monroe Rosenthal, in which, employing a Bismarckish decisiveness, Henry Kissinger creates a one-world government, which he heads, and which America dominates. [JC]

Sladen, Douglas

(1856-1947) UK academic, poet, editor and author, in Australia 1879-1884, in UK subsequently. Much of his academic and creative life reflected his years in Australia; his anthologies of Australian poetry were influential, and his long advocacy of the poetry of Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) generated studies, editions, and his only sustained sf novel, Fair Inez: A Romance of Australia (1918), set in the Utopian Australia of 2000-2007 CE, and featuring ...

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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