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Brown, Joseph M

(1851-1932) US politician, governor of Georgia (1909-1911, 1912-1913), and author in whose sf romance, Astyanax: An Epic Romance of Ilion, Atlantis and Amaraca (1907) Scamandrius, the son of Hector, is not killed by Neoptolemus during the Trojan War, but grows up worthy his nickname of Astyanax, "prince of cities". Gathering the survivors of Troy he first visits Atlantis, but finding treachery there passes on to found New Ilion on an unknown ...

Chandler Award

Australian award presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation – usually annually, at that country's national sf Convention – in memory of A Bertram Chandler. The Chandler Award is a juried career award whose recipients are honoured for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction". The first presentation was to Van Ikin in 1992; the full list of winners appears ...

New York Review of Science Fiction

US critical magazine, initially published by David G Hartwell's Dragon Press, Pleasantville, New York and from late 2012 by the current owner and publisher Kevin J Maroney; edited (in 1995) by Kathryn Cramer, L W Currey, Samuel R Delany, David G Hartwell, Robert J Killheffer, Gordon ...

End of the World

Together with Utopias and cautionary tales, apocalyptic visions form one of the three principal traditions of pre-twentieth-century futuristic fantasy. Visions inspired by the religious imagination go back into antiquity (see Mythology; Religion), and the artist John Martin depicted vast biblical catastrophes with particular relish from the 1820s to the 1850s; but the ...

Hoyt, Francis Deming

(1843-1922) US author whose sf novel, The Coming Storm (1913), castigates socialism, and workers' movements in general, from a conservative Catholic position in its depiction of a Near Future rising tide of oppression. [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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