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Lewis, Charles Bertrand

(1842-1924) US journalist and author whose career under his own name began before the American Civil War, and who also published as by M Quad, using this name mainly for his humorous work (most notably the Mr Bowser series) and adventure fiction. In Under Five Lakes; Or, the Cruise of the "Destroyer" (1886) as by M Quad a Lost World is discovered in a series of subterranean caverns under the Great Lakes (see ...

Garnett, Tay

Working name of US film director and author William Taylor Garnett (1884-1977), whose Lost Race novel, Man Laughs Back (1935), is set deep in the South American jungle, where a native civilization, descended from the Incas, is instrumental in keeping a foolhardy surveyor (and his team of twenty-six lads) from disaster. As a director, he is best known for The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946); of sf interest is ...

Marshall, Peyton

(1972-    ) US author active since the early 2000s, her short work being exclusively nonfantastic. Her first novel, Goodhouse (2014), though its plot adheres to the dominant Near Future Young Adult Dystopia model, is written with a fluent literary intensity that lifts it from some of the constraints implied by its literal obedience to genre conventions. The young ...

Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show

US professional downloadable Online Magazine (hereinafter referred to as OSCIM) published by Orson Scott Card's Hatrack River Enterprises; Card also worked as editor on the first two issues, October 2005-March 2006, with Edmund R Schubert as editor from October 2006 and Scott M Roberts as editor from July 2016. Originally twice a year, it became quarterly in 2008 and bimonthly from March 2009, a schedule it has ...

Tregarron, Yate

Pseudonym of UK playwright and author Hilda C Adshead (?1901-?1985). The Idle Fairy (1926 chap), under her own name, is a children's fantasy; as Tregarron, she is of sf interest for Murderers' Island (1925), a Near Future tale in which murderers are banished to a penal Island (see Crime and Punishment; Prisons). [JC]

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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