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Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -    ), presumably UK, of The Decline and Fall of the British Empire: Being a History of England Between the Years 1840-1981: Written for the Use of Junior Classes in Schools (1881 chap), detailing in brief compass the disastrous effects of a successful Feminist transformation of England, including deleterious Climate Change, free love and ...

Quaggiato, R R

(?   -    ) US author in whose The Republic: Traitor (2017) an unelected President, in a Near Future America which has just suffered the loss by assassination of both houses of Congress, establishes an idealistic Dystopia, but begins to lose his mind under the stress of terrorist plots. [JC]

Jacobs, Paul Samuel

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, Born into Light (1988), intriguingly combines the topos of the Feral Child and that of the Superman (see also Superheroes and the character Superman): a frail naked child tumbles from interstellar space into the home of an Earth couple, who find that he learns with unnatural speed; he and his siblings may ...

Crawford, Alexander

Pseudonym of UK author Alexander Lindsay (1869-1915), older brother of David Lindsay, of whose six novel-length tales (only four of which reached book form) at least two are of sf interest. His first, Kapak (1911), is a Lost Race tale in which the eponymous king of the now-hidden Incans comes to contemporary England as part of his scheme to re-establish the Empire of his predecessors; battles involving a giant ...

Frost, Jason

A Zebra Books House Name, used almost exclusively by US author Raymond Obstfeld for the Warlord sequence of Post-Holocaust sf adventures typical in theme and style of most Survivalist Fiction of the 1980s: The Warlord (1983), The Warlord #2: The Cutthroat (1984), The Warlord #3: Badland (1984), ...

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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