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Arthur C Clarke Award

This award has been given since 1987 for the best sf novel whose UK first edition was published during the previous calendar year, and consists of an inscribed bookend and a sum of money from a grant initially donated by Arthur C Clarke. In 2001 the prize money – until then a constant £1000 – was increased to £2001 as a gesture to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); it has since risen by ...

Nye, Jody Lynn

(1957-    ) US author almost exclusively of fantasy as a solo author, though her collaborations with Anne McCaffrey – the Doona sequence, the Brainship sequence, and her contributions to the Planet Pirates sequence; for all titles see Checklist – intensify the fantasy tonality of initiating works by McCaffrey alone whose sf contours were relatively clear. [JC] see also: Piers ...

Goodfellow, Cody

(1973-    ) US composer, actor, editor and author, most of whose early work has been horror, though his first publication of genre interest, the Radiant Dawn sequence beginning with Radiant Dawn (2000), intensifies Technothriller topoi – primarily a secret Weapon that could unleash Evolutionary change on humanity – with various ...

World, the Flesh and the Devil, The

Film (1959). HarbelProductions/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Ranald MacDougall. Written by Ferdinand Reyher and MacDougall, nominally based on The Purple Cloud (1901) by M P Shiel. Cast includes Harry Belafonte, Mel Ferrer and Inger Stevens. 95 minutes. Black and white. / Ralph Burton (Belafonte), an African-American mine inspector, is trapped Underground by a cave-in. He can hear rescuers attempting to ...

Tuttle, Lisa

(1952-    ) US-born author, in the UK from late 1980, married to Christopher Priest 1981-1987. An early member of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, she very rapidly established her name as a writer in short forms, beginning with her first story, "Stranger in the House", for Robin Scott Wilson's Clarion II (anth ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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