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Pausacker, Jenny

(1948-    ) Australian author of books for the Young Adult market, mostly not sf, though Fast Forward (1989), for younger readers, is an sf tale. The Rings (1997) is horror, and The Perfect Princess (2003), in the Quentaris Chronicles Shared World enterprise, is fantasy. [JC]

Richter, Hans

Working name of German author Johannes Richter (1889-1941), whose early association with the Nazi regime in Germany has obliterated his reputation. His novel Der Kanal (1923) is derivative of Bernhard Kellermann's The Tunnel (1903) and describes a five-year construction project to build a canal between the North Sea and the Adriatic. The project is doomed, with great loss of life and the eventual insanity of the project ...

Quoin

Pseudonym of unidentified US author (?   -?   ) in whose Near Future tale, E Pluribus Unum: A Story of Today and of Today's Tomorrow (1936), America is split by a civil war between Fascists and Communists, but recovers: the book ends with the first female President in office. [JC]

Bulis, Christopher

(1956-    ) UK author involved in various projects for the Doctor Who universe, beginning with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Shadowmind (1994). Writers in these projects are given some leeway to explore their own interests; Bulis, in tales like Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Tempest (1998), shows a clear affinity for intricate puzzle-driven plotting. The Moon's Last Fortress (2013 ebook) is a ...

De Bolt, Joe

(1939-    ) US sociologist and university professor who in the 1970s edited useful critical anthologies on John Brunner and Ursula K Le Guin, contributing his own bio-bibliographical researches to both. These are The Happening Worlds of John Brunner: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction (anth 1975) and Ursula K. Le Guin: Voyager to Inner Lands and to Outer Space (anth ...

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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