News item dated 6 August 2022
Our founding editor Peter Nicholls first planned to write his own personal book on sf in the 1970s as Infinity, Eternity and the Pulp Magazines, which was sold to Penguin – only for Peter to return the advance so he could devote all his time to the first SF Encyclopedia. Plans late in life for a retrospective collection were sketched out but abandoned owing to his failing health. With the support and help of the Nicholls family, David Langford has compiled this very substantial volume of essays and reviews, with Peter’s own title and newly written introduction from circa 2012, and a new foreword by John Clute. It is available both as a hefty trade paperback and in various ebook formats, with all proceeds devoted to maintaining the SF Encyclopedia as a free online resource.
- Genre Fiction: The Roaring Years (coll 2022)