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Victor Gollancz Ltd
Victor Gollancz Ltd (/ˈvɪktər ɡəˈlæns, -ˈlænts/) was a major British book publishing house of the twentieth century. It was founded in 1927 by Victor Gollancz and specialised in the publication of high quality literature, nonfiction and popular fiction, including crime, detective, mystery, thriller and science fiction. Upon Gollancz's death in 1967, ownership passed to his daughter, Livia, who sold it to Houghton Mifflin in 1989
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Parent Company
A parent company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operation by doing and influencing or electing its board of directors
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Thomas Disch
Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.[1][2][3] He won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book – previously called "Best Non-Fiction Book" – in 1999, and he had two other Hugo nominations and nine Nebula Award nominations to his credit, plus one win of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, a Rhysling Award, and two Seiun Awards, among others. In the 1960s, his work began appearing in science-fiction magazines. His critically acclaimed science fiction novels, The Genocides, Camp Concentration, 334 and On Wings of Song are major contributions to the New Wave science fiction movement. In 1996, his book The Castle of Indolence: On Poetry, Poets, and Poetasters was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award,[4] and in 1999, Disch won the Nonfiction Hugo for The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of, a meditation on the impact of science fiction on our culture, as well as the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse
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J.G. Ballard
James Graham Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009)[3] was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction with his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Wind from Nowhere
The Wind from Nowhere
(1961) and The Drowned World
Drowned World
(1962). In the late 1960s, he produced a variety of experimental short stories (or "condensed novels"), such as those collected in the controversial The Atrocity Exhibition
The Atrocity Exhibition
(1970)
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Stephen Baxter (author)
Stephen Baxter (born 13 November 1957) is an English hard science fiction author. He has degrees in mathematics and engineering.Contents1 Writing style 2 Literary awards 3 Personal life 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External linksWriting style[edit] Strongly influenced by SF pioneer H. G. Wells, Baxter has been Vice-President of the international H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
Society since 2006. His fiction falls into three main categories of original work plus a fourth category, extending other authors' writing; each has a different basis, style, and tone. Baxter's "Future History"[1] mode is based on research into hard science
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Jonathan Carroll
Jonathan Samuel Carroll (born January 26, 1949) is an American fiction writer primarily known for novels that may be labelled magic realism, slipstream or contemporary fantasy. He has lived in Austria since the 1970s.Contents1 Life and work 2 Awards 3 Bibliography3.1 Novels 3.2 Novellas and short novels 3.3 Short story collections 3.4 Nonfiction4 Further reading 5 See also 6 References 7 Interviews 8 External linksLife and work[edit] Carroll was born in New York City to Sidney Carroll, a film writer whose credits included The Hustler, and June Carroll (née Sillman), an actress and lyricist who appeared in numerous Broadway shows and two films. He is the half brother of composer Steve Reich
Steve Reich
and nephew of Broadway producer Leonard Sillman
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Mark Chadbourn
Mark Chadbourn is an English fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, and horror author with more than a dozen novels (and one non-fiction book) published around the world. Born in the English Midlands from a long line of coal miners.[3] he gained a degree in Economic History[1] and went on to become a journalist, working for some of Britain's leading newspapers and magazines including The Times,[3] The Independent, and Marie Claire.[2] His writing career began in 1990 when his first published short story Six Dead Boys in a Very Dark World won Fear magazine's Best New Author award.[4] It attracted the attention of agents and publishers. Six of his novels have been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society's August Derleth Award for Best Novel, and he has won the British Fantasy Award twice, for his novella The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke(2003), and for his short story Whisper Lane(2007).[5] His novel Jack of Ravens was published in the UK on 20 July 2006
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Arthur C. Clarke
United Kingdom Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
(resident guest status)Alma mater King's College LondonPeriod 1946–2008 (professional fiction writer)Genre Hard science fiction Popular scienceSubject ScienceNotable worksChildhood's End 2001: A Space Odyssey Rendezvous with Rama The Fountains of ParadiseSpouse Marilyn Mayfield (1953–1964)Websitewww.clarkefoundation.orgSir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist,[3] inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely considered to be one of the most influential films of all time.[4][5] Clarke was a science writer, who was both an avid populariser of space travel and a futurist of uncanny ability
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Michael Coney
Michael Greatrex Coney (September 28, 1932 - November 4, 2005) was a British science fiction writer, best known for his novel Hello Summer Goodbye. He spent the later half of his life in Canada. Born in Birmingham, England, on September 28, 1932, he relocated to Sidney, British Columbia during 1972. He died at the age 73 of pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, on November 4, 2005 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital palliative care unit.Contents1 Works 2 Fiction2.1 Novels3 Non-Fiction 4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksWorks[edit] A common element in Coney's work is that of ordinary people buffeted by forces beyond their strength, and mostly not much concerned with them. Most SF gives superior power to the main characters, or has them acquire it during the course of the tale. Coney satirised it in The Hero of Downways. The stories also relate to the cultural concerns of the time
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Robert Cormier
Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 – November 2, 2000) was an American author and journalist, known for his deeply pessimistic novels, many of which were written for young adults. Recurring themes include abuse, mental illness, violence, revenge, betrayal, and conspiracy. In most of his novels, the protagonists do not win.[1] His most popular works include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down, and The Chocolate War, all of which have won awards. The Chocolate War was challenged in multiple libraries.[2]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Awards 4 Personal life 5 Published works 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Robert Cormier was born in 1925 in Leominster, Massachusetts, in the French-Canadian section of the town called French Hill.[3] He was the second of eight children.[3] His family moved frequently to afford rent, but never left his hometown
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Stephen R. Donaldson
Stephen Reeder Donaldson (born May 13, 1947) is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, his ten-novel fantasy series. His work is characterized by psychological complexity, conceptual abstractness, moral bleakness, and the use of an arcane vocabulary, and has attracted critical praise for its "imagination, vivid characterizations, and fast pace".[1] He earned his bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster
The College of Wooster
and a Master's degree from Kent State University
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Anthony Price
Anthony Price (born 16 August 1928 in Hertfordshire, England) is an author of espionage thrillers.Contents1 Life and work 2 Bibliography2.1 Novels 2.2 Short stories 2.3 Non-fiction3 References 4 External linksLife and work[edit] Price attended The King's School, Canterbury
The King's School, Canterbury
and served in the British Army from 1947 to 1949, reaching the rank of Captain. He read History at Merton College, Oxford
Merton College, Oxford
from 1949 to 1952, and was awarded an MA in 1956.[1] Price was a journalist with the Westminster Press from 1952 to 1988, as well as an editor with the Oxford Times
Oxford Times
from 1972 to 1988. He is the author of nineteen novels in the Dr David Audley/Colonel Jack Butler series. These books focus on a group of counter-intelligence agents who work for an organization loosely based on the real MI5
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Christopher Evans (author)
Christopher Evans (born 4th April 1951 in Tredegar, Wales)[1] is a British science fiction writer and children's author. His novels include Capella's Golden Eyes (1980), The Insider (1981), Mortal Remains (1995) and Ice Tower (2000). He is the co-editor (with Robert Holdstock) of three original SF anthologies, Other Edens (1987), Other Edens II (1988) and Other Edens III (1989). Evans won the BSFA award for the 1993 novel Aztec Century, which Iain M. Banks described as 'intelligent, finely written, and towards the end, absolutely nail-biting.' In addition to his works for younger readers, he wrote the tie-in novelisation of the film Innerspace
Innerspace
(1987). Evans published these books using a pseudonym. His book Omega, an alternate history thriller, was released by PS Publishing in 2008
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Jaine Fenn
Jaine Fenn is a British science fiction author. Fenn studied linguistics and astronomy at the University of Hertfordshire, where she became the president of PSiFA (the local student Science Fiction society) from 1984-1985. She also helped organised Shoestringcons and edited their newsletter/fanzine, Hypo-Space, for a period.[1]Contents1 Career 2 Works 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Fenn has had several short stories published in various magazines and anthologies. Her debut novel, Principles of Angels was published in June 2008 (United Kingdom)[2][3] and is the first of the Hidden Empire series.[4] Her second novel, Consorts of Heaven, published in June 2009, mixed elements of fantasy with science fiction and was not a direct sequel. The third book, Guardians of Paradise (2010) brings together threads from the first two and the fourth and fifth, Bringer of Light (2011) and Queen of Nowhere (2013) take the story in a new direction
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Maggie Furey
Maggie Furey (née Armstrong) was a British fantasy writer. She was born in Northumberland, England, UK, in 1955. She was a qualified teacher but also reviewed books on BBC Radio Newcastle, was an advisor in the Durham Reading Resources Centre, and organized children's book fairs. She lived in County Wicklow in Ireland
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Mary Gentle
Mary Rosalyn Gentle (born 29 March 1956) is a UK science fiction and fantasy author.Contents1 Literary career 2 Bibliography2.1 As Mary Gentle2.1.1 Novels2.1.1.1 Orthe series 2.1.1.2 White Crow sequence 2.1.1.3 First History sequence 2.1.1.4 Ilario, A Story of the First History 2.1.1.5 Other Novels2.1.2 Novellas 2.1.3 Collections2.2 As Roxanne Morgan3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksLiterary career[edit] Mary Gentle's first published novel was Hawk in Silver (1977), a young-adult fantasy. She came to prominence with the Orthe duology, which consists of Golden Witchbreed (1983) and Ancient Light (1987). The novels Rats and Gargoyles (1990), The Architecture of Desire (1991), and Left to His Own Devices (1994), together with several short stories, form a loosely linked series (collected in White Crow in 2003)
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