SF Encyclopedia Updates: E to H


EDMONDSON, G.C. (pp. 370-1): Died 1995.

EDWARDS, DAVID (p. 371): Born 1945.

EDWARDS, MALCOLM (JOHN) (p. 371): Omitted are Constellations (anth 1980), which assembles juvenile sf, and Gollancz/Sunday Times SF Competition Stories (anth 1985), which he edited anonymously, assembling the best material from that competition.

EFFINGER, GEORGE ALEC (pp. 371-372): Died 2002.

EIDOLON (p. 372): Beginning with issue #6 (Oct 1991), three of the editors dropped out, leaving only Jeremy G. Byrne, Richard Scriven and Jonathan Strahan. There were ten issues published to the end of 1992.

ELDERSHAW, M. BARNARD (p. 374): Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow was the authors' original title, unilaterally shortened by the publisher. Although Barnard claimed near the end of her life that Eldershaw had contributed little or nothing to this novel, more recently published letters indicate that it was indeed a collaboration.

ELLIOT, E.C. (p. 375): Died 1971.

ELLIOT, JOHN (HERBERT) (p. 375): Died 1997. Note addition of middle name.

ELLIOTT, BRUCE (pp. 375-6): his 1951 FSF story was not "Fearsome Fable" but "The Devil Was Sick" – preceded by "Jungle Jazz" (1944) in DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE. [BW]

ELLIOTT, DAN: New cross-reference entry to Robert SILVERBERG.

ELLIOTT, H(ARRY) CHANDLER (p. 376): Born 1910. Died 1978.

ELLIOTT, JANICE (p. 376): Died 1995.

ELLISON, HARLAN (pp. 376-379): HE did not room with Robert Silverberg, he lived in the same rooming house with RS. The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective was published in a revised edition in 1991. HE received a Hugo Award in 1967 for the dramatic presentation of The City on the Edge of Forever and he shared half of a Hugo for the Best Dramatic Presentation of A Boy and His Dog 1976. The book edition of The City at the Edge of Forever was a fotonovel. The Book of Ellison (anth 1978) was "unauthorized." "I Have no Mouth, and I must Scream" should have a comma, thus.

ERSKINE, THOMAS (p. 387): The date of Armata: A Fragment is controversial – it is is (1816) or (1817). Both it and The Second Part of Armata (1817) are most commonly found bound together in various printings which are all dated (1817).

ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES (p. 388): Edward Gorey's dates are 1925-2000.

EVE OF DESTRUCTION (p. 393): "Eve first teases and then castrates..." should read "Eve VIII first teases and then castrates...".

EVOLUTION (p. 394): In the first column, "xipéhuz" has been misspelled "xipéehuz".


FAIRMAN, PAUL W. (p. 401): Omitted is The Girl With Something Extra * (1973), a tv tie. PWF also published books as by F. W. Paul: novels in the Man from S.T.U.D. sequence: The Orgy at Madame Dracula's (1968) (#2), Sock it to me, Zombie! (1968) (#3), Rape is a No-No (1969) (#6), The Planned Planethood Caper (1969) (#7) and The Lay of the Land (1969) (#8), with #s 2,3 and 8 assembled as The Man from S.T.U.D. vs the Mafia (omni 1972).

FANCHER, JANE S(UZANNE) (p. 402): JSF was credited with artwork on #13-#16 of the Elfquest comic-book series by Wendy and Richard Pini, published by Donning Starblaze; her name was removed from the credits of the revised graphic-novel version issued by Marvel Epic.

FANTASY PRESS (p. 411): Fantasy Press did not fold in 1955, but continued to sell stock through 1958, nor did it sell stock to GNOME PRESS, but to Donald M. Grant Publisher.

FANTHORPE, R. L. (pp. 412-414): Delete Noel Bertram from list of pseudonyms. RLF's usual payment for a 45,000 word MS was in fact £22.50 (then £22 10s 0d).

FARMER, PHILIP JOSÉ (pp. 417-419): PJF did not write Fantastic Voyage II (1985). The words "set in a colony of ATLANTIS" should be deleted from the description of Time's Last Gift.

FEARN, JOHN (FRANCIS) RUSSELL (pp. 422-423): Operation Venus appeared under JRF's own name, not as by Vargo Statten. The Golden Amazon (1944) was in fact an original novel and not a reworking of the four initial Golden Amazon stories from Fantastic Adventures, which were eventually assembled by Philip HARBOTTLE as The Golden Amazon of Venus (coll of linked stories 2006).

FELICE, CYNTHIA (p. 423): first story was 1977, not 1976. [BW]

FINE, STEPHEN (p. 428): Born 1949. Remove "screenwriter" from his description, as he has not had anything produced for the screen.

FINLAND (pp. 428-429): Another Kalevala-based sf sequence is Ian WATSON's Books of MANA.

FINLAY, VIRGIL (WARDEN) (p. 429): Spurious cross-reference to Donald M. Grant, who has no entry.

FINNEY, CHARLES G(RANDISON) (p. 429): The Magician out of Manchuria appeared under that title in The Unholy City (coll 1968), which also contains a revised version of The Unholy City (1937).

FINNEY, JACK (p. 429): Died 1995.

FIRTH, N. WESLEY (p. 431): His first genre story was almost certainly "Obscene Parade" (1946 Weird Story Magazine). He wrote the entire contents of FUTURISTIC STORIES (1946) and STRANGE ADVENTURES (1946/47).

FISCHER, LEONARD (p. 431): Born ?1903. Died ?1974.

FISK, NICHOLAS (p. 431): The Model Village is (1990 chap).

FLASH GORDON (pp. 432-434): Changing the setting from Mongo to Mars in Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) cannot be explained by the popularity of Orson Welles' radio broadcast of WAR OF THE WORLDS, since the film preceded the broadcast by more than six months.

FLINT, HOMER EON (p. 435): Correct birth date is 1888.

FOGLIO, PHIL: It has been plausibly suggested that this comics artist (who won Hugos in 1977 and 1978 as Best Fan Artist) should have received an entry, especially on the basis of his Buck Godot comics, indubitably sf. He also scripted some of the Dynamo Joe series in First Comics.

FONTENAY, CHARLES L(OUIS) (pp. 436-437): CLF is not inactive in the field.

FORD, JOHN M(ILO) (p. 438): Star Trek: Voyage to Adventure * (1984), published under the name Michael J. Dodge, was omitted. Also note middle name.

FORWARD, ROBERT L(ULL) (p. 440): Died 2002. RLF began publishing with "The Singing Diamond" in Omni magazine (1979).

FOWLER, KAREN JOY (p. 443): "Recalling Cinderella" appeared in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol I (anth 1985).

FOX, GARDNER F(RANCIS) (pp. 443-444): Justice League of America should be Justice Society of America.

FRANCE (pp. 444-447): On page 446, Michael Butor should be Michael BUTOR.Daniel Drode died 1984. Le temps incertain by Michel Jeury (1973) was not translated as "Uncertain Time" but as Chronolysis (1980 US) trans by Maxim Jakubowski. On page 447 in further reading, "Mosaïques" is misspelled "Mosàïques".

FRANCIS, RICHARD H. (p. 448): Omitted sf title – The Whispering Gallery (1984) features an invention which links a virus to a bacterium, offering a means of translating cheap material into fuel.

FRANKE, HERBERT W(ERNER) (p. 448): Fahrt zum Licht: Utopische Kurzgeschichten ["Journey to Light: Utopian Short Stories"] is coll 1963. In Other Works, Ein Kyborg namens Joe ["A Cyborg Named Joe"] should be coll 1978. Sirius Transit was as by Sergius Both. Paradies 3000 ["Paradise 3000"] should be coll 1981. Keine Spur vom Leben ["No Trace of Life"] should be coll 1982, as it collects radio plays.

FRANKENHEIMER, JOHN (pp. 448-449): Died 2002.

FRANKLIN, EDGAR (p. 450): Died 1958.

FRANKLIN, H(OWARD) BRUCE (p. 450): Note first name.

FRAU IM MOND, DIE (pp. 451-452): Frau im Mond by von Harbou (1928) was trans as The Girl in the Moon 1930 UK; cut vt The Rocket to the Moon 1930 US.

FRAZER, SHAMUS (p. 452): Died 1966.

FRAZIER, ROBERT (ALEXANDER) (p. 452): The correct title of the poem is "The Summer People." RF is the past editor of Star*Line.

FREAS, (FRANK) KELLY (pp. 452-453): KF's artwork was collected in a third, omitted title, The Astounding Fifties (1971) (1990).

FREY, JAMES N(ORBERT) (p. 453): Born 1943. Also note middle name.

FRITCH, CHARLES E(DWARD) (p. 454): Born 1927. Also note middle name.

FUENTES, CARLOS (pp. 454-455): Aura was trans Lysander Kemp (1965). La Cabeza de la Hidra was trans Margaret Sayers Peden as The Hydra Head, not Honi Werner.

FUTRELLE, JACQUES (p. 456): August S.F.X. Van Dusen should be Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen.

FUTURE FICTION (p. 456): Charles D. HORNIG was the editor from Nov 1939 to Nov 1940, not Apr 1941 as indicated, and Robert A.W. LOWNDES was editor from Apr 1941 (not Aug 1941) through Apr 1960.

FUTURISTIC STORIES (p. 457): Entire contents were written by Norman FIRTH (see above).

FYFE, H.B. (p.459): Died 1997.


GAIMAN, NEIL (RICHARD) (p. 460): Alex Stewart (1958- ) is given incorrectly as Alex STEWART.

GAMES AND TOYS (pp. 468-471): Co-Creator of Dungeons and Dragons was Dave Arneson, not Dave Arenson. Traveller was not the first sf role-playing game, being preceded by Metamorphosis: Alpha, Flying Buffalo's Starfaring, Space Quest and Space Patrol, according to Lawrence Schick, whose book is cited under Further Reading. The US Steve Jackson of Steve Jackson is not the same person as the UK Steve Jackson who writes gamebooks.

GAMES WORKSHOP (p. 471): Box Tree should be Boxtree. (DRL)

GANTZ, KENNETH F(RANKLIN) (p. 472): Born 1908. Died 1980.

GARDNER, MARTIN (p. 473): "The Incredible Dr Matrix (fixup 1977)" should read: The Numerology of Dr Matrix (coll 197?, exp vt The Incredible Dr Matrix 1976, exp vt The Magic Numbers of Dr Matrix 1985. The No-Sided Professor collects sf, fantasy and other stories; the description "in a similar vein" is misleading.

GARTH (p. 476): Garth used the magic word "karma" to jump bodies (and episodes) at the point of death. It is Angus Allan not Angus Allen. Steve Dowling's dates are (1904-1986); he retired in 1969, not 1968. The Daily Mirror published more than 3 collections: other earlier books are Garth – Man of Mystery (graph 1946) and Garth (1958 graph dos). The John Dakin reprints were published in the following order: The Bridge of Jenghis Khan (graph 1979 – not 1981), The Spanish Lady (graph 1980), then Sapphire, Night of the Knives, The Doomsmen and Mr Rubio Calls (all dates as in text).

GARVIN, RICHARD M(cCLELLAN) (p. 476): Died 1980. The birth/death dates for Edmund G. ADDEO are (1907-1980). [The struck-out information relates to a different Edmond Addeo: the sf author was born in 1936.]

GERNSBACK, HUGO (pp. 490-491): The Ultimate World should be Ultimate World.

GERROLD, DAVID (pp. 491-492): A Day for Revenge should be A Rage for Revenge. The revised 1984 version of The World of Star Trek is co-credited to "The Editors of Starlog Magazine."

GILES, BAXTER: New cross-reference entry to Andrew J. OFFUTT (see below).


GILLILAND, ALEXIS A(RNALDUS) (pp. 495-496): Rosinante is a space station, not a colony planet.

GLASBY, JOHN (p. 498): Further John E. Muller titles identified as being by JG are Space Void (1960; 1965 US as by Marston Johns), Edge of Eternity (1962), Night of the Big Fire (1962) and – almost certainly – In the Beginning (1962). Space Void is actually a reprint of JG's Dawn of the Half-Gods as by Victor La Salle. JG's total output was 250 novels in all genres.

GODS AND DEMONS (pp. 500-503): The reference to the Dune sequence conflates the "maimed" Paul Atreides of Dune Messiah (1969) with his son Leto, who is "transformed" in Children of Dune (1976) and further in God-Emperor of Dune (1981).

GODWIN, PARKE (pp. 503-504): As per the Marvin KAYE update, Brother Theodore (Gottlieb) is not a pseudonym of MK.

GOLD, H.L. (p. 505): Died 1996.

GOLDIN, STEPHEN (p. 507): Married to Kathleen SKY 1972-1982. Rehumanization of Jad Darcy should be Rehumanization of Jade Darcy. Omitted under As Editor is The Alien Condition (1973).

GOLDING, WILLIAM (p. 507): Died 1993.

GOLDSMITH, CELE (p. 508): Died 2002. CG received a special HUGO in 1962 for editing Amazing and Fantastic.

GOLDSTEIN, LISA (p. 508): The novel Tourists is not an expansion of the story of the same name.

GOLLANCZ (p. 509): Richard Evans's dates are (1950-1996).

GOTLIEB, PHYLLIS (FAY) (p. 512): Sven Dhalgren should be Sven Dahlgren. Song of the Morning and Other Stories should be Son of the Morning and Other Stories. The Kingdom of Cats should be The Kingdom of the Cats. In the Sven Dahlgren books, it is sentient ROBOTS, not the COMPUTER, that have seized power.

GOTTLIEB, HINKO (p. 512): Died 1948.

GOVE, PHILIP BABCOCK (p. 514): Died 1972.

GRABIEN, DEBORAH (p. 514): Born 1954. DG is a US writer, not UK. Her third novel, Fire Queen (1990) is omitted.

GRANT, CHARLES L(EWIS) (pp. 514-515): PlagueWind is one word. Also note middle name.

GRAZIER, JAMES (p. 518): Born 1902. Died 1975.

GREAT AND SMALL (pp. 518-520): J.G. BALLARD's "The Drowned Giant" vt "Souvenir" should be 1965, not 1964. Also, Kenneth BULMER's Demon's World should be (1964).

GREEN, JOSEPH (LEE) (p. 520): JG has published 70 stories to date, and has not become inactive in the field.

GREENLAND, COLIN (p. 524-525): Incorrect cross-reference – there is no article on FANTASY as a genre.

GREENLEAF, WILLIAM (p. 525): Further evidence has accumulated that his date of birth was indeed 1917.

GRIFFIN, P(AULINE) M(ARGARET) (p. 526): Note middle name.

GUNN, JAMES E(DWIN) (p. 529): Stephen H. Goldman (1943-1991).


HACKETT, [General Sir] JOHN (WINTHROP) (p. 531): Died 1997.

HAGGARD, [Sir] H(ENRY) RIDER (pp. 531-532): A heavily cut version of She (1886 US; full text 1887 UK) was published a decade later (1896 UK); the abridgement may have been done by W(illiam) T(homas) STEAD (1849-1912), who edited the series in which it appeared.

HAIBLUM, ISIDORE (p. 533): Interworld series detective is Dunjer.

HAIGH, RICHARD (p. 533): There are actually two Richard Haighs. 1. Richard (Douglas) Haigh (1924-1991). UK civil servant and author of one routine SPACE OPERA for ROBERT HALE LIMITED, The Golden Astronauts (1980). 2. A pseudonym used by Laurence JAMES for a series of horror novels: The Farm (1984) and The City (1986), both featuring man-eating pigs.

2. Richard Haigh. UK author (probably pseudonymous) of a series of horror novels, The Farm (1984) and The City (1986), both featuring man-eating pigs.

HAILE, TERENCE (p. 533): Born 1921. Died 1979.

HALDEMAN, JACK C(ARROLL) II (p. 534): Died 2002.

HALDEMAN, JOE (pp. 534-535): Working name of US writer Joe (not Joseph) William Haldeman. He served as a combat engineer in Vietnam (1968-1969).

HALIDOM, M.Y. (p. 535): Tales of the Wonder Club is (coll 1899-1900).

HALLE, LOUIS J(OSEPH) (p. 536): Born 1913. Died 1984.

HAMILTON, CICELY (pp. 537-538): Christopher St John (circa 1875-1960).

HAMILTON, VIRGINIA (ESTHER) (p. 539): Died 2002.

HANSEN, L. TAYLOR (p. 541): apparently her first story "The Undersea Tube" was (1929) not (1928), and may have been simultaneous with "What The Sodium Lines Revealed" (1929 ASQ), which is cited by others as her first. Forrest J ACKERMAN has stated that in 1939, LTH told him that all her stories had been written by her brother. [BW]

HARD SF (p. 542): The term was first used by P. Schuyler MILLER in ASF, Nov 1957.

HARRINGTON, ALAN (p. 544): Died 1997.

HARRIS, MACDONALD (pp. 544-545): Died 1993.

HARRISON, HARRY (pp. 545-547): More precisely, HH's career as a commercial artist began about 1946.

HARTMAN, EMERSON B. (p. 549): Born 1887. Died 1969. The Giant of the Sierras may be a non-fiction study.

HARTWELL, DAVID G(EDDES) (p. 549): His first publication of genre interest is SF-I: A Selective Bibliography (1971 chap) with L. W. CURREY, both writing as Kilgore TROUT; he also assisted Currey in the latter's seminal Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: a Bibliography of First Printings of their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction (1979). The Battle of the Monsters and Other Stories should be 1976, not 1977. Omitted are Foundations of Fear: an Exploration of Horror (anth 1992) and Christmas Stars (anth 1992), third in the Christmas sequence of ghost and other supernatural stories. The Spirits of Christmas should be Spirits of Christmas. The Dark Descent was vt in 3 vols, The Dark Descent #1: The Colour of Evil 1990 UK; #2: The Medusa in the Shield 1990 UK and #3: A Fabulous, Formless Darkness 1991 UK. Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment and Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder were both with Cramer. The World Treasury of Science Fiction was 1989, not 1988.

HATCH, GERALD (p. 550): Pseudonym of US writer Dave Foley (1910-1973).

HAWKES, JACQUETTA (p. 551): Died 1996.

HAWTON, HECTOR (p. 552): As John Sylvester, he wrote two sf novels for adolescents, Master of the World (1949) and The Flying Saucer (1952).

HAY, GEORGE (p. 552): Died 1997.

HAY, JACOB (p. 552): Died 1976.

HAZLITT, HENRY (p. 553): Died 1993.

HAZEL, PAUL (p. 553): Winterking is 1985, not 1984.

HEALY, RAYMOND J(OHN) (p. 553): May have died 1969.

HEINLEIN, ROBERT A(NSON) (pp. 554-557): Waldo: Genius in Orbit is not a vt of Waldo and Magic, Inc. but a separate publication of the story "Waldo".

HERSEY, JOHN (p. 562): Died 1993.

HINZ, CHRISTOPHER (p. 565-566): Liege-Killer is (1987) not (1988).

HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, THE (p. 572): The original 6-episode radio series (officially numbered Fit the First through Sixth), was followed by a one-off Fit the Seventh in 1978, and 5 more episodes in 1980. The tv series was largely based on the first 6 radio episodes, only slightly on the subsequent 6 radio episodes. Many scenes from the radio series were not included in the books. The tv series is available on video, slightly expanded, with average episode length of 40 rather than 35 minutes.

HITLER WINS (pp. 572-573): Bruce Graeme died 1982. The Hilary Bailey story is "The Fall of Frenchie Steiner," not "The Revolt of Frenchie Steiner."


HODGSON, WILLIAM HOPE (p. 575-6): an addendum – his first published story was "The Goddess of Death (1904 Royal Magazine). [BW]

HOGAN, ERNEST (p. 577): Born 1955. EH began publishing sf with "The Rape of Things to Come" for AMZ in 1982.

HOLOCAUST AND AFTER (p. 581): A citation which should be added here is The Last Flower: A Parable in Pictures (graph 1939) by James Thurber (1894-1961). [JC]

HORNIG, CHARLES D. (pp. 585-6): Died 1999.

HOSKINS, ROBERT (p. 588): RH served as senior editor with Lancer Books from 1969-1972, but not until the firm closed in 1972.

HOUGHTON, CLAUDE (p. 588): Neighbours is (1926), not (1927).

HOYLE, [Sir] FRED (pp. 590-591): Died 2001. This entry should cross-reference A FOR ANDROMEDA and The ANDROMEDA BREAKTHROUGH.

HRUSKA, ALAN (p. 592): Born 1933.

HUGHES, TED (p. 594): Died 1998.

HUGHES, ZACK (pp. 594-595): As Peter Kanto ZH also wrote Taste of Evil (1969) and Unnatural Urges (1969). The World where Sex was Born is (1969) not (1968). Under a further pseudonym, Marcus Van Heller, ZH wrote The Ring (1968). Marcus van Heller was a house name first used by John Stevenson (1926- ) for titles published by Olympia Press, Paris. Later van Heller books published by Olympia Press, Ophelia Press and others of New York were by ZH.

HUGO (pp. 595-600): The 1966 Dramatic Presentation result was another "no award". In 1963 and 1971, the No Award option gained the most votes in the final ballot; in 1966 it had such overwhelming support at the nominations stage that the category was omitted from the final ballot. • The 1988 experiment Other Forms was a precursor of the eventual broadening of the Nonfiction category (from the 2000 Hugos onward) to Related Book. Another such experiment, Original Artwork, is not recorded in this entry despite making its first appearance in 1990, when it was won by Don MAITZ for his cover for C.J. CHERRYH's Rimrunners (1989).

HULL, E(DNA) MAYNE (p. 600): The 1954 fixup of Planets for Sale is with EMH alone credited; the 1965 ed credits both authors.

HUME, FERGUS(ON WRIGHT) (p. 600): The 1898 title ascription should read: The Devil-Stick (1898; vt For the Defense 1898 US).

HUNTER, NORMAN (GEORGE LORIMER) (p. 605): Died 1995. His publishing career began with Simplified Conjuring for All (1923); he was in fact a professional conjuror. A humorous fairy tale, "The Bad Barons of Crashbania", appeared with Gertrude Monro Higgins's "Kings and Queens" as half a chapbook (coll 1932 chap).

HUXLEY, ALDOUS (pp. 606-607): In Brave New World, babies are chemically adjusted prior to being decanted. Also, it is mentioned that the woman rescued by the protagonist at a Savage Reservation shows (uniquely) signs of age and is thus not necessarily "young."

HYPHEN (p. 608): Walt Willis's dates are (1919-1999); Chuck Harris's dates are (1927-1999).