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Peter Nicholls (born 1939) is an Australian literary scholar and critic. He is the creator and a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (with John Clute).

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, he spent two decades (from 1968 to 1988) as an expatriate, first in the US, and then the UK.

Nicholls' early career was as a literary academic, originally with The University of Melbourne. His significant contributions to science fiction scholarship and criticism began in 1971, when he became the first Administrator of the Science Fiction Foundation (UK), a position he held until 1977. He was editor of its journal, The Review of Science Fiction from 1974-8.

In 1979, Nicholls edited The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (published in the US as The Science Fiction Encyclopedia), with John Clute as associate editor. Most of its 730 thousand words were written by Nicholls, Clute and two contributing editors. At the time, this was widely perceived as the most comprehensive and sophisticated critical survey of the entire science fiction field ever attempted. It won the 1980 Hugo Award in the Nonfiction Book category. A completely revised, updated, and greatly expanded version of the Encyclopedia, co-edited with Clute, was published in 1993, and won the 1994 Hugo in the same category. A further updating of the work, with revisions and corrections, was later issued in CD-ROM format.

Nicholls' other major publications include the following: Science Fiction at Large (1976; reprinted 1978 under the title Explorations of the Marvellous), a collection of essays edited by Nicholls from a 1975 symposium; The Science in Science Fiction (1983) edited by Nicholls and written by him with David Langford and Brian M. Stableford; and Fantastic Cinema (1984; published in the US as The World of Fantastic Films).

A film on his interest and work in science fiction, titled The What-If Man was completed.

Nicholls currently lives in Melbourne with his wife and his two youngest sons, Jack and Luke.
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Total Books: 33
On Bathos Literature Art Music
2010 - On Bathos Literature Art Music (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781441105073
ISBN-10: 1441105077
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Modernisms A Literary Guide Second Edition
2008 - Modernisms a Literary Guide Second Edition (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780230506756
ISBN-10: 0230506755
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Modernisms A Literary Guide
2008 - Modernisms a Literary Guide (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780230506763
ISBN-10: 0230506763
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism
2007 - George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199218264
ISBN-10: 0199218269
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Work and Identity in the Primary School A Post-Fordist Analysis
1996 - Work and Identity in the Primary School a Post-fordist Analysis (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780335197248
ISBN-10: 0335197248
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
1993 - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312096182
ISBN-10: 0312096186
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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1992 - Rosie and Jim Magic Painting Dressing Up [Rosie and Jim Magic Painting] (Paperback)
1992 - Rosie and Jim Magic Painting Playtime [Rosie and Jim Magic Painting] (Paperback)
Fantastic Cinema
1984 - Fantastic Cinema (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780852233658
ISBN-10: 0852233655
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Ezra Pound Politics Economics and Writings - A Study of the Cantos
1984 - Ezra Pound Politics Economics and Writings - a Study of the Cantos [Studies in American literature] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780333361597
ISBN-10: 0333361598
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SCIENCE IN SCIENCE FIC
1983 - Science in Science Fic (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394713649
ISBN-10: 0394713648
Genre: Science & Math
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction An Illustrated A to Z
1981 - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction an Illustrated a to Z (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586053805
ISBN-10: 0586053808
Genre: Reference
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Science Fiction at Large
1976 - Science Fiction at Large (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780575021785
ISBN-10: 0575021780
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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CYTOCHROMES AND BIOLOGICAL OXIDATION
Cytochromes and Biological Oxidation [BIOLOGICAL READERS] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199141623
ISBN-10: 0199141622
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The World of Fantastic Films An Illustrated Survey
The World of Fantastic Films an Illustrated Survey (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780396083818
ISBN-10: 0396083811
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The Science in Science Fiction
The Science in Science Fiction (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718121877
ISBN-10: 0718121872
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Tolley's Discrimination Law Handbook
Tolley's Discrimination Law Handbook (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780854594252
ISBN-10: 0854594256
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Cytochromes and Cell Respiration
Cytochromes and Cell Respiration [Carolina Biology Readers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892782666
ISBN-10: 0892782668
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The Biology of Oxygen
The Biology of Oxygen [Carolina Biology Readers; 94] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892783007
ISBN-10: 0892783001
Genre: Science & Math
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Digital Electronics Systems [Science & Technology with Electronics] (Hardcover)
Ciencia En La Ciencia Ficcion
Ciencia En La Ciencia Ficcion [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788475831237
ISBN-10: 8475831230
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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