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Keyes, Thom

Working name of US-born screenwriter and author Thomas Francis Keyes (1942-?1995), raised in the UK but also active in Hollywood, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Period of Gestation" for Science Fantasy #67, September/October 1964. He also scripted an episode of Space: 1999 in 1976. Of his novels, All Night Stand (1966) is a hyperbolic rock-band novel that verges on the fantastic; ...

Hayward, Dana

Pseudonym of US psychologist and author Mark Muse (?   -    ), active since the early 1980s, whose works under his real name are nonfiction. As Hayward, he is the author of a Near Future Dystopian sf novel, Entropy (2022), set in a world ravaged by Climate Change, Pandemic and Wars. The ...

Tales of Tomorrow [tv/radio]

1. US tv series (1951-1953). ABC TV. Created and produced by George Foley, Dick Gordon. Story editor: Theodore Sturgeon. Two seasons with 85 episodes in all; season one ran from 3 August 1951 to 8 August 1952 (43 episodes) and season two from 22 August 1952 to 12 June 1953 (42 episodes). 25 minutes per episode. Black and white. / One of the earliest and most successful sf-anthology Television series, ...

Star Science Fiction Stories

Original-Anthology series (1953-1959) edited by Frederik Pohl, published by Ballantine Books. Star Science Fiction Stories was the first such series, antedating New Writings in SF by eleven years, and in its example very influential. The series was irregular; after Star Science Fiction Stories (anth 1953), ...

Hoyt, Francis Deming

(1843-1922) US author whose sf novel, The Coming Storm (1913), castigates socialism, and workers' movements in general, from a conservative Catholic position in its depiction of a Near Future rising tide of oppression. [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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