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Irwin, Robert

(1946-2024) UK academic, mediaevalist, professional juggler (briefly) and author whose work in Arabian studies, of importance in itself, underpins the world envisioned in his first and most famous novel, The Arabian Nightmare (1983; rev 1987), which may be the definitive rendering of its central conceit: a mise en abyme-like dream narrative whose protagonist, upon seeming to awaken, only finds himself passing out of one story through a Portal into a deeper dream [for ...

Space: 1889

Role Playing Game (1988). Game Designers' Workshop (GDW). Designed by Frank Chadwick. / Space: 1889 is an early example of Steampunk, set in an Alternate History whose central conceit is that many of the now discarded scientific theories of the Victorian age were actually correct. So, in this universe, Thomas Alva Edison invents an ...

Smith, George O

(1911-1981) US electronics engineer and author, most active and prominent in the 1940s in Astounding Science-Fiction, in which his first story, "QRM – Interplanetary", appeared in October 1942: the tale both began his sf career and initiated his most famous endeavour, the Venus Equilateral Series of stories (all in Astounding except for one late addition) about a ...

Space Academy

US juvenile tv series (1977). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Created by Allen Ducovny. Executive producers Norm Prescott, Lou Scheimer. Producer Arthur H Nadel. Directors included Jeffrey Hayden, George Tyne, Ezra Stone, Nadel. Writers included Samuel A Peeples, Ted Pedersen, Jack Peritz, Martin Roth. Cast includes Ric Carrott, Maggie Cooper (Adrian), Pamelyn Ferdin, Eric Greene (Loki), Jonathan Harris, Erika Scheimer (voice of Peepo the Robot) and Brian ...

Moskowitz, Sam

(1920-1997) US sf historian, author and anthologist; he also worked, as Sam Martin, as an editor of trade magazines for the frozen-foods industry, retiring in 1985. For a long time, as a prominent member of sf Fandom since 1936, Moskowitz was among the best known of all historians and commentators from within Genre SF; his work in this field antedates that of nearly all non-genre historians of the field, with the notable exception of J O ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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