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DiMarco, Jennifer

(1973-    ) US publisher and author, usually on Gender issues, who is best known for the Patriarchy sequence, beginning with Escape to the Wind (1993), set in a Post-Holocaust Seattle run by an anti-female junta. Other work includes at least two novels, Immortality (1999) and Dragon Storm (2000). Her publishing firm, Pride & Imprints, claims to release books under at least five imprints: all her books are published, under one imprint or another, by her firm; it has not ...

Tuglas, Friedebert

(1886-1971) Estonian author, born Friedebert Mihkelson, a name he abandoned in 1923 in favour of what had been his pseudonym; active from the early twentieth century, often in exile; in favour with Estonia's Communist rulers until after World War Two, becoming an internal exile around 1950, though his civil rights were restored in 1955; in 1985, the Friedebert Tuglas Museum was opened in Tallinn. Relatively little of his work has been translated into English, though Riders in the Sky: A ...

Evans, Gerald

(1910-1986) Welsh telecommunications worker and author, who began publishing sf with "Pebbles of Dread" for Thrilling Wonder Stories in August 1940, and who wrote one sf adventure, The Black Sphere (1952) as by Victor La Salle, a House Name. A later collection, Shadows in Landore: The Collected Stories of Gerald Evans, Volume 1 (coll 1979 chap), was self-published; no further volumes have appeared. As the Co-ordinator for the Life Extension Society he wrote the Cryonics article "Freeze, Wait, ...

Monster from the Ocean Floor

Film (1954; vt Monster Maker). Palo Alto Productions/Lippert Pictures. Produced by Roger Corman. Directed by Wyatt Ordung. Written by Bill Danch (credited as William Danch). Cast includes Jonathan Haze (credited as Jack Hayes), Anne Kimbell, Ordung, Dick Pinner and Stuart Wade. 64 minutes. Black and white. / American artist Julie Blair (Kimbell), on vacationing at a Mexican seaside resort, hears stories of disappearances and killings blamed on a sea Monster living in the cove. She meets ...

van Belkom, Edo

(1962-    ) Canadian author and editor, principally of horror and fantasy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Basement" for On Spec for Fall 1990 and has also written as Evan Hollander. He contributed two novels to the long-running Deathlands sequence of Post-Holocaust Survivalist Fiction, his first being Deathlands #61: Skydark Spawn (2003) as by James Axler (whom see for more). His Young Adult Wolf Pack Urban Fantasy sequence [see The Encyclopedia of ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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