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Gale, Zona

(1874-1938) US journalist and author, an early feminist whose Romance Island (1906), the first of her many books, is a Lost Race tale set on an Island called Yaque somewhere "in the eastern sea" – its inhabitants have displaced it partially into the fourth Dimension – where the father of the protagonist's beloved, after being shipwrecked near it, has been proclaimed king ...

Tsouras, Peter G

(?   -    ) US soldier, intelligence officer and author of Greek descent, most of whose books are nonfictional or lightly fictionalized Alternate Histories with an emphasis on military matters and featuring clearly articulated Jonbar Points, beginning with Gettysburg: An Alternate History (1997), in which a number of military actions are described as having turned out ...

Prehistoric Women

1. US film (1950). Alliance Productions, Inc. Produced by Albert J Cohen. Directed by Gregg C Tallas. Written by Tallas, and Sam X Abarbanel. Cast includes Judy Landon, Laurette Luez, Mara Lynn, Allan Nixon and Joan Shawlee. Narrator: David Vaile. 74 minutes. Colour. / Amazon princess Tigri (Luez) and her Stone Age friends have driven all males away some time prior to the start of this Prehistoric SF film; but, being practical, they capture ...

Stead, W T

(1849-1912) UK editor (from 1871) and author; brother of F Herbert Stead. He edited Borderland, a journal dealing with psychic phenomena, during 1893-1897, and founded and edited The Review of Reviews in 1890. His contribution to The Rajah's Sapphire (1896) uncredited with M P Shiel may not extend further than supplying the plot to Shiel. He is perhaps most notorious for an article, "Maiden Tribute ...

Herrman, Louis

(1883-1980) UK-born zoologist and author, in South Africa from the early years of the twentieth century; he is the author of a Gulliver tale (see Jonathan Swift), In the Sealed Cave: Being a Modern Commentary on a Strange Discovery Made by Captain Lemuel Gulliver in the Year 1721 and Now Published from Manuscript Notes Recently Come to Light. A Scientific Fantasy (1935), the discovery being that of a tribe of ...

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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