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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Morris, Jonathan

(1973-    ) UK author involved in the Doctor Who universe, for which he has written two Ties: Doctor Who: Festival of Death (2000) and Doctor Who: Anachrophobia (2002), the latter an intricate tale threatening to engage deeply in Time Paradoxes and Time Out of Sequence tropes. [JC]

John Carter

Film (2012). Walt Disney Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company). Directed by Andrew Stanton. Written by Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, based on A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (February-July 1912 All-Story as "Under the Moons of Mars" as by Norman Bean; 1917). Cast includes Lynn Collins, Willem ...

Bleiler, Everett F

(1920-2010) US editor, bibliographer and critic who for many years remained best known as the compiler of The Checklist of Fantastic Literature: A Bibliography of Fantasy, Weird and Science Fiction Books Published in the English Language (1948; rev vt The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction 1978), which Shasta Publishers was founded to produce. The Checklist, which lists 5000 books from the period 1800-1948, ...

McIver, G

(1859-1945) Scottish-born author, whose name was registered at birth as MacIver, in Australia from 1861; his Neuroomia: A New Continent: A Manuscript Delivered from the Deep (1894) routinely uncovers a clement Lost World in the Antarctic inhabited by a long-lived high-tech folk who inform us that Mars is inhabited and spins off her excess population by dumping them on a visiting planet. [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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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