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Heavy Gear

Role Playing Game (1994). Dream Pod 9 (DP9). Designed by Jean Carrières, Gene Marcil, Martin Quellette, Marc-Alexandre Vézina. / Heavy Gear is set in a sixty-ninth century much influenced by Battletech (1984). In the game's Future History, an economic collapse has caused the abandonment of Earth's interstellar colonies, including the world of Terra ...

Jones, Margaret

(?   -    ) UK author and lecturer in human communication studies. In The Day They Put Humpty Together Again (1968; vt Transplant 1968) prosthetic-surgery techniques are used to wire an artist's head to a criminal's libidinous torso. Through the Budgerigar (1970) is a Satirical fantasy. [JC]

Mind Magic

US Pulp magazine, six issues, June to December 1931, monthly except for a combined September/October 1931 issue; retitled My Self for the last two issues; published by Shade Publishing, Philadelphia. Edited by G R Bay, uncredited for the first four issues. A Fantasy magazine always struggling to survive, Mind Magic published mainly articles and fiction on occult subjects. August Derleth, Ralph ...

Van der Graaf Generator

UK prog-rock band comprising Peter Hammill, Hugh Robert Banton (1949-    ) and Guy Evans (1947-    ). Highly regarded in the narrow world of English prog, the group released a series of musically soursweet and ornately complex albums whose obscure lyrics trace out fantastical versions of ordinary life that shade, often, into a more structured fabulation. The first album, The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969), ...

Boie, Kirsten

(1950-    ) German teacher and author, active from 1985 in the production of tales mostly for younger children, often assembled in series, little of her early work translated into English. She is of some interest for the Skogland sequence beginning with Skogland (2005; trans David Henry Wilson as The Princess Plot 2009), a Ruritanian tale whose impostor princess wants ...

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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