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Rosenblum, J Michael

(1917-1978) One of the early major figures in UK Fandom, active from the mid-1930s in the Leeds sf group, about whose internal controversies he wrote in Thrilling Wonder Stories for February 1938; he attended the historically important 1937 Convention held in Leeds, West Yorkshire. His Fanzines included The Futurian (8 issues 1938-1940), its short-lived replacement The Pseudo-Futurian (4 issues 1940), Futurian War Digest (39 issues 1940-1945) and New Futurian (8 issues 1954-1958); the ...

Golan the Insatiable

US animated tv series (2013-2015). ADHD, Amazing Schlock, Double Hemm, Friends Night. Created by Josh Miller. Executive Producers include Hend Baghdady and Nick Weidenfeld. Directors include Douglas Einar Olsen. Writers include Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Voice cast includes Mary Mack, Josh Miller, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle. Twelve 11-22 minute episodes. Colour. / Golan (Miller/Riggle), a horned, demonic "God-lord, commander of all that was seen and unseen" from the Gkruool Dimension, ...

Draper, Allyn

A House Name used in such journals as The Boys of New York (see Boys' Papers) and Young Men of America by various authors including Francis W Doughty, Thomas H Hanshew, Dennis O'Sullivan, Harvey K Shackleford, Cornelius Shea, William Howard Van Orden (see Howard de Vere) and others not identified. [JC/SH]

Williams, Ralph

(1914-1959) Working name of Ralph William Slone, US author of some half a dozen stories published in Astounding from 1940 to 1958. "Business as Usual, During Alterations" (July 1958 Astounding) deals optimistically with the Economics of free commodities made available by Matter Duplication, suggesting that this Technology – initially introduced by devious Aliens to disrupt world society – would simply flip America from an economy based on scarcity to an almost indistinguishable ...

Pielke, Robert G

(1942-    ) US author of A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor (2010), an Alternate History tale designed to begin a series centring on the American Civil War. [JC]

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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