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Quiet, Please

Radio drama series (1947-1949). Created by Wyllis Cooper (see Radio) for the Mutual Broadcasting Network, then the ABC Radio Network. Written mainly by Cooper. Announcer: Ernest Chappell. 106 30-minute episodes. / The innocent-seeming title disguised what was often one of the most frightening radio anthology series ever broadcast in the US, almost always starring announcer Chappell (1903-1983). While the great majority of the ...

Dorer, Frances

(1958-    ) Pseudonym of Frances Catherine Paterson, US author, always with her mother Nancy Paterson (1922-2010), the latter writing under her maiden name Nancy Dorer. They began to publish work of genre interest with When Next I Wake (dated 1978 but 1979) as by Frank Dorn, their most ambitious effort being the Eagle sequence of sf adventures, all dated 1979 but published 1980, comprising By Daybreak the Eagle (1980), ...

Ousdal, Asbjørn P

(1879-?   ) Norwegian meteorologist, apparently resident in the US; author of a short sf Satire, Our Revolting Society (Evolution in Reverse): A Satire (1945 chap), in which various historical figures are guyed as proofs of Devolution. [JC]

Fantasy Press

An early US Small Press specializing in sf/fantasy, historically important in the growth of genre-sf Publishing before sf was discovered by mass-market book houses. It was founded by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach in 1946, based in Reading, Pennsylvania. It published a number of works in hardcover by such authors as John W Campbell Jr, L ...

Karinthy, Ferenc

(1921-1992) Hungarian author, the son of Frigyes Karinthy; of his wide output, which is primarily nonfantastic and focuses mostly on Hungarian life in the twentieth century, one novel is of some sf interest (see Fantastika). The linguist protagonist (see Linguistics) of Epepe (1970; trans George Szirtes as Metropole 2008) finds ...

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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