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Welby, Philip

Pseudonym of C D Davis (?   -    ), UK author of The Pleasure Domes of Sigma 93 (1978), a Space Opera for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

Chomichuk, GMB

Working name of Canadian teacher, illustrator and author Gregory M B Chomichuk (?   -    ), who also signs as G M B Chomichuk, author of several Graphic Novels and other visual work, including significant contributions to the Original Anthology series, The Imagination Manifesto beginning with The Imagination Manifesto, Books 1 (anth 2010) [not listed below]. He is of sf interest for The Automatic Age (2020), a gonzo hegira tale set in a savage distant Near ...

Dold, Elliott

(1889-1957) US illustrator, son of noted psychiatrist William Elliott Dold (1856-1942) and younger brother of Douglas Dold. His birth year is often given as 1892, but 1889 has been confirmed. Dold studied art at the College of William and Mary in Virginia to 1912, and with his brother joined the Serbian army in 1915. Although his 44 Art Deco drawings for Harold Hersey's Night (1923) are perhaps his finest work, Dold is now best remembered for his interior Illustrations for the early sf Pulp ...

Power, The

Film (1968). Galaxy/MGM. Produced by George Pal. Directed by Pal, Byron Haskin. Written by John Gay, based on The Power (1956) by Frank M Robinson. Cast includes George Hamilton, Nehemiah Persoff, Suzanne Pleshette and Michael Rennie. 109 minutes. Colour. / Without the spectacular special effects of Pal's earlier sf films, The Power concentrates instead on suspenseful plotting and the clever investing of apparently ordinary situations with a sense of menace, coming – with considerable ...

Ouellette, Pierre

(1945-    ) US author of The Deus Machine (1994), in which the eponymous super-Computer, capable of evolving into an AI, needs either to be protected or destroyed as the tale progresses into realms of Horror in SF; The Third Pandemic (1996), set in the Near Future, follows the course of a Pandemic that may be unstoppable. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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