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Vance, Gerald

Ziff-Davis House Name (1941-1958), a personal pseudonym of William P McGivern until 1944 (though it is not certain that all Vance stories up to that date were by him); from 1948-1950 the name was used mostly by Chester S Geier, and between 1951 and 1956 it was again used several times by McGivern in Amazing and Fantastic; the name was also used by Roger P Graham (Rog Phillips); once by Randall Garrett in collaboration with Robert Silverberg; and once by Henry Slesar. / The Paul W Fairman ...

Brown, Jerry Earl

(1940-    ) US author in whose first sf novel, Under the City of Angels (1981), a sunken California is delved by the haunted protagonist, who finds powerful corporations and Aliens at the root of things. In Darkhold (1985), a man engages in a Godgame enterprise to Clone five lovers for himself in a kind of Pocket Universe environment, paying a complex price for his hubris. The horror-inflected Earthfall (1990) unremarkably shows an Earth overrun by Mutants hungry for flesh. ...

Mysor, Fernand

Pseudonym of French songwriter and author Fernand Fricou (1876-1931), who is of sf interest for La Ville assassinée (1925; trans Brian Stableford with other material as The Murdered City 2018), a tale that Equipoisally combines the story of the creation of a philosopher's stone with its use to create an Island Utopia boasting exceedingly high Technology. Unfortunately the Mad Scientist responsible, having proclaimed himself dictator, causes terminal chaos. / Conflicting information ...

Clock, Herbert

(1890-1979) US businessman and author, in active service during World War One, apparently senior collaborator with the lawyer Eric Boetzel (1884-1958), whose role was to cut the manuscript in half, on The Light in the Sky (1929), an sf tale set in the Underground Lost World of Atzlan, extending from Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico. Aztecs had retreated here after the genocidal onslaught of the Spanish and have constructed, over the centuries, a culture dominated by the possession of Immortality, ...

Jeremiah

US tv series (2002-2004). Platinum Studios/Jeremiah Productions, Inc/Lions Gate Television for Showtime Network. Created by J Michael Straczynski and Sam Egan. Produced by George Horie. Directors included Michael Vejar, Neill Fearnley, and Martin Wood. Writers included Egan, Sara Barnes and Grant Rosenberg. Cast includes Luke Perry, Peter Stebbings and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. 35 45-minute episodes. Colour. / It is 2021, fifteen years after a Pandemic has killed off almost all of humanity save ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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