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Grant, Matthew

(?    -    ) UK author whose only sf novel is the unremarkable Space Opera Hyper-Drive (1962). [DRL]

Lewis, Roy

(1913-1996) UK economist, publisher, author and journalist, editor of New Commonwealth 1953-1954, later with the Economist and The Times, and the author of several political/sociological studies. His Prehistoric SF novel, What We Did to Father (1960; vt The Evolution Man; or, How I Ate My Father 1960; vt The Evolution Man 1963; vt Once Upon an Ice Age 1979), amusingly concentrates ...

Dinosaur Times

US tabloid-size Media Magazine printed on newsprint. Publisher: Larry Brill. Editor: Edward Summer. Three quarterly issues in 1993. / According to publisher Brill, the launching of Dinosaur Times in the same year as Jurassic Park (1993) was a coincidence, the magazine having been planned for about two years. Aimed without reservations at children, it featured contests, Games and ...

Baker, Pip

(?   -    ) Working name of UK scriptwriter and author Philip Baker, almost always in collaboration with his wife, Jane Baker (?   -    ); they collaborated on the script for the film Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969), and on four Doctor Who television scripts, which were then novelized as ...

Arakawa Hiromu

Pen-name of Hiromi Arakawa (1973-    ), with a vowel shift allowing this female Manga creator to appear to casual Japanese viewers to be male, presumably of some occasional value in her habitual field of Comics for boys. A high-school graduate who spent the first seven years of her adult life working on her parents' dairy farm, she moved to Tokyo in 1999 to become an art assistant to the manga ...

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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