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Lee, Sharon

(1952-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "A Matter of Ceremony" (May 1980 Amazing). Almost all her further work has been in collaboration with Steve Miller, their main endeavour being the extended Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously described) interstellar venues. The first three titles, Agent of Change (1988), Conflict of Honors (1988) and Carpe Diem (1989), are closely linked adventure ...

Klein, Jeffrey Bruce

(1948-    ) US investigative journalist, founder-editor of the magazine Mother Jones, and author; in his Near Future sf novel, The Black Hole Affair (1991) as Jeffrey Klein, which reflects his left-wing, anti-government convictions, a reporter discovers a secret government Star Wars project that could either start World War Three, or devastate the planet, or both. [JC]

Collins, Bridget

(1981-    ) UK actor and author active in the latter capacity, usually as by B R Collins, from the publication of The Traitor Game (2008), the first of several Young Adult novels, some containing fantasy elements. She is of wider interest for her two adult novels. The Binding (2019) is a fantasy about the ability of Story to tell the life of its teller. The Betrayals (2020) is no more fantasy than Hermann Hesse's Das Glasperlenspiel (1943 2vols; trans M Savill as Magister ...

Lifepod

Film (1981). Sandler/Emenegger Productions/Gold Key Entertainment. Directed by Bruce Bryant. Screenplay by Bryant and Carol Johnson from a concept by James Castle. Cast includes Christopher Cary, Kristine DeBell, Sandy Kenyon, Carl Lumbly, Jordan Michals, Joe Penny and Neil Ross. 90 minutes. Colour. / In the year 2191, the Whitestar Lines interplanetary Spaceship liner Arcturus is making its maiden run from Earth to Jupiter when the ship's controlling Computer, Main Cerebral (Ross, voice ...

Futuristic Stories

UK pulp-size magazine. Two undated issues, 1946, published by Hamilton & Co, Stafford; edited anonymously by Dennis H Pratt. Futuristic Stories was poor-quality, juvenile, and of little interest. As with its companion magazine, Strange Adventures, the entire contents were written by Norman Firth. [FHP] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

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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