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Science Fiction Stories

US Pulp and subsequent Digest magazine which ran in two separate series and under several variant titles. Published by Blue Ribbon Magazines Inc (March-December 1939), Double Action Magazines Inc (March 1940-January 1941) and thereafter by Columbia Publications, New York; first series edited by Charles D Hornig (March 1939-September 1941) and the second series, 1953 to May 1960, was edited by Robert A W Lowndes. / It began as Science Fiction, twelve issues March 1939 to September 1941. This ...

Campbell, Hazel

(?   -?   ) UK author of adventure thrillers, one of which is of direct sf interest. The eponymous servants in The Servants of the Goddess (1928), a Lost Race tale set in the Himalayas, are an enslaved race of subhumans (see Apes as Human) who mine for gold and serve as soldiers. The Secret Brotherhood (1929) is a supernatural adventure set in India. [JC]

Blake's Seven

UK tv series (1978-1981). BBC TV. Created by Terry Nation. Producers David Maloney (seasons 1-3), Vere Lorrimer (season 4). Script editor Chris Boucher. Writers included Nation (all episodes in the first season), Boucher, James Follett, Robert Holmes, Tanith Lee. Cast includes Jan Chappell (Cally), Brian Croucher (Travis; season 2), Paul Darrow, Stephen Grief (Travis; season 1), Michael Keating (Vila), Steven Pacey (Tarrant), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan) and Gareth Thomas. 52 50-minute ...

Nash, Henry

(?   -?   ) UK author who contributed stories to such journals as Blackwood's Magazine and The Graphic; Bare Rock; Or, the Island of Pearls (1891), a Lost Race tale for boys climaxing on an Island where non-whites, who enjoy a moderately advanced Technology, are governed by a queen who is white. [JC]

Sur un air de Charleston

Film (1927 France; vt Charleston Parade). Produced and directed by Jean Renoir (1894-1979). Written by Pierre Lestringuez from an idea by André Cerf. Cast includes Catherine Hessling and Johnny Hudgins. 20 minutes. Black and white. / This incomplete film is Renoir's only venture into science fiction. Set in the year 2028, it involves an African explorer (Hudgins) travelling to a devastated post-War Europe in a globular Airship. There he encounters a native, a white woman (Hessling) ...

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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