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Telepathy

Telepathy or mind-reading is the most popular and durable paranormal ability in sf; its hypothetical roots in scientific reality are discussed under ESP, as are instances of pre-Genre SF usage and various stories which deal with telepathy as part of a wider spectrum of Psi Powers. / The vogue for telepathy stories in the sf magazines was hugely advanced by John W ...

Miller, Ian

(1946-    ) UK illustrator. After graduating from St Martin's College of Art, Miller became a commercial illustrator in 1970, with both book-cover work and interior Illustrations, some of the latter in David Day's The Tolkien Bestiary (1979). He did highly characteristic work on the backgrounds for Wizards (1977), an animated film with a Far Future setting directed by Ralph Bakshi ...

De Veer, Willem

(1865-1932) Dutch author, doctor of law (University of Amsterdam) and colonial judge for the Dutch East India Company, latterly living in the UK. No Dutch version of his An Emperor in the Dock (1915), which is an Alternate History of World War One, has been found. [JC]

Chapman, Edgar L

(1936-2019) US academic and sf critic, with the English Department at Bradley University (Peoria, Illinois) 1963-2002, then professor emeritus at Bradley until his death. His solo works include studies of Philip José Farmer and Robert Silverberg: The Magic Labyrinth of Philip José Farmer (1984 chap) and The Road to Castle Mount: The Science Fiction of Robert Silverberg (1999). ...

Space [game]

Videogame (1979). EduWare Services (EW). Designed by Steven Pederson, Sherwin Steffin. Platforms: AppleII. / Space was the first science-fictional Computer Role Playing Game to be made available commercially. The game was very much influenced by Traveller (1977), to the extent that both it and its sequel were removed from sale in 1982 following a lawsuit by Game ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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