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Iceland's literary history is littered with the fantastical and weird; J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis were influenced in their writing by Icelandic sagas, which had been translated by William Morris. But ventures into the general field of sf were rather rare until recently. The short story "Jólaförin árið 2000" ["Christmas journey in the year 2000"] (Christmas 1900 ...

Futurian, The

UK Fanzine (1938-1940), edited from Leeds, Yorkshire, by J Michael Rosenblum as "A Green Jester Publication". Eight typeset issues on an approximately quarterly schedule from June 1938 to Spring 1940. / A continuation of the Leeds Science Fiction League's Bulletin (2 issues, January and March 1938), The Futurian was a small printed publication featuring fiction, ...

Sidorova, J M

(?   -    ) Russian-born research scientist and author, in the USA from 1990, who began publish work of genre interest with "The Witch, The Tinman, The Flies" in Asimov's for August 2010. Her sf series, the Age of Ice sequence comprising The Age of Ice (2013) and The Colors of Cold: A New Story from the Age of Ice (2013 ebook), examines in sf and "literary" terms the range of implications of ice: ...

Dearen, Patrick

(1951-    ) US author, almost exclusively of Westerns set in Texas, in his native Pecos country; he began his career, however, with two sf novels: The Shakwa (1979) with Al Kinney Jr, writing together as Gene March, whose protagonist is drawn through Hyperspace into a kind of dreamland, where he becomes the eponymous figure of great power and destiny; and Starflight to Faroul (1980), a ...

Slater, Ken

(1917-2008) UK bookseller and bibliographer, active in UK Fandom from the 1940s, founding in 1947 Operation Fantast, a network of fans, which – along with the Science Fantasy Society, which he founded in 1948 – nurtured a readership and community during the difficult years after 1945; the Fanzine Operation Fantast (intermittently 1948-1955) was produced in conjunction with this activity, as well as three ...

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. ...

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