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Robb, J D

Pseudonym of US author Eleanor Marie Robertson (1950-    ), much better known under her working name, Nora Roberts, who under that signature alone – though the Robb titles are themselves bestsellers – may be the most popular novelist in America, with sales of more than eight million copies a year. Some of Nora Roberts's approximately 225 books are paranormal romances, and a few are Timeslip tales, all being told with a wit and bravura not normally associated with ...

Drumm, Chris

(1949-    ) US bookseller, publisher and bibliographer who has published under the imprint Chris Drumm Booklets a large number of chapbooks containing stories and other work by R A Lafferty and others. Beginning in 1983, his Bibliographies, all arranged with an economic practicality sometimes missing from this field, include works on Algis Budrys, Hal Clement, Thomas M Disch, James E Gunn, Lafferty, Larry Niven, Mack Reynolds, John T Sladek and Richard Wilson; in this ...

Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy

Letter-size Cinema magazine printed on slick glossy paper. Two issues from DW Publications, March and June 1978. Editor: Douglas Wright. Publication was quarterly. / An interesting failure among the flood of film publications which hit US newsstands in the late 1970s, Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy featured more colour photos than most of its rivals. #1 had an interview with Ray Harryhausen, while #2 included some material on Ray Bradbury. Current Television was also covered, but the ...

Schaub, Mary

(1943-2009) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Serpentine" in Survival from Infinity (anth 1974) edited by Roger Elwood, and most of whose subsequent work was fantasy. "Exile", a book-length tale assembled in Flight of Vengeance (anth 1992) edited with P M Griffin and Andre Norton, is a Planetary Romance set in Norton's Witch World universe, as is The Magestone (1996) with Andre Norton. [JC]

Robu, Cornel

(1938-2016) Romanian lecturer in literature (at Cluj-Napoca University) and sf critic, some of whose many articles have appeared in English, including "A Key to Science Fiction: The Sublime" (Spring 1988 Foundation #42) and "Milestones in Postwar Romanian Science Fiction" (Summer 1990 Foundation). Panorama romanului românesc contemporan: 1944-1974 ["Panorama of the Contemporary Romanian Novel: 1944-1974"] (1974) with Ion Vlad is a useful survey, and includes sf authors. He edited the ...

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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