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Clyne, Ronald

(1925-2006) American artist and book designer, sometimes credited in error as Robert Clyne. As a young sf fan in Chicago, Clyne began his career by contributing artwork to some regional fanzines as well as interior illustrations and cartoons to Ray Palmer's magazines Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures. After sending a sample of his work to August Derleth, he was hired to do book covers for Arkham House. His early efforts were usually monochromatic drawings which sometimes seemed inspired ...

Miyazawa Kenji

(1896-1933) Japanese poet and author, overlooked in his lifetime but posthumously emblematic of Fantastika in Japan's long 1920s, and cherished as a pacifist, internationalist thinker of the pre-war period. Graduating from Morioka Agriculture and Forestry College in 1918, Miyazawa was an early supporter of organic foods and fertilizers, a strict vegetarian, and after 1926 an ardent proponent of Esperanto, into which he translated some of his poems. Much of his work celebrates his home ...

Covell, Ian

(1953-2019) UK author, bibliographer, book dealer and university administrator who first began to publish work of genre interest with "Some Notes on British Authors" for The Science-Fiction Collector in July 1977. Interviews with John Brunner, Michael Moorcock and Bob Shaw appeared in Science Fiction Review 1978-1979. Later work includes the J T McIntosh study J.T. McIntosh: Memoir & Bibliography (1987 chap), the DAW Books checklist An Index to DAW Books (1989 chap) and the A E van Vogt ...

Apparitions

UK tv series (2008). BBC, Lime Pictures. Directed by Joe Ahearne. Written by Joe Ahearne. Cast includes Luigi Diberti, Siobhan Finneran, Elyes Gabel, David Gyasi, Martin Shaw, John Shrapnel and Rick Warden. Six 60-minute episodes. Colour. / Father Jacob Myers (Shaw) is a London-based priest tasked with investigating the "causes of saints", a Catholic detective responsible for assessing the veracity of miracles. He has been targeted by the forces of evil (see Gods and Demons) for his nascent ...

Deeping, Warwick

(1877-1950) UK popular author, best known for the non-fantastic Sorrel and Son (1925); the first of his many books, Uther & Igraine (1903), was an Arthurian fantasy, as were The Man on the White Horse (1934) and The Sword and the Cross (1957). The Man Who Went Back (1940) is a Timeslip epic – J W Dunne's time theories are specifically referred to – whose protagonist travels back to Britain facing Invasion from the Romans, where he learns how better to cope, on his return, with ...

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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