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Castier, Jules

(1888-1957) French translator and author, translator of English texts into French, including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932), and vice versa. Written in English, his collection of Parodies of well-known authors, Rather Like ... Some Endeavours to Assume the Mantles of the Great ... With a Publisher's Note Embodying the Opinions of the Great (coll 1920), includes Arthur Conan Doyle and H G Wells among its targets. [JC]

Thing

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint. Published by Norman H Kietzer. No editor named. One undated issue only, 1980. / This was an attempt by Kietzer of Serial World to enter the field of Monster Movie magazines with a product featuring articles on and photographs from Godzilla (1954), a filmbook of The Wolfman (1941) and coverage of similar productions. Clearly emulating Famous Monsters of Filmland, Kietzer had unfortunately delayed until the demand for such ...

Nelder, Geoff

Working name of Godfrey John Nelder (1947-    ), German-born UK author, Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, teacher and editor, in the UK from 1951. He has been an editor for Adventure Books of Seattle, Washington, since 2003, co-producing the 2007-2009 Hard SF Semiprozine Escape Velocity with Robert Blevins, with whom he also edited Escape Velocity: The Anthology (anth 2011). His first sf novel, Exit, Pursued by a Bee (2008), features "time-quakes" – ...

Gedge, Pauline

(1945-    ) New Zealand-born Canadian author who is principally known for her best-selling nonfantastic historical fiction with ancient Egyptian settings [not listed below], but has also written fantasy and horror. Her first novel of strong genre interest is the fantasy or Science Fantasy Stargate (1982), a kind of alternate-Cosmology creation myth in which a Sun god deals with the loss of Immortality and the increasing ravages of Entropy on a universe no longer loved by its ...

Kahaney, Amelia

(?   -    ) US author whose Young Adult Near Future Brokenhearted sequence beginning with The Brokenhearted (2013), and set in a Dystopian version of New York here called Bedlam, puts more emphasis on the romantic element than perhaps normal in this kind of fiction. The mandatory love triangle soon turns violent: the young protagonist runs away with her louche lover, is killed, awakens with Superpowers, which augment her ballerina skills. In The Invisible: A ...

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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