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Frey, James N

(1943-    ) US creative writing teacher (he has published manuals in that field) and author, not to be confused with Mark Washburn, one of whose novels, The Armageddon Game: A Novel of Suspense (1977), shares its main title with Frey's The Armageddon Game (1985) as J N Frey; only Washburn's tale verges on the fantastic. The Elixir (1986) is a Gothic-SF/fantasy story of Nazi Germany, where Hitler's secret weapon (see Hitler Wins) is the eponymous aid to Immortality. His ...

Peek, Hedley

(1858-1904) UK biscuit manufacturer, sportswriter, publisher and author of Nema and Other Stories (coll 1895), which contains fantasies; and The Chariot of the Flesh (1897), in which a proto-Superman, who has developed the power of Teleportation and has in other ways grown beyond his home in the West, travels to a hidden community of folk known as Aphar in the Himalayas, where he engages in advanced contemplation. [JC]

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Japanese animated tv series (2020). Original title Eizōken ni wa Te o Dasu na!. Based on the Manga by Sumito Ōwara. Science SARU. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. Written by Yūichirō Kido and Masaaki Yuasa. Voice cast included Sairi Itō, Misato Matsuoka and Mutsumi Tamura. Twelve 25-minute episodes. Colour. / When she was a child, Midori Asakusa's (Itō) family moved into an apartment in the town of Shibahama; though the district is a maze of concrete, for her it is ...


Love of money, being the root of all evil, has always played a leading part in literature, and sf is no exception: few plots could move without it. Precisely because it is so basic, however, speculative thought has rarely focused on it; it is one of those things that is habitually taken for granted. Money may change its form, and the dollar may be replaced by the Credit, but its centrality in human affairs is inviolable. / The commonest of all wish-fulfilment fantasies is the sudden ...

War of the Satellites

Film (1958). Santa Cruz Productions Ltd/Allied Artists Pictures. Directed by Roger Corman, also executive producer. Written by Lawrence Louis Goldman from a story by Irving Block and Jack Rabin. Cast includes Susan Cabot, Richard Devon and Dick Miller. 66 minutes. Black and white. / Dr Pol Van Ponder (Devon) is the Scientist head of Project Sigma, a United Nations effort to send manned Spaceships into orbit. The latest mission is destroyed by striking a barrier in space, like a huge Force ...

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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