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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Maya

British Fanzine, 15 issues from 1970 to 1978, edited from Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Ian Williams (#1-#2, Autumn 1970-April 1971), Ian Maule (#3-#6, April 1972-September 1974), and Rob Jackson (#7-#15, February 1975-June 1978). Duplicated on UK quarto paper #1-#8, lithographed A4 thereafter. / Under its third and final editor Rob Jackson, a doctor, Maya became one of Britain's leading sf fanzines, attractively produced, circulated worldwide and containing a ...

Cameron, Ian

Pseudonym of UK author Donald Gordon Payne (1924-2018), who served in World War Two as a Fleet Air Arm pilot. His sf as Cameron includes two Lost Race novels, The Lost Ones (1961; vt The Island at the Top of the World 1968; rev 1974), set in a warm Viking enclave at the North Pole, and The Mountains at the Bottom of the World (1972; vt Devil Country 1976), set in the southern Andes, where a missing ...

De Abreu, Jorge

(1963-2016) Venezuelan biologist, editor and author of fantasy and science fiction short stories, the first published being "Trina" and "Sólo un juego" ["Only a Game"] in the 1986 debut issue of Cygnus – La Revista de Ciencia Ficción ["Cygnus – The Science Fiction Magazine"], to which he has been a regular contributor. He is best known as president of the Venezuelan Association of Fantasy and Science Fiction and as the founder in ...

Beetlestone, Susan

(?   -    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Face Lift" in Interzone for November/December 1988; the Satirical approach to Near Future issues of Identity in this tale has, variously expressed, governed the remainder of her work, through which can also be seen an informed interest in ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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