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Popp, Walter

(1920-2002) US illustrator, son of German-American muralist Gustave Gutgemon (1860-1952) and Austrian-American immigrant Kathe Popp (1880-?   ). Popp sold his first Pulp magazine illustrations prior to the US entry into World War Two, in which he served until 1945, afterwards studying art for a time. From 1947 well into the 1950s, Popp sold a good deal of artwork in various genres to the pulps, including some two dozen known covers for SF Magazines. These were primarily for the ...

Marriott Watson, Henry Crocker

(1839-1901) Australian minister and author, in New Zealand from 1873; his family surname was simply Watson, but both he and his son, H B Marriott Watson, used the fuller name in honour of the distinguished Marriott family, with whom a relationship was claimed; he did, however, write at least once as Henry Crocker. Erchomenon; or, The Republic of Materialism (1879), a Sleeper Awakes tale published anonymously, is a socialist, secular Utopia set 600 years after the narrator enters Suspended ...

Høeg, Peter

(1957-    ). Danish author, much of whose work seems essentially Equipoisal between various modes – the stressed realism of De måske egnede (1993; trans Barbara Haveland as Borderliners 1994); the faux-folkloric idioms of some of the tales assembled in Fortællinger om natten (coll of linked stories 1990; trans Barbara Haveland as Tales of the Night 1997); the Magic Realist National Origin Story given a Nordic cast in Forestilling om det Tyvende ...

Future Science Fiction Digest

US professional Digest magazine, also available in ebook form, published by UFO Publishing, Brooklyn, New York, and edited by Alex Shvartsman. There was an advance issue #0 dated May 2018 which was all-reprint, but from December 2018 it became a regular quarterly magazine devoted primarily to international sf, either reprinted and translated from non-US sources or stories drawing upon the cultures of other countries. Shvartsman had reached an agreement with the Chinese publisher Future Affairs ...

Doescher, Ian

(1977-    ) US author, based in Portland, Oregon. He is best known for a series of books, beginning with William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope (2013), which retell the stories of George Lucas's Star Wars films as plays purportedly written by Shakespeare in Elizabethan blank verse; all are subtitled "Inspired by the Work of George Lucas and William Shakespeare". While these are executed capably, if ineffervescently, the conceit quickly grows tiresome; 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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