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Harbinger

Australian sf Semiprozine which could claim at the time to be the only one in Queensland. It was produced by Erika Lacey of Woodbridge, Queensland with the assistance of Jason Kennedy, with Vincent Watego as art editor and, from issue #2, Robert N Stephenson (see Altair) providing the layout. It ran for four quarterly issues dated January to September 1999, though the first issue was distributed from November 1998. It was a slim, digest-size, side-stapled format into which were squeezed seven ...

Rousseau, Victor

Working name of UK-born author Avigdor Rousseau Emanuel (1879-1960), who also used the pseudonym H M Egbert on his sf, though not exclusively, and signed as V R Emanuel for other work; born of a Jewish father and a French mother – as Sam Moskowitz writes in Under the Moons of Mars (anth 1970) – he lived more and more in the USA after his first arrival in 1901, with periods back in the UK, and in Canada 1912-1916, when much of his significant work was written. After a non-genre ...

Haywood, Eliza

(?1693-1756) UK actress from 1715, publisher, critic, and most prolific female author of her time, publishing over fifty plays and fictions of various sorts (including several novels) between 1719 and her death. Much of her work of Proto SF interest was aggressively "scandalous", containing thinly veiled characterizations of notable contemporaries, and includes Memoirs of a Certain Island, Adjacent to the Kingdom of Utopia (1725-1726 2vols), anonymous, a Satire on the corrupt politics of the ...

Monster from the Ocean Floor

Film (1954; vt Monster Maker). Palo Alto Productions/Lippert Pictures. Produced by Roger Corman. Directed by Wyatt Ordung. Written by Bill Danch (credited as William Danch). Cast includes Jonathan Haze (credited as Jack Hayes), Anne Kimbell, Ordung, Dick Pinner and Stuart Wade. 64 minutes. Black and white. / American artist Julie Blair (Kimbell), on vacationing at a Mexican seaside resort, hears stories of disappearances and killings blamed on a sea Monster living in the cove. She meets ...

Harlan, Thomas

(1964-    ) US Wargame designer and author, who focused initially on fantasy, primarily the Oath of Empire series beginning with The Shadow of Ararat (1999), set in an Alternate World lacking a specific sf frame. He is of sf interest for the Time of the Sixth Sun sequence, comprising Wasteland of Flint (2003), House of Reeds (2004) and Land of the Dead (2009), and conceived to work in harmony with various games, including the Role Playing Game GURPS. The sequence is based on ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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