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Red Dwarf

UK tv series (1988-current). A Paul Jackson Production for BBC North West; from Series IV, a Grant Naylor Production for BBC North. Produced by Ed Bye, Rob Grant, Doug Naylor. Directed by Bye. Written Grant, Naylor as Grant Naylor; in season VII, Naylor, Paul Alexander, Kim Fuller, Robert Llewellyn; in VIII, Naylor, Alexander. Cast includes Craig Charles ...

Richmond, Fiona

Pseudonym of UK glamour model, actor and author Julia Rosamund Harrison (1945-    ), some of whose books, which vacillate between memoir and extravaganza, are of some sf interest, including The Story of I (1978), a Parody of Histoire D 'O (1954; trans anon as The Story of O 1954 France) by "Pauline Réage", in which the "victim" is a man "trapped" in a cult world; From Here to Virginity ...

Frontiere, Dominic

(1931-2017) US composer and musician, a child prodigy who had studied several instruments by the age of four and played a solo arrangement in Carnegie Hall when twelve. He arranged the music for numerous films beginning with Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956); he is best remembered for his highly innovative theme and incidental music for the first season of the classic US Television series The Outer Limits ...

Cormier, Robert

(1925-2000) US author, highly esteemed for his Young Adult novels, especially perhaps The Chocolate War (1974), which is not fantastic. Of sf interest are The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1983), which depicts the experiences of a child being experimented upon in a hospital called only the Complex; and Fade (1988), a tale of inherited Invisibility hovers ...

Avenger, The

Pulp Magazine published by Street & Smith for 24 issues, September 1939 to September 1942. Publication was monthly to July 1940, then bimonthly to the end. Edited by John Nanovic. / Each issue of The Avenger featured a short novel by Paul Ernst writing as Kenneth Robeson, plus short ...

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. ...

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