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Roche, Eugenius

(1780/1786-1829) Either a French-born author in the UK from his late teens, or (slightly less likely) an Irish-born writer raised in France and in the UK from his early twenties; in any case, his career in London as journalist and playwright was financially disastrous, litigious, and he left many children in extreme poverty after his early death. The long title poem of his posthumous London in a Thousand Years (coll 1830), is a contemplation, in the mode of the ...

Lucas, F L

(1894-1967) UK author and critic, better known in the latter capacity; his criticism, though sharp-minded, fought fatally shy of twentieth-century thought. He was in active service throughout World War One, and was involved during World War Two in the Ultra code-breaking project at Bletchley Park. Of his fiction, The Woman Clothed with the Sun and Other Stories (coll of linked stories 1937), like much of the work of F Britten ...

Graham, Daniel, Jr

(?   -    ) US author whose Near Future sf novel, The Gatekeepers (1995), a private entrepreneur, frustrated by the left-leaning American government's refusal to occupy space proactively, sets up his own firm with his estranged wife's money, using modestly advanced Technology to create a weaponized private zone in near space in order to protect us (see ...

Reese, Jenn

(1970-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Valkyrie" in Sword and Sorceress XVII (anth 2000) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley; many of her best stories were assembled as Tales of the Chinese Zodiac (coll of linked stories 2006 ebook); Jade Tiger (2006) is a martial arts fantasy. Of sf interest is the Young Adult Above World ...


Film (2007). IEG Virtual Studios and Revolution Studios present a Saturn Films/Broken Road production. Directed by Lee Tamahori. Written by Gary Goldman and Jonathan Hensleigh and Paul Bernbaum; screen story by Goldman, based on "The Golden Man" (April 1954 If) by Philip K Dick. Cast includes Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Peter Falk, Tory Kittles, Thomas Kretschmann and Julianne Moore. 92 minutes. Colour. / Goldman (see ...

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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