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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 ...

Merriman, Effie W

(1857-1937) US author of several books under her own name, and circa 1898 editor of the magazine The Housekeeper; she also wrote under her married name Mrs James Fifield. A Queer Dilemma and Other Stories (coll 1898) is of sf interest as a collection of Fantastika that includes the title story's astral travel leading to unwelcome Identity Exchange; a ...

Oh, Temi

(1993-    ) UK neuroscientist and author whose first novel, the Young Adult Do You Dream of Terra-Two? (2019), set in an Alternate History version of the world mainly distinguished from the real world through its suffering even more savage Climate Change and through the fact that the crisis has been taken seriously enough to offer some chance that ...

Macey, Peter

(?   -    ) UK research chemist and author whose routine sf novels are Stationary Orbit (1974), in which the alien intelligence turns out to be a local dolphin (see First Contact), Distant Relations (1975) and Alien Culture (1977), which features Invasion by intelligent microbes. [PN]

Nova Awards

UK Fandom-based Awards presented from 1973 to 2014 for Fanzine-related activity, under the auspices of Britain's second regular convention, the annual and still continuing Novacon (which see). For its first four years the Nova Award was selected by a panel of knowledgable fan judges from fanzine titles nominated by Novacon members. The first three awards were given for a specific issue ...

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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