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Herbison, J S

(?   -    ) Canadian author, partner of Andrew Neil Gray; she is of sf interest for The Ghost Line (2017) with Gray [whom see for further details], a Space Opera set in near space between Earth and Mars. [JC]

Palmer, David

(1941-    ) US author whose first story, the impressive "Emergence" for Analog in January 1981, was expanded as Emergence (fixup 1984), a Young Adult tale which attracted some notice for its depiction of a Post-Holocaust America suffering the consequences of a nuclear World War Three, and for its juvenile heroine, who represents a superior form of Homo sapiens (see Superman) and whose transcribed voice dominates the tale; some found her obnoxiously reminiscent of the ...

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

US animated tv film (2019). Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Executive Producers Mary Harrington and Jhonen Vasquez. Art Director Jenny Goldberg, Storyboard Director Jake Wyatt. Written by Jhonen Vasquez. Voice cast includes Andy Berman, Rodger Bumpass, Olivia d'Abo, Melissa Fahn and Richard Horvitz. 72 minutes. Colour. / This sequel to the television series Invader Zim (2001-2002, 2006) opens with twelve-year-old Dib Membrane (Berman) awaiting the reappearance of the Alien Zim (Horvitz). Dib ...

Pereira, W D

(1921-2014) UK aviation engineer, advertising executive and author whose first books, beginning with Time of Departure (1956), concentrated on flying. He began writing sf with Aftermath 15 (1973), which depicts a Dystopian Post-Holocaust America whose inhabitants are rigidly stratified according to how much radiation they have absorbed. The projected sequels, «Aftermath 16» and «Aftermath 17», have never appeared. Pereira's other novels, all written for Robert Hale ...

Meek, Joe

(1929-1967) UK music producer and composer, famous for creating a distinctive, innovative and influential sound. His lifelong interest in "outer space" resulted in one early concept-album, I hear a new world – an outer space music fantasy by Joe Meek (1960). Set mostly on the moon and concerning aliens called Globbots, Saroos and Dribcots it strives to create sonic landscapes by adding weird sound effects to blues and skiffle songs. But Meek is more famous as a producer and writer of ...

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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