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Williams, F P

(1848-1930) US author of Hallie Marshall: A True Daughter of the South (1900), an Alternate History in which the South has won the American Civil War after its victory at Gettysburg; as witnessed by a visitor from our world, the "Southland", which retains slavery, continues to flourish in 1900. Blacks, here normally called darkies, are more than content (see Race in SF). The visitor falls in love with Hallie ...

Phillifent, John T

(1916-1976) UK electrical engineer and author of much sf and works in other genres; though he claimed to reserve his best material for publication under his own name; he was, however, probably better known under his pseudonym John Rackham, the name he used for most of his work. [Phillifent and Rackham titles are separated in the Checklist below]. He began writing sf with the Space Puppet series for Pearson's ...

Smith, Garret

(1878-1954) US journalist, newspaper editor and author who was active with sf stories in magazines like The Argosy, where several novels appeared. Only Between Worlds (11 October-8 November 1919 Argosy Weekly; 1929), one of his weakest, reached book form; it is a semi-juvenile tale that begins on a Dystopian Venus and concludes on Earth, with ...

Devilman Crybaby

Japanese animated webseries (2018). Based on the Manga Devilman by Go Nagai. Science Saru. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. Written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. Voice cast includes Ayumu Murase and Kouki Uchiyama. Ten 25-minute episodes. Colour. / Two boys grow up together: one, Ryo Asuka (Murase) is a compassionless Social Darwinist; the other, Akira Fudo ...

Cross, Ronald Anthony

(1937-2006) US author who began publishing sf with "The Story of Three Cities" in New Worlds 6 (anth 1973) edited by Michael Moorcock and Charles Platt; the tale's steely moroseness characterizes a good deal of his work in shorter forms, much of it posthumously assembled as The Ronald Anthony Cross Science Fiction & Fantasy Megapack: 20 Great Tales (coll 2019 ebook). His first novel, ...

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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