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Goll, Reinhold W

(1897-1993) US author of three unremarkable Space Operas for Young Adult readers. Two of these comprise the Veta sequence, beginning with The Visitors from Planet Veta (1961). [JC]

Kafka, Franz

(1883-1924) Czech author, a Jew who wrote in German, a full tri-cultural inhabitant therefore of the cosmopolitan world that would eventually become Czechoslovakia (see Czech and Slovak SF) after the trauma of World War One, a civilization whose death throes began in 1938. Though much of his work had already been written (and some of it published) before 1918, Kafka continued to participate in the Prague world, ...

Brown, John Young

(1856-1921) US educator and author. The protagonist of his sf novel, To the Moon and Back in Ninety Days: A Thrilling Narrative of Blended Science and Adventure (1922), hitches a ride on a Spaceship powered by Antigravity device to the Moon. The discovery of Selenites there turns out to be a hoax but the trip was real. The posthumous publication of the tale was arranged by residents of the ...

Adventure [magazine]

US general-fiction Pulp magazine that became a men's magazine from October 1954. It ran for a total of 881 issues from November 1910 to April 1971, and was a standard pulp for most of those years except for a period as a Slick from October 1926 to July 1927, as a Digest from January to May 1951, and as a letter-size semi-slick from June 1953 to October 1970. Its last three issues, December 1970-April 1971, were ...

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

US animated tv series (2023-current). Cinema Gypsy Productions, Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television), Marvel Animation. Based on the Marvel Comics characters created by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl) and Jack Kirby (Devil Dinosaur). Developed by Jeffrey M. Howard, Kate Kondell and Steve Loter. Directors include Trey Buongiorno and ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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