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Warren, J Thomas

(?   -?   ) US author of a Lost Race tale, The Oronoco Chief; Or, the Fortunes of a Diamond Locket: A Story of Adventure in South America (1864), which is set in Venezuela, and involves banditry and the theft of relics from the interior. [JC]

Amazing Transparent Man, The

Film (1960). Miller Consolidated Pictures/American International Pictures. Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. Produced by Lester D Guthrie. Written by Jack Lewis. Special effects by Roger George. Cast includes Marguerite Chapman, Gloria Daniel, James Griffith, Douglas Kennedy, Boyd "Red" Morgan and Ivan Treisault. 57 minutes. Black and white. / Insane former US Army Major Paul Krenner (Griffith) has safecracker Joey Faust (Kennedy) broken out of prison with the help of Laura Matson (Chapman), as he ...

Mora, Maria Ingrande

(?   -    ) US marketing executive and author whose first novel, the Near Future Young Adult Fragile Remedy (2021), focuses on the romantic dilemmas of an Android who has been crafted to be used by the rich, when they have medical need of his body, as "lung rot", the last vestige of an earlier Pandemic, can be fatal. His escape from the laboratory where he was created seems doomed, as he requires regular injections of a corporation-controlled Drug to stay ...

Grant, Mark

A House Name used by David Bischoff, Bruce King and Tim Sullivan for the Mutants Amok sequence opening with Mutants Amok (1991). Bischoff and Sullivan wrote #1-#4 in collaboration; King wrote #5 solo. [JC]

Hopkins, Pauline

(1859-1940) US editor, journalist, playwright, actor and author active from around 1880, whose difficult literary career (she was African-American) ended after the publication of her fourth novel, Of One Blood; Or, the Hidden Self (November 1902-January 1903 The Colored American Magazine; 2004). The protagonist of the tale – a medical student in Boston named Reuel Briggs, passing for white at a time of ferocious prejudice in America – becomes enamoured of a mysterious woman who ...

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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