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Goulart, Ron

(1933-2022) US author, born in California, where he lived until the late 1960s and which he made the effective template (whatever the venue or planet might be called) for much of his sf, including the large loose Barnum System sequence. After graduation he worked in an advertising agency, later putting on record the influence of this experience on the forming of his concise, polished style. He began to publish work of genre interest with "Letters to the Editor" in an amateur magazine, Pelican, ...

Olukotun, Deji Bryce

(?   -    ) US lawyer and author whose first novel, Everyone Comes from Belterra: When America Owned the Amazon (2009) as Deji Olukotun, is a nonfantastic tale about the rubber industry set in Brazil. The first volume of Nigerians in Space sequence comprising Nigerians in Space (2014) and After the Flare (2017) is also essentially nonfantastic, though it revolves around an attempt to persuade expatriate Nigerian Scientists and technicians to return home in ...

Amazing Science Stories

UK Pulp magazine published in Manchester by Pembertons in 1951. Two unmemorable issues appeared, largely reprints from #2 and #3 of the Australian Thrills Incorporated, but also two stories reprinted from Super Science Stories, a UK edition of which had been published by Pembertons. [BS/PN] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

Ashen Stars

Role Playing Game (2011). Pelgrane Press. Designed by Robin D Laws. / Ashen Stars is a Space Opera game which – like Trail of Cthulhu (2008), an earlier work which makes use of the same core mechanics – focuses on the solution of mysteries. As in Trail of Cthulhu, player characters can fail at any task except those required to reveal a clue relevant to their current conundrum. Discovering the truth behind the peculiar events with which sessions of the game generally begin is ...

Reed, Van

A House Name used for two books published by Curtis Warren, one by Denis Hughes and the other, Dwellers in Space (1953), by an unidentified author. [JC/DRL]

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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