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Charyn, Jerome

(1937-    ) US author who was born and educated in New York, which city he gradually transformed in his fiction into a Magic-Realist venue whose mythopoeic resonances and exorbitant happenings hover (see Equipoise) at the edge of generic displacements (and beyond), and strongly prefigure the fabulated New York of writers like John Crowley and Mark Helprin. Metropolis: New York as Myth, Marketplace, and Magical Land (1986) powerfully realizes New York in nonfiction terms, ...

Viger, A

Pseudonym of French geophysicist and author Alphonse Berget (1850-1933), almost certainly the instigator of and senior collaborator in the sf novel L'Anneau de Lumière: grand roman scientifique d'aventures (6 November 1921-4 February 1922 Le Petit Parisien; 1922; trans Brian Stableford as The Ring of Light 2018) with Léon Miral, both signing variously as Miral-Viger, or L Miral and A Viger. The tale, which begins just before the onset of World War One, is an exercise in Alternate ...

Tom Corbett: Space Cadet

US tv series (1950-1955). CBS TV, later ABC TV, and then NBC TV for season five. Produced by Mort Abrahams. Writers included Albert Aley, Alfred Bester, Joseph Greene, Jack Weinstock. Directors included George Gould, Ralph Ward. Cast includes Michael Harvey, Al Markim, Jan Merlin and Frankie Thomas. Five seasons. Three fifteen-minute episodes weekly for the first four seasons; weekly thirty-minute episodes in season five. Black and white. / Initially conceived by Joseph Greene as early as ...

Knox, Hugh

(1942-2011) US author of erotic novels, some of them sf (see Sex), including Eros 2000 AD (1970) as by H R Kaye, which suggests that the Near Future will be engaging; and The Satyr (1970), which hints at Superman tropes. [JC]

Chrononauts

Card Game (2000). Looney Labs (LL). Designed by Andrew Looney. / Chrononauts is a light hearted game of Time Travel. A special deck of cards is laid out to form a map of the timeline, specifying a somewhat US-centric set of significant events such as the assassination of President Lincoln and the launch of Sputnik. Players can then use cards from their hands to alter history at Jonbar Points, known as linchpin events in the game. Unusually, changing a Jonbar Point does not fully determine ...

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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