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Aguirre, Ann

(1970-    ) US author who also writes romance fiction as by Ava Gray; her romance sf sequence – the Sirantha Jax books including Grimspace (2008), Wanderlust (2008), Doubleblind (2009), Killbox (2010) and Aftermath (2011) – features a tough but emotionally vulnerable female protagonist in various Space Opera settings. The Corine Solomon sequence beginning with Blue Diablo (2009) is Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], and the Addison ...

Kuczka, Péter

(1923-1999) Hungarian publisher and critic who, beginning in the 1960s, was a powerful force in the renaissance of Hungarian sf, even during a period of Hungarian history not conducive to literary experiment (though the situation was liberalized in the 1970s). In 1968 Kuczka took over as controller and editor of the publisher Móra's brand-new sf imprint Kozmosz Fantasztikus Könyvek, which was and remains the most important sf publisher in Hungary in terms of both original Hungarian ...

Endore, S Guy

(1900-1970) US author, film scriptwriter and translator, some of whose realistic Fantasy novels can in a marginal sense be considered as sf (see Psychology). The best known is The Werewolf of Paris (1933), set in the shambles of 1871 Paris, where a French soldier is succumbing to lycanthropy (see Werewolves); this represents on a human scale the civic trauma of the body politic as the Commune falls, dramatizing the transgressive implications of such traumas; it was filmed as The Curse of the ...

Time Express

US tv series (1979). Warner Brothers Television for NBC-TV. Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. Produced by Leonard B Kaufman. Directors included Michael Caffey, Alan J Levi. Writers included Pat Fielder, Stephen Kandel. Cast includes Coral Browne, Woodrow Parfrey, William Phipps, Vincent Price and James Reynolds. Four 50-minute episodes. Colour. / The Time Express was a very special railway train apparently owned by Jason and Margaret Winters (Price and Browne), who served as hosts for ...

Rossi, Marcianus F

Italian born author (1870-1948), probably in US from 1889; he is probably the Marcian F Rossi whose dates are as below. The protagonists of his only sf work, A Trip to Mars (1920 chap), after discussions with Hugo Gernsback and Nikolai Tesla, travel by solar-powered Spaceship to an advanced Mars, in effect a Lost World ruled by ancient Romans; on their return, they utilize an advanced Ray to melt down Turkish and German armaments. [JC]

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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