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Dulaure, Jacques-Antoine

(1755-1835) French architect, journalist and author of the anonymous Proto SF tale Le retour de mon pauvre oncle, ou Relation de son voyage dans la lune ["The Return of my Poor Uncle, or a Recounting of his Trip to the Moon"] (1784 chap; trans Brian Stableford as "My Poor Uncle's Return" in On the Brink of the World's End anth 2016) [for subtitles see Checklist below], whose physicist protagonist ...

Horn, Peter

A House Name claimed to have been used in Ziff-Davis magazines by Henry Kuttner once, for "50 Miles Down" (Fantastic Adventures 1940), and by David Vern (see David V Reed) twice, also in 1940. Peter Horn may, however, be a straightforward pseudonym of Vern's. [JC/PN] links / ...

Frontiere, Dominic

(1931-2017) US composer and musician, a child prodigy who had studied several instruments by the age of four and played a solo arrangement in Carnegie Hall when twelve. He arranged the music for numerous films beginning with Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956); he is best remembered for his highly innovative theme and incidental music for the first season of the classic US Television series The Outer Limits ...

Saturday Evening Post

US weekly family magazine, and the foremost periodical, in the eyes of many, for representing the American way of life through its features and articles. Treated as a Slick magazine, it was never a formal slick in the sense of the hefty glossy women's magazines full of fashion and aimed at the women's market. It was a fairly thick tabloid that was often two-thirds advertisements and by 1948 had become the weekly reading matter of over 10% of America's adult ...

Waddell, Patricia

(1951-2016) US accountant and author, usually of historical romances, whose Blood sequence beginning with True Blood (2006) involves its Space Opera cast – an empathic investigator and a ruthless field agent – in interstellar romantic entanglements. Two singletons are also of sf interest: The Alliance (2000), involving a reluctant romance between the Alien governor of the planet Pyrali and ...

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. ...



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