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Planet Stories

US Pulp magazine, 71 issues, Winter 1939 to Summer 1955, published by Love Romances Publishing (a subsidiary of Fiction House), edited by Malcolm Reiss (Winter 1939-Summer 1942), Wilbur S Peacock (Fall 1942-Fall 1945), Chester Whitehorn (Winter 1945-Summer 1946), Paul L Payne (Fall 1946-Spring 1950), Jerome Bixby (Summer 1950-July 1951), Malcolm Reiss (September 1951-January 1952), Jack O'Sullivan (March 1952-Summer 1955). (Reiss was always in control, however, acting as Managing Editor when he ...

Kaye, Terry

Collaborative pseudonym of Brian Hannant, Terry Hayes and George Miller. This was used only for Mad Max (1979; vt Mad Max 1 1985), which novelizes Miller's Post-Holocaust film Mad Max (1979). [JC/DRL]

Oppegaard, David

(1979-    ) US author whose first novel, The Suicide Collectors (2008), radically mutates an old horror trope – the corpse-devouring ghoul – into a Near Future sf tale of considerable force. For five years Earth has suffered under a "disease" or perhaps recognition known as the Despair, which has caused the suicide of most of the world's population; their bodies are routinely gathered up by a group known as the Collectors for reasons clearly inimical to the ...

Hemry, John G

(1956-    ) US author best known for his Military SF sequences. The Stark series, beginning with Starks' War (2000) and ending with Stark's Crusade (2002), features near space conflict in the Near Future. The Paul Sinclair series, beginning with A Just Determination (2003) and ending with Against All Enemies (2006), features an adept legal officer in a Space Opera frame reminiscent of the Nick Seafort books by David Feintuch. The ongoing Lost Fleet sequence as by Jack ...

Robinson, Eleanor

(?   -?1988) US author in whose first novel, Chrysalis of Death (1976), a disastrous primordial germ changes people into beasts (see Devolution). A brave doctor fights the menace; there is soap opera and Sex. The Silverleaf Syndrome (1980; vt The Freak 1985) was a less noticeable incursion into similar territory, in which Biology is horrid (see Horror in SF). [JC]

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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