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Pulphouse Publishing

Based in Eugene, Oregon, this Small Press was founded by its publisher Dean Wesley Smith in 1988, in association with Kristine Kathryn Rusch and others, and specialized in sf, fantasy and horror. It began with Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine in a limited edition. By 1990 it had become quite active in book publishing also, and in 1991, with 20 employees, the company seemed on the verge of becoming a full-scale publishing house; by mid-1992, however, most of these employees had been laid off. ...

Robeson, Kenneth

A House Name for authors writing the Doc Savage series as it appeared 1933-1949 in Doc Savage magazine, published by Street & Smith. The Robeson name is most strongly associated with Lester Dent, who wrote all but 43 of the Doc Savage stories; other authors involved in that initial run included William G Bogart, Harold A Davis, Laurence Donovan, Alan Hathway and W Ryerson Johnson. Three stories – The Man of Bronze: Doc Savage and his Pals in a Novel of Unusual Adventure (1933; vt Doc ...

Good Place, The

US tv series (2016-2020). Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, Universal Television. Created by Michael Schur. Directors include Dean Holland, Beth McCarthy-Miller and Morgan Sackett. Writers include Megan Amram, Joe Mande, Michael Schur and Jen Statsky. Cast includes Kristen Bell, D'Arcy Carden, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto, Marc Evan Jackson, Jameela Jamil and Maya Rudolph. 52 episodes – each of 22 minutes save for the double-length series finale – plus six online ...

Daniel, Mark

Working name of UK author Mark Daniel Fitzgeorge-Parker (1954-    ) whose first novel, The Laughing Man (1984), is a political thriller set in the Near Future with little or no speculative content; Chocky's Challenge (1986) is a tie to Chocky's Challenge (1986 6parts), a Thames Television sequel to John Wyndham's Chocky (March 1963 Amazing; exp 1968). [JC]

Chapdelaine, Perry A

Pseudonym used for sf by US author, mathematician, research psychologist and director of an author's publishing co-op, Anthony di Fabio (1925-2015). He legally adopted his stepfather's surname at age 21. His first published sf was "To Serve the Masters" for If in September 1967. His first sf novel, Swampworld West (1974), routinely explores a Colonization scenario involving problems between native Aliens and Earth colonists. Later books, The Laughing Terran (1977) and Spork of the Ayor (1969 ...

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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