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Scott, G Firth

(circa 1862-1935) Scottish journalist and author, in Australia from the 1880s until sometime before World War One, then in England. Most of his fiction is nonfantastic, though he remains best-known for The Last Lemurian: A Westralian Romance (Christmas 1896 The Golden Penny Magazine as "Tor Ymmot, Queen of Lemuria"; exp 1898), a Lost Race tale whose explorer protagonist discovers the Underground remains ...

Berens, Lewis Henry

(?   -?   ) Australian author whose The Story of My Dictatorship [for various vts see Checklist below] (1887-1888 Our Commonwealth; 1894) with Ignatius Singer, set in the very Near Future, describes in dialogue form the disputatious creation of a Utopia on socialist lines in London. [JC]

New Moon Quarterly

UK low-paying Amateur Magazine published by Weller Publications, Orpington, Kent and edited by George P Townsend, ostensibly as a fantasy and more experimental companion to Dream Magazine. It saw five, octavo-size issues between June 1987 and Summer 1988. The magazine ran a sizable quota of science fiction amongst its more overt fantasy and occasional light-hearted vignettes. "Blind is the Hand That Fears No Life" (June ...


Russian animated short film in two parts (1994-1995; original title Amba Film Pervyy). Ekran. Directed and written by Gennady Tischenko. Voice cast includes Vsevolod Abdulov, Lyudmila Gnilova and Aleksandr Lushchik. 8 minutes and 10 minutes. Colour. / A sequel to Tischenko's earlier two-part serial Geona's Vampires (1991) and Masters of Geona (1992), this again features Inspector Yanin of the ...

Matsuo Yumi

(1960-    ) Japanese author of sf and detective fiction, a graduate in English Literature from Ochanomizu Women's College, whose debut came with "Camera Eye" (April 1988 Shōsetsu Kisō Tengai, English title sic). Her first stories were published when she was still working as one of the low-ranking, decorative corporate secretaries known as OL ["Office Ladies"]. Much of her subsequent fiction has demonstrated a dynamic interest ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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