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Ross, Deborah J

(1947-    ) US author who also writes as by Deborah Wheeler, the name she used for her first publication of genre interest, "Imperatrix" in Sword and Sorceress (anth 1984) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. For the first decades of her career, she tended to use her own name for Planetary Romances in the Darkover universe, primarily the Darkover: Clingfire sequence beginning with The Fall of Neskaya (2001) "with" Marion Zimmer Bradley; these titles seem likely to have comprised ...

Blue Submarine No. 6

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1998-2000). Original title Ao no Roku-gō. Based on the Manga by Satoru Ozawa. Gonzo. Directed by Mahiro Maeda. Written by Hiroshi Yamaguchi. Voice cast includes Hozumi Gōda, Showtaro Morikubo, Miki Nagasawa, Yukana Nogami and Takeshi Wakamatsu. Four 29- to 40-minute episodes. Colour. / Despairing of humanity's treatment of nature, Scientist Zorndyke (Wakamatsu) raises the sea-levels, killing a billion people (see Disaster). He prepares to ...

Fairman, Paul W

(1909-1977) US editor and author in several genres, including crime stories and erotica; active from around 1947. His first published sf story was "No Teeth for the Tiger" for Amazing in February 1950, and for some years thereafter he was a regular contributor to the Ziff-Davis magazines under his own name, the pseudonyms Robert Lee and Mallory Storm, and various house pseudonyms (see House Names), including E K Jarvis, Clee Garson, Ivar Jorgensen (which began as a personal pseudonym) and Paul ...

Richards, Lysander Salmon

(1835-1926) US author of Breaking Up; Or, the Birth, Development, and Death of the Earth and its Satellite in Story (1896), a title evoking the cosmological perspectives of an author like the then popular Camille Flammarion, and the epic history being unpacked is intermittently "narratized", to give sentient interest, the viewpoint character being a dead but observant Alien from another star who tracks the Evolution of matter and life on Earth and the Moon, life on the latter being terminated ...

Boucher, Anthony

Best-known pseudonym of US editor and author William Anthony Parker White (1911-1968), who began to publish work of genre interest with "Ye Goode Olde Ghost Story" for Weird Tales in January 1927 as by William A P White, though his first full story was "Snulbug" for Unknown in December 1941 as Boucher (for a note on "Snulbug" and related titles see Shakespeare); he soon became a regular contributor as Boucher to this magazine and to Astounding Science-Fiction. Most of his 1940s tales were ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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