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Oldmeadow, Ernest

(1867-1949) UK author whose 1930s Radio work sometimes verged on the fantastic, though the examples supplied in The Town To-Morrow: Five and Twenty Imaginary Broadcasts (coll 1937) as by Francis Downman do not seem to have been broadcast. His sf novel, The North Sea Bubble: A Fantasia (1906), set in 1910 after a German Invasion of England on Battle of Dorking lines, spoofs ...

Lakin-Smith, Kim

(1972-    ) UK author whose first novel, Tourniquet: Tales from the Renegade City (2007), depicts a surrealized urbanized cybergoth Near Future in terms depicted by and entrapping the rock band Origin (see Music); supernatural elements interfuse with music in the Dystopian City at the heart of the tale. The world depicted in Cyber Circus ...

Whispers

US Semiprozine published and edited by Stuart David Schiff, initially at Fayetteville, North Carolina but from issue #9 (December 1976) from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where David Drake held the fort, serving as assistant editor, and finally from issue #13/14 (Fall 1979) from Binghamton, New York. The magazine ran from July 1973 to Fall 1987, and although the final individual issue was ...

Dynamic Science Fiction

US Pulp magazine published by Columbia Publications; edited by R A W Lowndes. Six issues, December 1952-January 1954. Much of the fiction was unremarkable, though it did run Lester del Rey's sf thriller "I Am Tomorrow" (December 1952) and the short novel The Duplicated Man (August 1953; 1959) by James Blish and Michael Sherman (a pseudonym for Lowndes). Of more lasting significance ...

Padua, Sydney

(?   -    ) London-based Canadian animator, graphic artist and author, who has worked on such films as Osmosis Jones (2001), The Golden Compass (2007) (see Philip Pullman), Clash of the Titans (2010), John Carter (2012), The Jungle Book (2015) and The One and Only Ivan (2020) (see K A ...

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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