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Popular Magazine, The

US Pulp magazine published by Street & Smith, edited by Henry Harrison Lewis for the first year and then Charles Agnew MacLean (1880-1928), who edited it until his sudden death. Appeared monthly from November 1903, semimonthly from 1 October 1909, weekly from 24 September 1927, semi-monthly from 7 July 1928, and monthly February-September 1931. Merged with Complete Stories from October 1931. It claimed at one stage to be the biggest magazine in the world. / The Popular Magazine was the ...

Marshall, Bruce

(1899-1987) Scottish author who served in both world wars, and whose first work of interest was As a Thief in the Night and Other Stories (coll 1919), almost certainly self-published; the title story is a Future War tale involving the Christian countries of the west against a barbarian China (see Yellow Peril). Father Malachy's Miracle: A Heavenly Story with an Earthly Meaning (1931) is a Fantasy in which the eponymous priest causes the magical transfer of a dance hall or night club called "The ...

Yeux sans Visage, Les

Film (1960; vt Eyes without a Face; vt The Horror Chamber of Dr Faustus). Champs-Elysées/Lux. Directed by Georges Franju. Written by Jean Redon, Franju, Claude Sautet, Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, from Les yeux sans visage (1959) by Redon. Cast includes Pierre Brasseur, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob and Alida Valli. 95 minutes, cut to 88 minutes, further cut to 84 minutes. Black and white. / Released in the USA with cuts as The Horror Chamber of Dr Faustus, and condemned in the ...

My Life as a Teenage Robot

US animated tv series (2003-2007). Frederator Studios. Created by Rob Renzetti. Directors include Randy Myers, Rob Renzetti, Chris Sauve and Tim Walker. Writers include John Fountain, Heather Martinez, Brandon Kruse and Bernie Petterson. Voice cast includes Thora Birch, Chad Doreck, Eartha Kitt, Quinton Flynn, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo, Cree Summer and Audrey Wasilewski. 75 eleven-minute (excepting three double-length) episodes. Colour. / Sometime in the future, elderly Scientist Dr. Nora ...

Measday, Stephen

(1950-    ) Australian author and scriptwriter for various media, most significantly for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, his Television including The Time Game (1993), which he novelized as his first tale of sf interest, The Time Game (1993). The News on Aliens (1997), part of the otherwise nonfantastic Rick Street Roving Reporter sequence, deals with the discovery of UFOs in a small Australian town. [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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