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Palmer, J H

(?   -?   ) US author of The Invasion of New York; Or, How Hawaii Was Annexed (1897) a Near Future Yellow Peril novel in which Japan mounts a surprise attack against America, occupies Hawaii, and with its ally Spain threatens New York; but is defeated. The book ends with a paean to America's Manifest Destiny. [JC]

Wright, Alexis

(1950-    ) Australian author, a member of the indigenous Waanyi nation whose homeland stretches along the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia; she has been associated for many years with various campaigns advocating the rights of Aboriginals. Her first two novels, Plains of Promise (1997) and Carpentaria (2006), both acutely but compassionately polemical, address her people and the life that has been imposed upon them. Though technically nonfantastic, this early work ...

Man Beast

Film (1956). Jerry Warren Productions/Associated Producers Inc. Produced by Ralph Brooke and Jerry Warren. Directed by Warren. Written by B Arthur Cassidy. Cast includes George Wells Lewis, Rock Madison (see below), Asa Manor (credited as Virginia Maynor), Tom Maruzzi and George Skaff. 67 minutes. Black and white. / Connie Hayward (Maynor) plans a rescue expedition to search for her missing brother, who vanished in the Himalayas while on a quest for the legendary Abominable Snowman (see ...

Crimson Skies

Miniature models based Wargame (1998). FASA. Designed by Jordan Weisman, Dave McCoy, Michael A Stackpole. / Crimson Skies uses miniature models to represent small scale aerial battles, using a simple, streamlined rules system. It is set in an Alternate History version of the 1930s in which the USA has fragmented into a multitude of independent nations. In this history Prohibition is not enacted and an epidemic of influenza is brought home by soldiers returning from the Great War, two ...

Raffalovich, George

(1880-1958) French-born academic and author, in UK from around 1906 to 1915, when his advocacy of Ukrainian rights (sometimes as by Bedwin Sands) was deemed potentially treasonous; then in US. Of sf interest are two collections: Planetary Journeys and Earthly Sketches (coll 1908; vt On the Loose 1910), which includes four connected tales involving travel by Telepathy to other planets, where various forms of life (see Life on Other Worlds) are described, some of them descended from ancient ...

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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