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Hatch, Mary R P

(1848-1935) US author who also published as by Mabel Percy, including some mysteries set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; her novel of sf interest, The Missing Man (first appeared 1892 Portland Maine Transcript; 1892), is a mystery tale whose solution depends on Telepathy. [JC]

Popular Science Fiction

Australian thin (64pp) Digest-size saddle-stapled magazine. Six issues, undated but July 1953 to March 1955, published by Frew Publications, Sydney; editor not named, but Ronald Forster. It published primarily reprints from US pulps but included some new Australian material by Norma K Hemming and, surprisingly, by US authors, particularly in the final issue which was almost all new material, by Sam Sackett, Jim ...

Hart, Edward

(1854-1931) US chemist, editor of The Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry from 1882 through 1901, and author of The Silica Gel Pseudomorph and Other Stories (coll 1924), which assembles stories with a real or fantasticated relationship to chemistry; in the title story, for instance, a pirate in Suspended Animation turns out to have been transformed into a transparent gel. The stories are mostly amusing. [JC]

Goliath Awaits

Made-for-tv film (1981). Larry White Productions/Columbia Picture Television. Syndicated. Produced by Hugh Benson. Directed by Kevin Connor. Written by Richard M Bluel and Pat Fielder from a story by Bluel, Fielder, and Benson. Cast includes Robert Forster, Frank Gorshin, Mark Harmon, Christopher Lee and Emma Samms. 200 minutes, cut to 186 minutes, 110 minutes for home video release. Colour. / 1939: early in World War Two, the British liner ...

Guttenberg, Elyse

(1952-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Selena's Song" in Spaceships and Spells: A Collection of New Fantasy and Science-Fiction Stories (anth 1987) edited by Martin H Greenberg, Charles G Waugh and Jane Yolen. The hints of Dream Hacking in her first novel, Sunder, Eclipse & Seed ...

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 ...

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