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Clarke, Covington

Pseudonym of US lawyer and author Homer Clarke Venable (1891-1953), active in the 1920s, who specialized in flying adventures for boys; under his own name, he wrote some adult fiction. Covington Clarke novels of sf interest include Desert Wings (1930) and Mystery Flight of the Q2 (1932), the latter being a Lost Race tale featuring the discovery of a lost civilization of Incas. [JC]

Dolinsky, Mike

Working name used by US screenwriter and author Meyer Dolinsky (1923-1984) for his sf novel, Mind One (1972), in which two psychiatrists discover that a Drug meant to treat psychosis actually engenders Telepathy, and find themselves relating warmly to each other (they are of opposite sexes); as one of them is a Jesuit priest, an element of Religion soon enriches the tale. / Active from 1947 ...


US Semiprozine published in letter-size format by Unique Graphics, Oakland, California and edited by Millea Kenin. Five issues, undated, from early 1981 to Spring 1986, though the final issue appeared three years after the previous. It bore the subtitle "Alternative Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy", as it sought to be a market for those stories that found no home elsewhere. Most of the stories were, in fact, fantasy or ...

Greenwood Press

US specialist publishing house founded in 1967, based in Westport, Connecticut, whose books were largely academic and sometimes bibliographical; it took a special interest in sf, and was one of the major academic publishers in this area. Among the commentaries on sf published by Greenwood Press are Martha A Bartter's The Way to Ground Zero: The Atomic Bomb in American Science Fiction (1988), Thomas D ...

Prehistoric Women

1. US film (1950). Alliance Productions, Inc. Produced by Albert J Cohen. Directed by Gregg C Tallas. Written by Tallas, and Sam X Abarbanel. Cast includes Judy Landon, Laurette Luez, Mara Lynn, Allan Nixon and Joan Shawlee. Narrator: David Vaile. 74 minutes. Colour. / Amazon princess Tigri (Luez) and her Stone Age friends have driven all males away some time prior to the start of this Prehistoric SF film; but, being practical, they capture ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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