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Evans, Bill

Working name of US chemist and author William Harrington Evans (1921-1985) for his sf studies and involvement in fandom, which began with bibliographical and other work in the 1940s and 1950s, most notably in The Fanzine Index, a journal he published with Bob Pavlat (1926-1983) through 1952. The Fanzine Index catalogued Fanzines and was later assembled into a single volume, Fanzine Index: Listing Most Fanzines from the Beginning through 1952, including Titles, Editors' Names, and Data on Each ...

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Videogame (2011). BioWare. Designed by James Ohlen, Emmanuel Lusinchi, Brad Prince, Daniel Erickson. Platforms: Win. / After it became clear that Star Wars: Galaxies (2003) would not be a commercial success, and since it was generally believed that the causes of that game's failure could be found in its design or implementation rather than in the intellectual property from which it was licenced, a decision was made to build a new Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game set in the ...

Stevenson, David

(?   -    ) American book designer and artist, sometimes credited as Dave Stevenson and sometimes erroneously credited in references as David or Dave Stephenson. Obtaining biographical information is complicated by the fact that there are other artists with this name, but it is known that this David Stevenson has lived in New York and worked for Random House since the 1990s, and he now serves the company as a Senior Art Director, overseeing books published by ...

Eight Legged Freaks

Film (2002). Warner Brothers Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment an Electric Entertainment Production. Directed by Ellory Elkayem. Produced by Dean Devlin and Bruce Berman. Written by Jesse Alexander, Ellory Elkayem from a story by Elkayem and Randy Kornfield. Cast includes David Arquette, Doug E Doug, Scarlett Johansson, Scott Terra and Kari Wuhrer. 99 minutes. Colour. / This likeable Monster Movie was the professional movie debut of a ...

Lee Tung

(?   -    ) Indian author whose interesting sf novel, The Wind Obeys Lama Toru (1967), is a complex story about Overpopulation in which fertility and sterility Drugs act and counteract, driving the population up and down disastrously until the year 2175. [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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