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Berliner, Janet

(1939-2012) South African-born author and editor, in the US from the mid-1960s, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Negwenya" as Janet Gluckman in Dragons of Darkness (anth 1981); this is an advance excerpt from her first novel Rite of the Dragon (1981) as Janet Gluckman, a Horror-slanted thriller featuring ancient witchcraft and modern terrorism in a South African setting. The Madagascar Manifesto trilogy written as Janet Gluckman with George Guthridge – opening with Child ...

Godwin, Francis

(1562-1633) UK bishop and author, most noted for his striking description of a lunar Utopia in the posthumously and anonymously published The Man in the Moone: Or A Discourse of a Voyage Thither by Domingo Gonsales, the Speedy Messenger (1638). There is considerable debate over the date of composition, some suggesting it was written as early as 1588 after Godwin heard Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) lecture at Oxford, though most recent theories suggest it was written shortly before his death. ...

Titanic

The loss on 15 April 1912 of RMS Titanic – at that time the largest passenger liner in existence – following its 14 April collision with an iceberg and the discovery of a serious lifeboat shortage, is an early and still very well remembered twentieth-century Icon of Disaster. Though direct relevance to sf is marginal, it is notable that four sf authors given entries in this book died in the shipwreck: John Jacob Astor, Jacques Futrelle, F D Millet and W T Stead. Astor and Stead were ...

Time of Roses, A

Finnish film (1969; original title Ruusujen Aika). Filminor. Directed by Risto Jarva. Written by Risto Jarva, Peter von Bagh and Jarko Paakasvirra. Cast includes Tarja Markus, Arto Tuominen, Ritva Vepsä. 111 minutes. Black and white.  / Helsinki, Finland, in the year 2012 is a prosperous, peaceful society ruled by a meritocracy of technicians. The somewhat smug researcher Raimo (Tuominen) embarks upon a project to compare his time with that of his ancestors, by making a ...

McKeag, Ernest L

(1896-1974) UK author who began writing boys' fiction in 1921, some of it featuring the occasional sf McGuffin and several Lost Worlds. In his later career he published many non-sf novels under the House Name "Griff". The Lost City of the Sierras (1927 chap) is a Lost World tale set Underground; Invaded by Mars (1934) and Terror from the Stratosphere (1937), both as by Jack Maxwell, are juvenile sf. The Shuna sequence – Shuna, White Queen of the Jungle (1951) and Shuna and the Lost Tribe ...

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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