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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Moscovit, Andrei

Pseudonym of USSR-born publisher, philosopher, historian and author Igor Markovich Efimov (1937-2020), an American citizen from 1978, which he used for some of his varied works, including the sf novel Arkhivy Strashnogo suda (1982; trans Robert Bowie as The Judgment Day Archives 1988), a Near Future tale involving Technothriller riffs and some mysticism. The female ...

Hill, Matt

(1984-    ) UK author who also writes as M T Hill; his first novel, The Folded Man (2013), depicts a Dystopian Near Future Manchester, desiccated through political betrayals by the London-based national government, and run by corrupt exploiters of the Midlands population; the protagonist, through his belief that he is in fact a mermaid, lightens the texture of the tale. His second novel, also set in ...

Pianeta Errante, Il

["The Wandering Planet"] Film (1966; vt War Between the Planets). Mercury Film International/Southern Cross Productions. Directed by Antonio Margheriti credited as Anthony Dawson. Written by Renato Moretti and Ivan Reiner. Cast includes Ombretta Colli, Enzo Fiermonte, Pietro Martellanza, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Goffredo Unger and Halina Zalewska. 80 minutes. Colour. / As Earth is ravaged by unexplained landslides, earthquakes, and tidal waves, ...

Pulley, Natasha

(1988-    ) UK teacher and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Watchmaker of Filigree Street" in Alt Hist for June 2011 as by N K Pulley, a tale she expanded into the first volume of her Steampunk Watchmaker of Filigree Street Universe series. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (2015) is set in an Alternate History version of ...

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. ...

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