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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 ...

Živković, Zoran

(1948-    ) Serbian publisher, researcher, translator and author; his 1982 doctoral dissertation for Belgrade University, "The Appearance of Science Fiction as a Genre of Artistic Prose", was published in his Savremenici budućnosti ["Contemporaries of the Future"] (anth 1983), along with some of the stories he discusses. He has translated more than seventy sf books and published more than 200 books under his Polaris imprint, the first privately ...

Dolgov, Boris

(?   -?   ) US illustrator, sometimes signing himself just Dolgov, of whom almost nothing is known except that he worked in New York on Illustrations for the Pulps, serving alongside such artists as Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok at Weird Tales during the 1940s and early 1950s; his middle initial may have been ...

Druery, Chas T

Working name of UK author Charles Thomas Druery (1843-1917), who published works on UK flora (in particular, ferns). His didactic novel, The New Gulliver, or Travels in Athomia; Inspired by and Dedicated to Chronanthropos Sophilio (1897), presents its narrator, who has undergone Miniaturization in order to embark upon a Fantastic Voyage in his garden, with strange new perspectives on the natural world. ...

Captive Wild Woman

Film (1943). Universal Pictures. Produced by Ben Pivar. Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Written by Griffith Jay and Henry Sucher from an idea by Ted Fithian, and Neal P Varnick. Cast includes Acquanetta, Evelyn Ankers, John Carradine, Fay Helm, Milburn Stone and Martha Vickers. 61 minutes. Black and white. / Animal trainer Fred Mason (Stone) returns from safari with new beasts for the Whipple circus, including the almost humanly intelligent gorilla Cheela. Beth Colman (Ankers), his ...

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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