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Rousseau, Victor

Working name of UK-born author Avigdor Rousseau Emanuel (1879-1960), who also used the pseudonym H M Egbert on his sf, though not exclusively, and signed as V R Emanuel for other work; born of a Jewish father and a French mother – as Sam Moskowitz writes in Under the Moons of Mars (anth 1970) – he lived more and more in the USA after his first arrival in 1901, with periods back in the UK, and in Canada 1912-1916, when much of his significant work was written. After a non-genre ...

Slade, Derek

(?   -    ) UK author of a Hitler Wins novel, Invasion: England 1940 (1990), whose Jonbar Point is Hitler's decision to direct the Luftwaffe at RAF bases rather than cities. The novel as a whole focuses on the ensuing military campaigns, in a manner reminiscent of traditional tales of Invasion (see Battle of Dorking). [JC]

Science-Fiction Collector, The

Canadian bibliographical Amateur Magazine (1976-1981), published by James Grant Books, Calgary, to #3, then by Pandora's Books Ltd; edited by J Grant Thiessen. With #9 (June 1980) the journal merged with the fanzine Age of the Unicorn, and was renamed Megavore: The Journal of Popular Fiction, but the title reverted to The Science Fiction Collector (sans hyphen) from issue #14 (30 May 1981). The two final issues, #15 (31 July 1981), which claimed a circulation of 11,000, and #15½ (30 ...

Saint, Paul

Pseudonym of Paul Beardsley (?   -    ), the UK author of a Tie contributed to the Doctor Who universe, Doctor Who: The Suns of Caresh (2003), an inventive tale involving games with high Technology. [JC]

Well-Known Author, A

Pseudonym of Wilfrid Keppel Honnywill (1871-1909) for his first novel The Master-Sinner: A Romance (1901), a fantasy of the Afterlife [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] featuring letters from a dead victim of a life of Decadence and depicting Hell as a pleasant place from which it is terrible to be excluded; this story can be read as a Satire of the exploitation of Religion by such popular novelists as Hall Caine and Marie Corelli. The Master-Sinner has been wrongly attributed ...

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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