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Morgan, Arthur

(?   -?   ) UK author whose Invention tale, The Disintegrator: A Romance of Modern Science (1891) with Charles R Brown, features a device with the power to disintegrate matter through vibrations, while instantaneously transmitting and reintegrating it elsewhere (see Matter Transmission). The plot thickens, but little happens of any interest. ...

Project V.I.P.E.R.

Film (2002). Cinetel Films, Inc presents in association with Crystal Sky and VCL a Jay Andrews film. Directed by Jim Wynorksi. Written by Curtis Joseph, David Mason. Cast includes Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russel and Tim Thomerson. 85 minutes. Colour. / In what seems to be the present day, an organism called Project V.I.P.E.R. is en route to Mars. It gets loose and kills the Space Shuttle crew. Back on earth, a pair of mysterious ...

Fenner, Arnie

Working name of American artist and editor Arnold Fenner (?   -    ), who was sometimes credited as Arnold Fenner in early publications. Fenner was long associated with sf Fandom, winning one World Fantasy Award for publishing the Semiprozine Shayol, but he has earned a living by working as an artist or artistic director for a number ...

Mason, Edith Huntington

(1881-?   ) US author of the marginally Near Future The Great Plan (1913), in which a rich young American woman establishes a Utopian enclave on the banks of the Rhine in Germany, with the intention of upraising German women to a status equal to men (see Feminism); but romance intervenes. [JC]

Pendleton, Don

(1927-1995) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Boomerang Peep Show" for Ace Magazine in 1958 and whose sf novels – some written as by Dan Britain, and most of them routine – began with Revolt! (1968 as by Britain; rev vt Civil War II: The Day it Finally Happened! 1971 as Pendleton) and The Olympians (1969), both soft porn. Other singletons were Cataclysm: The Day the World Died (1969), ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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