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Klause, Annette Curtis

(1953-    ) UK-born librarian and author, in USA from 1968, who has published several Young Adult novels of interest, beginning with her first, The Silver Kiss (1990), whose young female protagonist befriends a Vampire, helps him track down his murderous brother, and helps him end his own life, which has been tormented. Of more specific sf interest is Alien Secrets (1993), whose young protagonist, en route to reunite with her parents on the planet Shoon, meets a young Shoon ...

Pierce, John J

(1941-    ) US editor and critic, son of John R Pierce, with a background in Fandom, editor of a Fanzine, Renaissance, in the 1960s, and at that time author of reasoned polemical articles about the damage he saw being wrought on sf by writers of the New Wave. Pierce edited Galaxy November 1977-March/April 1979, years in which through no special fault of his the magazine was rapidly declining. Later he published an ambitious sequence of critical books about sf, A Study in ...

Duncan, Alexandra

(?   -    ) US author, resident in North Carolina, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Kinderkochen" in Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name (anth 2009) edited by Sandra Buskirk and Phil (as SatyrPhil) Brucato. Her Young Adult Salvage Universe sequence opens with Salvage (2014), an adventure beginning in a Far-Future Dystopian society which inhabits Spaceships and is dominated by polygamous fundamentalist Religion; for enjoying ...

Kemp, Earl Terry

(1955-    ) US editor, sf researcher and historian, son of Earl Kemp. He is the author of The Anthem Series: A Guide to the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Weird Specialty Publishers of the Golden Age (2013), art books including the Robert Bonfils collection The Cover Art of Robert Bonfils: from the archives of Greenleaf Classics (graph 2013), and two extensive bibliographic databases. Kemp has also edited several volumes of sf stories – and one of SF Magazine ...

Red Dawn

Film (1984). MGM/United Artists. Directed by John Milius. Written by Kevin Reynolds, Milius. Cast includes C Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze and Lea Thompson. 114 minutes. Colour. / Russians nuke US cities and their paratroops, with Cuban and Nicaraguan allies, invade the Midwest. Highschool kids escape into the Colorado mountains, become guerrillas, undergo rites of passage and male bonding, fight brilliantly, mostly die. This incoherent and implausible film gets so ...

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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