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Kornbluth, C M

(1923-1958) US author Cyril Kornbluth; the "M" for a non-existent middle name represents his wife Mary Kornbluth (1920-2007), in the thought that she would be collaborating with him. A member of the Futurians fan group, he published prolifically during the years 1940-1942 in magazines edited by fellow Futurians Donald A Wollheim and Frederik Pohl. His first sf publication was "Stepsons of Mars" for Astonishing Stories in April 1940 with Harry Dockweiler (see Dirk Wylie) and Richard Wilson, ...

Menick, Jim

(?   -    ) US editor and author of an sf Satire, Lingo (1991), about the coming to self-awareness of a Computer; once Lingo has gained AI status, megalomania looms. Disguised as an Android, he/it decides to run for the American presidency. There are some laboured moments. [JC]

McKitterick, Christopher

(1967-    ) US academic at the University of Kansas and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Paving the Road to Armageddon" (May 1995 Analog), following this several further stories and essays in Analog and other magazine and anthology venues. His first novelTranscendence (2010) is a near future mix of cyberpunk and space opera whose wide-screen action range across a human-colonized Solar System, featuring an Alien artefact on Neptune's moon Triton (see ...

Heroes [tv]

US tv series (2006-2010). Tailwind Productions for NBC. Created by Tim Kring. Producers include Kring, Jesse Alexander, Jeph Loeb, Dennis Hammer, Adam Armus, James Chory, and Nora Kay Foster. Writers include Kring, Alexander, Loeb, Armus, Foster, Bryan Fuller, Aron Eli Coleite, and Joe Pokaski. Directors include Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman, Jeannot Szwarc, and Adam Kane. Cast includes Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli, Christine Rose as Angela Petrelli, Sendhil ...

Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine

US letter-size print magazine published by Montcalm Publishing, New York, under licence to Viacom Enterprises and Carolyn Serling, widow of Rod Serling. It was a companion to the men's magazine Gallery. It ran for sixty issues from April 1981 to June 1989; monthly until December 1982, thereafter bi-monthly. It was edited by T E D Klein until August 1985, Michael Blaine October 1985-October 1986, and finally Tappan King. Although the October 1986 issue was filled with material selected by ...

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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