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White, Skyler

Working name of US author (1967-    ), whose surname is White and who describes the Skyler as a nickname; her first novel, And Falling, Fly (2010), is a supernatural romance set with some Equipoisal skill in a Steampunk world. Her second, In Dreams Begin (2010), is a Timeslip tale whose protagonist becomes involved with William Butler Yeats. The Incrementalists series, beginning with The Incrementalists (2013) with Steven Brust, focuses on a group of Secret Master ...

Terminator, The

Film (1984). Cinema '84/Pacific Western/Orion. Produced by Gale Anne Hurd. Directed by James Cameron. Written by Cameron, Hurd. Cast includes Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 107 minutes. Colour. / In 2029 CE a vicious Future War between humans and Machines is raging. To ensure their victory, the machines send back a Cyborg Terminator (apparently human, with flesh and blood coating a metal armature and electronic implants) via Time Travel to Los Angeles (see ...


Film (2014). Paramount Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel. Cast includes Douglas Booth, Leo McHugh Carroll, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Nolan Gross, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Leman, Mark Margolis, Nick Nolte and Ray Winstone. 138 minutes. Colour. / It would be overreaching to claim that Noah is an sf epic manqué about the Invention of a superior boat which survives the Disaster of a worldwide ...

Edson, Milan C

(1839-1921) US civil servant, farmer and author of Solaris Farm: A Story of the Twentieth Century (1900), an agrarian Utopia, in which physical health and cleanliness are emphasized. He was the father-in-law of Elmer Gates (1856-1923), founder of the Elmer Gates Laboratory of Psychology and Psychurgy, whose theories about stimulating brain-growth in adults were espoused by John W Campbell Jr in the 1950s. [JC]

Davidson, Steve

(1958-    ) US fan (active with letters published in SF Magazines as early as 1978), editor and publisher. In 2012 he acquired the then-moribund Amazing Stories (which see), reviving it first as a lively website with a news and reviews blog, then with ebook and webzine issues, and – with help from Kickstarter funding – as a print magazine from August 2018 (#614 dated Fall 2018) to Summer 2020 (#619) with Ira Nayman as editor. Financial problems then led to ...

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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