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Nestle, Tom

(?   -    ) US author, of whom nothing is known under this name beyond a soft-porn Space Opera, Orgies in Space (1978; vt Star Whores 1978 as by A J Rimmer; vt Space Whores 1979 as by Rimmer). [JC]


Film (2021). Netflix presents an Augenschein Filmproduktion, MMC Movies, Phiphen Pictures, RISE PICTURES, RainMaker Films, Stage 6 Films and XYZ Films production in association with Yale Productions and Black Canopy Films. Directed by Joe Penna. Written by Penna with Ryan Morrison. Cast includes Shamier Anderson, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim and Anna Kendrick. 116 minutes. Colour. / A Spacesuit Film in which a ...

Hill, Ernest

(1915-2003) UK author who began publishing sf with "The Last Generation" for New Worlds in January 1964, and who published some stories of interest, most notably the Dystopian "Atrophy" (in New Writings in SF #6, anth 1965, ed John Carnell). His novels – the rather desultory Space Opera Pity about Earth (1968 dos); ...

Chauvin, Cy

(1952-    ) US fan and critic, active in Detroit fandom from the 1970s, publishing there an intermittent Fanzine, Seldon's Plan (1969-1985); he became active as a reviewer and commentator at about the same time. Chauvin is of general interest for the relatively early A Multitude of Visions (anth 1975 chap), an anthology of criticism whose contents have been sagaciously reprinted from Fanzines, where ...

Rossiter, Oscar

Pseudonym of US physician and author Vernon Harold Skeels (1918-2007), who received his MD in 1949 and whose sf novel, Tetrasomy Two (1974), is set in a hospital where a seemingly helpless human vegetable turns out to be an Antihero, an amoral Superman preparing to eliminate the solar system in order to accumulate the energy necessary to tour the Galaxy. The Australian film Patrick ...

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. ...

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