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Zajdel, Janusz A

(1938-1985) Polish author, one of the three most important figures in Polish science fiction of the post-war era, who partly recognized, partly created and defined, and eventually occupied a literary territory that allowed him, along with some other writers, to create social Dystopias critical of the gross perversions and pathologies of the Polish communist state, and by extension totalitarianism in general, without exposing himself to ...

Odgers, Sally

(1957-    ) Australian author, who has also written as by Sally Farrell, Tiffany Mandrake and Sally Farrell Odgers; most of her work has been for younger readers and/or fantasy, such as the long Jack Russell, Dog Detective sequence beginning with The Lying Postman (2005 chap) with Darrell Odgers, or the variously shared volumes of the Out of this World sequence beginning with Slime World (2007 chap) [none are listed below]. The ...

Invisible Man Appears, The

Japanese film (1949). Original title Tōmei Ningen Arawaru. Daiei Film. Directed and written by Nobuo Adachi, based on a story by Akimitsu Takagi. Special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. Cast includes Chizuru Kitagawa, Kanji Koshiba, Takiko Mizunoe, Daijirō Natsukawa, Shosaku Sugiyama and Ryūnosuke Tsukigata. 82 minutes, Black and white. / At the Nakazato Chemical Laboratory, Dr Kenzo Nakazato's (Tsukigata) ...

Bacon, Roger

(circa 1214/1220-?1292) Franciscan friar, philosopher, and speculative thinker over a wide range of subjects, born in England, though he spent many years in Paris; it has recently been argued that his year of birth is more likely 1220 than any earlier date. A disputatious, highly original polymath, he was a central figure in the ferment that marked thirteenth-century European culture. His originality (once disputed) seems incontrovertible; but he did not occupy the position of majestic, ...

Call of Cthulhu

Role Playing Game (1981). Chaosium. Designed by Sandy Petersen. / Call of Cthulhu is an authorized interpretation of H P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos in the role playing medium. The core game, set in the 1920s, effectively reflects the central concerns of the Mythos stories, with some variations. Lovecraft's work typically confronts a ...

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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