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Nicholson, Sam

Pseudonym of US author Shirley Nikolaisen (?   -    ), who began to publish work of genre interest with "Magma Wave" in Galaxy for July 1975, but who was primarily associated over her relatively short active career with Analog, where the stories assembled as Captain Empirical (coll of linked stories 1979) first appeared. The protagonist, Captain Schuster, shifts from water-bound ships to a ...

Norwood, Victor

(1920-1983) UK traveller and author who concentrated on Westerns and nonfiction works about exploration. Of some genre interest is the Jacaré the Untamed series of South American jungle adventure tales, loosely derived from Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan and mostly sf or fantasy: The Untamed (1951), The Caves of Death (1951), The Temple of the Dead ...

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Animated tv series (1976-1978). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Directed by Don Towsley. Writers included Len Janson, Paul Dini, Kathleen Barnes, Tom Ruegger, David Wise. Cast includes Jack Bannon, Joan Gerber, Hettie Lynn Hares, Alan Oppenheimer and Robert Ridgley. Based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Sixteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / In this series, Tarzan (Ridgley) encounters various ...

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual

Beginning with Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual 1988 (dated 1988 but 1989) edited by Robert A Collins and Robert Latham – whose coverage is of 1987 – this series was an annual book spin-off from the defunct magazine Fantasy Review (folded August 1987). The book-review section of the magazine had been its strongest feature, and continues as the central ...

Churchill, R C

(1916-1986) UK literary historian whose A Short History of the Future: Based on the Most Reliable Authorities With Maps (1955), like John Atkins's Tomorrow Revealed (1955), is an imaginary History, in this case set about 7000 CE, and similarly draws on genuine contemporary sources, mainly George Orwell and other literary figures like Kurt ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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