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Bennet, Robert Ames

(1870-1954) US author who concentrated on Westerns, and author of four novels of sf interest. In Thyra: A Romance of the Polar Pit (1901), three explorers, after nearly freezing to death, discover a Balloon which conveys them to a clement Lost World, hidden near the North Pole and full of prehistoric beasts, bestial ape-men (see Apes as Human), clairvoyant priestesses and unusually tall socialists whose lives are based on memories of old Iceland; it is a good example of the polar Lost World ...

Leinonen, Anne

(1973-    ) Finnish author active in Finnish Fandom who came initially to prominence with the Young Adult Routasisarukset ["Children of the Frost"] sequence beginning with Routasisarukset ["Children of the Frost"] (2011) with Elija Lappalainen, set in a remote Ruined Earth land; the young protagonist, possibly a throwback (see Evolution) to the people who had ruined the world, has an uncanny rapport with relics of otherwise vanished Technology. Her ambivalent conflicts with ...

Rehla ilal Kamar

Egyptian film (1959; vt Journey to the Moon). Delta Film Productions. Directed by Hamada Abdel Wahab. Written by Hamada Abdel Wahab. Cast includes Roushdy Abaza, Sophy Sarwait, Souad Thawrat, Edmoun Toeima, Ismaïl Yasseen and Ibrahim Youness. 90 minutes. Black and white. [Note: Journey to the Moon is the official English title given in the opening credits; the names of Wahab, Yasseen, Abaza, and Sarwait are spelled as they appear in the opening credits; the names of Toeima, Youness, and ...

Vermes, Timur

(1967-    ) German journalist, ghostwriter and author who is of sf interest for his first two novels. In the Alternate-History Er is wieder da (2012; trans Jamie Bulloch as Look Who's Back 2014), Adolf Hitler, at the brink of defeat, is conveyed via Timeslip to the Berlin of 2011, where he becomes a talk-show television celebrity. His obscenities about Jews, Eugenics, Lebensraum and other material are taken as hilarious spoofs of positions he has never abandoned; Satirical ...

Forgotten Fantasy

US Digest-size magazine. Five issues October 1970 to June 1971, published by Nectar Press, Hollywood, edited by Douglas Menville. Forgotten Fantasy reprinted some ancient fantasy and Proto SF stories, but the long novel serialized in #1-#4, The Goddess of Atvatabar (1892) by William R Bradshaw, set in a Hollow Earth, was probably too dated to be successful even in the nostalgia market. A second serial, Hartmann the Anarchist (June-September 1893 The English Illustrated Magazine; 1893), by E ...

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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