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Taylor, Malcolm

(?   -    ) UK author for older children. Knight of the Air (1935) verges toward the fantastic as its protagonist discovers a sapphire rock in Africa; Wings Over Eldorado (1936) is a Lost World tale set in South America, where a cache of Incan gold is discovered; PX (1943), set in a familiar Near Future 1969, is an aviation adventure whose protagonist, forced to land his advanced plane in a mist, becomes involved in an international conspiracy against ...

Galaxina

Film (1980). Marimark Productions. Written and directed by William Sachs. Executive producer Newton P Jacobs. Producer Marilyn J Tenser. Cast includes J D Hinton, Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber and Dorothy Stratten. 95 minutes. Colour. / Low-budget, crudely humorous Space Opera. In the year 3008, the Intergalactic Federation Police Cruiser Infinity is sent on a mission to retrieve a powerful blue crystalline artefact, the Blue Star. The titular Galaxina is a sentient Robot with human ...

Dickson, Gordon R

(1923-2001) Canadian-born author, resident in the USA since age 13, becoming a US citizen many decades before his death. He was educated (along with Poul Anderson) at the University of Minnesota, taking his BA in English in 1948, and remained in Minnesota. After World War Two he re-established the Minneapolis Fantasy Society, with Anderson a central participant. The two later collaborated on the Hoka series – Earthman's Burden (coll 1957), Star Prince Charlie (1975) and Hoka! (coll 1982); ...

Drennan, Kathryn M

(1956-    ) US author, married to J Michael Straczynski, with whom she has collaborated on articles; in her own right, she is the author of Babylon 5: Book 9: To Dream in the City of Sorrows (1997), which novelizes episodes from the television show Babylon 5. [JC]

Leahy, John Martin

(1886-1967) American author and artist, apparently active only during the 1920s; except for his publications, little is known about his life except that he lived in the state of Washington. His longer works are one serialized sf novel that appeared in Science and Invention, "The Living Death" (October 1924-June 1925 Science and Invention), and two serialized novels, heavily influenced by H Rider Haggard, that were published in Weird Tales: "Draconda" (November 1923-May/June/July 1924 Weird ...

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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