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Oyebanji, Adam

(?   -    ) Scottish lawyer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Frontier" in Adventurer for January 1987. His first novel Braking Day (2022) is a Generation Starship tale whose First Crew had left an AI-dominated tyranny on Earth, the destination being a planet orbiting Tau Ceti. After six generations have passed, the expedition's three great ships, ...

Fantasy

There is no Definition of SF that excludes fantasy, other than prescriptive definitions so narrow that, were they applied, this encyclopedia would be reduced to ten per cent of its present length. We are talking about problems of definition raised by not a minority but a majority of all genre writings. Among the Genre-SF writers at least some of whose work would be excluded are Terry Bisson, Ray ...

Partridge of Sintaluta

Pseudonym of Canadian teacher and author Edward Alexander Partridge (1862-1931), active from as early as 1883 in Sintaluta, Manitoba, where he co-founded the idealistic Territorial Grain Growers' Association in 1901; the full range of his views are more freely expressed in A War on Poverty: The One War That Can End War (1925), in which a socialist Utopia is established as the independent state of Coalsamao, legally separate from the rest of Canada. ...

Beyond, The

US Comic (1950-1955). 30 issues. Ace Magazines, Inc. Artists include Lou Cameron, Frank Giusto, Warren Kremer, Jim McLaughlin, Kenneth Rice and Mike Sekowsky. 36 pages. Usually 4 long strips, 2 one-page strips entitled "True Tales of the Supernatural" and a two-page text story per issue. / The Beyond was primarily a supernatural Horror comic, dominated by stories involving ghosts (see ...

Stevens, Lawrence Sterne

(1886-1960) American artist who also signed himself Stephen Lawrence or just Lawrence; some covers attributed to Lawrence were actually the work of his son Peter Stevens (1920-2001). The elder Stevens effectively learned how to draw by working as a newspaper artist and did not begin drawing for the sf Pulp magazines until the early 1940s, when the demand for newspaper illustration was diminishing. He was most admired for his interior illustrations, which became his ...

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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