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Burnet, W Hodgson

(1873-1933) UK architect and author, whose Parodies include Quite So Stories (coll 1918), which makes mild fun of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (coll 1902). In Gullible's Travels in Little-Brit (1920), a giant Gulliver from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726) (see Great and Small; Gulliver; Sequels by Other Hands) visits London during World War One, which he supports, and meets G K Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw, whom he bests. Most of the Satire is directed at Parliament. ...

Detzer, Diane

Working name used by US author Diane Detzer de Reyna (1930-1992) for some of her sf, though she has also published much material as Adam Lukens, and some as Jorge de Reyna. She began publishing sf with "The Tomb" for Science Fiction Stories in November 1958, and soon released a number of novels, from The Sea People (1959) to Eevalu (1963), as Adam Lukens. These are varied in subject matter but are generally routine Space Opera. As Jorge de Reyna she published The Return of the Starships (1968), ...

Cosmic Science Stories

UK Pulp magazine; one undated issue, circa June 1950, published by Popular Press, London; an abridged reprint of the September 1949 issue of Super Science Stories. The lead novelette was "Minions of Chaos" by John D MacDonald. This magazine was actually #11 in the "New All-Action Stories" series of pulp reprints covering several genres, mostly Western and crime/mystery fiction; Cosmic Science Stories was the only sf title represented. [FHP/JE] links / Galactic Central illustrated ...

Morris, Chris

Working name of US rock musician and author Christopher Crosby Morris (1946-    ), married to Janet E Morris, who played bass in his band and with whom he has written several sf novels (see her entry for discussion of these titles). He has also written two Military SF Technothrillers, Cobra (1991) and Hawkeye (1991) with Jane Stump, writing together as Daniel Stryker. [JC/DRL]

Mashina Vremeni

Russian rock band (the name means Time Machine) founded by Andrei Makarevich (1953-    ) and Aleksandr Kutikov (1952-    ). Mashina Vremeni are, by all accounts, extremely popular in their homeland although little known outside it; and their music works within an attractively Beatle-y or "Adult Oriented Rock" idiom. Amongst their many releases is the concept album Malenkiy printz (1979), an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince ...

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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