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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Cavalier, The

1. US general-fiction Pulp magazine published by the Frank A Munsey Company, edited by Robert H Davis. It evolved from The Scrap Book and appeared monthly October 1908-January 1912, became The Cavalier Weekly, 6 January 1912 to 9 May 1914, then merged with All-Story Weekly to form All Story Cavalier Weekly (see The ...

Hunter, Jim

(1939-    ) UK author of The Flame (1966), a Near Future tale set in a Dystopian Britain taken over by right-wing forces; nothing assuages the bleakness of the narrative and its message. Percival and the Presence of God (1978) is a fantasy about the Matter of Britain [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. ...

Spider-Man [tv]

1. Animated tv series (1967-1970; vt Spiderman). GrantRay-Lawrence Animation with Krantz Films (first season); Krantz Films solo (seasons 2 and 3). ABC-TV/Syndicated. Produced by Ray Patterson, Ralph Bakshi. Directors included Bakshi, Patterson, Grant Simmons, Gray Morrow. Writers included John Romita Sr, Fred Halliday, Dick Robbins and Lin Carter. Based on characters created by Stan ...

Escher, M C

Working name of Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). He had no real connections to either sf literature or sf Illustration during his career as an artist specializing in woodcuts and lithographs. However, he is renowned for regularly employing Mathematics to depict impossible scenes, effectively classifying him as an sf artist – and one of great significance, since his paradoxical works relate to bedrock ...

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. ...



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