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Jainschigg, Nicholas

(1961-    ) American artist who also publishes as Nick Jainschigg. Before deciding on an artistic career, the young Jainschigg seriously considered becoming a palaeontologist, an interest still reflected in occasional assignments to provide museums with scientifically accurate images of prehistoric animals; he contributed similar artwork to "Extinction" (2006), an episode of the documentary series Naked Science. After receiving a BFA from the Rhode Island ...

Academic Journal

In strict definition these are critical journals about science fiction, featuring no fiction other than as reference, published by academic establishments. By wider acceptance, however, these can include other critical Magazines produced within the science fiction fraternity which provide serious discussion and analysis of the genre to academic standards. / Academic interest in sf did not fully emerge until the 1970s (see ...

Quest, Rodney

Pseudonym of UK engineer, soldier and author John Scott-Taggart (1897-1979), involved professionally in radio research from his early years, contributing to Wireless World from about 1914, serving as a radio instructor in World War One, obtaining over 30 patents and establishing the Radio Press in 1922; he became a barrister in 1928. His Countdown to Doomsday (1966) is a Near Future thriller in which the ...

Dogora

Japanese film (1964; original title Uchû daikaijû Dogora; vt Dagora, the Space Monster; vt Space Monster Dogora). Toho. Directed by Ishirō Honda. Written by Jojiro Okami and Shinichi Sekizawa. Cast includes Robert Dunham, Nobuo Nakamura and Yosuke Natsuki. 83 minutes. Colour. / Japanese Scientists monitoring an orbiting television satellite witness its swallowing by a giant blue amoeba; it ...

Winterbotham, Russ

(1904-1971) US newspaperman and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Star that Would not Behave" in Astounding for August 1935, and was a prolific contributor of Genre SF in the magazine before World War Two, becoming inactive in that sphere until the 1950s, when he again began to publish serviceable fiction. For a period in the 1940s, he created several tales for the Whitman Publishing Company (generator of the ...

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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