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Rhinehart, Luke

Pseudonym of US author George Powers Cockcroft (1932-2020), best known for his Dice Man books, a sequence beginning with his first novel, The Dice Man (1971; rev 1983). The tale dramatizes a philosophy of chance – with life decisions made according to a throw of the dice – which, given dramatic fictional form, leads to what might seem an advocacy of the acte gratuit; in its direct sequel, The Search for the Dice Man (1993), the son of ...

Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award

Award given in memory of Theodore Sturgeon, who died in 1985, to the previous year's best sf/fantasy story in English under 17,500 words. It was founded in 1987 by James Gunn and Sturgeon's heirs, and since then has been announced annually during a July ceremony at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, at which the John W Campbell Memorial Award ...

Liquid Sky

Film (1982). Z Films. Directed by Slava Tsukerman. Written by Tsukerman, Carlisle, Nina V Kerova. Cast includes Anne Carlisle, Susan Doukas, Paula E Sheppard and Otto von Wernherr. 112 minutes. Colour. / Aliens who have landed their tiny flying saucer on the roof of a Manhattan penthouse (see New York) observe the lives of strange young people: fashionable, Drug-using, white-faced Punk/New Wavers. The ...

Voyagers!

US tv series (1982-1983). Universal. Created by James D Parriott. Produced by Jill Sherman and Robert Steinhauer. Directors include Allan Levi, Bernard McEveety, Ron Satloff and Virgil Vogel. Cast includes Jon Eric Hexum and Meeno Peluce. Twenty 50-minute episodes. Colour. / Phineas Bogg (Hexum) and Jeffrey Jones (Peluce) are Voyagers who Time-Travel to put History right – which is to say, the way we know it to ...

Craig, David

Pseudonym of UK author and journalist Allan James Tucker (1929-    ), whose Roy Rickman series, beginning with The Alias Man (1968), is essentially a jeremiad about a then-imminent 1970s world crisis of the Cold War, with the UK becoming in the Near Future a Soviet satellite, though it offers a sufficient sf displacement through the exploits of the multi-national spy Rickman to be of some ...

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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