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Monteiro, Jerônymo

(1908-1970) Brazilian author and editor who was in a certain sense the first sf fan in Brazil. He was hooked as a child through H G Wells's books, and in his first sf stories he used the pseudonym "Ronnie Wells". Under this name, he wrote the adventures of the hugely popular detective Dick Peter in a radio show which lasted several years from 1937 on. Later, Dick Peter's exploits were collected in book form; they are Pulpish tales aimed at teenagers, most of them crime thrillers set in New ...

Ramdagger, Geoffrey

Almost certainly a pseudonym used by the unidentified US author (?   -    ) of Sexualis 1984 (1973), a Sex novel set in a disturbing Near Future. [JC]

Frost, Conrad

(1911-2005) UK author and features editor. Sf was only a minor part of his output, which was generally confined to the 1950s. He scripted Basil Blackaller's Ace O'Hara space-adventures in the Daily Dispatch, and wrote eight Rick Random pocket Comic books for the Super Detective Library, though he was here overshadowed by Harry Harrison's five contributions. In 1956 the short-lived UK sf comic Rocket included a text serial each week, written by Frost and illustrated by Harry Winslade, beginning ...


US animated online tv series (2021-current). Warner Bros. Animation. Based on characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Developed by C H Greenblatt. Directors include Aaron Austin, Hannah Ayoubi and Careen Ingle. Writers include C. H. Greenblatt, Ian Mutchler and Ian Wasseluk. Voice cast includes Jeff Bergman, Jim Conroy, C H Greenblatt and Grace Helbig. Season one: ten 22-minute episodes (each with two segments); season two, nineteen eleven-minute episodes; there were also seven ...

Bailey, Thomas

Pseudonym of US author Edward Bellamy Partridge (1877-1960), who wrote Country Lawyer (1939) under his full name, also publishing work as Bellamy Partridge and Bailey. In his Lost Race novel, Long Night (1935), a young woman, lost in the Arctic, is taken by the Inuit chief who rescues her to a mysterious Island where she finds a Viking still alive. The Viking and the Inuit fight over her. [JC]

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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