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Poland

Most Western sf readers associate Poland principally with the work of Stanisław Lem, whose books, widely published, much appreciated, and thoroughly scrutinized in the West, had a profound impact on the field. Lem still remains an iconic figure both in and out of Poland, while his enormous worldwide popularity more or less directly inspired the interest in the earlier Fantastika (John Clute's umbrella term seems particularly useful in this context, in part because of its Central- and ...

Porter, Andrew

(1946-    ) US editor and publisher, active in Fandom since the 1960s, who founded and ran the influential Algol, for which he won a 1974 Hugo, as well as its longer-lived companion, Science Fiction Chronicle, a major Newszine which won Hugos as best Semiprozine in 1993 and 1994. Science Fiction Chronicle was eventually acquired by DNA publications in 2000, with Porter continuing as news editor until replaced in 2002. / Porter also published several titles under his ...

Holland, Clive

Pseudonym of UK author Charles James Hankinson (1866-1959) who began publishing stories in the Boys' Papers in the mid 1880s, and who is of genre interest for three novels: Raymi; Or, the Children of the Sun (1889), an eighteenth-century Lost World adventure involving pirates and the discovery of El Dorado in Peru; An Egyptian Coquette (1898; rev vt The Spell of Isis: A Romance of Egypt 1913), an occult fantasy involving a She figure; and The Hidden Submarine; Or, the Plot That Failed (1916), a ...

Gould, Steven

(1955-    ) US author, married to Laura J Mixon, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Touch of Their Eyes" for Analog in September 1980, though he only began to attract wide notice with his first novel – the first volume in the Jumper sequence comprising Jumper (1992), Reflex (2004) and Jumper: Griffin's Story (2007), a Tie to the film {Jumper} (2008) directed by Doug Liman – which focuses, as do its successors, on a Mutant variety of Homo ...

Planeta de las Mujeres Invasoras, El

["Planet of the Female Invaders"] Mexican film (1966; vt Planet of the Female Invaders). Estudios América/Producciones Corsa. Directed by Alfredo B Crevenna. Written by Emilio Gómez Muriel and Alfredo Ruanova. Cast includes Elizabeth Campbell, Ethel Carrillo, Graciela Doring, José Ángel "Ferrusquilla" Espinosa, José Gálvez, Rogelio Guerra, Maura Monti, Guillermo Murray, Raúl Ramirez, Adriana Roel and Lorena Velázquez. 86 minutes. Black and ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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