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Jones, Eddie

(1935-1999) Working name of British illustrator Edward John Jones, who also published artwork as S Fantoni (a pseudonym which he used for Star Trek book covers) and "Eddie". One of Britain's most prolific sf artists, Jones was also one of the few in the field to be self-taught. After building a minor reputation as a fan artist, Jones began working professionally in 1957 with some interior art for Nebula Science Fiction ...

Davis, Nathan, Capt

US author (?   -    ) of whom nothing is known – it is possible he is either a descendant of the Captain Nathan Davis (?   -1844) from Virginia who served in the War of 1812, or borrowed his name – beyond his authorship of a Utopia, Beulah: Or, A Parable of Social Regeneration (1904), which posits a future based on Christian socialism. [JC]


Videogame (1993; vt Arctic Baron in the US). Silmarils. Designed by André Rocques. Platforms: Amiga, AtariST, DOS (1993); Mac (1994). / Transarctica is set in the world of La Compagnie des Glaces ["The Ice Company"], a sequence of novels by G-J Arnaud (see France). In Arnaud's fiction, a twenty-first century attempt to mitigate global warming caused by the greenhouse effect (see ...

Philadelphia Experiment, The

Film (1984). New World/Cinema Group/New Pictures/Douglas Curtis. Executive producer John Carpenter. Directed by Stewart Raffill. Written by William Gray, Michael Janover, based on a story by Wallace Bennett and Don Jakoby, based in turn on the purportedly nonfictional The Philadelphia Experiment (1979) by William I Moore and Charles Berlitz (see also George E Simpson). Cast includes Nancy Allen, Eric ...

Germano, Peter B

Working name of US author and television scriptwriter Pietro Baptisto Germano (1913-1983), who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Lost Planet" as by Barry Cord for Thrilling Wonder Stories in March 1941. Most of his books were Westerns [not listed below] as by Cord and also under the further pseudonyms James Kane, Jim Kane and Jack Slade. His only sf novels are the unremarkable The Pyramids from Space (1970) 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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