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Essex House

A short-lived (1968-1969) Los Angeles publishing imprint, a subsidiary of Milton Luros's Parliament News, Inc, specializing in highbrow erotica. Many Essex House novelists were young serious writers (several of them poets), and some used scenarios drawn from sf and fantasy, including future Dystopias, as settings for their pornography. About half the 42 titles published by Essex House were sf/fantasy; they included novels by Philip José ...

L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future

Original Anthology series, initially edited by Algis Budrys, made up of stories by entrants to the Writers of the Future Contest and published by Bridge Publications in the USA and New Era in the UK; both publishing houses were originally set up to publish Dianetics and Scientology textbooks, but had already ...

Keppel-Jones, Arthur

(1909-1996) South African-born historian and author, in Canada from 1959, whose When Smuts Goes: A History of South Africa from 1952 to 2010: First Published in 2015 (1947) takes a gloomy view of the future of that country, analysing the mind-set of white South Africans, who invoke "trek" and kraal metaphors to assert, in a clear denial of reality, that Black aspirations to self-government could be countered by a resolute pioneering spirit. In the novel, the Nationalist Party is ...

Carlock, Michaela

(?   -    ) US author whose sf novel, Planet Dreams (1998) depicts two contrasting futures, a polluted, violent Dystopia and a pastoral Utopia connected solely when the protagonists engage in lucid dreaming. Both worlds are depicted with some realism, though an element of wish fulfilment is necessary to believe in the second. [JC]

Adjustment Bureau, The

Film (2011). Universal Studios and Media Rights Capital present a Gambit Pictures production in association with Electric Shepherd Productions. Written and directed by George Nolfi. Based on the story "Adjustment Team" (September/October 1954 Orbit Science Fiction) by Philip K Dick. Cast includes Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery and Terence Stamp. 106 minutes. Colour. / The first ...

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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