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Léourier, Christian

(1948-    ) French author, author of Les montagnes du soleil (1972; trans anon as The Mountains of the Sun 1973), an interesting socio-anthropological novel mapping the rediscovery of Earth after a cataclysmic deluge (see Disaster; Religion; Ruins and Futurity). Léourier has since written principally for children. [MJ]

Jorgensen, Ivar

Floating Pseudonym – also spelled or misspelled Ivar Jorgenson – first used in the Ziff-Davis magazines Amazing Stories and Fantastic, subsequently used in If, Imagination and Imaginative Tales. Its main user was Paul W Fairman (whom see ...

Ryan, Charles C

(1946-    ) US editor and publisher. A newspaperman by profession, Ryan is known in the sf world for the two SF Magazines he has edited, Galileo (1975-1980) and Aboriginal Science Fiction (1986-2001), both of which at their peak reached surprisingly high circulations. In 1991, with John Betancourt, he founded the ...

Tobias, Michael

(1951-    ) US ecologist, filmmaker, mountaineer and author, identified with environmental concerns from the time of the publication of his first book, Dhaulagirideon (1973), a lightly fictionalized study of mountains and mountaineering which was followed by Deva (1982), a novel with the same focus; neither book was literally fantastic, though the rough-hewn Gaia-infused landscape-mysticism of both inspire expansions of ...

Marter, Ian

(1944-1986) UK actor and author, involved from the early 1970s until his death in the earlier iterations of the Doctor Who universe, playing the character Harry Sullivan in 1974-1975 and writing several Doctor Who Ties, beginning with Doctor Who and the Ark in Space (1977; vt Doctor Who – The Ark in Space 1991). His written work was generally well received. Titles under his own name and as by Ian ...

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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