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Howard, Maude Lesseuer

(?   -?   ) US author of Miriam and the Mystic Brotherhood (1912), an occult fantasy whose narrative extends well into the Near Future, as members of the eponymous order gain aetheric visions of a transformed America, with the previous government replaced by a high-Technology Utopia; other planets are also seen as inhabited. [JC]

Hogan, Ernest

(1955-    ) US author, married to Lee Hogan, who began publishing sf with "The Rape of Things to Come" for Amazing in March 1982. His first novel, Cortez on Jupiter (1990), uses the subversive tone of Cyberpunk to tell the tale of a countercultural street artist looking for fulfilment, travelling from the usual hyperbolic Near-Future Southern California by jagged stages to Jupiter, where he confronts without blinking an Alien species with whom it has been death for more ...

Jahn, Mike

Working name of US journalist and author Joseph Michael Jahn (1943-    ), who also writes as Michael Jahn, and most of whose work of sf interest was in Ties for the television series The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women, and War (1975), The Rescue of Athena One (1975), The Secret of Bigfoot Pass (1976) and International Incidents (1977). The Invisible Man (1975) is another television tie. Jahn has also contributed Omega Sub (1991) and City of Fear (1991) to the Omega Sub ...

Millard, Joseph

(1908-1989) US author in several genres who began publishing sf with "The Crystal Invaders" for Thrilling Wonder Stories in January 1941, and was active in the field for a few years, a period which included the magazine release of his only novel, The Gods Hate Kansas (November 1941 Startling; rev 1964), a routine adventure involving manipulation of humans by Aliens. It was filmed, dreadfully, as They Came from Beyond Space (1967). [JC] see also: Invasion; A R Steber. /

Midnight Marquee

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine. Publisher: Gary J Svehla and Susan Svehla as Midnight Marquee Press, Incorporated. Editors: Gary J Svehla and Susan Svehla. 1963-current. The publication schedule, nominally three times per year, is highly irregular. / Driven by his great enthusiasm for Famous Monsters of Filmland, the then very young Gary Svehla (1950-   ) launched this magazine in 1963 as a hand-drawn, carbon-copied Fanzine titled Gore Creatures. This became ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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