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Singer, Judith

(?   -    ) US author of Threshold (1975), a Science Fantasy tale which traces the quest of three separate protagonists, one of them a Cyborg, across the eponymous threshold into an Inner Space confrontation. [JC]

Around the World under the Sea

Film (1966). Ivan Tors Productions/MGM. Directed by Andrew Marton. Written by Arthur Weiss, Art Arthur. Cast includes Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Eaton and David McCallum. 120 minutes. Colour. / This routine Under-the-Sea melodrama was produced by Ivan Tors, best known for such marine television series as Flipper. After tidal waves, underwater experts use a futuristic submarine to plant a series of earthquake-warning devices along a fault that encircles the world. The characters, dialogue and ...

Ohlander, Ben

(1965-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with the short fantasy "Smoke and Mirrors" in Magic: The Gathering: Tapestries (anth 1995) edited by Kathy Ice and Tied to the Collectible Card Game. His novels are Enemy of My Enemy (1995) with David Drake, a tie (written chiefly by Ohlander) to the First Person Shooter Videogame Terra Nova (1996); and the Military SF Wing Commander: The Price of Freedom (1996) with William R Forstchen, similarly tied to the ...

James, R Alan

(?   -    ) Author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is No News from Providence (1978). [DRL]

Brizzolara, John

(1950-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Opposite House" for Weird Tales in Fall 1981 with Diane Brizzolara; over the next several years he published fairly frequently in the magazines, and released one sf novel, Empire's Horizon (1989), a Space Opera whose protagonists, on a rebel planet, challenge the Terran Empire (see Galactic Empires). [JC]

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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