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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Invasion of the Saucer Men

Film (1957; vt Invasion of the Hell Creatures). Malibu Productions, American International Pictures. Produced by James H Nicholson. Directed by Edward L Cahn. Written by Robert L Gurney, Jr and Al Martin, based on "The Cosmic Frame" (May 1955 Amazing) by Paul W Fairman. Cast includes Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin, Raymond Hatton, Lyn Osborn and Steven Terrell (as ...

Wells, Hal K

(1899-1979) US author, in active service during World War One, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Brass Key" in Weird Tales for February 1929. Much of his sf work – like Zehru of Xollar (February 1932 Astounding; 2008 ebook) – was Space Opera for Pulp journals, with a tendency to the lurid. Some of his ...

Weil, Josh

(1976-    ) US author whose first work was a nonfantastic collection, The New Valley: Novellas (coll 2009); his first novel, The Great Glass Sea (2014), should probably be thought in terms of Fantastika broadly conceived rather than primarily as sf. Though it is technically set not in a vague very Near Future but rather in an Alternate History ...

Windsor, William

(1857-?   ) US phrenologist and author of Loma, a Citizen of Venus (1897), in which the eponymous Extraterrestrial from Venus sojourns on Earth, demonstrating his effortless superiority to Homo sapiens, initially by saving a pregnant woman from drowning. He takes her case as a demonstration of the inadequacy of Earth's patriarchy-obsessed Religions, and also of the ...

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. ...

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