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Barr, Mike W

(1952-    ) US author of several Graphic Novels, the first of them – the future Arthurian Science Fantasy Camelot 3000 (December 1982-April 1985 Camelot 3000; graph 1988) with Brian Bolland – attracting interest as an early signal of attempts to move upmarket on the part of the American comics industry. Of sf interest are three Star Trek Ties (see below). [JC]

Flood, Eloise

(1963-    ) US author of a Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) Tie, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chains of Command (1992) with Bill McCay, which involves a slave revolt and subsequent problems with bird-like Aliens. As E L Flood she had previously contributed to the Tales of Terror series of brief (48pp) retellings of popular horror films, each including an appendix on the special effects used [see Checklist below]. Welcome Inn #1: Secret in the Moonlight (1994) as ...

Terhune, Everit Bogert

(1876-1955) US publisher and author in whose Equipoisal Michael Gulpe (1902) a soul proves capable of transmigration through the Invention of a chemical injection which enables Identity Transfer (see also Reincarnation). [JC]

Pierce, Jack P

(1889-1968) Greek-born Cinema make-up effects pioneer who emigrated to the USA at around the turn of the twentieth century. He went into film work in the 1910s, moving from one position to another: assistant cameraman, stuntman, even acting itself at Fox Studios in the 1920s before beginning to create make-up effects. Pierce was hired by Universal Studios in 1928 as head of their make-up department. From 1930 to 1947, he created some of the most memorable Monster make-up designs seen in the US ...

Friedell, Egon

(1878-1938) Austrian cabaret artist, wit, polymath, translator and author, born Egon Friedmann (he changed his name to Friedell in 1916), rejected for military service in World War One through physical disabilities; he also wrote as by Egon Friedländer. He remains best known for his seminal Kulturgeschichte der Neuzeit: die Krisis der europäischen Seele von der Schwarzen Pest bis zum Weltkrieg (1927-1931 3vols; trans Charles Francis Atkinson as A Cultural History of the Modern Age: ...

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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