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Saxon Mills, G H

(?   -?   ) UK journalist, advertising copywriter for Crawford's Advertising Agency (1920s-1940s) and author, in whose Near Future Scientific Romance, Interruption (1932), an idealist and Scientist conspire to hoax Britain into abandoning irreligion. The fiery cross they cause to manifest over Piccadilly Circus in London ...

Shores, Louis

(1904-1981) US librarian and author born Louis Steinberg, who changed his name to Shores in 1926; most of his published work was in library science. Of some sf interest is Looking Forward (1972), a lightly-fictionalized Future History in which America goes through a time of troubles, emerging triumphant during the 1990s. [JC]

Xeelee [series]

Future History Series created by Stephen Baxter (whom see for further discussion), extending over a vast Time Abyss from beginning to end of our universe. Though early stories like Baxter's debut "The Xeelee Flower" (Spring 1987 Interzone) recall the colourful inventiveness and Thought-Experiment ...

Ranzetta, Luan

Pseudonym of Valerie Ranzetta (?   -?   ), author of several routine sf adventures focusing on Alien Invasions, great Disasters and crises in Spaceships; they include The Uncharted Planet (1961) as V Ranzetta, The Maru Invasion: Turmoil and Destruction on Earth (1962), The World in Reverse (1962), ...


Film (2008). Focus Features International presents an Alliance Films, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA Communications, Asmik Ace Entertainment, Mikado, IFF/CNV, Téléfilm Canada, Ancine and Potboiler Productions production in association with TV Limited, Corus Entertainment, Fiat, BNDES and Cinema Investment with Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes and Bee Vine Pictures. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Written by Don McKellar, adapted from the novel Ensaio sobre a cegueira ...

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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