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White, Mark J

(?   -    ) UK author of the Near Future sf novel An Idol Killing (1997), set in a Dystopian Britain suffering Ecological collapse; a rock star eco-terrorist is threatened with assassination during the performance of his last gig. The world turns grimmer than before. [JC]

Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan

(1933-2019) Scottish author who also worked in advertising and publishing; he was best known for biographies and works of social history. His many books include some of genre interest, such as Chameleon (1967), a fantasy about a Shapeshifting executive in an oil company, The Centre of the Universe Is 18 Baedekerstrasse (coll 1985), the title novella of which is sf, and Particle Theory: A Novel (1996), a surreal ...

Doctor Strange

Film (2016). Marvel Studios presents. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Written by C Robert Cargill, Scott Derrickson and Jon Spaihts from the Comic book character of the same name created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, which first appeared in the Marvel Comics anthology series Strange Tales #110 (July 1963). Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, ...

Mansford, Charles J

(1863-1943) UK teacher and author, some of whose stories assembled as Shafts from an Eastern Quiver (coll of linked stories July 1892-June 1893 Strand; 1894) are supernatural; Under the Naga Banner (1896), a romance told in the manner of H Rider Haggard, climaxes in the discovery in Nagaland of the Ark of the Covenant; The Great Green Serpent (1926) is a ...

Katō Naoyuki

(1952-    ) Japanese artist whose name is sometimes romanized as Naoyuki Katoh; of interest largely for book covers and internal Illustration. He has exerted a strong influence on sf's self-perception in Japan, both within prose fiction and in the related fields of Anime and Manga. Katō became active in fandom while still a student at the Chiyoda Design ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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