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Emmerton, Anton

(?   -    ) US author of two Near Future adventure thrillers, Blood Red Sky (1985), which involves a secret weapon, and High Command (1986), in which Britain has been taken over by the USSR; Ghost Pilot (1987) is a World War Two ghost story involving a revenant pilot. [JC]

Musgrave, David

(1973-    ) UK artist and author whose first novel, Lambda (2022), is set in an Alternate World version of London co-inhabited by humans and lambdas, the latter being extremely tiny aquatic mammals, unregistered immigrants who establish a Wainscot Society in an unexpectedly welcoming United Kingdom. Sadly, a bombing unconnected to the lambdas excites the ...

Tobor the Great

Film (1954). Dudley Pictures Corporation. Produced by Richard Goldstone. Directed by Lee Sholem. Written by Philip MacDonald from a story by Carl Dudley. Tobor designed by Robert Kinoshita. Cast includes Karin Booth (Janice Roberts), Billy Chapin, Charles Drake, Steven Geray, Taylor Holmes and J Lewis Smith (uncredited). 77 minutes. Black and white. / The US government wants to attempt manned Space Flight, but Dr ...

Mailer, Norman

(1923-2007) US public figure, controversialist and author at the centre of American intellectual life for many decades after the publication of his first novel, The Naked and the Dead (1948), though his influence waned in his last years. Mailer's work was never identified with genre fiction, but all of his later fiction contain elements of Fantasy, with frequent evocations of an imaginative world containing spirits, paranormal phenomena and magical ...

Fei Dao

Pen-name of Jia Liyuan (1983-    ) an author and PhD candidate in the Chinese department of Tsinghua University, Beijing. Under his real name, he has published works of sf criticism, including the Han Song study "Gloomy China: China's Image in Han Song's Science Fiction" (March 2013 Science Fiction Studies), and also spoken out as a provocative defender of sf in China, noting ...

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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