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Causo, Roberto de Sousa

(1965-    ) Brazilian editor, critic and science fiction author, Roberto de Sousa Causo is a long-time correspondent for the American sf magazine Locus. In 2005, he also began publishing an initially weekly column about sf for Terra Magazine, an electronic platform of the Brazilian media giant Portal Terra. In addition to being a prolific sf writer in his own right, Causo currently works as a freelance editor for ...

Patrice, Helen

(1964-    ) Australian poet and author who began to publish work of genre interest as Helen Sargeant, beginning with "The Questing Knight" in Far Out 3 for 1986, but who is best known for the set of linked poems assembled as A Woman of Mars: The Poems of an Early Homesteader (coll 2011 chap), during which the narrator travels with her lover to Mars and settles there. Some of the imagery reflects, with measured nostalgia, Ray ...

Flournoy, Théodore

(1854-1920) French psychologist, psychic researcher and author whose Des Indes à la planète Mars (1899; trans Daniel B Vermilye as From India to the Planet Mars 1900) [for subtitles see checklist below] depicts in lightly fictionalized form some narratives generated by the medium "Hélène Smith" (1861-1929), including a presentation of herself as the Reincarnation of Marie Antoinette, and as a visitor from ...

Yu, E Lily

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Transfiguration of Maria Luisa Ortega" in The Kenyon Review for Summer 2010, her early fiction in general drawing significant attention, including the 2012 John W Campbell Award for best new writer. Though her work safely resides within the water margins of Fantastika, Yu rarely engages in sf as such, with ...

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

1. US Comic strip created by Will Eisner, S M "Jerry" Iger (using the pseudonym W Morgan Thomas) and possibly Mort Meskin, who was the artist for the early issues. Though American in origin, the strip actually debuted in the UK magazine Wags #46 (January 1938); stateside, Sheena first appeared in Jumbo Comics #1 (September 1938) and continued in every issue including its last, #167 in March 1953. The comic book series ...

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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