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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Aimard, Gustave

Pseudonym of French author Olivier Gloux (1818-1883), author of a large number of adventures set in the American West, many of them published in English in the Aimard's Tales of Indian Life sequence. Of those translated into English, two have been noted as being of genre interest: L'Eclaireur (1859; trans Lascelles Wraxall as The Indian Scout: A Story of the Aztec City 1861), a Lost Race tale; and L'Araucan (undated; ...


Film (1992). A Brandywine Production/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by David Fincher. Written by David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson, based on a story by Vincent Ward. Cast includes Charles Dance, Charles S Dutton, Brian Glover, Lance Henriksen, Paul McGann and Sigourney Weaver. 110 minutes. Colour. / One of Hollywood's occasional, strange films so unmitigatedly uncommercial that it is impossible to work out why they were ever made. The film had an unusually troubled ...

Kane, Wilson

A House Name used by Ziff-Davis on four stories 1958-1959 in Amazing and Fantastic; at least one, "Hungarian Rhapsody" (June 1958 Fantastic), was by Robert Bloch. [PN]

Michaelis, Richard C

(1839-1909) German-born author in America for many years, whose Looking Further Forward: An Answer to Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy (1890; vt A Sequel to Looking Backward; Or, Looking Further Forward 1891) is a Sequel by Other Hands to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888) that mocks the socialist society presented in the original as a ...

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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