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Vivenair, Monsieur

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of A Journey Lately Performed through the Air, in an Aerostatic Globe [for full title see Checklist below] (1784 chap), a Proto-Sf Fantastic Voyage by Balloon to the planet Georgium Sidus, which is the name originally given on its 1781 discovery to Uranus (see ...

Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, The

Film (1955). Milner Brothers Productions, American Releasing Corporation (see American International Pictures). Produced by Jack Milner. Directed by Dan Milner. Written by Lou Rusoff from an original story by Dorys Lukather. Cast includes Rodney Bell, Cathy Downs, Norma Hanson (uncredited), Vivi Janiss, Phillip Pine, Helene Stanton, Kent Taylor and Michael Whalen. 80 minutes. Black and white. / Bodies are washing up on a ...

Chapman, Edgar L

(1936-2019) US academic and sf critic, with the English Department at Bradley University (Peoria, Illinois) 1963-2002, then professor emeritus at Bradley until his death. His solo works include studies of Philip José Farmer and Robert Silverberg: The Magic Labyrinth of Philip José Farmer (1984 chap) and The Road to Castle Mount: The Science Fiction of Robert Silverberg (1999). ...

Parrish, Robin

(1975-    ) US journalist and author on Christian themes, whose Dominion sequence, comprising Relentless (2006), Fearless (2007) and Merciless (2008), is set in a Post-Holocaust America riven by world-threatening conflict between Good and Evil, the sources of this conflict being ancient, the outcome Eschatological. Offworld (2009) begins with ...

Platt, Marc

(1953-    ) UK author associated mainly with the Doctor Who universe, for which he has written Ties in various media; books of interest begin with Doctor Who – Ghost Light (1990) and conclude with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Lungbarrow (1997). [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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