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Schlobin, Roger C

(1944-2017) US academic and bibliographer, with the Department of English at Purdue University, Indiana, professor emeritus since 2011. Though Schlobin contributed bibliographically to the sf/fantasy field in general, it is clear that he focused by choice on fantasy. His first book of genre interest, A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies: An Annotated Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources for Fantasy and Science Fiction (1977) with L W Currey and Marshall B Tymn, attempted, like many ...

Yello

Swiss electronic pop band, comprising Dieter Meier (1945-    ) and Boris Blanc (1952-    ). Yello's music is stylistically varied but tends towards bright, upbeat, cartoonish musical primary colours. Their fourth album Stella (1985) includes their most famous single, "Oh Yeah", whose elasticated beats, intriguing combination of sounds and low-register gravelly singing is characteristic of the band. Of more SF Music genre interest is Pocket Universe ...

Murray, W H H

(1840-1904) US minister and author who published some religious nonfiction as by William H H Murray. His Mamelons series beginning with The Doom of Mamelons: A Legend of the Saguenay (1888) describes the history and fate of an American tribe which turns out not to be of "Indian" stock, but comprises the Lost Race remnants of the ancient Basque civilization that had previously populated Atlantic. They live Underground in a great cave, where they are defended by dead ancestor warriors, reanimated ...

Wiggins, Bethany

(1976-    ) US author whose first novel, the Young Adult Shifting (2011), submits its young Shapeshifter protagonist to life in a New Mexico foster home where Navajo Skinwalkers sense her gift. The young protagonist of her first series, the Stung sequence comprising Stung (2013) and Cured (2014), awakens from something like Suspended Animation into a shattered Dystopian Colorado. An attempted cure for a viral Pandemic carried by and perhaps created by Genetically Engineered ...

Webb, Don

(1960-    ) US author and high school English teacher who began to publish sf with "Rhinestone Manifesto" in Interzone #13, Autumn 1985. His first book, Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book (coll 1987), winner of the Fiction Collective Award, declared his capacity for formal inventiveness and his technical affinities for the literary avant garde. A native Texan, Webb was educated at the University of Texas at Austin, and has published three mystery novels (with, unsurprisingly, strong ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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