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Jane, Fred T

(1865-1916) UK editor, illustrator and author, best known for founding the Jane's Fighting Ships series (as Jane's All the World's Fighting Ships from 1898; as Jane's Fighting Ships from 1905). Blake of the "Rattlesnake", or The Man Who Saved England: A Story of Torpedo Warfare in 189– (1895) is a Future War story in which, through a series of engagements, modern torpedoes save the UK from the Russians and the French. Artificially created according to an ancient Egyptian formula, the ...

It's About Time

US tv series (1966-1967). Redwood/Gladasaya/CBS. Produced by George M Cahan. Executive producer Sherwood Schwartz. Directed by Jack Arnold, Cahan and others. Writers: Schwartz and others. Created by Schwartz. Cast includes Frank Aletter (Captain Mac MacKenzie), Pat Cardi (Breer), Imogene Coca (Shad), Kathleen Freeman (Mrs Cave Boss), Mary Grace (Mlor), Jack Mullaney (Lt Hector Wyland), Mike Mazurki (Clon), Cliff Norton (Cave Boss), Joe E Ross (Gronk), Frank Wilcox (General Morley). 26 30-minute ...

Rebetez, René

(1933-1999) Colombian author and cinematographer who began publishing sf and fantasy in Mexico. Thanks to his love of travel, he was able to publish and promote Spanish-language sf around the world, calling himself the first known sf author in that language. Of course research from the last decades contradicts this, but Rebetez and the Chilean Hugo Correa may be considered the first Spanish-language sf authors who seriously tried to extend their national borders. Rebetez is also an important ...

Klause, Annette Curtis

(1953-    ) UK-born librarian and author, in USA from 1968, who has published several Young Adult novels of interest, beginning with her first, The Silver Kiss (1990), whose young female protagonist befriends a Vampire, helps him track down his murderous brother, and helps him end his own life, which has been tormented. Of more specific sf interest is Alien Secrets (1993), whose young protagonist, en route to reunite with her parents on the planet Shoon, meets a young Shoon ...

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]

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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