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Rackham, Martin

(?   -    ) UK author of The Source: Earth Voyage (1997), what may have been intended as the first volume of a series in which Aliens mount an Invasion of Earth in order to gain access to a desperately needed Power Source; but the sequence seems not to have progressed. [JC]

Lawrence, W H C

(?   -?   ) Canadian author of a Future War tale, The Story of '92: A Grandfather's Tale, Told in 1932 (1889), in which an attempted Invasion of Canada by the United States ends in the former's favour (which is to say Canada survives). The tone of the tale – the first fictional account of an American invasion of Canada – is surprisingly jingoistic. [JC]

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

Film (1969). Omnia/MGM. Directed by James Hill. Written by Pip and Jane Baker, R Wright Campbell, based on the character created by Jules Verne. Cast includes Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi and Robert Ryan. 106 minutes. Colour. / Towards the end of the nineteenth century a ship sinks in a violent storm. A few survivors find themselves on board a mysterious underwater vessel, the Nautilus, under the command of the legendary ...

Adams, Terry A

(1946-    ) US author whose D'neeran Factor sequence – Sentience: A Novel of First Contact (1986), The Master of Chaos (1989) and Battleground (2013) – begins in the conflict between "true" humans and D'Neerans, who are human telepaths (see ESP; Telepathy), and builds into a Space-Opera sequence involving new races and challenges ...

Frøisland, Frøis

(1885-1930). Norwegian journalist and author whose Fortaellinger fra fronten: Solidt halvlaeder (coll 1928; trans Nils Flaten as The Man With X-Ray Eyes and Other Stories from the Front 1930) is a volume of tales about World War One, several being sf or Horror, including the title tale, about an American soldier whose war wound activates his X-ray vision. [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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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