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Shippey, Tom

Working name of Indian-born academic and editor Thomas A Shippey (1943-    ), in the UK from childhood; Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds 1979-1993; held the Walter J Ong Chair of Humanities at St Louis University 1993-2008. In essays and reviews, which he has been publishing since the mid-1970s, he takes a clear-headed orthodox view of the central figures of sf and fantasy; Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science ...

Rikhye, Ravi

(1946-    ) Indian author whose The Fourth Round Indo-Pak War (1982) is set in the Near Future, where the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan escalates as the latter country begins to develop a nuclear capacity; outright War soon ensues. [JC]

Suddaby, Donald

(1900-1964) UK author, mostly for children, whose first work was Scarlet-Dragon: A Little Chinese Phantasy (1923 chap), a seemingly self-published jeu d'esprit. He began publishing work of genre interest as Alan Griff with stories like "The Emerald" (August 1930 Colour), "The Coming of Glugm" (September 1930 Colour), which is Prehistoric SF, and "House of Desolation" (January 1934 Cornhill); his first sf novel was Lost Men in the Grass (1940) as by Griff, whose chemist protagonist invents (see ...

Surface

US tv series (2005-2006). Rock Fish Productions/NBC Universal Television for NBC-TV. Created by Jonas and Josh Pate. Produced by Ed Milkovich, Joy Beattie, Dan Dworkin and Darcy Meyers. Directors included Jeffrey Reiner, John Behring and Bill Eagles. Writers included Beattie, Dworkin and Chip Johannessen. Cast includes Lake Bell, Jay R Ferguson, Eddie Hassell, Carter Jenkins, Leighton Meester and Rade Šerbedžija. 14 43-minute episodes. Colour. / Oceanographer Laura Daughtery ...

Rogow, Roberta

(1942-    ) US librarian and author, contributor to Fanzines and Filk activities from around 1978. Her Saga of Halvar the Hireling sequence beginning with Murders in Manatas (coll of linked stories 2013), though couched in historical fantasy terms, is of some sf interest as an Alternate History narrative set in a version of Manhattan (see New York); Halvar the Hireling is a detective involved in complex crimes. Rogow is of direct sf interest for a extensive dictionary of Fan ...

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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