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Bramson, Karen

(1875-1936) Danish playwright and author, in France from about 1914; she is of some sf interest for Dr Morel (1906; trans David Stanley Adler as The Case of Dr Morel 1926), a Feminist involving the very Near Future machinations of the eponymous physician, who commits euthanasia on women he deems unsuitable, in particular a young woman he deems oversensitized by her creative ability. [JC]

Lohrman, Paul

House Name used on the Ziff-Davis magazines by Richard Shaver, Paul W Fairman and perhaps others on seven stories 1950-1953. "The World of the Lost" (March 1950 Fantastic Adventures) has been definitely attributed to Shaver. [PN] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Smith, D Alexander

(1953-    ) US investment banker and author who served as Treasurer of Science Fiction Writers of America 1987-1990 and has written several articles on Wargame strategy. The Marathon sequence comprising Marathon (1982), Rendezvous (1988) and Homecoming (1990) analyses in some depth a First Contact event, depicting with very considerable cunning the slow process of learning and ultimate Conceptual Breakthrough attendant upon any genuine confrontation of Homo sapiens with the ...

Nunes, Claude

(1924-2009) South African statistician and author, most of whose work was in collaboration with his wife Rhoda Nunes (1938-1988). They published their first sf story, "The Problem", in Science Fantasy #52, April 1962, and were active for the next two decades. Inherit the Earth (March 1963 Science Fiction Adventures as by Claude and Rhoda Nunes; exp 1966 dos) was published as by Nunes alone, as his wife participated less than usual in the rewrite; in it the telepathic Androids who inhabit a ...

Lost World, The

1. Film (1925). First National. Directed by Harry O Hoyt. Script by Marion Fairfax, based on The Lost World (1912) by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cast includes Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone. 9700ft (approx 105 minutes, cut to 60 minutes). Black and white, with some tinted sequences. / Wallace Beery makes an unlikely Professor Challenger in this slow-moving, wordy (a large number of dialogue frames) silent version of the famous novel about the discovery of an almost ...

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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