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Lewis, Jeffrey

(?   -    ) US academic, expert on nuclear nonproliferation and convenor of the Arms Control Wonk blog and podcast, occasionally billed as Dr Jeffrey Lewis or Jeffrey Lewis, PhD, seemingly to distinguish him from a screenwriter of the same name. His early work, such as What if Space Were Weaponized?: possible consequences for crisis scenarios (2004), often skirts around Prediction and ...

Astonishing Stories

US Pulp magazine, 16 issues February 1940 to April 1943, mostly bimonthly, published by Fictioneers, Inc, Chicago; edited February 1940 to September 1941 Frederik Pohl and November 1941 to April 1943 Alden H Norton. / Fictioneers, Inc was a subsidiary of Popular Publications. After the success of this magazine and its sister publication, Super Science Stories, both edited by the ...

Dimaline, Cherie

(1975-    ) Canadian author whose Métis background has shaped her work, much of it nonfantastic, though the Young Adult Marrow Thieves sequence beginning with The Marrow Thieves (2017) is sf. In a Near Future Dystopian world afflicted by Climate Change, where most humans have lost the ability to dream, the indigenous ...

Real Genius

Film (1985). Tri-Star/Delphi III. Directed by Martha Coolidge. Written by Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Peter Torokvei, based on a story by Israel and Proft. Cast includes William Atherton, Gabe Jarret, Val Kilmer, Michelle Meyrink and Robert Prescott. 106 minutes. Colour. / Genius students at a college for advanced science are manipulated into designing a high-power laser by their corrupt professor (Atherton), who unknown to them is supplying it to a cold-blooded government agency as a ...

Relapse

UK Fanzine edited by Peter Weston. Two issues 1983 as Prolapse, A4 duplicated; the more important incarnation is the second series, 2006-2013, A4 photocopied to #4, litho-printed from #5, typically 36-44pp. 21 issues 1983-2013. / The focus was on byways of the history of Fandom and Conventions, almost exclusively in the UK; many old photographs of fans and authors ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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