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Trevelyan, G E

(1903-1941) UK author, from a family related to the political/literary Trevelyan dynasty. She won a Newdigate Prize for her first publication, the nonfantastic Julia: Daughter of Claudius (1927 chap), a narrative poem; she was the first woman to win this prize. Of her novels, Appius and Virginia (1932) is an Apes as Human tale whose protagonist, the solitary Virginia Hutton, adopts an orangutan in infancy, naming him Appius; her attempts to raise him as a human able to read and talk have ...

Frost, Thomas

(1821-1908) UK author of radical leanings – he was particularly active in the 1840s as a Chartist and as a writer who came close to espousing revolutionary actions – perhaps best known for his first volume of autobiography, Forty Years' Recollections, Literary and Political (1880). The North Pole, and Charlie Wilson's Adventures in Search of It (dated 1876 but 1875) as "By The Author of 'The Realm of the Ice King'" is a Fantastic Voyage tale whose young protagonist, maturing fast on ...

Cry

US Fanzine (1950-1969) edited by F M Busby, Elinor Busby, Wally Weber and others for the Nameless Ones, a Seattle sf fan group; initially titled Cry of the Nameless but shortened in the mid-1950s. US quarto format, mimeographed. 185 issues, plus a single revival issue in 1989. A local fortnightly, later monthly, journal, Cry's regularity eventually brought it widespread recognition as an entertaining and dependable fanzine, mainly concerned with Fandom. Contributors included Ted White, Terry ...

Bennett, Harve

(1930-2015) US film/tv producer and screenwriter, Harve Bennett was an almost legendary figure in sf television production and writing, and fulfilled both those roles on The Invisible Man (1975-1976), The Bionic Woman (1976-1978), Gemini Man (1976) (see The Invisible Man), The Six Million Dollar Man (1973-1978) and Time Trax (1993-1994), among others. His metier was the creation of populist, action-packed, comparatively routine sf adventure. Bennett likewise produced and wrote or co-wrote ...

Kasturi, Sandra

(1966-    ) Estonian-born editor, publisher and author, in Canada from the early twenty-first century; she is known for her Poetry, some of it hauntedly exclamatory, assembled as Pursuits & Conjurings, Horrors, Guises (coll 2001 chap) and The Animal Bridegroom (coll 2007 chap), and for the increasingly ambitious Imaginarium sequence of Anthologies of Canadian Fantastika in short form, beginning with Imaginarium 2011: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (anth 2011) with ...

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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