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Wilcox, Ronald

(?   -    ) Author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is The Centre of the Wheel (1981). [DRL]

Grove, Peter J

(?   -    ) UK author of an unremarkable sf adventure for Robert Hale Limited, The Levellers (1981) [JC]

Startling Mystery Stories

US digest magazine, saddle-stapled, 18 issues Summer 1966 to March 1971, published by Health Knowledge Inc, New York; edited by Robert A W Lowndes; 132 pages; quarterly. / Startling Mystery Stories was one of the routine genre magazines added by Robert A W Lowndes to the Health Knowledge Inc list during his time with this publisher, a companion to Magazine of Horror. The idea behind the magazine was to run stories of bizarre and unusual mysteries, typified by the Dr Satan stories by Paul ...

O'Reilly, John Boyle

(1844-1890) Irish-born political agitator, journalist, poet and author; for his Fenian activities he was transported to Western Australia in 1867, but soon escaped, arriving in the US in 1869. His sf novel about a republican England, The King's Men: A Tale of Tomorrow (1884) with Robert Grant, S of Dale (a pseudonym of US lawyer and diplomat Frederic Jesup Stimson) and J T Wheelwright (1856-1925), also a New England lawyer, features an attempted monarchist coup (see Future War) in 1940, which ...

Bleiler, Richard

(1959-    ) US professional librarian and bibliographer, son of E F Bleiler, with whom he has collaborated on several works; his two solo works – The Index to Adventure Magazine (1990 2vols) and The Annotated Index to The Thrill Book: Complete Indexes to and Descriptions of Everything Published in Street and Smith's The Thrill Book (1991) – are invaluable explorations into rich sources of pulp literature that had hitherto been left only cursorily unexamined. Of ...

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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