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Craig, Alexander

(?   -?   ) Author of the Lost Race novel Ionia: Land of Wise Men and Fair Women (1898). Ionia is a singularly self-satisfied Greek civilization hidden in the Himalayas, boasting advanced aircraft, prohibition, mandatory Eugenics (sterilizations are frequent) and communism (and no Jews: as they were quarrelsome, they have all been exterminated). Craig is not to be confused with Alexander George Craig (1897-?   ), author of The Voice of Merlin (1946) ...

Man from U.N.C.L.E., The

1. US tv series (1964-1968). Arena Productions/MGM for NBC TV. Executive producer Norman Felton. Writers included Harlan Ellison, Howard Rodman, Sam Rolfe, Henry Slesar, David Victor. Directors included Don Medford, Boris Sagal, Joseph Sargent, Barry Shear. 105 50-minute episodes. First season black and white, subsequent three seasons colour. / This was one of Television's first reactions to the success of the James Bond films based on Ian Fleming's spy stories. Robert Vaughn starred as ...

Morgan, D S

(?   -    ) UK author whose sf debut was the novel The Bend in the Sky (2012), a humorous Multiverse-traversing romp in which our universe must be saved by unlikely non-heroes from destruction by a psychopathic tyrant; there is some enjoyable incidental inventiveness, though perhaps over-much reliance on comic names distantly reminiscent of Douglas Adams's. One conceit is that the lengthy and many-stranded narrative action, having been triggered by a ...

Douglas, Norman

(1868-1952) Austrian-born author, in UK from childhood, of superb meditative travel books and some fiction, his best-known novel being South Wind (1917 2vols). Unprofessional Tales (coll 1901) with his wife, Elizabeth Louisa Theobaldina Fitzgibbon (1876-1916), writing together as by Normyx, consists mainly of fantasies;one of the stories here assembled was revised, as by Douglas alone, as Nerinda (1929). In two novels of his late maturity he dramatized his strongly misogynist and persuasively ...

Science Fiction Review

1. Variant title of two Fanzines – The Alien Critic and Psychotic – edited by Richard E Geis. [PN] 2. The Science Fiction Review was the title of the first issue (March 1975) of what was known for most of its run as The Science Fiction Review (Monthly) (which see). [DRL] 3. US magazine published 1990-1992 by SFR Publications, based in Salem, Oregon and edited by Elton T Elliott. Ten letter-size issues from Spring 1990 to May 1992, at which point publication ceased. / ...

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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