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Irwin, Robert

(1946-2024) UK academic, mediaevalist, professional juggler (briefly) and author whose work in Arabian studies, of importance in itself, underpins the world envisioned in his first and most famous novel, The Arabian Nightmare (1983; rev 1987), which may be the definitive rendering of its central conceit: a mise en abyme-like dream narrative whose protagonist, upon seeming to awaken, only finds himself passing out of one story through a Portal into a deeper dream [for ...

Maras, Karl

A House Name of the London publishers Comyns/Paladin Press, used twice by Kenneth Bulmer and once by Peter Hawkins. [JC/DRL]

Noein: To Your Other Self

Japanese animated tv series (2005-2006). Original title Noein: Mō Hitori no Kimi e. Satelight. Directed by Kazuki Akane. Written by Kazuki Akane and Hiroshi Ōnogi. Voice cast includes Saeko Chiba, Kōhei Kiyasu, Haruka Kudō, Kōki Miyata, Kazuya Nakai, Kaori Nazuka, Sayaka Ohara and Fujiko Takimoto. Twenty-four 24 minute episodes. Colour. / In the present day, three girls – friendly Haruka Kaminogi (Kudō), ...

Schwartz, Tom

(1930-    ) US author, mostly of nonfiction, in whose Young Adult sf novel, Spaceship Earth: A Beginning Without End (2010), the discovery that the universe is cyclical (see Cosmology; End of the World), and that all humanity will perish in a new Big Bang, inspires a multi-generation effort to transform the planet Earth into a ...

Pendray, G Edward

(1901-1987) US public relations consultant, author and rocket scientist, a founding member of the American Interplanetary Society in 1931, and author of several nonfiction works, including Men, Mirrors and Stars (1935), The Coming Age of Rocket Power (1945) and Rocket Development (anth 1948) edited with Esther Goddard and Robert Goddard; he was involved in installing Time Capsules in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs. As Gawain Edwards he ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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