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Rocklynne, Ross

Working name of US author Ross Louis Rocklin (1913-1988) for his sf stories, most of which appeared in such magazines as Astounding from the mid-1930s up to 1947, beginning with "Man of Iron" for Astounding in 1935. He specialized in Space-Opera plots constructed around sometimes ingenious "scientific" problems, such as how to escape from the centre of a hollow planet in "At the Center of Gravity" (June 1936 Astounding), the first of the Colbie and Deverel series assembled with similar material ...

Luigi, Belli

An Australian House Name or more likely pseudonym used by Australian author G C Bleeck (1907-1971), author of a large number of Westerns under various names including Brad Cordell, and of thrillers under his own name. As Belli, he is responsible for some short sf in Thrills Incorporated and several novella-length tales of sf interest published in the sister magazine Scientific Thrillers, usually as whole issues. These include Cosmic Calamity (1949 chap), featuring a Mad Scientist, a Ray Gun and ...

Ruskin, Ronald

(1944-    ) Canadian medical doctor and author whose The Last Panic (1979), a Near Future tale in which a sudden Pandemic drives nearly everyone insane. [JC]

Event Horizon [magazine]

1. US Online Magazine published by Walt Stoneburner and edited by Danny Adams of Roanoke, Virginia. It saw three issues Spring and Fall 1997 and Spring 1998 when the title was sold to Pamela Weintraub (see below). The magazine was something of an experiment for both Stoneburner and Adams, though they managed to put together three acceptable issues. Adams even secured a reprint from Nelson Bond, whom he knew locally. A few other local authors who had sold in the past to magazine or anthologies ...

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Videogame (2010). Ninja Theory (NT). Designed by Tameem Antoniades. Platforms: PS3, XB360. / Enslaved is an action Adventure set in a lush, verdant Post-Holocaust America, where most of mankind has been wiped out in a devastating war and the few surviving humans are hunted by killer Robots, still fulfilling their ancient objectives. The gameplay combines combat and occasional puzzles with jumping and leaping in the manner of a platform game (see Videogames) in an uncomplicated package that ...

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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