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Bartlett, Frederick Orin

(1876-1945) US author of several adventure novels, whose The Web of the Golden Spider (1909) is a Lost Race tale set in the Andes, where treasure and its guardians are soon discovered. [JC]

Kramer, Edward E

(1961-    ) US editor, author and fan, in the last capacity a co-founder and former part owner of the now very large Convention Dragon Con (formerly styled Dragon*Con) held since 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia. He has edited, usually in collaboration, a number of genre Anthologies beginning with Confederacy of the Dead (anth 1993) with Richard Gilliam and Martin H ...


Film (2019). Ancine, Arte France Cinéma, CNC Aide au cinémas du monde – Institut Français, CinaScópio Produções, Globo Films, Globosat/Telecine, SBS Films, Símio Films. Directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho. Written by Dornelles and Mendonça Filho. Cast includes Thomas Aquino, Danny Barbosa, Sônia Braga, Bárbara Colen, Udo Kier, Silvero Pereira, Wilson Rabelo, Luciana Souza and Karine ...

Lawrence, Margery

(1889-1969) UK author almost all of whose work was fantasy, with a concentration on ghost stories and tales of the occult [for Ghost Stories, Margery Lawrence, Occult Detectives and Occult Fantasy see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. The Club of the Round Table sequence comprises various tales told within a Club Story frame; in the Miles Pennoyer sequence, Pennoyer solves ...

Cornell, Fred C

(1867-1921) UK-born soldier and author, in South Africa 1902-1920; some of the stories assembled in A Rip Van Winkle of the Kalahari and Other Tales of South-West Africa (coll 1915) are of sf interest, including in particular the title novella, which concerns a Lost Race of ancient Phoenicians under the thrall of an Immortal She figure, and "The Proof", in which a young man attempts to prove ...

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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