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Reed, Marguerite

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Bearing Witness", serialized in two parts in Strange Horizons for 14 and 21 November 2005. Her novel Archangel (2015), first in the intended series The Chronicles of Ubastis, centres on a human research colony (see Colonization of Other Worlds) of ...

Metcalf, Norm

(1937-2019) US fan, collector and bibliographer whose The Index of Science Fiction Magazines 1951-1965 (1968) is a sequel to Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1926-1950 (1952) by Donald B Day, and covers the same ground as the computerized index for the same years edited by Erwin S Strauss (though without the latter's issue-by-issue contents listing). It should be remembered that one or other ...

Atlantis, the Lost Continent

Film (1961). Galaxy/MGM. Directed and produced by George Pal. Written by Daniel Mainwaring, based on Atalanta: A Story of Atlantis: A Fantasy with Music (1949), a play by Sir Gerald Hargreaves. Cast includes John Dall, Anthony Hall, Ed Platt and Joyce Taylor. 90 minutes. Colour. / A young Greek fisherman nets and becomes involved with a castaway who says she is a princess from ...

Poole, W Scott

(1971-    ) US academic and author whose studies in horror (see Horror in SF) include Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror (2014), a study of the actor Vampira (real name Maila Nurmi), most famous in an sf context for her appearance in Edward D Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959); ...

Rimel, Duane W

(1915-1996) US poet and author of some short fiction, some of it with H P Lovecraft; his sf novel, Time Swap (1969) as by Rex Weldon, combines Time Travel and Sex. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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