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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Higginson, S J

(?   -?   ) US author of a Lost Race novel, A Princess of Java: A Tale of the Far East (1887; vt Java: The Pearl of the East 2007), the race in question found in the interior of the eponymous Island. [JC]


In sf, this term for the successors of present-day humanity does not normally refer to products of "natural" Evolution – like, perhaps, H G Wells's influential vision of evolved future man with bulging brain and partly atrophied body in "The Man of the Year Million" (6 November 1893 Pall Mall Budget) – but to the results of our own or others' intervention via ...

Navarro, Yvonne

(1957-    ) US author, married to Weston Ochse; her work is mostly fantasy and urban fantasy (in its twenty-first century sense as a term describing supernatural fictions set in Cities with romantic plots often involving Vampires, Werewolves and/or Zombies, but normally discounting sf-like rationalizations). She began publishing ...

Warren, Bill

Working name of William Bond Warren (1943-2016), sf fan and film buff, author with Allan Rothstein of the Recursive SF murder mystery Fandom Is a Way of Death (1984 chap), set in and distributed at the 1984 Worldcon in Los Angeles, and featuring many fan characters including Forrest J Ackerman. Warren worked with Walt Lee on the latter's monumental, ...

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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