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Baseball

Baseball is global in its impact and enjoys great popularity in countries as disparate as Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Japan; but the sport remains most deeply rooted in the United States, where it is still referred to commonly as the National Pastime (though, in fact, American football draws a much larger television audience). The sport has a rich history in American literature beginning in the late nineteenth century, from nonfiction game coverage by daily newspapers to Dime Novels by ...

Buckman, H H

(1858-1914) US lawyer, politician and author, remembered for the segregationist Buckman Act of 1905, in terms of which the University of Florida on its founding statutorily excluded both women and persons of colour. In his sf novel, Merope: Or, the Destruction of Atlantis (1898), Atlantis is, as the title claims, destroyed, though only after the Atlanteans have conquered Greece. It is soon learned that the protagonists are avatars of figures from Greek mythology; Merope, in love with a mortal, ...

Lundberg, Knud

(1920-2002) Danish athlete and author whose Near Future tale, Det olympiske håb (1955; trans Eiler Hansen and William Luscombe as The Olympic Hope: A Story from the Olympic Games, 1996 1958), suggests that the Olympics (see Games and Sports) may eventually be plagued by the use of Drugs to improve the performance of athletes. [JC]

Miles, Charles A

(?   -    ) US author whose sf novel of Space Flight is Argosy: The Imaginary Memoirs of an Astronaut (1961). [JC/DRL]

Science Fiction Review (Monthly), The

Digest-sized semiprofessional critical Magazine (see Semiprozine) published by Bran Dougal. Edited by Martin Last, with Baird Searles and Don Yee as associate editors. Twenty monthly issues, March 1975 to October 1976, with #17/#18 for July/August 1976 being a double issue. / The first issue was titled The Science Fiction Review and featured reviews by all three editors and several others including Alice K Turner (her first appearance in print); it was then The Science Fiction Review ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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