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Croly, George

(1780-1860) Irish clergyman, High Tory controversialist, playwright and author, in England from 1810; his novel of Immortality and the Wandering Jew, Salathiel: A Story of the Past, the Present, and the Future (1828 3vols; vt Salathiel the Immortal; a History 1855; vt Tarry Thou Till I Come; or, Salathiel the Wandering Jew 1901), was published anonymously but soon acknowledged. The novel concentrates on Salathiel's early years in Rome as a political activist in the Jewish cause, but covers the ...

Eden Log

Film (2007). Studio Impéria Films/Bac Films. Directed by Franck Vestiel. Written by Vestiel and Pierre Bordage. Cast includes Clovis Cornillac and Vimala Pons. 97 minutes. Colour. / A confused and confusing puzzle picture in which a man (Cornillac) has to learn the world before destroying it. After waking in a cave with Amnesia, he struggles his way to a seemingly abandoned subterranean facility (see Underground). Holographic talking heads make it clear that he is entering a literal ...

Kettle, Leroy

(1949-    ) UK fan, now-retired civil servant – he received an OBE in 2006 for his work on disability rights – and author. His Fanzines Fouler (six issues 1970-1972, numbered 2 to 7), with Greg Pickersgill, and the witty solo True Rat (ten issues 1973-1978) were central to 1970s London Ratfandom; the best of this fanzine work has been assembled as True Rat: The Beast of Leroy Kettle (2018 ebook). Kettle's professional sf debut was "The Great Plan" in New Writings ...

Bingham, Roger

(1948-    ) UK Television host and author, in US for most of his career, during which he hosted several popular science television series. He is of sf interest for the imaginative Near Future Technothriller, Wild Card (1974; rev 1988) with Raymond Hawkey (whom see for details). The several verisimilitudinous descriptions of the bringing to successful fruition of a complex speculative enterprise avoid various Scientific Errors. [JC]

Greenwald, Harry J

Author (?   -    ) whose one sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is Chinaman's Chance (1981), a Near Future thriller in which a UK Scientist and a Chinese colleague create a new tuber plant called the Winged Bean, a source of both cheap protein with the potential to end Third World famine and combustible fuel which as a Power Source offers a solution (if not, with modern hindsight, a satisfactory one) to the world energy crisis. Political complications ensue as ...

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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