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Monkey Shines

Film (1988; vt Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Terror). Orion/Charles Evans. Directed by George Romero. Written by Romero, based on Monkey Shines (1983) by Michael Stewart. Cast includes Jason Beghe, Kate McNeil, John Pankow and Joyce Van Patten. 113 minutes. Colour. / The sf element in this horror thriller is Ella, a monkey, the subject of an experiment to increase simian intelligence by ...

Gygax, Gary

(1938-2008) US Game designer and author, in the latter capacity almost exclusively of Fantasy novels [see Checklist below]; he also wrote as E Gary Gygax. His importance to sf and allied genres stems from his role in the progression from a Wargame with added fantasy elements – Chainmail (1971 Guidon Games; rev 1972; rev 1975) with Jeff Perren – into the seminal fantasy ...

Teleportation

Although a common item of sf Terminology, this word is (or has been) used in three different ways. / 1. Charles Fort used it in Wild Talents (1932) as a synonym for "psychokinesis" or, later, Telekinesis; i.e., the ability to move objects by the power of the mind alone. This seems to be the first appearance of the term in print, as is Fort's use of "teleport" as a verb in ...

Welch, Edgar L

(1856/1857-1926) US author who published fiction and nonfiction as by Grip (he is not the UK Grip, an unidentified pseudonym). In 1893 Welch founded a magazine, "Grip's" Valley Gazette, published in Albany, New York, many of whose individual issues were given over to a series of at least twenty "Historical Souvenirs" in which Grip minutely describes various communities in upper New York state. By 1905 or so he became inactive. He is given an entry to ...

Mois, Joseph

Author, possible pseudonym of Edith Redknap (see Errol Collins); certainly there is no evidence of an actual Joseph Mois. The byline appears on the unremarkable A Spot on the Sun (1954 chap), #3 in the shortlived Fantastic Science Thriller pocketbook series. [DRL/SH]

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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