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Thompson, Allyn

(?   -    ) US author of The Azriel Uprising (1982), set after a very brief World War Three has resulted in the Soviet occupation of America, leaving the land devastated; effective military resistance begins only after a decade, under a mysterious leader known only as Juanita. [JC]

Marbo, Camille

Pseudonym of French journalist, editor and author Marguerite Appell Borel (1883-1969), awarded the Prix Femina in 1913 for her first novel, La Statue voilée ["The Veiled Statue"] (1913). In her sf novel, Le survivant (1918; trans Frank Hunter Potter as The Man Who Survived 1918), a soldier fatally wounded in the first days of World War One awakens to discover he has suffered Identity Transfer with his best friend, and so survives. The novel then moves into soap opera territory. [JC]

Cardona Peña, Alfredo

(1917-1995) Costa Rican poet, essayist, journalist, academic and author who lived in Mexico from 1938, but who preserved ties with his native country throughout his life. Together with the Chilean Hugo Correa, he could be considered the Latin American version of Ray Bradbury. He began to study arts in San José, Costa Rica, and finished in El Salvador, where he also started working as a journalist. Since 1945, he was appointed teacher of Spanish Language Literature at the National ...

Alien News Desk

US animated tv series (2019). Bento Box Entertainment and Broadway Video for Syfy. Created by Austin Reading and Chris Prynoski. Executive Producers include Erik Kenward, Dennis McNicholas and Andrew Singer. Directed by Lauren Andrews and Jeannette Moreno King. Writers include Scott Gairdner, Lauren Moser and Sam West. Voice cast includes Will Forte and Heidi Gardner. Twelve 22-minute episodes. Colour. / The Alien News Desk comes "live from Galactic Syndicate Studio Ship Integritus ... the ...

Wallis, G McDonald

(1925-2011) US actress – under the names Hope Campbell and Kathy McDonald – and author; as by Hope Campbell, she wrote non-fantastic romance tales for about a decade from about 1943, and some Young Adult novels, including Looking for Hamlet: A Haunting at Deeping Lake (1987); as by Virginia Hughes, she wrote the Young Adult Peggy Lane Theatres Stories sequence of mild non-fantastic adventure tales; she also wrote at least one similar tale as by True Summers. The Light of Lilith ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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