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Dietrich, Bryan D

(1965-    ) US academic associated with Newman University, Wichita, Kansas, and poet (see Poetry) whose first collection, Krypton Nights: Poems (coll 2002 chap; exp vt Single Bound: Krypton Nights / Amazon Days 2018), established a continuing pattern in which sets of poems are grouped around particular figures or themes, in this case the Superhero Superman (both sexes in the expanded version). Universal Monsters (coll 2007 chap) contains a more general assemblage of dramatic ...

Carrington, Grant

(1938-    ) US computer programmer and author who began publishing sf with "Night-Eyed Prayer" for Amazing in May 1971, though his later "After You've Stood on the Log at the Center of the Universe, What is There Left To Do?" (April 1974 Amazing) was more notable. With Thomas F Monteleone he wrote a play, U.F.O.! (performed 1979 Sandy Springs, Maryland), which has not been published. Time's Fool (1981) is an unremarkable though moderately appealing sf adventure. [JC] see ...

Zeigfreid, Karl

A John Spencer and Co House Name, erratically spelled Karl Zeigfried on sf titles predating the Badger Books imprint. It was initially used on early Spencer paperback sf novels published 1952-1954, all of which titles were bylined either Karl Zeigfried or Victor La Salle, another Spencer house name. John S Glasby used this pseudonym twice, and Tom W Wade used it either twice or three times. It is possible that the Zeigfreid title Beyond the Galaxy (1953), thought to be by Wade, is by John F ...

DeMarce, Virginia

(1940-    ) US historian specializing in early modern European history, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Rudolstadt Colloquy" in Grantville Gazette for October 2003. This contribution to the Assiti Shards: 1632 Shared World was followed by many further short stories with the same Alternate-History background; DeMarce edited the related 1634: The Ram Rebellion (anth 2006) with series creator Eric Flint, this being an Original Anthology to which she made ...

Wonder Woman

Dark-haired US Comic-book Superhero – the first female example of any importance – dressed in star-spangled blue shorts and a low-cut, strapless red top with a gold eagle motif, red high-heeled boots and a gold tiara. She also wears gold, bullet-deflecting bracelets which, if chained together by a man, become "bracelets of submission", placing her under his control. She was created by the early Feminist and psychologist William Moulton Marston (1893-1947), the inventor of the ...

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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