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Warehouse 13

US tv series (2009-current). Created by Jane Espenson and D Brent Mote. Producers include Drew Z Greenberg, Andrew Seklir, Jack Kenny, and David Simkins. Directors include Constantine Makris, Tawnia McKiernan, and Stephen Surji. Writers include Espenson, Mote, Greenberg, Michael P Fox, and Ian Stokes. Cast includes Eddie McClintock as Pete Lattimer, Joanne Kelly as Myka Bering, Saul Rubinek as Artie Nielsen, Genelle Williams as Leena, and Alison Scagliotti as Claudia Donovan. 25 one-hour ...

Guirdham, Arthur

(1905-1992) UK physician, psychiatrist and author, usually on topics related to his professional work, though also some speculative works on the occult and the Cathar religion; of sf interest is The Lights Were Going Out (1944), in which a Dystopia succeeds a premature peace that ends World War Two (see Hitler Wins). [JC]

MacDougal, John

Collaborative pseudonym of James Blish and Robert A W Lowndes on "Chaos, Co-ordinated" (October 1946 Astounding), a story which makes comic science-fictional use of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony, in Eight Fits (1876 chap). [PN/DRL] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Popular Magazine, The

US Pulp magazine published by Street & Smith, edited by Henry Harrison Lewis for the first year and then Charles Agnew MacLean (1880-1928), who edited it until his sudden death. Appeared monthly from November 1903, semimonthly from 1 October 1909, weekly from 24 September 1927, semi-monthly from 7 July 1928, and monthly February-September 1931. Merged with Complete Stories from October 1931. It claimed at one stage to be the biggest magazine in the world. / The Popular Magazine was the ...

Coon, Susan

Pseudonym of US author Susan Plunkett (1945-    ), author under her own name of several romance novels, including contributions to Jove Books's Time Passages multi-author sequence of Timeslip and Time Travel romances; as Coon, she wrote the Living Planet sequence – comprising Rahne (1980), Cassilee (1980), The Virgin (1981) and Chiy-Une (1982) – which skids rather loosely about a Galactic-Empire setting, only to terminate in an abrupt and complicated ...

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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