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Cartmill, Cleve

(1908-1964) US author and journalist; co-inventor of the Blackmill system of high-speed typography. He began publishing work of genre interest with "Oscar" for Unknown in February 1941, and several short Fantasy novels, also in Unknown; one of these, "Hell Hath Fury" (August 1943 Unknown), was featured in the George Hay anthology of the same title (1963); another, "Prelude to Armageddon" (April 1942 Unknown), gave its name to Prelude to Armageddon: Volume One of the Collected Fantastic Fiction ...

Lance, Lancelot

An apparent pseudonym of the unidentified Australian author (?   -    ) of Hortense: A Study of the Future: A Romance (1906), set in a moderately distant Near Future Australia, which has become a high-Technology Utopia; the protagonist lands his Airship on an uncharted Island (apparently Vanua Lava) inhabited by survivors of a 1902 shipwreck (see Lost Race). He conveys one of these back to Australia where, as a classic Visitor, he is shown various marvels, ...

Alexander, Alma

Pseudonym of Yugoslavian-born author Alma Alexander Hromic Deckert (1963-    ), whose childhood was spent in Africa, her early adulthood in New Zealand, and who is currently in USA; active as an author of nonfantastic work from around 1995, and since that date mostly as an author of fantasy. Her first sequences, including the Changer of Days series, beginning with Changer of Days, Volume One (2001; vt The Hidden Queen 2005), and the Syai series beginning with The Secrets of ...

Wellman, Wade

(1937-2018) US author, son of Manly Wade Wellman, who began to publish work of genre interest with the two poems " A Ballad of Despair" and "On the Staircase" in Fire and Sleet and Candlelight (anth 1961) edited by August Derleth. He collaborated with his father on the short stories – beginning with "The Adventure of the Martian Client" (December 1969 F&SF) – assembled as Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds (coll of linked stories 1975; vt The Further Adventures of Sherlock ...

Reptilicus

Film (1962). Cinemagic/AIP. Directed by Sidney Pink. Written by Ib Melchior, Pink. Cast includes Carl Ottosen and Ann Smyrner. 90 minutes. Colour. / In this, the Danish cinema's only excursion into the monster genre, the tail of a buried Dinosaur is exhumed and taken to a laboratory where it regenerates an entire new body (see Regeneration), which proceeds to behave like Radon. Generally thought to be the worst Monster Movie ever made, Reptilicus is notable for the visible strings holding ...

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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