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Moseley, Maboth

(1906-1975) UK author of the Near Future War Upon Women: A Topical Drama (1934), in which a highly modern War is seen in terms of its savage effect on women (see Feminism). Moseley is also the author of Irascible Genius: A Life of Charles Babbage, Inventor (1964) (see Charles Babbage). [JC]

Outer Worlds, The

Videogame (2019). Obsidian Entertainment. Designed by Leonard Boyarsky, Tim Cain, and Charles Staples. Platforms: PS4, Win, XBoxOne (2019); Switch (2020). / Not to be confused with the same year's release, Outer Wilds, The Outer Worlds is a comic, first-person action Computer Role Playing Game that pits players against a coalition of inept but dastardly ...

Farncombe, Frank E

(1880-1929) UK author of two sf novels, both with Robert L Hadfield: the Near Future Ruled by Radio (1925), in which a "Z" Ray threatens radio-mediated world peace in 1930; and Red Radio (1927), in which similar conspiracies take even more convoluted twists. [JC/MA]


Film (1967; vt Danger: Diabolik). Dino De Laurentiis/Marianne. Directed by Mario Bava. Written by Bava, Dino Maiuri, Adriano Baracco, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, based on fumetti by Luciana and Angela Giussani. Cast includes Adolfo Celi, John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli and Terry-Thomas. 105 minutes, cut to 88 minutes. Colour. / This Italian/French coproduction is one of Di Laurentiis's several attempts to film sf Comic strips, ...


US Original-Anthology series published by Ballantine Books, edited by Judy-Lynn del Rey, who see for full publication details. The first issue was simply entitled Stellar (anth 1974); the titles of subsequent issues were expanded on the model of the second, Stellar Science-Fiction Stories #2 (anth 1976), and continued, roughly annually, until ...

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. ...

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