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(1922-2013) US composer of incidental music for Broadway productions, and author whose The Rainbow Walkers (1985; vt The Missing Years 1986) is an intermittently moving sf tale in which a wealthy man, afflicted with myeloma, puts his body into Cryonic suspension, with poignant consequences. [JC]
(1866-1951) UK author whose What's the World Coming To? (1893) with John White takes the form of a series of discussions, set in 2003 CE, of the various marvels which the twentieth century has seen. The tone is Satirical; the targets include Edward Bellamy, fictional Clichés such as crime detection by psychic means, and concerns such as Feminism. [JC]
(1947- ) US actor and occasional author, his literary work apparently restricted to The Two Georges (1995) with Harry Turtledove, an Alternate History in which the American Revolution never happened; but separatists lurk. [JC]
Made-for-tv film (1987). Newland/Raynor Productions for CBS-TV. Directed by Michael Schultz. Produced by Charles W Fries, Richard Maynard and John Newland. Screenplay by Brian Clemens, based on the unpublished novel The Tintype by Ray Brown. Cast includes John Considine, William Devane, Lauren Hutton and Klaus Kinski. 100 minutes. Colour. / After his wife and children die in an automobile accident, history professor Scott McKenzie (Devane) distracts himself with his interest in Old American ...
(? - ) UK author, almost certainly pseudonymous, of one routine Space Opera, Far Beyond the Blue: A Science Fiction Thriller (1954). [JC]
(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 ...