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McMasters, William H

(1877-1968) US politician (Governor of South Dakota 1921-1925), publicist, playwright and author whose Revolt: An American Novel (1919) he claimed, with some justification, to have had a central role in 1920 in the exposure of Charles Ponzi (1882-1949), who gave his name to the pyramid scheme where new deposits are used to pay off old investors until the structure implodes. Revolt: An American Novel (1919) is a Near Future tale set in ...


Canadian Fanzine (1970-1973; 1981) edited from Toronto, Ontario, by Mike Glicksohn (1946-2011) and Susan Wood. Sixteen issues, initially February 1970 to May 1973, with a final "revival" issue in September 1981. Though printed on a duplicator, in common with most fanzines of its day, Energumen was noted for the quality of its appearance and attracted original illustrations from many fan and sf artists, including Alicia Austin, ...

St Nicholas Magazine

US magazine for boys and girls, published by Scribner, later by Century Co, then by American Education Press. Founded by Rosewell Smith and edited by Mary Mapes Dodge 1873-1905, William Fayal Clarke 1905-1927, and others. Assistant editors included Frank R Stockton 1873-1881 and Tudor Jenks 1887-1902. It appeared monthly November 1873-May 1930 as St. Nicholas, then as St Nicholas Magazine from June 1930 until its demise in June 1943. The ...

Cass, Kiera

(1981-    ) US author whose first novel, The Siren (2009; rev 2016), is fantasy [for Mermaids see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy below]. She is of sf interest for the Young Adult Dystopian Selection sequence beginning with The Selection (2012), set in a land called Illéa, which seems to be a confabulated version ...

Koren, Brittiany A

(?   -    ) Editor of a number of Original Anthologies, always in collaboration with Martin H Greenberg. The first of these is Single White Vampire Seeks Same (anth 2001) with Greenberg, comprising Urban Fantasy tales [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] with a lonely-hearts classified ...

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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