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Scott-Moncrieff, D

(1907-1987) UK vintage car restorer and author, who hyphenated his surname for his books, which included some nonfiction. In Not for the Squeamish (coll 1948), the first of his two volumes of stories, of direct sf interest is "Count Szolnok's Robots", in which Robots are terminally evil, with several other tales edge into the realms of Gothic SF; his second collection, The Vaivaisukko's Bride (coll 1949 chap), focuses on weird fiction. [JC]

Hoover, Kenneth Mark

(1959-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Joke Hell" for Fantastic Stories of the Imagination in 2000, and whose sf novel, Fevreblau (2005), re-investigates the familiar sf tale in which the women of Earth are unjustly accused of a sin against the race: in this case, most of them have died of an otherwise undescribed Pandemic and are imprisoned as breeders (see Feminism). The Marwood sequence comprising Haxan (2014) and Quaternity (2015), which ...

Quest for Love

Film (1971). Peter Rogers Productions. Directed by Ralph Thomas. Written by Terence Feely, based on "Random Quest" (in Consider Her Ways and Others, coll 1961) by John Wyndham. Cast includes Tom Bell, Joan Collins, Denholm Elliott and Laurence Naismith. 91 minutes. Colour. / Romance about a physicist (Bell) accidentally transferred to a Parallel World, where he falls in love with the wife (Collins) of his alter ego, a playwright and cad, whose place he has taken. She dies. On being sucked ...

Hickey, T Earl

(?   -    ) US author of The Time Chariot (1966), a modestly told Time Travel/Time Machine tale whose protagonist changes little, suffers little, but sees a reasonable amount; there is a romance element. [JC]

Dake, Charles Romeyn

(1849-1899) US homeopathic doctor, editor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with his first venture into fiction, "The Limits of Imagination" (December 1892 Homeopathic News); his only other short story, also fantastically themed, is "The Death and Regeneration of Gerald Deane" (May 1893 Homeopathic News). His competent Lost-Race novel, A Strange Discovery (1899), is a Sequel by Other Hands to Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838; vt Arthur ...

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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