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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Dold, Douglas

(1888-1931) US editor and author, elder brother of Elliott Dold, with whom in 1915 he joined the Serbian army. As a result of injuries sustained in combat, he gradually became blind, but this affliction did not prevent him from editing The Danger Trail magazine, presiding over Clues, Incorporated (which published Clues: A Magazine of Detective Stories), or publishing several borderline sf/adventure tales. The last of these appears to have been ...

Anderson, Michael

(1920-2018) UK-born film director, in Canada from 1981, whose career in Cinema began in 1936 as an office boy at the Elstree studios; his first great success, and perhaps his best known movie, was the World War Two adventure The Dam Busters (1955). Productions of genre interest include Vice Versa (1948), directed by Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) with Anderson as assistant director, which is based on the ...

Reeve, Arthur B

(1880-1936) US author almost exclusively remembered for his Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective sequence, the most significant titles being the eighty-two short stories first published 1910-1918 in monthly instalments beginning with "The Case of the Helen Bond" (December 1910 Cosmopolitan) – the subsequent stories all appearing in the same journal – and in various magazines 1919-1935, and then assembled variously in book form; later titles in the overall sequence ...

Science Fiction Digest

1. US Digest-size magazine. Two issues, February and May 1954, published by Specific Fiction Corporation, New York, edited by Chester Whitehorn. Science Fiction Digest was intended as a reprint magazine which would take its material from the slick general-fiction magazines and other sources, but the selections were weak and it quickly failed. Its (purportedly) nonfiction articles had a strong occult and ESP bent. The same ...

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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