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Whiting, Sydney

(1820/1821-1875) UK barrister, poet and author whose Memoirs of a Stomach: Written by Himself, That All Who Eat May Read (1853; rev 1853; further rev 1855) as by "The Minister of the Interior", though seemingly spoofish, articulates issues of the relationship between imperial mind and digestive body in mid-nineteenth-century terms. Of more sf interest is Heliondé; Or, Adventures in the Sun (1854; rev 1855), whose protagonist, conveniently ...

Masciola, Carol

(?   -    ) US screenwriter, journalist and author in whose first novel, the Young Adult The Yearbook (2015), a young protagonist finds herself, after falling asleep over an old yearbook in her high school Library, shifted by a form of Time Travel or Timeslip into the same town eighty years earlier. Here, after plot ...

April and the Extraordinary World

French-Belgian-Canadian animated film (2015; original title Avril et le Monde truqué). Je Suis Bien Content, StudioCanal, Kaibou Productions, Need Productions, Arte France Ciném, Jouror Distribution, RTBF, Proximus, Tchack. Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci. Written by Franck Ekinci and Benjamin Legrand. Voice cast includes Benoît Brière, Anne Coesens, Marion Cotillard, Philippe Katerine and Jean Rochefort. 106 minutes. Colour. / A ...

Forbes, Alexander

(1882-1965) US author whose sf novel, The Radio Gunner (1924) as Anonymous, depicts a Future War set in 1937 between Northern Europe, in alliance with the USA, and the Constantinople Coalition. Forbes's predictive powers were not strong, and his eponymous hero, who knows how to locate radio equipment with his special device, fails to enthral. [JC]

Infinity [magazine]

UK Media Magazine, current, first issue dated April 2017, letter-sized (A4), stapled, continuously numbered, on slick paper throughout, published monthly. / Infinity is published by Ghoulish Publishing Ltd and has been edited since its launch by Allan Bryce. The magazine does not publish fiction, and concentrates on nostalgic articles about cult Cinema and Television, some genre examples ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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