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Ingersoll, Ernest

(1852-1946) US naturalist, journalist – his column, The Natural History Club, appeared weekly from 1900 to 1938 – and author of much nonfiction, plus An Island in the Air: A Story of Singular Adventures in the Mesa Country (1905) a Lost World tale, the Island in question being an enclave hidden on the flat top of a mesa. [JC]

Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton

(1887-1939) Jamaican-born critic, teacher and poet, who lived mostly in the UK and North America. His book-length epic poem, The New Argonautica: An Heroic Poem in Eight Cantos of the Voyage Among the Stars of the Immortal Spirits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Sir Francis Drake, Ponce de Leon & Nunez da Vaga (1928), traces the interstellar Fantastic Voyage of its reincarnated crew after Ralegh's spirit-visit to ...

Hoffman, Kurt

An Australian pseudonym or more likely a House Name used on one novella-length Scientific Thrillers tale of sf interest, Blackmarket Brains (1949 chap), in which a surgeon is forced to engage in criminal acts of Identity Transfer by transplanting brains of criminals into innocent bodies. [JC]

Briggs, Ian

(?   -    ) UK scriptwriter and actor who wrote two Television serials for the Doctor Who universe, each featuring the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy: "Dragonfire" (23 November 1987 to 7 December 1987), which he novelized as Doctor Who: Dragonfire (1989); and "The Curse of Fenric" (25 October 1989 to 15 November 1989), which he novelized as Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric ...

Mohamed, Premee

(1981-    ) Canadian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Adventurer's Wife " in She Walks in Shadows (anth 2015) edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R Stiles. Designed for a Young Adult market, her Beneath the Rising sequence, an Alternate History series beginning with Beneath the Rising (2020) ...

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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