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Barth, John

(1930-2024) US academic and author, one of the central fabulists (see Fabulation) of his generation of writers, noted for a sometimes relentless experimentalism, an inability or disinclination to cease upon the moment of story he famously articulated in "The Literature of Exhaustion" (August 1967 The Atlantic), where postmodern (see Postmodernism and SF) writers are presented as miming the genuine stories before ...

Mills, C J

(1944-    ) US author known only for her Winter World sequence of Planetary Romances – beginning with Winter World (1988) and ending with Winter World #5: Zjhanne's Book (1992) – featuring various adventures on a strife-beset frozen world; marital conflicts are focused upon. [JC]

Rousseau, Victor

Working name of UK-born author Avigdor Rousseau Emanuel (1879-1960), who also used the pseudonym H M Egbert on his sf, though not exclusively, and signed as V R Emanuel for other work; born of a Jewish father and a French mother – as Sam Moskowitz writes in Under the Moons of Mars (anth 1970) – he lived more and more in the USA after his first arrival in 1901, with periods back in the UK, and in Canada 1912-1916, when much of his ...

Stargate: Universe

Canadian-American tv series (2009-2011). Created by Robert C Cooper and Brad Wright. Producers include Cooper, Wright, Carl Binder, John G Lenic, Joseph Mallozzi, and Paul Mullie. Directors include Andy Mikita, William Waring, Peter DeLuise, and Cooper. Writers include Cooper, Wright, Mallozzi, Mullie, Binder, and Martin Gero. Cast includes Robert Carlyle as Dr Nicholas Rush, Luis Ferreira as Colonel Everett Young, Brian J Smith as Lt Matthew Scott, Alaina Huffman as Lt Tamara Johansen, ...

Tarzan

This potent twentieth-century myth, created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in Tarzan of the Apes (October 1912 All-Story; 1914), may seem only marginally sf on the strength of the detail that Tarzan – who is both Lord Greystoke, scion of English aristocracy, and Pastoral lord of the African jungle – was raised by great apes (see ...

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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