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Quantum Muse

US Online Magazine produced by Michael Gallant, Timothy O Goyette and originally with Raymond M Coulombe. The magazine has had two existences. The original ran for 94 monthly issues, with just a few gaps, from April 1999 to Summer 2007, the last two issues quarterly. It then went into hiatus and re-emerged as a new magazine with a new website from November 2008 to the present, again monthly with additional editorial work by Michele Dutcher. The two incarnations have much in common, including ...

Pauvert, Olivier

(?1973-    ) French pharmacist and author whose Near Future Dystopia, Noir (2005; trans Adriana Hunter 2008) depicts a France in which apartheid has been imposed, relegating nonwhites to segregated rural areas; the present-day protagonist arrives in this land by Timeslip as a kind of increasingly material ghost who seems to have suffered a Memory Edit, but who has gained the power to steal the souls of inhabitants of the new France by gazing upon them. Thriller elements (see ...

Dennis, Albert Nelson

(?   -?   ) US author of a Prehistoric SF novel with Lost Race implications, Anona of the Moundbuilders: A Story of Many Thousands of Years Ago (1920) with J Clarence Marple, set in Pre-Columbian North America, and giving an entirely imagined history of the Moundbuilder culture. The Moundbuilders, here known as the Ionenese, are an eight-foot tall, fair-skinned, deeply attractive race forced constantly to defend themselves – riding domesticated mastodons ...

Welcome, S Byron

(1861-1948) US engineer, inventor and author of From Earth's Center: A Polar Gateway Message (1894), a Lost World tale whose protagonists descend into a Symmes-style Hollow Earth, where they discover an English-speaking country called Centralia, a Utopia where laissez-faire capitalism is luckily controlled by some mixed socialistic joint ownership of the land itself. High Technology based on electricity benefits all. [JC]


US tv series (2001-2006). Bad Robot Productions for ABC. Created by J J Abrams. Producers include Abrams, Ken Olin, Jesse Alexander, and Jeff Pinkner. Writers included Abrams, Pinkner, Alexander, Monica Breen, Alison Schapker, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and J R Orci. Directors included Abrams, Olin, Lawrence Trilling, and Jack Bender. Cast includes Bradley Cooper (Will Tippin; seasons 1-2), Merrin Dungey (Francie Calfo; seasons 1-2), Victor Garber (Jack Bristow), Jennifer Garner (Sydney ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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