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Henry, Christina

Pseudonym of US author Tina Raffaele (1974-    ), most of whose work has been fantasy, including the Gothic Maddy Black sequence beginning with Black Wings (2010), which mixes fallen angels and Vampires; and novels like Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook (2017), which tells its protagonist's backstory as Peter Pan's favourite, riffing on the Peter Pan sequence, which appeared in various incarnations from The Little White Bird (1902) through Peter Pan (first performed ...

Defender

Videogame (1980). Williams Electronics (WE). Designed by Eugene Jarvis, Larry DeMar. Platforms: Arcade, Others. / Defender is a two-dimensional arcade game (see Videogames) in which the player flies a small spaceship over a planet, defending the humanoids who live on its surface from various types of invading Aliens. The main display scrolls horizontally across the planetary surface to keep the player in the centre of the screen, while an overview of the whole world is shown at the top of ...

Dziemianowicz, Stefan R

(1957-    ) US editor, critic and author whose main focus of interest is Horror and supernatural fiction, in this capacity publishing many reviews in Crypt of Cthulhu and other venues since 1985, and co-editing the critical Fanzine Necrofile: The Review of Horror Fiction with S T Joshi and Michael A Morrison for its entire run of seven issues, Summer 1991 to Fall 1994; Necrofile won a 1995 British Fantasy Award. He has edited many anthologies, usually in collaboration, ...

Ramirez, David

(?   -    ) Philippine biologist, computer scientist and author whose sf novel, The Forever Watch (2014), is set in a Generation Starship, the Noah, several centuries en route to its destination (see Colonization of Other Worlds); the protagonist – City Planner Hana Dempsey, who has been Genetically Engineered so that she can remain in Telepathic rapport with the ship Computers – must confront a serial killer, the mystery of the long mission's ...

Rutter, Owen

(1889-1944) UK soldier, publisher and author who served in World War One and whose Tiadatha sequence, a parody of The Song of Hiawatha (1855) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) beginning with The Song of Tiadatha (1919 The Balkan News as by Klip-Klip; 1919), is a book-length Parody set in and after the conflict; it contains fantasy elements. The Dragon of Kinabalu (coll 1923) assembles short fantasies. Lucky Star (1929; vt Once in a New Moon 1935), filmed as Once in a New Moon (1935), is ...

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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