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Ouellette, Pierre

(1945-    ) US author of The Deus Machine (1994), in which the eponymous super-Computer, capable of evolving into an AI, needs either to be protected or destroyed as the tale progresses into realms of Horror in SF; The Third Pandemic (1996), set in the Near Future, follows the course of a Pandemic ...

Clarke, Kevin

(?   -    ) UK playwright and scriptwriter for a wide variety of television programmes; of sf interest is Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis (1989), #143 in the overall Doctor Who sequence, novelizing the script, which he co-wrote, for the twenty-fifth anniversary story (1988 3 parts). The Cybermen are involved, as is the Fourth Reich, and Time Travel. [JC]

Plum-Ucci, Carol

(1957-    ) US author of novels for the Young Adult market; The She (2003) is a horror tale; the Streams of Babel sequence, comprising Streams of Babel (2008) and Fire Will Fall (2010), depicts a Near Future bioterrorist attack on America through the eyes of afflicted teenagers, who may be able to discover an effective response. [JC]

Portnoy, Howard N

(1946-    ) US author and teacher whose Hot Rain (1977) seems to start off as a Horror fantasy about apparently supernatural bolts of lightning. Eventually, however, a ludicrous pseudoscientific explanation (see Scientific Errors) is found in a secret military project. [JC] see also: Weather Control. /

Outer Space Monsters

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and glossy paper. Published by Condor Books. Editor: Timothy Green Beckley. One issue only, February 1990. / This publication consists mostly of black and white photographs from various Horror and sf films, such as The Abyss (1989) and Strange Invaders (1983), by not ...

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

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