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Kirstein, Rosemary

(1953-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Salvage" with Sabine Kirstein for Aboriginal Science Fiction, March/April 1989. Her first novel followed in the same year, The Steerswoman (1989), opening the Steerswoman sequence which initially has a fantasy-quest flavour – with swords and other items of medieval Technology, wizards and even so-called demons and dragons – but proves to be set on a colony planet (see Colonization of Other ...

Taylor, Malcolm

(?   -    ) UK author for older children. Knight of the Air (1935) verges toward the fantastic as its protagonist discovers a sapphire rock in Africa; Wings Over Eldorado (1936) is a Lost World tale set in South America, where a cache of Incan gold is discovered; PX (1943), set in a familiar Near Future 1969, is an aviation adventure whose protagonist, forced to land his advanced plane in a mist, becomes involved in an international conspiracy against ...

Mason, Edith Huntington

(1881-?   ) US author of the marginally Near Future The Great Plan (1913), in which a rich young American woman establishes a Utopian enclave on the banks of the Rhine in Germany, with the intention of upraising German women to a status equal to men (see Feminism); but romance intervenes. [JC]

Eureka

US tv series (2006-2012). NBC Universal Television for The Sci Fi Channel. Created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia. Producers include Paglia and Robert Petrovicz. Writers include Cosby, Paglia, Thania St. John, and Bruce Miller. Directors include Mike Rohl, Michael Lange, Michael Robinson, and Matthew Hastings. Cast includes Colin Ferguson as Jack Carter, Jordan Hinson as Zoe Carter, Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Allison Blake, Joe Morton as Henry Deacon, Erica Cerra as Jo Lupo, Neil Grayston ...

Skinkle, Dorothy

(1927-1979) US author of an sf novel, Star Giant (1969), in which an Alien exiled to Earth must – like his earlier fellows who impersonated Hercules and Abraham Lincoln and others – make use of his excessive height and superior intellect to defend the planet. [JC]

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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