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Haynes, Simon

(?   -    ) Australian author the Spacejock series of sf comedy adventures beginning with Hal Spacejock (2001; rev 2005), Hal Spacejock: Second Course (2003) and Hal Spacejock: Just Desserts (2004). The comic effects have, for some, been reminiscent of the British television series Red Dwarf (1988-current). [JC]


A House Name of Modern Publications, used by John Russell Fearn on the sf novel Liquid Death (1953) and on non-sf works by F Dubrez Fawcett. [JC]

McKenzie, John

(?   -    ) UK author of a Near Future novel, City Whitelight (1986), in which the Cities of the world have become targeted by Disasters of all sorts, from social breakdown to Pandemic; the Cyberpunk tone of the book conveys a sense that there will be no easy outcome for humanity. [JC]

McCullough, Kelly

(1967-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "WebMage" for Weird Tales in Fall 1999, a tale which was expanded into Webmage (2006), the first of the Equipoisal WebMage sequence which continues with Cybermancy (2007), CodeSpell (2008) and MythOS (2009). The sequence – set in a kind of ...

Talentless Nana

Japanese animated tv series (2020). Original title Munō na Nana. Based on the Manga by Looseboy and Iori Furuya. Bridge. Directed by Shinji Ishihira. Written by Fumihiko Shimo. Voice cast includes Mai Nakahara, Yuichi Nakamura, Rumi Ookubo, Hiro Shimono, Yoshitaka Yamaya and Kouji Yusa. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Fifty years ago the appearance of the Enemies of Humanity – ...

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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