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Moshfegh, Ottessa

(1981-    ) US author, active from around 2005, most of her work being nonfantastic. The tortured passages of living as experienced by the protagonists in the tales assembled as Homesick for Another World (coll 2017 ebook) are viewed with a "Martian" eye that conveys a sense of the surreal extremity of the human condition. In her second novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018), a young woman responds to the trauma of the modern world by ...

McDonald, Sandra

(1966-    ) US military officer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Opening Night" for Electric Velocipede in 2002, and much of whose often transgressive, Equipoisal short fiction has been assembled as Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories (coll 2010). Her Jodenny Scott/Terry Myell sequence – comprising The Outback Stars (2007), ...

Most Dangerous Man Alive, The

Film (1958). Trans-Global/Columbia. Directed by Allan Dwan. Written by James Leicester, Phillip Rock, based on a story by Rock, Michael Pate. Cast includes Anthony Caruso, Debra Paget, Ron Randell and Elaine Stewart. 82 minutes, cut to 76 minutes. Black and white. / In this unusual blend of sf and crime movie, a framed gangster (Randell) escapes from Prison and hides out in the desert, where he is caught up in a nuclear test (see ...

Arnette, Robert

A Ziff-Davis House Name used in Amazing, Fantastic Adventures and Fantastic by Robert Silverberg and Roger P Graham (Rog Phillips) – who may have originated the name – for one identified story each and by unidentified authors for six stories 1951-1957. ...

Konkevič, Alexsandr

(1842-?1917) Russian author whose Future War tale, Krejsev "Russkaja Nadežda" (1886 Russkoje Sudohodstvo; 1887; trans Charles James Cooke as The "Russia's Hope"; Or, Britannia No Longer Rules the Waves: Showing How the Muscovite Bear Got at the British Whale 1888) as A K, shows the Russian navy rapidly wiping out the British navy, aided by an advanced Weapon in the form of a fast and accurate ...

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



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