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Kievnauchfilm

Ukranian film studio founded in 1943 which initially produced science documentaries (the name is a contraction of Kiev Science Films), but in 1959 Irina Gurvich, Ippolit Lazarchuk and Nina Vasilenko opened an animation workshop that, until its closure in 1998, made over 300 films, mainly shorts, usually for television. Ukrainian animation had began in 1927 with Vyacheslav Levandovskiy's The Chaff Goby (original title Solomennyi Biychok), but was eventually cut short by the 1932/1933 Holodomor ...

Crispin, A C

(1950-2013) US author, married to Michael Capobianco, who was first known as a competent author of Ties. These include several for the various Star Trek sub-universes, beginning with Yesterday's Son (1983) and its direct sequel Time for Yesterday (1988); three titles in the "V" sequence, beginning with V (1984) (see "V"); a Star Wars sequence, the Star Wars: Han Solo trilogy beginning with Star Wars: Han Solo: The Paradise Snare (1997); plus a few singleton ties. In 2013 she was honoured as a ...

Effinger, George Alec

(1947-2002) US author long resident in New Orleans, where he died before the flood; he was married (1998-2000) to Barbara Hambly, with whom he remained close. He entered sf writing via the 1970 Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, having three stories in the workshop's first anthology, Clarion (anth 1971), edited by Robin Scott Wilson, though his first published story was "The Eight Thirty to Nine Slot" for Fantastic in April 1971. Some early work was written as by John K Diomede or Susan ...

Strang, Herbert

Collaborative pseudonym of UK editors and authors George Herbert Ely (1866-1958) and C J L'Estrange (1867-1947), who worked as Co-Editors in the Juvenile Department of Oxford University Press 1907-1939, publishing most of their later books through that firm; apparently Ely plotted the tales and L'Estrange wrote them down. The name was used on a large number of boys' adventure stories from about 1883, among them a series of novels about futuristic Transportation devices, including King of the ...

Bailey, Paul

(1906-1987) US osteopath, publisher, editor and author of novels and nonfiction set in the American West, often on Mormon themes, though his relationship with the authorities governing that religion cooled after he wrote For Time and All Eternity (1964) about the ticklish issue of polygamy; his sf novel, Deliver Me from Eva (1946), deals with the complications ensuing from the hero's osteopath father-in-law's capacity (though legless he is very powerful) to increase Intelligence artificially ...

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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