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SF Color Poster Book

US letter-size Cinema poster magazine printed on slick paper. Publisher: Starlog/Lamplight Studios. Editor: possibly Herman Zimmerman. Five numbered issues, 1978 to 1979. / This short-lived poster-magazine from O'Quinn Studios carried brief articles, mostly on contemporary Television programmes, together with some film coverage. When unfolded, the magazine became a large poster of the cover subject along with smaller pin-up ...

Reeth, Allan

Pseudonym of UK author G H Davis (?   -?   ); as there is no further information on Davis, this name may also be pseudonymous, and Davis may well be female. The only novel Davis published as by Reeth is a feminist Utopia, Legions of the Dawn (1908), in which British and American women establish a matriarchal society in Africa (see Feminism; Women in SF). Women ...

Reynardson, H Birch

(1892-1972) UK author, in active service during World War One; as Henry Thomas Birch-Reynardson, he published a war memoir, Mesopotamia 1914-15 (1919). He is of sf interest for Black Coffee (1928), a Lost Race tale whose protagonists search up the Amazon River for the source of a Drug with the ability to restore Memory of previous lives (see ...

Mitchell, Professor Willis

(1846-1919) US entrepreneur who described himself on census returns as "inventor" or once as "electrical inventor", holder of many 1890s patents, mostly for improvements on existing inventions. In his modestly fictionalized Utopia, The Inhabitants of Mars [for subtitle see Checklist] (1895), the "Professor" interviews a man who has visited Mars in a hypnotic trance. Mars is run mostly by electricity (see ...

Wouters de Vassé, Cornélie

(1737-1802) Belgian translator and author whose Le Nouveau Continent ["The New Continent"] (1783) allegorizes the American revolution without fantastic content. Le Char volant, ou Voyage dans la lune ["The Flying Car, or a Voyage to the Moon"] (1783), on the other hand, is a genuine example of Proto SF, featuring a Fantastic Voyage by two men to the Moon, where they discover ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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