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Noyes, Alfred

(1880-1958) UK poet and man of letters, often resident in the USA or Canada; best known during his life for extremely conservative lyric verse and for long narrative poems like The Flower of Old Japan: A Dim, Strange Tale for All Ages (1903 chap) or The Forest of Wild Thyme: A Tale for Children Under Ninety (1905 chap), which sentimentalize the Matter of Japan in fantasy terms, with fairies present; and The Torchbearers (1922-1930 3vols), which dramatizes the march of science. In several novels ...

Tizano, Rodrigo Márquez

(1984-    ) Mexican academic and author who first came to notice with Caballos de fuerza ["Horsepower"] (coll of linked stories 2007), which is not literally fantastic; his first novel, Yakarta (2016; trans Thomas Bunstead as Jakarta 2019), uncannily emplaces a narrative, clearly derived from the SF Megatext, into an abstractly imagined world, very like but not fixable as actually Earth. In what seems to be the Near Future country of Atlantika, whose capital is Jakarta, a ...

Rogers, Mac

(1974-    ) Nickname and working name of US playwright David Michael Rogers, who was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. He began his efforts in playwriting and acting at a very early age, eventually studying theatre at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Basing himself in Brooklyn, New York, Rogers formed Gideon Productions in 1999 with college colleagues, Jordana and Sean Williams. Gideon began producing plays in the Fall of ...

Longstreth, T Morris

(1886-1975) US author active from 1915 or earlier; of sf interest is a late juvenile (see Children's SF) tale, Time Flight (1954), in which two contemporary young men are Timeslipped into seventeenth-century Salem at the time of the witch trials, and find themselves in danger. [JC]

Beyond the Time Barrier

US film (1960; vt The War of 1995). Miller-Consolidated Pictures, American International Pictures. Produced by Robert Clarke. Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. Written by Arthur C Pierce from his original story. Mutant make-up by Jack Pierce. Cast includes Stephen Bekassy, Robert Clarke, Don Flournoy (Mutant), Vladimir Sokoloff, Darlene Tompkins and Ariane Ulmer (credited as Arianne Arden). 75 minutes. Black and white. / US Air Force test pilot Major William Allison (Clarke) somehow reaches the ...

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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