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Driou, Alfred

(1810-1880) French priest (apparently) and author, prolific under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms; of sf interest is Les Aventures d'un Aéronaute Parisien dans les Mondes Inconnus (1856; trans Brian Stableford as The Adventures of A Parisian Aeronaut In The Unknown Worlds 2012), though in fact the promised Fantastic Voyage of the solar system by aerostat gets no farther than the Moon, which confusedly displays some characteristics of Utopia, or perhaps Paradise. Jules Verne ...

House of Frankenstein

1. Film (1944). See Frankenstein. / 2. US tv mini-series (1997; vt House of Frankenstein 1997). Universal Television Entertainment for NBC-TV. Produced by Michael R Joyce. Directed by Peter Werner. Written by J B White. Cast includes Peter Crombie, Adrian Pasdar, Teri Polo, CCH Pounder and Greg Wise. 168 minutes. Colour. / In late 1990s Los Angeles (see California), police detective Vernon Coyle is investigating a series of bizarre murders whose victims have been either completely ...

Heroclix

Miniature models based Wargame (2002). WizKids. Designed by Jordan Weisman, Seth Johnson. / HeroClix is a Collectible Miniatures Game based on Superhero Comics. Players purchase prepainted figures and then assemble teams with which to act out superpowered battles on printed maps. The figures are ingeniously designed, using a dial in the base of each character which is turned (or "clicked") to indicate damage taken, automatically changing the combat statistics displayed. The game mechanics ...

Kratman, Tom

(1956-    ) US professional soldier from the age of seventeen, retiring in 1992 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and author, most of whose work has been Military SF, including his first novel, A State of Disobedience (2003), which details the process of a revolution against a tyrannical US president in 2060. Series include the Legacy of the Aldenata with John Ringo (whom see for details of this Games-oriented sequence involving a Galactic Empire and an Alien Invasion of ...

Snyder, Gene

(1943-    ) US academic and author; with William Jon Watkins (whom see for details), he published two sf novels, Ecodeath (1972) as E V Snyder and The Litany of Sh'reev (1976). His solo works include Mind War (1980), The Ogden Enigma (1980) – in which the US military must deal with the fact that it has repressed all evidence that a UFO landed in 1950, a matter of urgency because the UFO now wants to go home – Dark Dreaming (1981), Tomb Seven (1985), a fantasy, ...

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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