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Walotsky, Ron

(1943-2002) US illustrator who began his career in sf art with the cover for the May 1967 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, illustrating Phyllis Gotlieb's novelette "Planetoid Idiot". Walotsky would continue to be associated with F&SF for the rest of his life, painting some sixty covers for the magazine. He also produced many book covers and brochure paintings for the Science Fiction Book Club in addition to covers for trade publishers – the first being ...

Bradley, Jack

(?1903-?   ) US author known only for The Torch of Ra (1930 chap), a Near Future tale contributed to Hugo Gernsback's Science Fiction Series, in which a terrorist organization attempts to destroy New York with a Ray that melts buildings. [JC]


UK/Canadian animated online tv series (2018-current). Netflix. Based on the Graphic Novels by Luke Pearson beginning with Hildafolk (graph 2010). Executive producers Clint Eland, Kurt Mueller, Luke Pearson and Stephanie Simpson. Directed by Andy Coyle. Writers include Kenny Byerly, Ben Joseph, Luke Pearson and Stephanie Simpson. Voice cast includes Rachel August, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo, Daisy Haggard, Rasmus Hardiker, John Hopkins, Dino Kelly, Ako Mitchell, Oliver Nelson and Bella Ramsay. 26 ...

Elliot, Jeffrey M

(1947-2009) US academic – professor of political science at North Carolina Central University – and author who has published prolifically in several areas. Much of his work in sf has been for Robert Reginald The Borgo Press, some of it in collaboration with Reginald himself – including the second version of Reginald's The Attempted Assassination of John F. Kennedy (1977 chap) as by Lucas Webb, which Elliot helped to revise into a format designed to be used in teaching, ...

Dingler, Jay

(1985-    ) US author of a Young Adult novel, The Infinite Odyssey (2004), whose young protagonists, after being transported to an Alien planet, get the chance to explore the universe. [JC]

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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