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Palumbo, Donald E

(1949-    ) US academic and author, married to the artist Julie Bell in the 1980s, father of the artist David Palumbo; he began to publish sf studies of interest with "Loving That Machine; Or, the Mechanical Egg: Sexual Mechanisms and Metaphors in Science Fiction Films" in The Mechanical God: Machines in Science Fiction (anth 1982) edited by Thomas P Dunn and Richard D Ehrlich. Following from this, Erotic Universe: Sexuality and the Fantastic in Art and Film (anth 1986) and ...

Moore, M Louise

(?   -?   ) US author who, with M Beauchamp, self-published anonymously a Hollow Earth tale, Al-Modad; Or, Life Scenes Beyond the Polar Circumflex: A Religio-Scientific Solution of Problems of Present and Future Life, by an Untrammeled Free-Thinker (1892), in which Al-Modad and a companion arrive in a subterranean Lost World under the Arctic, which they find to be a Utopia governed on socialist principles. In the absence of Christian strictures, nudity is ...

Powers, Richard M

(1921-1996) US illustrator who on occasion worked also as Richard Powers, Dick Powers, Powers Laz/Org, Richard Powers Laz/Org, R M Powers, or just plain Powers. He studied art at the Mitzen Academy of the Chicago Art Institute (1939) and at the University of Illinois in Chicago (1940), then at the University of Kentucky while undergoing basic training for the US Army. After the end of World War Two he became seriously engaged in both writing and painting: "At the end of the war my father seems ...

Le Rouge, Gustave

(1867-1938) French author, a significant figure in early twentieth-century French sf, much admired by the transgressive Modernist/Surrealist author Blaise Cendrars. None of his works were translated into English until 2008, perhaps because most of his output appeared in various French versions of the Pulp magazine, often in magazine-like volumes wholly dedicated to the title being published. His first novel, with his junior partner Gustave Guitton, La Conspiration des milliardaires ["The ...

Green, Jonathan

(1948-    ) UK teacher and author whose first works were Gamebooks in the Fighting Fantasy sequence for younger readers, but whose later works are of sf or fantasy interest, including Ties for both Warhammer, beginning with Warhammer: The Dead and the Damned (2002), and Warhammer 40,000, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Crusade for Armageddon (2003). In his own right, the Pax Britannia sequence, beginning with Pax Britannia: Unnatural History (2007), presents a sprightly ...

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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