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Henneberg, Charles

Working name of German author Charles Henneberg zu Irmelshausen Wasungen (1899-1959), for whose writings with Nathalie Henneberg as N C Henneberg, see her entry. [JC]

Miles, Patricia

(1930-    ) UK author for children's and Young Adult markets, some of whose work is of sf interest, including The Gods in Winter (1978), an Equipoisal tale whose young protagonists, who live in a scientific research establishment with their parents, witness an incursion of ancient gods; Lowther Hall (1981) and Mind Pirates (1983) share a similar graceful gravity of demeanour, as their casts deal with the unknown. [JC]

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

Film (1975). Warner Bros. Directed by Michael Anderson. Written by George Pal and Joseph Morheim, based on The Man of Bronze: Doc Savage and his Pals in a Novel of Unusual Adventure (March 1933 Doc Savage magazine; 1933) by Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson. Cast includes Ron Ely and Paul Wexler. 100 minutes. Colour. / There were 181 novels in Doc Savage magazine, and at one point producer George Pal announced that he hoped to film them all; but this, based on the first of them, was a ...

Reinganum, Victor

(1907-1995) UK artist associated with British Surrealism (see Illustration) before 1940, as demonstrated in his illustrations for Straw in the Hair: An Anthology of Nonsensical and Surrealist Verse (anth 1938) edited by Denys Kilham Roberts (1903-1976) (see Poetry). Much of his work was for fiction outside the sf field, including most of the early novels, some of fantasy interest, of Muriel Spark [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. Though under-utilized in sf proper, he ...

Dodge, H L

(1867-1946) Canadian-born author, naturalized as US citizen in 1908; his Lost Race novel, Attraction of the Compass; A Romance of the North (1912; exp vt Attraction of the Compass; Or, the Blonde Eskimo: A Romance of the North, Based Upon Facts of a Personal Experience 1916), features a Norse society in a clement enclave within the Arctic Circle. [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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