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Dean, Howard

(1948-    ) Zimbabwean expert in labour law and author who studied sociology at the University College of London (Rhodesia) [now University of Zimbabwe] and marketing and sales at London School of Commerce and Industry. He worked as training adviser to the Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe National Police Commissioners (1977-1984) and the consultant director for the Institute of Personnel Management in Harare (1986-2000). Co-wrote and published books on public speaking, aspects of ...

Sams, Candace

(?   -    ) US former police officer, martial arts competitor and author, who also writes as by C S Chatterly; much of her work, particularly as Chatterly, has been erotic fantasy (not listed below). Of sf interest are Electra Galaxy's Mr. Interstellar Feller (2008; vt Galaxy Man 2011 ebook) and Fusion (2013), in which a man and woman perform a Sex show, in order to entertain the crew of an Alien warship, ultimately so that they can sabotage it, perhaps ...

Sand, George

Pseudonym of French author Amantine Lucille Aurore Dupin (1804-1876), a figure of cultural importance in France from the 1830s until her death; she published widely, an oeuvre which included about forty novels alone. Of sf interest is Laura: Voyage dans le cristal (1864; trans Pauline Pearson-Stamps as Journey Within the Crystal 1992; new trans Sue Dyson as Laura: Journey into the Crystal 2004). This is both an anticipation of Virtual Reality, in which narrator Alexis finds his cousin Laura ...

Defenders, The

US online tv series (2017). Netflix presents a Marvel Television, ABC Studios and Walt Disney Television production in association with Goddard Textiles and Nine and a Half Fingers Inc. Created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. Directed by Phil Abraham, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Farren Blackburn, Uta Briesewitz, S J Clarkson, Peter Hoar and Stephen Surjik. Written by Drew Goddard, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics ...

Murdoch, Jim

(1956-    ) UK author of a Tie to the Rise of the Robots Computer game, Rise of the Robots: The Book (1995), in which a Robot revolt must be thwarted, or not. [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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