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Timlin, William M

(1892-1943) UK-born architect, illustrator and author, in South Africa from 1912. The Ship that Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy (graph 1923), his only fiction, is more fantasy than sf, though it does describe in glowing detail the fitting up of a Spaceship and its trip to Mars, where extravagant Monsters are encountered. But Timlin's astonishingly evocative illustrations to the text – for which the original quarto edition of the book is now heavily collected – strongly underline the ...

Gaiman, Neil

(1960-    ) UK journalist, screenwriter and author, in the US from 1992, whose first publications were nonfiction; along with later essays, some of this earlier work has been assembled as The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction (coll 2016). He then specialized in the scripting of fantasy and sf comics and Graphic Novels for a decade from the late 1980s onward, and more recently focused on novels of the fantastic (not including sf); he has also become involved in ...

Sentinel Worlds

Videogame series (from 1988). Designed by Karl Buiter. / Sentinel Worlds is the name used by this encyclopedia to refer to a sequence of two Computer Role Playing Games set in similar, though probably not identical, Space Opera milieux. Both borrow design elements from Space Sims, as do several other contemporary games including Starflight (1986) and Space Rogue (1989). The gameplay of the Sentinel Worlds series thus combines exploration, conversation and combat on planetary surfaces and in ...

Finkelstein, Millie

(?   -?   ) Australian author in whose anti-Feminist Dystopia, The Newest Woman: The Destined Monarch of the World (1895), the Near Future emancipation of women leads inevitably to social upheavals by 1950; Gender reversals, which are here condemned, include the presence of Kate Keely, who is based on Ned Kelly (circa 1854-1880). [JC]

Green Hornet, The

1. US tv series (1966-1967). Greenway Productions/20th Century Fox Television for ABC-TV. Characters created by George W Trendle, Fran Striker for the 1936 Radio drama version. Executive Producer: Charles B Fitzsimons. Producers: Richard M Bluel, Stanley Shpetner. Directors included William Beaudine, James Komack, Leslie H Martinson. Writers included Lorenzo Semple Jr, Paul Dubov, Sheldon Stark. Cast includes Walter Brooke, Lloyd Gough (Mike Axford), Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner and Van Williams. ...

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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