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Charyn, Jerome

(1937-    ) US author who was born and educated in New York, which city he gradually transformed in his fiction into a Magic-Realist venue whose mythopoeic resonances and exorbitant happenings hover (see Equipoise) at the edge of generic displacements (and beyond), and strongly prefigure the fabulated New York of writers like John Crowley and Mark Helprin. Metropolis: New York as Myth, Marketplace, and Magical Land (1986) powerfully realizes New York in nonfiction terms, ...

Savage, D J

(1950-    ) US attorney and author in whose Near Future tale, The Glass Lady: The Space Shuttle Novel (1985), an advanced satellite, with laser on board, goes out of control and threatens the world. [JC]

Korg: 70,000 BC

Juvenile tv series (1974). Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC-TV. Created by Fred Freiberger. Produced by Freiberger and Richard L O'Connell. Directors include Irving J Moore, Christian Nyby. Writers included Freiberger and Ian Martin. Cast includes Eileen Dietz, Bob Ewing, Jim Malinda, Christopher Mann, Naomi Pollack and Jenny Pransky. Narrator: Burgess Meredith. Sixteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / This little-remembered Prehistoric SF series aired on Saturday mornings as a slightly more ...

Hartmann, William K

(1939-    ) US astronomer, painter and author mostly of nonfiction like The Grand Tour: A Travelers Guide to the Solar System (1981; rev 1993; rev 2005) with Ron Miller, Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers Beyond Earth (graph 1984) with Pamela Lee and Ron Miller, and In the Stream of Stars: The Soviet/American Space Art Book (graph 1990) with Ron Miller, Vitaly Myagkov and Andrei Solokov. / Hartmann began publishing work of genre interest with "Handprints on the ...

Heywood, Victor D

(?   -    ) US author of an unremarkable Space Opera adventure, Prison Planet (1974; vt Alpha Star 1980), which is a Young Adult tale whose young protagonist earns his spurs in space. [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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