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Young, B A

(1912-2001) UK journalist, editor and author, involved with the magazine Punch 1949-1964, and drama critic for the Financial Times 1964-1980. Of sf interest are Cabinet Pudding (1967), a Near Future Satire in which the UK Prime Minister in 1996 is a marijuana-smoking West Indian; and The Colonists from Space (1979), in which an Invasion by ...

O'Connell, Charles C

(?   -    ) Irish author in whose first novel, The Vanishing Island (1957; vt The Vanishing Island: An Irish Entertainment 1958), the mysterious Island of Innishios experiences First Contact through the arrival in a UFO-like Spaceship of an attractive Alien, who introduces the inhabitants ...

Curtis, Richard A

(1937-    ) US editor, literary agent and author, known mainly in the first capacity for his anthology Future Tense (anth 1968), which is not to be confused with Kendell Foster Crossen's Future Tense (anth 1952). He has also published short work, beginning with "Introduction to 'The Saint'" in Cavalier for 1968, as well as Squirm: Novelization (1976), an sf ...

Star Trek: Picard

US tv series (2020-current). CBS Television Studios, Roddenberry Entertainment, Secret Hideout. Created by Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon and Akiva Goldsman. Showrunner Michael Chabon. Directed by Doug Aarniokoski, Chabon, Hanelle M Culpepper, Jonathan Frakes, Akiva Goldsman and Maja Vrvilo. Written by Kirsten Beyer, Chabon, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Samantha Humphrey, Alex Kurtzman, Ayelet Waldman and Nick Zayas. Cast (four episodes or more) includes ...

Gutman, Dan

(1955-    ) US author, almost exclusively of fiction for younger children and the Young Adult market. The long My Weird School series of picture books frequently verges on the fantastic [it is not listed below]. He is of some sf interest for the Baseball Card Adventures series, beginning with Honus & Me (1997), whose young protagonist finds that his Baseball cards work as ...

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. ...

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