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Vairasse D'Alais, Denis

(circa 1635/1638-circa 1700) French soldier, linguist and author, the latter part of whose surname is sometimes given as Allais; in the UK for a number of years from around 1660 to 1772, when he returned to the Continent. He is of strong Proto SF interest for a complexly published Fantastic Voyage, its mode and contents showing the influence of Johann Valentin Andreae, ...

Certificate X!

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Published by World Distributors, from London despite the company name World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd. No editor named. One issue only, dated January 1965. / This was apparently only the second attempt – after Screen Chills and Macabre Stories – to produce a UK Monster Movies magazine. Leaving little doubt that its ...

Stockton, Kindred

Pseudonym of US engineer and author Geoffrey S Bok (?   -    ), whose first novel Deep Shade (2020), set in a Near Future Florida devastated by Climate Change, Ecological degradation, Overpopulation and Pollution, describes the inexorable growth of invasive flora and fauna in the ...

Saville, Guy

(1973-    ) UK author whose Hitler Wins series, the Burton Cole sequence comprising to date The Afrika Reich (2011) and The Madagaskar Plan (2015), focuses on the Nazi conquest of Africa, and the deportation of all European Jews to Madagascar. The total defeat of the United Kingdom at Dunkirk provides the Jonbar Point for the extended tale; in the early 1950s, a triumphant ...

Smith, D Alexander

(1953-    ) US investment banker and author who served as Treasurer of Science Fiction Writers of America 1987-1990 and has written several articles on Wargame strategy. The Marathon sequence comprising Marathon (1982), Rendezvous (1988) and Homecoming (1990) analyses in some depth a First Contact event, depicting with very considerable ...

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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