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Galactic Empires

In The Universe Makers (1971) Donald A Wollheim attempts to distil from the range of futuristic visions presented by magazine sf a basic pattern – a "cosmogony of the future" – in which stages three to five (there are eight in all) describe "the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire", which is thus enshrined as the central myth of Genre SF. ("Empire" is here used with a general, almost metaphorical ...

Aminoff, Iwan T

(1868-1928) Swedish noble, army officer and author. Aminoff's ancestors were Russian, but from the early seventeenth century the family lived in Finland, at that time a part of Sweden. His grandfather Johan Fredrik Aminoff (1756-1842) attained the rank of Major General and in 1808 was raised to the Swedish nobility; in 1819 he was also created a count by the Tsar, as Finland in 1809 had become the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland. Aminoff himself initially chose an ...

Colgan, Jennifer

(?   -    ) US author of romances and supernatural fictions, plus at least one full-blown fantasy, Conjured in Flames (2005). She should not be confused with the Scottish author of comic romances and Doctor Who titles, Jenny Colgan. [JC]

Science Fiction Classics Annual

US Digest-size magazine. One issue, dated 1970, published by Ultimate Publishing Co; assembled by Sol Cohen. All stories were reprinted from the 1930s Amazing Stories and had been items originally selected by Sam Moskowitz for his "Classic reprint" feature in Amazing Stories; his introductions remained. [FHP/MA] links / ...


Film (2003). Universal Pictures in association with Marvel Enterprises presents a Valhalla Motion Pictures/Good Machine production. Directed by Ang Lee. Written by John Turman and Michael France and James Schamus; story by Schamus, based on the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Don Heck. Cast includes Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas and Nick Nolte. 132 minutes. ...

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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