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MacTyre, Paul

Pseudonym of Scottish author and historian Robin James Adam (1924-1999), for 40 years a lecturer in medieval history at St Andrews University. His best-known novel is his first, Midge (1962; vt Doomsday, 1999 1963), a literate Post-Holocaust story in which a new form of life threatens to take over from the remnants of outmoded, destructive humanity. Further novels are the John Buchan-like ...


Videogame (2011). Supergiant. 2011: PC, XB360. 2012: iOS, PS4, PSVita. / Made by independent games company Supergiant, Bastion is an Isometric Adventure puzzle game, one of several independent titles produced in the early 2010s that helped to elevate independent ("indie") videogames (see Independent Games) to a more prominent position in gaming ...

Raymond, John

A rarely used House Name of John Spencer and Co, appearing on the novel Zamba of the Jungle (1951) by Leonard G Fish and on the title story by R L Fanthorpe of Supernatural Stories No. 2: The Incredulist (anth 1954). The latter was issued under Spencer's Badger Books imprint; confusingly, "The Incredulist" is credited on the cover to ...

Knowlton, J A

(1854-1937) US author of two Prehistoric SF novels. Txleama: A Tale of Ancient Mexico (1892) segues into Lost World territory from initial sequences set in Mexico before the Spanish Conquest. Origin (1900), beginning with the story of the Biblical Flood, features a Lost Race of blond giants, evolved from the raven and the dove who leave the Ark at Noah's command, ...

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

US live-action/animated film (1988). Warner / Touchstone (Disney) / Amblin. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Animation director: Richard Williams (uncredited). Producers: Frank Marshall and Robert Watts. Written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S Seaman, loosely based on Who Censored Roger Rabbit? (1981) by Gary K Wolf. Special effects by Industrial Light & Magic. Cast includes Joanna Cassidy, Bob Hoskins, ...

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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