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Gerrare, Wirt

Pseudonym of UK weapons expert, journalist and author William Oliver Greener (1862-1935) for most of his work, both fiction and nonfiction, though at least one thriller appeared under his real name. His first novel of genre interest, Rufin's Legacy: A Theosophical Romance (1892), features a Russian female spy who uses her astral body nefariously; Phantasms: Original Stories Illustrating Posthumous Personality and Character (coll 1895) assembles fantasies featuring ...

Walderick, Frederick

(?   -?   ) UK author the protagonist of whose The Prophet (1907) travels to Tibet, where he encounters Theosophists who give him a "moon potion", a Drug which activates previous dormant parts of the human brain. After taking the drug, he gains Psi Powers including Telepathy and the ability to predict events twenty-fours in advance ...

Dudintsev, Vladimir

(1918-1998) Russian author whose novel Not by Bread Alone (1956 Novy Mir; trans 1957) seemed at first to proclaim the Soviet thaw, but he was publicly reprimanded for it soon after its publication. A New Year's Tale (US trans Gabriella Azrael from "Novogodniaia skazka" [1956 Novy Mir] 1960 chap; simultaneous UK trans Max Hayward from same source; 1960 chap) is a kind of sf morality tale in which the protagonist, in the process of composing ...


Film (2022). Universal Pictures presents a Monkey's Paw production. Written and directed by Jordan Peele. Cast includes Keith David, Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott and Steven Yeun. 130 minutes. Colour. / At his ranch outside Los Angeles, an African-American horse trainer (David) is killed by a bizarre rain of coins, keys and other household objects. Six months later his children OJ (Kaluuya) and Emerald (Palmer) are struggling to keep the ranch afloat, ...

Best Science Fiction, The

US Digest-size SF Magazine. Two undated issues, 1964 and 1965, edited by Frederik Pohl and published by Galaxy Publishing Corp of New York. Both issues had subtitles: #1 "From Worlds of If" and #2 "From Worlds of Tomorrow". The stories included were indeed reprints from If and Worlds of Tomorrow respectively. [FHP/DRL]

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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