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Doxey, William

(1935-2017) US academic and author, known in sf terms solely for an unremarkable Near Future tale, ESPionage (1979). [JC]

Geigley, Vance A

(1907-1996) US author and businessman involved in mining, building and real estate investment, whose solitary sf novel is Will It End This Way? (1968). [JC/DRL]

Gillmore, Parker

(1835-1900) UK soldier, hunter and author, mostly of travel books published 1869-1896, often as by Ubique. His sf novel, The Amphibion's Voyage (1885), is a tale shaped suspiciously like a travelogue, but manages to evoke some interest for the eponymous amphibious vehicle, which carries its passengers through Africa into encounters with a sea Monster or two. [JC]

Infinity Train

US animated tv series (2016; 2019-2021). Cartoon Network. Created by Owen Dennis. Executive producer Owen Dennis. Supervising director Madeline Queripel. Writers include Owen Dennis, Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai and Justin Michael. Voice cast includes Jeremy Crutchley, Robbie Daymond, Lena Headey, Ernie Hudson, Ashley Johnson, Kate Mulgrew and Matthew Rhys. 40 eleven-minute episodes, plus the pilot. Colour. / The series was much anticipated, the 2016 pilot garnering 4.8 million views on ...

Hangar 18

Film (1980). Sunn Classic Pictures. Directed by James L Conway. Written by Tom Chapman, James L Conway, Stephen Lord (uncredited) and David O'Malley (uncredited) and Ken Pettus (as Steven Thornley). Cast includes Gary Collins, James Hampton, Darren McGavin and Robert Vaughn. 97 minutes. Colour. / After receiving congratulations from the President on their Space Flight mission, a space shuttle's crew members launch a satellite ... right into a passing flying saucer (see UFOs). The saucer ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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