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Colcord, Lincoln

(1883-1947) US newspaperman, songwriter, translator and author, mostly of sea stories; The Drifting Diamond (July-August 1912 Popular Magazine; 1912) is an adventure tale recounted with a Club Story frame in which the giant stone exercises Basilisk-like power over its successive owners. [JC]

Ludgate Monthly, The

UK general-interest magazine which ran for 118 issues from May 1891 to February 1901 when it merged with The Universal Magazine. It went through a succession of publishers and editors, none of whom seemed to know what to do with it, though it was at its best when it became a companion to Black and White from November 1895 to March 1898 and was edited by James Nicol Dunn and then Henry D Lowry. Its first editor was Philip May, not the same as the noted artist and cartoonist Phil May, but an ...

Unknown Terror, The

Film (1957; vt Beyond Terror). Emirau Productions/Regal Films/20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Produced by Robert Stabler. Directed by Charles Marquis Warren. Written by Kenneth Higgins. Cast includes Charles Gray, John Howard, Sir Lancelot, Gerald Milton, Mala Powers, Paul Richards and May Wynn. 76 minutes. Black and white. / Explorer Jim Wheatley (Gray) disappeared six months before the film begins, while exploring a mysterious cave in southern Mexico. His sister Gina Matthews (Powers) ...

Kimbriel, Katharine Eliska

(1956-    ) US web designer and author whose work of sf interest – though she has published some fantasy stories – is restricted to the Nuala sequence of Planetary Romances: Fire Sanctuary (1986), Fires of Nuala (1988) and Hidden Fires (1991). Threatened by mutations (caused by high radioactivity in the planetary crust) and by intergalactic war, the inhabitants of the eponymous long-lost colony planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds) must cope with intrigues, ...

Horn, Peter

A House Name claimed to have been used in Ziff-Davis magazines by Henry Kuttner once, for "50 Miles Down" (Fantastic Adventures 1940), and by David Vern (see David V Reed) twice, also in 1940. Peter Horn may, however, be a straightforward pseudonym of Vern's. [JC/PN] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

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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