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Wetanson, Burt

Working name of US screenwriter and author Burton R Wetanson (1934-    ), who collaborated with Thomas Hoobler (who see for details) on the Hunters sequence comprising The Hunters (1978) and The Treasure Hunters (1983). [JC]

Knobel, Philip

(1929-1982) US author known only for Mr Moon (1979), a tale of First Contact in which an Alien visits Earth. [JC]

Crump, C G

(1862-1935) UK editor, archivist and author whose sf novel, The Red King Dreams, 1946-1948 (1931), is a ponderously demure Satire of the university life of the Near Future. [JC]

Rhysling Award

A regular Award for sf and fantasy Poetry, presented annually since 1978 by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. It is named for the blind balladeer of Robert A Heinlein's "The Green Hills of Earth" (8 February 1947 Saturday Evening Post), and faithful to that provenance tends to focus on poets whose ...

Cousin de Grainville, Jean-Baptiste

(1746-1805) French priest and author, much influenced by M Volney's Les Ruines: ou méditations sur les révolutions des empires ["Ruins: or, Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires"] (1791 chap) a telling nonfictional reflection on the nature of Ruins and Futurity, written at a time when the past and the future were beginning to seem to recede further and further from the present while ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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