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Daniels, Sarah

(?   -    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Open House" in Ghostlight for Spring 2019. Her first novel, The Stranded (2022), is set on a cruise ship that, quarantined for four decades after what seems to have been World War Three, has become a Ship of Fools featuring a grotesquely distorted social system based on neoliberal models of ...

Johnny Jupiter

US tv series (1953-1954). Kagran and Stone Associates for DuMont Television Network/ABC Television Network. Created by Martin Stone. Produced by Stone, Jerome Coopersmith. Directors included Frank Bunetta, Ben Gradus and Howard Magwood. Writers included Coopersmith, William Kendall Clarke and Sam Rockingham. Cast includes Cliff Hall, Wright King, Gilbert Mack, Pat Peardon and Vaughn Taylor. Voice actors: Coopersmith, Carl Harms and Gil Mack. Puppeteers: Harms, Gene London (as Phil ...

Nilsson, Peter

(1937-1998) Swedish astronomer and author. Nilsson grew up on a small farm in Möcklehult, a small rural community where the family moved in 1948. His father was a miller, carpenter and farmer, and after elementary school Nilsson started working, but had also begun reading widely and dreamt of becoming a writer and of studying the stars. He began taking correspondence courses and in 1959 graduated from secondary school. After military service, he enrolled at ...

Barceló, Miquel

(1948-2021) Spanish computer-systems and aeronautical engineering professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, translator, editor and author; he also directed the polytechnic's PhD program on Sustainability, Technology and Humanism. He founded and edited the Fanzine Kandama from 1980 until its discontinuation in 1984, publishing both translations of noteworthy English-language authors and Spanish-language authors who would later become important ...

Baker, W Howard

(1925-1991) Working name of Irish journalist, editor and author Arthur Athwill William Baker, in the UK after World War Two. After working as an editor of Panther Books he began to write for the Sexton Blake Library in 1955, soon taking over as editor of the series for Amalgamated Press, writing many titles under various names, and in 1965 taking the series to Mayflower Books, where it flourished briefly. He then set up his own publishing imprint, which ...

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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