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Greenberger, Robert

(1958-    ) US editor and author of a number of Star Trek Ties. Most of his work fits into the Star Trek: The Next Generation sub-universe, beginning with Star Trek, The Next Generation: Doomsday World (1990) with Carmen Carter, Peter David and Michael Jan ...

Bolmer, W B

(1845-1897) US minister and author of The Time Is Coming (1896), a Near Future tale in which a Jewish state is founded in Palestine; Theodor Herzl's The Jewish State (1896) had just been published. The Turkish empire, to which Palestine had belonged, is seen off by America with the aid of advanced Weapons. In what a century later might have been understood as a deliberately ...

Fantastic Comics

US Comic (1939-1941). 23 issues. Fox Publications, Inc. Artists include Alex Blum, Bill Bossert, Grieg Chapian, Fletcher Hanks and Don Rico. Script writers include Toni Blum, Will Eisner, Fletcher Hanks and Fred Schwab. 7-9 strips and a 2-page text story per issue. / Always the cover star, whose stories open each issue and are about twice the length of others', is Samson: coming from "out of the mists of history", he is immensely strong (able to throw ...

May, Emmet C

(1875-1947) US businessman and author, of some sf interest for White Bear and Gold: Tall Tales by the Wandering Jew (coll of linked stories 1931) (see Wandering Jew), which contains a range of stories, from examples of the Tall Tale [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] through faux-legends on to the depiction of a Lost Race discovered under ...

Koman, Victor

(1954-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "When It Worked" for New Libertarian Notes, 5 September 1976. Much of his subsequent output has emphasized material and points of view that could be characterized under the Libertarianism rubric. After publishing Starship Women (15 July 1977-10 March 1978 Impulse as "Saucer Sluts"; 1980), and collaborating with Andrew J Offutt ...

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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