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Leonard, George H

(1921-2018) US public health administrator and author who served in World War Two from 1941 to 1945 and began to publish work of genre interest with Sexmax (1969) as by Hughes Cooper, a modestly erotic novel in which love and Sex perturb a Computer-controlled Dystopia. His sf novel under his own name, Alien (1977; vt Alien Quest ...

Franck, Tyler Corey

(1969-    ) US designer of the Expanse Role Playing Game and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Audience" in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show for March 2006; with Daniel Abraham under the joint pseudonym James S A Corey, he has written the Expanse sequence based on the game, beginning ...

Deepstar Six

Film (1988). Carolco/Tri-Star. Directed and coproduced by Sean S Cunningham. Written by Lewis Abernathy, Geof Miller, based on a story by Abernathy. Cast includes Taurean Blacque, Joyce Collins, Greg Evigan and Miguel Ferrer. 99 minutes. Colour. / A deep-sea missile base is being installed by underwater (see Under the Sea) station DeepStar Six. Explosives open a vast cavern under the ocean floor, in which dwells a monstrous arthropod; it destroys two ...

Spacewar

Videogame (1962). Designed by Stephen Russell, J M Graetz, Wayne Wiitanen. Platforms: Mainframe, Arcade, Others. / While not the first game to be implemented using electronic hardware, Spacewar was the first such game with an original design, and the first to be widely distributed. Inspired by E E Smith's Lensman and Skylark series, the developers decided to write a game for the new PDP-1 minicomputer ...

Barre, Daniel

(?   -?   ) Probably pseudonymous UK author of The King's Messenger: A Wonderful Long Complete Story (1915), in which a Lost World, whose giant Black ruler has military ambitions, is discovered through a six-mile tunnel, and its sequel, The Great White Chief: A Powerful Long Romance (1915); the location is Africa, the Lost Race turns out to be one of the Lost Tribes of ...

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. ...



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