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Thomson, Arthur

(1927-1990) UK illustrator, principally for Fanzines, involved in Fandom since 1954; he signed most of his work "Atom". He was the staff artist for Hyphen from issue #12 (December 1954), drawing elaborate cartoons directly on to the duplicator stencils (some of these Hyphen covers are still regarded as classics of fan Humour), and appeared in a wide variety of other UK and US fanzines. Besides his own Retribution (17 issues January 1956-July 1961) with John Berry, these venues included Algol, ...

Law, Frederick Houk

(1871-1957) US educator and author, whose The Heart of Sindhra: A Novel (1898) is a Lost Race novel set in nineteenth-century northern India, where a revolutionary force is deriving its inspiration from wisdom and treasure emanating from a Lost World in the mountains. [JC]

Green Hornet, The

1. US tv series (1966-1967). Greenway Productions/20th Century Fox Television for ABC-TV. Characters created by George W Trendle, Fran Striker for the 1936 Radio drama version. Executive Producer: Charles B Fitzsimons. Producers: Richard M Bluel, Stanley Shpetner. Directors included William Beaudine, James Komack, Leslie H Martinson. Writers included Lorenzo Semple Jr, Paul Dubov, Sheldon Stark. Cast includes Walter Brooke, Lloyd Gough (Mike Axford), Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner and Van Williams. ...

Grimwade, Peter

(1942-1990) UK Television director and author, most closely associated in various capacities with Doctor Who; even his one non-Tied novel, Robot (1987), is dependent on the Doctor Who universe, for which he also wrote three Ties: Doctor Who – Time-Flight (1983), Doctor Who – Mawdryn Undead (1983) and Doctor Who – Planet of Fire (1984), all derived from his own scripts. [JC]

du Maurier, George

(1834-1896) French/UK illustrator, cartoonist – over 3000 cartoons for Punch alone between 1864 and 1896 – and author, resident mostly in UK from the 1850s on; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier. The protagonists of his first and best novel, Peter Ibbetson (June-November 1891 Harper's New Monthly Magazine; 1891), share each other's dreams, in which they return to their idyllic childhood. But du Maurier is known almost exclusively today as the author of Trilby (January-June 1894 ...

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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