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Back Brain Recluse

UK Semiprozine, from June 1984 to October 2002; edited by Chris Reed initially at Smallfield, Surrey, then (from issue #9) from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and from #16 from Sheffield, South Yorkshire; 24 issues, published at irregular intervals but usually twice a year, but after issue #21 (November 1992) there was only one issue each in 1994, 1997 and 2002. It began as a slim-but-ambitious A5 format xeroxed Fanzine but switched to A4 ...

Leigh, Lora

Pseudonym of US author of erotic romances Christine Simmons (1965-    ). Of sf interest is the Feline Breeds sequence, beginning with Tempting the Beast (2003), in which a Cat-like male – part of a Near Future programme in the Genetic Engineering of elite forces – encounters a sexually aroused woman reporter (see Sex; ...

Fuentes, Roberto

(1934-    ) US judo expert who collaborated with Piers Anthony (whom see for further details) on the Jason Striker series of martial arts tales; Dead Morn (1990), likewise with Anthony, is a singleton. Fuentes's bad health affected future plans between the two collaborators. [JC]

Elmore, Ernest

(1901-1957) UK actor and author, author of about 30 detective novels as John Bude between 1935 and his death, and of occasional tales of the fantastic under his own name, beginning with The Steel Grubs (1928), whose protagonist, a Dartmoor convict, finds some Alien eggs, which hatch into ferrophage grubs that eat first the iron bars of his cell and then much of First Industrial Revolution England. This Siren Song (1930) features some ...

Dimension X

Radio series (1950-1951). NBC-Radio network. Regular staff writers included Ernest Kinroy (1924-2014), George Lefferts, and Howard Rodman. Narrator: Norman Rose. 50 30-minute episodes. / This was one of the earliest adult sf Radio drama anthology series, and was of reasonably high quality; most instalments were based on published sf stories, although Kinroy and Lefferts contributed several original plays. Dimension X was partnered with ...

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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