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Guieu, Jimmy

Working name of French author Henri René Guieu (1926-2000), who also wrote espionage novels as by Jimmy Quint, policiers as by Claude Rostaing, and juveniles as by Claude Vauzière; he also wrote as by Dominique Verseau. Much of his work, both fiction and nonfiction, was devoted to arguing for the existence of UFOs; his ufology texts, as well as his very numerous sf adventures (some of them written as Ties by other authors under his name), are listed very selectively below. The ...

Stribling, T S

(1881-1965) US author best known for his realistic novels of the American South, including the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Store (1932), and as the author of the once popular detective stories featuring Professor Poggioli, a psychologist also referred to as Dr or Mr Henry Poggioli; of these tales, "Shadowed" (15 October 1930 Adventure; in Dr. Poggioli: Criminologist, coll 2004) suggests Equipoisally that the elusive persecutor of a seemingly Paranoid victim is either a buried fragment of his own ...


Latin rendering of the surname of French astrologer, physician and author Michel de Nostredame (1503-1566) who is of Proto SF interest primarily for his book-length poem Les Prophéties (1555; exp 1557; further exp 1568; best trans Richard Siburth as The Prophecies 2012) [for further editions see Checklist below], a non-systematic but immensely influential assemblage of linked quatrains, ultimately 942 of them grouped into ten "Centuries" (one broken), each quatrain ostensibly describing ...

Winslow, Pauline Glen

(1926-2014) UK author, now resident in the USA, in whose I, Martha Adams (1982) the Cold War suddenly ends in a Russian nuclear strike (see World War Three) and the Invasion of an unprepared America, even though the (now assassinated) President Reagan had secretly redirected funds meant for socialist water projects into developing a secret Weapon, which the eponymous heroine discovers, turning the tables on the Russian conquerors. Judgement Day (1984) is a horror tale set in California. [JC]

Rath, E J

Joint pseudonym of authors Chauncey Corey Brainerd (1874-1922) and Edith Rathbone Jacobs Brainerd (1885-1922), a married couple who died simultaneously when the Knickerbocker Theatre roof collapsed onto them. In the Near Future The Sixth Speed (1910) a disgruntled inventor applies his Invention – a yacht capable of carrying a substantial cargo at 120mph indefinitely – to piracy on the high seas, but is eventually dissuaded from this course. "A Flight to Freedom" (May 1912 Munsey's ...

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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