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Rossi, Marcianus F

Italian born author (1870-1948), probably in US from 1889; he is probably the Marcian F Rossi whose dates are as below. The protagonists of his only sf work, A Trip to Mars (1920 chap), after discussions with Hugo Gernsback and Nikolai Tesla, travel by solar-powered Spaceship to an advanced Mars, in effect a Lost World ruled ...

Jackson, Basil

(1920-    ) Welsh-born author, in Canada from 1948, who specialized in Technothrillers set either at the edge of the present, or in the very Near Future, beginning with Epicenter (1971), where Toronto is threatened by a very bad leak of radioactive material. Rage Under the Arctic (1974) concentrates on a sabotaged nuclear tanker submarine; in The Night Manhattan Burned ...

Siodmak, Curt

(1902-2000) German author and film director based in Hollywood, whose first name was originally Kurt but was changed to Curt when he left Germany. He began to publish adult stories in Germany in 1924, and continued to write until his death, with a career spanning seventy-six years, one of the longest in sf (see Longevity in Writers). He sold several early sf stories which have yet to be translated, including "Welle Mensch" ...

Close Enough

US animated tv series (2020-current). Cartoon Network Studios, Studio T. Created by J G Quintel. Directed by J G Quintel, Sean Szeles and Calvin Wong. Writers include Chris Kula, Minty Lewis, Matt Price, Marlena Rodriguez and Deepak Sethi. Voice cast includes Jessica DiCicco, Kimiko Glenn, Jason Mantzoukas, J G Quintel and Gabrielle Walsh. Sixteen 23-minute episodes to date (usually split into two stories). Colour. / Husband and wife Josh Singleton (Quintel) and Emily Ramirez (Walsh) ...

Doughty, Charles M

(1843-1926) UK explorer and author whose Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888) profoundly influenced T E Lawrence (1888-1935), among others. The increasingly difficult, archaic language of Doughty's later work, a series of book-length poems, as well as the austerity of their arguments, has kept them from as wide acclaim as his great work on Arabia, which was not only hypnotically written, but also deeply reliable as an anthropological and geographical dissection of a virtually unknown ...

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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