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Raymond, Alex

(1909-1956) US Comic-strip artist. As Jane Frank aptly notes, he is "one of the most famous science fiction artists of all time, although he never contributed an illustration to any science fiction magazine or book", earning that status for his decade of drawing the comic strip Flash Gordon. / Raymond received his artistic training at the Grand Central School of Art in New York City and began his career by working as an assistant ...

Meredith, Edgar

(?   -?   ) UK author of a Scientific Romance, Our Stranger: A Kinemato-Romance (1936), in which the Time theories of J W Dunne are used to shape the relationship between the evolving human race, as depicted in the London of 1971, and their mentors, who inhabit a Utopia in the ...

Papadopoulos, George

(1928-    ) Greek author, of whom nothing is known beyond his publication of two sf novels, The Last Dynasty of the Angels (1998) and Breaking the Barriers of Time (1999), each translated by Charles Moore from unidentified originals. [JC]

Tumannost' Andromedy

Film (1968; vt The Andromeda Nebula; vt Andromeda the Mysterious; vt The Cloud of Andromeda). Dovzhenko Studio. Directed by Eugene Sherstobytov. Written by Sherstobytov, Vladimir Dmitrievski, based on Tumannost' Andromedy (1958) by Ivan Yefremov. Cast includes Viya Artmane, Nikolai Kriukov and Sergei Stoliarov. 85 minutes, cut to 77 minutes. Colour. / A disappointingly polemical Russian adaptation of Yefremov's much ...

Le Queux, William

(1864-1927) UK journalist and author (his father was French), active contributor to newspapers from the mid-1880s, and author of over 200 books in a variety of genres. Most of his most popular works were espionage thrillers in the vein of E Phillips Oppenheim – a notorious confabulator, he claimed, unconvincingly, to be a spy himself – and detective novels, often with oriental colouring, beginning with Guilty Bonds (1890), about ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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