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US professional Online Magazine produced by Richmond Wilson, Baltimore, Maryland. It ran for eleven quarterly issues, Winter 2001 to Fall 2003. Its former online issues can no longer be accessed and little from this magazine seems to have been reprinted. The Fall 2002 issue became memorable because one of its stories, "A Gift of Verse" by John A Flynn, was nominated for a Hugo award but had to be withdrawn because it was a reprint from Flynn's book Visions in Light and Shadow (coll 2000), ...

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Film (1991). Paramount. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Written by Denny Martin Flinn, Meyer, based on a story by Leonard Nimoy, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal. Cast includes Persis Khambatta and the lead players from the Star Trek television series, along with Kim Cattrall, Rosana DeSoto, Christopher Plummer, Morgan Sheppard and David Warner. 109 minutes. Colour. / After the disaster of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), this film may have been a cynical decision to cash in on Star ...

Jones, Arthur Gordon

(1870-?   ) US author of Amazing Adventures of an Inventor: Being a Partial Account of the Life of Alfred Ingleson, Esq., the American Nonpareil (1908), an Edisonade told in episodic fashion. [JC]

Ochse, Weston

(1965-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Holy Ghost Hit Parade" in Darkness Within for January 1999; most of his stories and novels have been horror and supernatural thrillers, beginning with Scarecrow Gods (2005), and including the SEAL Team 666 sequence beginning with SEAL Team 666 (2012) about an elite government military unit that defends America from supernatural incursions. Of sf interest is Blood Ocean (2012), Ochse's first contribution ...

Giles, Harry Josephine

(1986-    ) UK actor and author, in Orkney from childhood; active from around 2008. They are of sf interest for Deep Wheel Orcadia (2021), a book-length narrative poem whose original text, composed in Orcadian, is accompanied an English version by the author whose seeming paraphrastic excesses constitute a critique of the ability of English words to capture complex realities. Set in the Near Future on a Space Habitat sufficiently distant from an Earth, more and more crippled ...

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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