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Regina, Ivan Carlos

(1953-    ) Brazilian author of short experimental sf. His first professionally published story was "Pode acontecer com você na noite de Natal" ["It May Happen to You on Christmas Eve"], in Gumercindo Rocha Dorea's original anthology Enquanto houver Natal ... ["As Long as There Is Christmas ..."] (anth 1989). / In 1988 Regina published his "Manifesto Antropofágico da ...

Burnaby, Fred

(1842-1885) UK soldier, traveller and author, almost exclusively of travel books retailing his own exploits in Turkey, Russia and elsewhere; his sf novel, Our Radicals: A Tale of Love and Politics (1886 2vols), was posthumous. He was co-founder of the magazine Vanity Fair, and his life and opinions combined broad hints of Decadence and a flamboyant high toryism. All of this is reflected in his one work of fiction, a ...

Flash, The

US tv series (1990-1991). Pet Fly Productions/Warner Brothers Television for CBS-TV. Character created by Gardner F Fox and Harry Lampert for Flash Comics #1 (January 1940). Flash costume created by Stan Winston. Produced by Gail Morgan Hickman, Steven Long Mitchell. Directors included Bruce Bilson, Jonathan Sanger, Gus Trikonis. Writers included Danny Bilson, Howard Chaykin, Hickman, John Francis Moore. Cast ...

Diskin, Lahna F

(?   -    ) US academic, author and critic, for many years a professor of English until she retired in 1999. She published two useful books on Theodore Sturgeon: the Bibliography Theodore Sturgeon: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography (1980), and the Starmont House study Theodore Sturgeon (1981 chap) as Lahna Diskin. From 1982 to 1985 she also reviewed for ...

Baber, Asa

(1936-2003) US author, best-known for a column he wrote for Playboy from 1982 until his death of Lou Gehrig's Disease, which he described openly; his column, though rebarbative in some of its defensiveness about Men, argued cogently for male parental rights when parents are separated. A rogue General threatens a Near Future nuclear conflict in South East Asia in his first novel, The Land of a Million Elephants (February-April ...

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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