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Casey, Richard

Originally a pseudonym of Leroy Yerxa; after his death a House Name used on the Ziff-Davis magazines from 1943 to 1949. Two of the thirteen "Casey" stories, "Pearl-Handled Poison" (December 1943 Fantastic Adventures) and "Carrion Crypt" (July 1947 Fantastic Adventures) are known to have been written by Yerxa. [DRL] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Golemon, David Lynn

(1955-    ) US military intelligence officer (ex) and author of the Event Group sequence of conspiracy thrillers, beginning with Event (2006) and ending with Legacy: An Event Group Thriller (2011), featuring the eponymous, highly armed (see Military SF) secret organization, which is dedicated to serving American Presidents in need. The first tale deals with UFOs; the second invokes Lost World conventions as the Group goes up the Amazon in search of El Dorado and a Dinosaur. ...

Stevens-Arce, James

(1945-    ) James Stevens-Arce, is perhaps the first Puerto Rican to publish sf, and the most prolific. Stevens-Arce has dedicated his life to textual creation, by writing screen-plays, commercials, short stories or novels; and in diverse genres: crime, fantasy, horror, sf, realism. He has mostly published in English, and has lived most of his life between the mainland and San Juan de Puerto Rico. Up to 1990 he used the shortened working name James A Stevens. / ...

Cabin in the Woods, The

Film (2012). Lionsgate presents a Mutant Enemy production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists. Directed by Drew Goddard. Written by Goddard and Joss Whedon. Cast includes Amy Acker, Kristen Connolly, Tim DeZarn, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins, Fran Kranz, Sigourney Weaver, Brian J White, Bradley Whitford and Jesse Williams. 95 minutes. Colour. / The Clichés of "slasher" Cinema are subjected to playful Postmodern critique in this Horror in SF ...

Woltor, Robert

(?   -?   ) US author of a Yellow Peril tale, A Short and Truthful History of the Taking of California and Oregon by the Chinese in the Year AD 1899 (1882), constructed in the form of a Future History which recounts the Chinese naval Invasion of San Francisco (see California); by 1899, China, aided by immigrant Fifth Columnists, threatens the rest of America. [JC]

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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