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Kenyon, Ley

(1913-1990) UK designer, photographer and illustrator, active from the 1930s; after gaining the Distinguished Flying Cross as a rear-gunner while serving in World War Two, he was shot down on his 45th mission, and as a prisoner of war forged passports and other papers in preparation for the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944; in later life, he specialized in images of the underwater world, publishing several nonfiction books on the subject, the best known being Pocket Guide to the ...

Hughes, Denis

(1917-2008) UK author who published some sf under his own name, but who wrote most of his paperback originals – principally for Curtis Warren – under a variety of pseudonyms. These included Marvin Ashton, Ray Barry, George Sheldon Brown, Dee Carter, John Lane, Grant Malcolm, G R Melde, Russell Rey and William Rogersohn, and the House Names Berl Cameron, Neil Charles, Lee Elliot, Marco Garron and its variant spelling Marco Garon, Gill Hunt, Von Kellar, Brad Kent, Rand Le Page, Van ...

High Life

Film (2018). Wild Bunch and Andrew Lauren Productions presents in association with Alcatraz Films, Arte France Cinéma, BFI Film Fund, Canal+, Ciné+, Madants, Pandora Filmproduktion, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, The Apocalypse Films Company and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. Directed by Claire Denis. Written by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau with Geoff Cox and Andrew Litvack with additional material by Nick Laird and Zadie Smith. Cast includes Victor Banerjee, André Benjamin, ...

Bridges, T C

(1868-1944) French-born UK author, in Florida for some years before 1894; he also wrote as Christopher Beck. A prolific author of boys' fiction from 1899 or earlier, including some Sexton Blake Library stories, he wrote several sf tales for the oldest segment of his audience. Of greatest interest are The Secret of the Waters (1917), a tale set Under the Sea, where young lads in a submarine encounter Monsters; Martin Crusoe: A Boy's Adventure on Wizard Island (1920), which takes young Martin ...

Cuba

Cuban sf is generally associated with its flourishing after the revolution of 1959, although the genre was already present in the island as early as 1875 with samples of the scientific novel. Francisco Calcagno (1827-1903) published the novel Historia de un muerto ["Story of a Dead Man"] (1875). Calcagno also published in 1888 En busca del eslabón: historia de monos ["Pursuing the Link: Story of Monkeys"] (1888). Some three decades later, the engineer Juan Manuel Planas y Sáinz ...

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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