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Mason, Rhonda

(?   -    ) US editor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with a fantasy tale, "Love's Consequence" in Modern Magic (anth 2006) edited by W H Homer. Her first novel, The Empress Game (2015), is sf; though not exactly Young Adult in its orientation, as her female warrior protagonist is an experienced killer, the galactic tournament to the death (see Games and Sports) into which she is enlisted does reward the winner with apparent rulership ...

Massively Multiplayer Online Game

Term used to describe a type of Videogame in which large numbers of players interact with each other in a persistent Online World. Various forms exist, including Space Sims, exemplified by EVE Online (2003), and First Person Shooters, such as the science-fictional PlanetSide (2003 Verant Interactive, Win) designed by Terrence Yee, but the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game is by far the most common variant. The term appears to have been first used to promote Meridian 59 (1996 ...

Girl with Something Extra, The

US tv series (1973-1974). Screen Gems Productions for NBC-TV. Created by Bernard Slade. Directors included Herman Hoffman, Richard Kinon. Writers included Slade, Lou Derman, Bill Dunn. Cast includes John Davidson, Sally Field, Terri Garr and Henry Jones. 22 30-minute episodes. Colour. / The Girl with Something Extra was a sitcom series featuring Field as Sally Burton, a young woman with powerful ESP abilities; this was her follow-up to the fantasy sitcom The Flying Nun (1967-1970). The ...

Gubbins, Herbert

(1887-1950) UK schoolteacher and author of some interest for his Sleeper Awakes tale, The Elixir of Life; Or, 2905 AD: A Novel of the Far Future (1914), whose protagonist finds the "far future" full of Inventions, though Television has caused universal illiteracy. [JC]

Banks, Tony

(1950-    ) UK musician, best known as the keyboard-player and founder-member of Genesis, Banks released a number of solo albums, none of which enjoyed commercial success. The first of these, A Curious Feeling (1979), is a concept-album adaptation of Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon (April 1959 F&SF; exp 1966), very Genesis-like in sound, with vocals by Scottish singer Kim Beacon (1957-2005). [AR]

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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