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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...


Film (1953). Hammer/Exclusive. Directed by Terence Fisher. Written by Paul Tabori, Richard Landau, based on a 1952 radio play by Charles Eric Maine. Cast includes Eva Bartok, Howard Duff, Andrew Osborn and Alan Wheatley. 76 minutes. Black and white. / In this first UK space movie since Things to Come (1936) a Scientist falsely suspected of ...

Breuer, Miles J

(1889-1945) US physician and author of Czech origin who studied in Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois, served in the US Medical Corps in World War One, and spent the majority of his life as a medical doctor in Nebraska. He began publishing work of genre interest with "The Adventures of the Bronze Mahadeva" for 10 Story Book in 1909, an early Pulp magazine. In the following two decades he published at least a dozen short stories, half of them sf. His early ...

Meltzoff, Stanley

(1917-2006) US commercial artist who became best known for his paintings of game fish and underwater scenes. He worked in oils, and in the 1950s produced a series of influential paperback sf covers in realistic mode for the Signet imprint of New American Library. These included the 1953 paperbacks of Isaac Asimov's The Currents of Space (October-December 1952 Astounding; 1952) and A ...

Greeno, Gayle

(1949-    ) US author of two connected series of Planetary Romances: the Ghatti's Tale sequence beginning with The Ghatti's Tale: Book One: Finders-Seekers (1993) and the Ghatten's Gambit sequence ending with The Farthest Seeking (2000). On the abandoned colony planet of Methuen, various categories of being – including the unsurprisingly Cat-like Ghatti, who are ...

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. ...

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