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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 ...

Gilson, Charles

(1878-1943) UK soldier and author, who sometimes signed early books as Captain Charles Gilson and later publications as Major Charles Gilson, and whose tales for young male English readers are riddled with the class, racial and imperialist assumptions of his era. He is best known for fantasies like The Cat and the Curate: A Phenomenal Experience (1934), in which a Cat is transformed into a seductive Middle Eastern lady, and for ...

Space Command

Juvenile tv series (1953-1954). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for CBC TV. Produced and directed by Murray Chercover. Writers included Alfred Harris (see Harris Moore). Cast includes Andrew Anthony, Robert Barclay, James Doohan and Austin Willis. Uncertain number of 30-minute episodes. Black and white. / This all but forgotten series featured the adventures of the titular organization, based on ...

Antena, La

["The Aerial"] Film (2007). Dogwoof presents a LaDobleA production. Written and directed by Esteban Sapir. Cast includes Valeria Bertuccelli, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro, Raúl Hochman, Sol Moreno, Carlos Piñeiro, Florencia Raggi, Jonathan Sandor and Alejandro Urdapilleta. 99 minutes. Black and white. / This almost-silent film from Argentina uses the long-standing connection between early Cinema and the ...

Walters, John Cuming

(1863-1933) UK editor, journalist and author, some of his copious nonfiction being devoted to the life and work of Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892). Some of the spoofs in Sneape's Spirit and Other Fantasies and Stories (coll 1901) are of mild sf interest; The Great Victorian Imposture (1905 chap) is a Satire on Ignatius Donnelly. [JC]

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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