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Havens, Nicodemus

Pseudonym of an unidentified author (?   -?   ) writing in the character of a US workingman who, according to Max Page's The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction (2008), may have produced the first tale to predict the destruction of New York. In ...

Chepaitis, B A

(1957-    ) US author whose Jaguar Addams sequence beginning with The Fear Principle (1998), a Space Opera set initially on a Prison satellite where the protagonist Jaguar Addams uses her Telepathic powers in attempts to cure inmates, some of whom are psychotic, some obsessed by Religion. Later volumes of the sequence, some set back on ...

Terrore Nello Spazio

Italian film (1965; vt Planet of the Vampires). Italian International, Castilla Cinematografica, American International Pictures (AIP). Directed by Mario Bava. Written by (English) Louis M Heyward, Ib Melchior; (Italian) Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Roman, Alberto Bevilacqua, Bava, Rafael J Salvia; based on a story by Melchior, based in turn on an Italian story by Renato Pestriniero. Cast includes ...

Logan, Kirsty

(circa 1985-    ) Scottish author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Field Notes from the End of the World" in Shadows & Tall Trees for Spring 2012; early stories, several of them Twice-Tolds [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], were assembled in The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (coll 2012). Her first novel, The Gracekeepers (2015), ...

Werfel, Franz

(1890-1945) Austrian poet, playwright and author, a member of the loose Prague Circle of writers, active from 1911 and achieving early fame as an Expressionist poet and dramatist, in active service during World War One. His first play, Bocksgesang: in funf Akten (1921; trans Ruth Langner as Goat Song: A Drama in Five Acts 1926), is of sf interest for its depiction of an eighteenth-century Monster, a ...

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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