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Mason, Anne

(1941-    ) US author of a Young Adult sequence of sf novels, the Dancing Meteorite sequence comprising The Dancing Meteorite (1984) and The Stolen Law (1988), featuring a young Communications specialist whose easy rapport with Aliens is challenged by the lifeforms contained in the eponymous meteorite; the second volume carries the protagonist ...

Manibo, Victor

(?   –     ) Filipino lawyer and author, now in US, whose Near Future first novel, The Sleepless (2022), ascribes the eponymous affliction (or benefit) affecting billions of the world's population to a Pandemic. In an America thus affected, lives continue; the protagonist of the tale, an investigative reporter immersed in the ...

Starburst

UK monthly nonfiction Media Magazine about sf, fantasy and horror, primarily in Cinema and Television. Small-Bedsheet slick format. Founded January 1978, first published by Starburst Magazines, London, edited by Dez Skinn, but soon taken over by Marvel Comics and edited Alan Mackenzie until #77 (January 1985), then by Roger P Birchall to ...

Amazing Transparent Man, The

Film (1960). Miller Consolidated Pictures, American International Pictures. Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. Produced by Lester D Guthrie. Written by Jack Lewis. Special effects by Roger George. Cast includes Marguerite Chapman, Gloria Daniel, James Griffith, Douglas Kennedy, Boyd "Red" Morgan and Ivan Treisault. 57 minutes. Black and white. / Insane former US Army Major Paul Krenner (Griffith) has safecracker Joey Faust (Kennedy) broken ...

Deegan, Jon J

A House Name created by Gordon Landsborough, editor of Authentic Science Fiction, and used perhaps exclusively by UK author Robert George Sharp for material published in that journal, which for some time early in its run filled each issue with one long story (in this encyclopedia, one-story issues are treated as books). The Old Growler space exploration series, ...

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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