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Compton, D G

(1930-2023) UK author, born of parents who were both in the theatre; he increasingly lived in the USA after 1981. As Guy Compton, he published some unremarkable detective novels, beginning with Too Many Murderers (1962), and as by Frances Lynch produced some nonfantastic Gothics throughout his career; but soon turned to sf with tales almost always set in the Near Future, and anatomizing moral dilemmas within that arena: the future is very clearly ...

Werper, Barton

A joint House Name used by the US authors Lynwood Paul Fields (1941-2003) – whose working name for other books was Peter T Scott – and Peg O'Neill Scott Fields (see the entry for her pseudonym Scott O'Neill) – who copyrighted other work under her birth name Peg O'Neill Scott – for their unauthorized Tarzan: The New Series sequence (see also Tarzan). Each worked solo, with ...

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

US animated tv series (2020). DreamWorks Animation Television. Created by Radford Sechrist, based on his web Comic Kipo (2015). Developed for television by Bill Wolkoff. Executive Producers Yoo Jae Myung, Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff. Directors include Matt Ahrens, Michael Chang, Chase Conley and Bridget Underwood. Writers include Christopher Amick, Joanna Lewis, Ben Mekler, Kristine Songco and Bill Wolkoff. Voice cast includes Dee Bradley ...

Obstfeld, Raymond

(1952-    ) US author whose work of sf significance is restricted to the Warlord sequence under the House Name Jason Frost, who see for details. [JC]

Planet of Dinosaurs

Film (1978). Deathbeast Productions. Produced and directed by James K Shea. Written by Ralph Lucas from a story by Jim Aupperle. Creature effects by Doug Beswick and Jim Danforth (uncredited). Cast includes Mary Appleseth, Louie Lawless, Chuck Pennington, Max Thayer and James Whitworth. 83 minutes. Colour. / When the Starship Odyssey's reactor goes critical, nine of the crew manage to escape just before it disintegrates. Their shuttle-craft ...

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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