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Risk 2210 AD

Board Game (2001). Avalon Hill (AH). Designed by Craig Van Ness, Rob Daviau. / Risk 2210 is an excellent example of a game that is easy to learn and hard to master. The rules are a variant of those in Risk (1957 Miro as La Conquete de Monde) designed by Albert Lamorisse, a highly abstract representation of the Napoleonic wars which encourages the formation of rapidly shifting alliances between players. In Risk 2210's future world, the original game's infantry, cavalry and artillery are ...

Cameron, Lou

(1924-2010) US illustrator and author, active in Comic books in the 1950s; he was a highly prolific author of Westerns, under his own name and under various pseudonyms. He began to publish short fiction of genre interest with "The Last G. I." in Real War for October 1958; his sf, which was unremarkable, included two Swinging Spy tales – The Spy with the Blue Kazoo (1967) and The Spy Who Came in from the Copa (1967) as by Dagmar (the actress Dagmar [1921-2001] was a personal friend); and ...

Churchill, Caryl

(1938-    ) UK playwright, active and prolific from 1958, around forty of whose plays have been professionally presented on Radio, Television and the stage (see Theatre). Though much of her work, as typical in the Theatre, makes metaphorized use of fantasy topoi, several of her many dramas can be experienced in terms of literal Fantastika. Moving Clocks Go Slow (performed 1975) is set in the Near Future, after decades of Ecological degradation has caused worldwide ...

Dickinson, Peter

(1927-2015) Northern-Rhodesia born author, in UK from 1935, father of John Dickinson; married from 1992 until his death to Robin McKinley, with whom he collaborated on the Elementals fantasy sequence [listed below]; assistant editor of the humorous magazine Punch from 1952 to 1969. Dickinson was initially best known for his detective stories, beginning with the first volume in the James Pibble sequence, Skin Deep (1968; vt The Glass Sided Ants' Nest 1968), which like its successors edges ...

Jungle, The

Film (1952). Lippert Pictures/Voltaire Theatres, Ltd. Produced and directed by William Berke. Written by Carroll Young and Orville H Hampton (additional dialogue). Cast includes Rod Cameron, Cesar Romero and Marie Windsor. 73 minutes. Black and white with Sepiatone in original prints for the climax, removed from most later prints. / Big-game hunter Steve Bentley returns from deep in the jungles of India as the lone survivor of a hunting expedition which he says was wiped out by surviving ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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