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Gollancz

UK publishing house, for many years properly styled Victor Gollancz Ltd, famous (until its sale to the US company Houghton Mifflin in 1990) as one of the last family companies in UK publishing; in 1992 Houghton Mifflin sold the firm to the Cassell group of companies, where it became an imprint; in December 1998 it was acquired by Orion, itself newly purchased by Hachette, and Victor Gollancz soon became Orion's imprint for all sf, fantasy and horror, excepting only some children's genre titles ...

Singer, Rochelle

(1939-    ) US author, mostly of detective thrillers, who also writes as Shelley Singer and Lee Singer; she is of sf interest for The Demeter Flower (1980), about a Near Future Feminist Utopia established on lesbian lines after the collapse of a patriarchal tyranny at the end of the twentieth century. [JC]

England Invaded

Film (1909). Warwick Trading Company. Directed and written by Leo Stormont. Story may have been based without credit on Guy du Maurier's An Englishman's Home (performed 27 January 1909; 1909 chap). Cast not given. 10 minutes. Black and white. / Like The Airship Destroyer (1909) directed by Walter R Booth earlier the same year, England Invaded is a very early sf movie and also an early visual presentation of the Future War Invasion story in which England is threatened from somewhere in the ...

Tizano, Rodrigo Márquez

(1984-    ) Mexican academic and author who first came to notice with Caballos de fuerza ["Horsepower"] (coll of linked stories 2007), which is not literally fantastic; his first novel, Yakarta (2016; trans Thomas Bunstead as Jakarta 2019), uncannily emplaces a narrative, clearly derived from the SF Megatext, into an abstractly imagined world, very like but not fixable as actually Earth. In what seems to be the Near Future country of Atlantika, whose capital is Jakarta, a ...

Brown, Dale

(1956-    ) US former military pilot and author of Technothrillers with sufficient sf content to be of some interest in this context, beginning with the Near Future Flight of the Old Dog (1987), in which Yankee seat-of-the-pants derring-do combats an insidious Communist enemy, and which introduces Brown's continuing pilot hero, Patrick McLanahan; in Day of the Cheetah (1989) and Sky Masters (1991), McLanahan becomes temporarily a kind of Cyborg extension of the sophisticated ...

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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