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Cardona Peña, Alfredo

(1917-1995) Costa Rican poet, essayist, journalist, academic and author who lived in Mexico from 1938, but who preserved ties with his native country throughout his life. Together with the Chilean Hugo Correa, he could be considered the Latin American version of Ray Bradbury. He began to study arts in San José, Costa Rica, and finished in El Salvador, where he also started working as a journalist. Since 1945, he was appointed teacher of Spanish Language Literature at the National ...

Bradwell, James

Pseudonym of US author Arthur William Charles Kent (1925-1998), which he used for two ties to the Television series Land of the Giants (1968-1970), about a group of humans cast by time-warp (see Timeslip) into a world whose inhabitants, of all sorts, are 12 times their size on Earth. His contributions were Land of the Giants: The Mean City (1969) and Land of the Giants: Slingshot for a David (1969). [JC]

Revolution Science Fiction

US Online Magazine which ran as a cumulative blog with news, reviews, commentary, articles and coverage of games, tv and films, plus occasional fiction. It was produced by Shane Ivey, with fiction editor Rick Klaw and ran from 21 September 2001 to 17 June 2013. / It usually ran a new story each week, starting with the first outing of "A Slow Saturday Night at the Surrealist Sporting Club" by Michael Moorcock, ahead of its intended first publication in the anthology Redshift (anth 2001) ...

Oberth, Hermann

(1894-1989) Austro-Hungarian born German engineer and physicist, in his early years much influenced by the work of Jules Verne. He is of great importance in the theory and development of Rocket science from as early as 1917, and his (rejected) doctoral thesis – Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen ["The Rocket into Interplanetary Space"] (1923 chap; exp vt Wege zur Raumschiffahrt ["Ways to Spaceflight"] 1929) – directly inspired the founding of the Verein für Raumschiffahrt ...

Notkin, Debbie

(?   -    ) US reviewer, editor and co-owner 1977-1994 of the Californian sf bookshop The Other Change of Hobbit; active in Fandom since the 1970s, her Fanzine being Kith (3 issues 1984-1985); involved with the US Feminist Convention WisCon and the James Tiptree Jr Award as a member of its "Motherboard"; she has also written as Deborah L Notkin and D L Notkin. She reviewed sf and fantasy for Delap's F & SF Review 1975-1976, for Rigel 1981-1983, and for ...

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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