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Drumm, D B

A House Name used on Dell Books' Post-Holocaust Traveler series of Survivalist Fiction, initiated by Ed Naha, with most of the novels being the work either of Naha or of John Shirley. [PN]

Brown, Charles N

(1937-2009) US publisher and editor, an sf fan who began his involvement in the field in the 1950s and who remains best known for co-founding (with Ed Meskys and Dave Vanderwerf) and running the sf news magazine Locus in 1968, initially as a Fanzine (see Newszines) addressed primarily to fans in the Boston, Massachusetts area; but eventually expanding its remit until it became the default organ of record and source of reliable information for and about the entire field: dispensing news, ...

Scrap Book, The

US Pulp magazine published monthly, March 1906 to January 1912, by the Frank A Munsey Corporation; edited by Perley Poore Sheehan. The Scrap Book was published in two separate sections from July 1907, the first containing articles, the second fiction. The second section became The Cavalier from September 1908, the first continuing as The Scrap Book, with some fiction content, until merging with The Cavalier to form The Cavalier Weekly. / The Scrap Book began as a reprint magazine, often ...

Roger, Aristide

Working name of French physician and author Pierre-Jules Aristide Rengade Roger (1841-1915), whose Aventures extraordinaires de Trinitus; ou le Voyage sous les flots, rédigés d'après le journal de bord de l'Éclair (first appeared October 1867-last instalment unknown Le Petit Journal; 1868; trans Brian Stableford as Voyage Beneath the Waves 2013) is a Fantastic Voyage clearly under the general influence of Jules Verne, though in fact this tale of an Under the Sea ...


Film (2016). Jeremy Thomas and Hanway Films, Film4 and BFI present in association with Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures and S Films a Recorded Picture Company production. Directed by Ben Wheatley. Written by Amy Jump from the novel High-Rise (1975) by J G Ballard. Cast includes Julia Deakin, Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Louis Suc. 119 minutes. Colour. / "Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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