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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

D'Aubigné, Théodore-Agrippa

D'Aubigné, Théodore-Agrippa (1552–1630)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Théodore-Agrippa ( 1552–1630 ) French Huguenot leader and author Les Tragiques ( 1616 ) Poetry Universal History [ Histoire Universelle ] ( 1616–20 ) Non-Fiction The Adventures of Baron de Faeneste [ Adventures du baron de Faeneste ] ( 1617 ) Fiction Confession de Sancy ( 1660 ) Fiction...

Romer, Stephen

Romer, Stephen (1957– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Stephen ( 1957–  ) British poet and translator Islay, and Other Poems ( 1978 ) Poetry Idols ( 1986 ) Poetry Plato's Ladder ( 1992 ) Poetry Tribute ( 1998 ) Poetry 20th-Century French Poems [editor] ( 2002 ) Poetry Yellow Study ( 2008 ) ...

Horace

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., [ Quintus Horatius Flaccus ] ( 65–8 bc ) Roman poet Satires [book i] ( 35 bc ) Poetry Satires [book ii] ( 30 bc ) Poetry Epodes ( 30 bc ) Poetry Odes [books i-iii] ( 23 bc ) Poetry Epistles [book i] ( 20 bc ) Poetry Epistles [book ii] ( 14? bc ) Poetry Odes [book iv] ( 14 bc ) Poetry Ars Poetica [ The Art of Poetry ] ( 8? bc ) Poetry...

nonhumanoid

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...his claims to ambassadorial rank, Alak found himself ranking low—his only retinue was one ugly nonhumanoid. 1985 A. Cole & C. Bunch Court of Thousand Suns (1990) 20 Prime World humans felt that the nonhumans, the N'Ranya, were underdogs, and preferred to invest their credits accordingly; non-humanoids felt somewhat differently, preferring to back the favorites. 1993 SF Age (Jan.) 20/1 Why can't we have more non-humanoid aliens...

everywhen

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...plenum is—well, the composite whole of all that is and was and will be—it is everything and everywhen, all existing together as a unit, in which time does not move, but simply is, like length or thickness. 1968 H. Ellison Beast That Shouted Love at Heart of World Galaxy (June) 20/1 There was a reason the garbage of insanity had ceased to flow through everywhere and everywhen from the drained mind of a seven-headed...

spacefaring

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...travel . 1942 N. S. Bond Ballad of Venus Nell Planet Stories (Spring) 60 None but the most daring do any space-faring In those lethal, whirlagig niches, But spacemen all claim that the Bog is aflame With infinite, fabulous riches. 1959 P. Anderson Virgin Planet (1969) 20 Who had ever begun the idea that spacefaring was one long wild adventure? 1978 D. R. Mason Mission to Pactolus R 11 A long session in a Fingalnan brothel would set them up for another stint of...

Abrahams, Peter

Abrahams, Peter (1919–2017)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Freedom: Memories of Africa ( 1954 ) Non-Fiction A Wreath for Udomo ( 1956 ) Fiction A Night of Their Own ( 1965 ) Fiction This Island Now ( 1967 ) Fiction The View From Coyoba ( 1985 ) Fiction The Coyaba Chronicles: Reflections on the Black Experience in the 20th Century ( 2000 ) ...

Benchley, Robert [Charles]

Benchley, Robert [Charles] (1889–1945)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Robert [Charles] ( 1889–1945 ) American drama critic , humorist , and actor Of All Things ( 1921 ) Non-Fiction Love Conquers All ( 1922 ) Non-Fiction Pluck and Luck ( 1925 ) Non-Fiction The Early Worm ( 1927 ) Non-Fiction 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; or, David Copperfield ( 1928 ) Non-Fiction The Treasurer's Report ( 1930 ) Non-Fiction From Bed to Worse ( 1934 ) Non-Fiction My Ten Years in a Quandary ( 1936 ) Non-Fiction After 1903—What? ( 1938 ) Non-Fiction Inside Benchley ( 1942 ) Non-Fiction Benchley Beside...

Cummings, E. E.

Cummings, E. E. (1894–1962)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Room ( 1922 ) Fiction Tulips and Chimneys ( 1923 ) Poetry & ( 1925 ) Poetry XLI Poems ( 1925 ) Poetry is 5 ( 1926 ) Poetry him ( 1927 ) Drama ViVa ( 1931 ) Poetry Eimi ( 1933 ) Non-Fiction No Thanks ( 1935 ) Poetry Tom [satirical ballet] ( 1935 ) Drama I/20 ( 1936 ) Poetry 50 Poems ( 1940 ) Poetry Χαîρε ‎ ( 1950 ) Poetry 95 Poems ( 1958 ) Poetry 73 Poems ( 1963 ) ...

Lucie-Smith, [John] Edward [McKenzie]

Lucie-Smith, [John] Edward [McKenzie] (1933– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Odes ( 1967 ) Poetry Snow Poem ( 1968 ) Poetry Towards Silence ( 1968 ) Poetry Movements in Art since 1945 ( 1969 ) Non-Fiction The Well-Wishers ( 1974 ) Poetry The Burnt Child: An Autobiography ( 1975 ) Non-Fiction Latin American Art of the 20th Century ( 1993 ) Non-Fiction Lives of the Great 20th-Century Artists ( 1999 ) Non-Fiction Flora: Gardens and Plants in Art and Literature ( 2001 ) Non-Fiction Changing Shape ( 2002 ) Poetry Art Tomorrow ( 2002 ) Non-Fiction Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century ( 2003 ) Non-Fiction Censoring the...

mind-meld

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...York J. Winston Startoons (1979) 170 We're backstage, still waiting for Leonard Nimoy , who has gone thru 3 albums, mind-melded with 4 Trekkies and a Wells Fargo guard, faith healed a sick cat, and is halfway thru his current book. 1988 S. McCrumb Bimbos of Death Sun 20 I'll find him if I have to mind-meld the desk clerk! 1995 D. M. Flinn Fearful Summons 12 No one can mind-meld with a computer. 1998 W. Shatner Spectre 74 I mind-melded with Dr. McCoy . Waiting for 1979 Foglio...

space operatic

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...of fast action, cosmic gadgetry, and ribald wit. 2002 D. Langford New York Rev. of SF (Apr.) 8/2 Still, it's a rousing space-operatic read. 2006 P. Di Filippo (Washingtonpost.com) (Internet) Jan. 15 Hamilton's The Star Kings and Return to the Stars […] transport 20th-century Earthman John Gordon to a space-operatic milieu some 200,000 years hence, when golden empires sprawl across the space-lanes of the galaxy and one man can save the universe with daring and...

time hopper

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...hopper n a time machine . 1963 D. Barry Flash Gordon Newark (Oh.) Advocate (Aug. 12) 20 I guess we would be lying under that mastodon's hooves now, Flash…but for the “space-warp” device in my time-hopper—which moved us instantly to another continent. 1983 P. Anderson Ivory, & Apes, & Peacocks Time Patrol (1991) 171 One man on horseback, headed for the Cordillera Oriental that rises beyond the town—one man like ten thousand genuine Creoles—we couldn't go after him on time hoppers. 2002 V. Terrace Crime Fighting Heroes of Television ...

Uranian

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... n an inhabitant of the planet Uranus or its satellites. 1870 R. A. Proctor Other Worlds than Ours 168 For upwards of 20 years […] the Uranians—if there are any—never see the small Uranian sun. 1939 L. A. Eshbach Mutineers of Space Dynamic Science Stories (Feb.) 72/1 But it’s bound to be something good, for that Uranian knows things—like every other high-born member of his race. 1996 K. S. Robinson Blue Mars 431 At this point, there were no native Uranians, except for a single crèche of young children who had been born to mothers...

Sassoon, Siegfried [Loraine]

Sassoon, Siegfried [Loraine] (1886–1967)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... ( 1933 ) Poetry Vigils ( 1935 ) Poetry Sherston's Progress ( 1936 ) Fiction The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston ( 1937 ) Fiction The Old Century and Seven More Years ( 1938 ) Non-Fiction The Weald of Youth ( 1942 ) Non-Fiction Siegfried's Journey 1916–20 ( 1945 ) Non-Fiction Sequences ( 1956 ) Poetry...

cyborg

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...into a cyborg . 1976 J. Varley Bagatelle Galaxy, Incorporating Worlds of If (Oct.) 16/2 Something always distracted me. So when I heard of this place where they would cyborg me and get rid of all that, I jumped at the chance. 1987 N. Spinrad Little Heroes (1989) 20 You just do the best you can and our wizards will cyborg you into a superstar. 1988 Locus (Apr.) 27/2 Richard Paul Russo's “Listen to My Heartbeat” involves a woman who has cyborged herself for spaceflight, and her boyfriend who couldn't bring himself to do the same. 1995 ...

dayside

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...an object in space (such as a spaceship or planet) that faces the closest star. 1914 J. R. Kippax Call of Stars 334 The day side of the Moon is exposed to the Sun's intense heat for a fortnight at a stretch. 1942 C. L. Moore There Shall Be Darkness Astounding S-F (Feb.) 20/2 Artificial lighting is rare on Venus, which never knows true darkness on Dayside. 1961 Gettysburg (Pa.) Times (Apr. 14) 1/7 Gagarin told how the night and dayside of the earth looked from space. 1988 A. C. Clarke 2061: Odyssey Three 109 The only safe way to study...

Earther

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...ACTUAL WORK EARTHER ACCOUNT ANTIBEM PREJUDICE HERE. 1966 R. A. Lafferty Among Hairy Earthmen Galaxy Mag . Aug. 90/2 Even today, the Eretzi or Earthers haven't the details of it right in their histories. 1967 D. Gerrold Trouble with Tribbles (Star Trek script) (Aug. 1) II-20 Klingons are not as luxury-minded as Earthers. 1991 G. Bear & S. M. Stirling Man Who Would Be Kzin L. Niven , et al. Man-Kzin Wars IV 264 Even after a decade, the words war and enemy still carried a strong flavor of obscenity to most Earthers. 2003 S.S. Tepper ...

fuggheadedness

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... n the act or condition of being a fugghead. 1949 F. T. Laney Dust from Bandsaw Fan-dango (Fall) 20 I, as a staunch Californian, wish to urge that the convention ALWAYS be held on the East Coast. We have enough fuggheadedness out here without importing more of it. 1960 J. Speer Novus Ordo Fandorum Fancestral Voices (2004) 189 Do thou, O Laney, what traces of fuggheadedness yet remain, graciously cleanse. 1969 H. Warner, Jr. All Our Yesterdays 40 Technically, Laney tried to restrict the use of fugghead to refer to those whose...

gravity drive

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... (Fall) 73/2 None of them had ever built a rocketship, had ever seen one in action even. It was centuries obsolete in Galactic civilization. But gravity drives were out of the question. So—they'd had to design the ship from the ground up. 1983 B. Bova Winds of Altair (1988) 20 Physicists argued bitterly over whether or not the gravity drive actually propelled the ships faster than light. 1985 O. S. Card Ender's Game (1994) 82 Obviously, we can now control gravity. Turn it on and off, change the direction, maybe reflect it—I've thought of lots of...

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