Robinson, Roger

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(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 distinguished from others – it has shown itself accurate and comprehensive. By sourcing each attribution, so that readers can weigh the reliability of the ascriptions, it aspires to a greater methodological sophistication than is often found in sf scholarship. Robinson founded Beccon Publications, which he continues to run, in 1981; besides several of Robinson's own bibliographies, this Small Press has published several assemblies of Filk songs and significant critical collections by John Clute, Paul Kincaid and Gary K Wolfe. Robinson is the Research Editor for this encyclopedia, compiling much basic data used for the third edition's author Checklists (as below) and curating the Picture Gallery. [JC/DRL]

Roger Robinson

born Haswell, County Durham: 5 December 1943

died

works

nonfiction

works as editor

  • The Old Grey Wassail Test (Harold Wood, Essex: Beccon Publications, 1987) with Gytha North [anth: chap: North edited with Robinson's technical assistance: Filk: pb/Kevin Dixon]
  • On Filkley Moor (Harold Wood, Essex: Beccon Publications, 1988) with Gytha North [anth: chap: North edited with Robinson's technical assistance: Filk: pb/Sue Mason]
  • The Drunken Rabble Project (Harold Wood, Essex: Beccon Publications, 1990) with Gytha North [anth: chap: North edited with Robinson's technical assistance: Filk: pb/Sue Mason]

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