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Fantastic Adventures

US Pulp magazine published by Ziff-Davis as a companion to Amazing Stories; 128 issues May 1939 to March 1953. Fantastic Adventures began as a bimonthly, large-size pulp, but maintained a monthly schedule from January 1940 for most of its existence, shrinking to standard pulp size in June 1940. To December 1949 it was edited nominally by Raymond A Palmer, although ...

Tsamaase, Tlotlo

(1989-    ) Motswana author, who began publishing short fiction with "Eco-Humans" in The Fog Horn for March 2014, and made her first professional genre sale with "Murders Fell From Our Wombs" in Apex Magazine for April 2018. A string of excellent shorts quietly followed, in genre publications such as Clarkesworld, The Dark and Prisms (for PS Publishing see Peter ...

Editorial Practices: Game Entries

Each Game entry begins with a header of a standard form, containing the following information: / Name Game entries typically describe an entire franchise, including any Ties, associated films and other related works as well as the games which are the major subject of the section. The name will be either that of the first or only member of a series, or a generic term commonly used to refer to an entire sequence. / Date If ...

Brock, Darryl

(1940-    ) US teacher and author of the Samuel Clemens Fowler sequence of Time Travel tales comprising If I Never Get Back (1989) and Two in the Field (2002), whose protagonist travels back in time to 1869 and becomes engaged in the early days of professional Baseball, just at the verge of becoming the national sport. As the protagonist's name makes clear, elements of the series ...

Spencer, K A

(?   -    ) US author of Days Gone By (1999), a Time Travel tale whose protagonist, thrust back to 1926 America, makes a life there. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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