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2000 AD

UK weekly sf Comic-strip magazine, 32-36pp, published by IPC from 26 February 1977, and then from 1987 by Fleetway. Fleetway was acquired by Rebellion Developments in 2000. Editors have included Kelvin Gosnell, Steve McManus, Richard Burton, Andy Diggle and Alan Barnes. Throughout, the editor has been presented as an Alien called Tharg, and some very entertaining and original sf short stories in graphic form have appeared under the title Tharg's Future Shocks. Early issues (referred to as ...

Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun

Tv documentary film (1993). Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education. Directed by Rob Mikuriya. Written by Stephen R Heard, Rob Mikuriya, Roger Scott Olsen, and Willie Reale. Cast includes Cathy Bates, Christine Cousins, Joseph Cousins, Raymond Cruz, Jaime Escalante, Rodney A Grant, Jackée Harry, Esai Morales, Pat Morita, Vincent Schiavelli, James Stephens III, Jeffrey Tamblor, Billy Bob Thornton, Sheila Tousey, Jesse Ventura and "Weird Al" Yankovic. 58 minutes. Colour. / ...

MacGregor, Richard

Pseudonym of UK screenwriter and author Macgregor Urquhart (variously Urquhardt) (1916-1967). As Richard MacGregor he published several routine Genre-SF novels: The Day a Village Died (1963), Taste of the Temptress (1963), Horror in the Night (1963), The Creeping Plague (1963), The Deadly Sun (1964), The Threat (1964) and The First of the Last (1964). [JC/SH]

Nelson, Ray Faraday

Working name of US author Radell Faraday Nelson (1931-    ), who also writes as R F Nelson and R Faraday Nelson, sex books as M R N Elson, and once under the House Name Jeffrey Lord. He has been active in both sf and detective genres, beginning to publish sf with "Turn off the Sky" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1963. His short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" (November 1963 F&SF) was the basis for the film They Live (1988). He worked as a ...

Wellington, David

(1971-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Chuy and the Fish" in The Undead (anth 2005) edited by Elijah Hall and D L Snell; also writes as D Nolan Clark, a pseudonym restricted to his sf. Most of Wellington's work has been horror, with an emphasis on Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies (see Horror in SF), his first series, the Frostbite sequence beginning with Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale (2009; vt Cursed: A Werewolf Tale 2010) being typical. Of some ...

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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