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Camp Camp

US animated online series (2016-2019). Rooster Teeth. Created by Jordan Cwierz and Miles Luna. Executive Producers Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum. Writers include Jordan Cwierz, Gray G Haddock, Miles Luna, Elizabeth Maxwell and Kerry Shawcross. Directed by Yssa Badiola and Jordan Cwierz. Voice cast includes Jen Brown, Lee Eddy, Lindsay Jones, Michael Jones, Yuri Lowenthal, Miles Luna, Shannon McCormick and Yotam Perel. 59 episodes of varying length to date. Colour. / Two new arrivals at Camp ...

Bannister, Jo

(1951-    ) UK journalist and author, principally of crime fiction, long resident in Northern Ireland. She is of sf interest for her first three novels, all initially published by Robert Hale Limited: The Matrix (1981), a Far-Future Space Opera, and two adventures with a flavour of Planetary Romance: The Winter Plain (1982) and A Cactus Garden (1983). [DRL]

D'Ammassa, Don

(1946-    ) US critic and author who has until recently been best known over the past three decades or so for his very numerous reviews, in Science Fiction Chronicle and elsewhere; his work – usually couched in long-capsule form – is noted for its fairness and generosity, and for the extremely wide range of texts he has covered. His Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2005), which clearly draws on this vast repertory in its coverage of about 500 authors, can be seen ...


US Fanzine edited by Rich and Nicki Lynch. Published 1982-2003, page count ranging from 34 to 108 pages; issues #1-#16 US letter-size duplicated by mimeograph with litho-printed covers, issues #17-#30 US ledger-size (folded and saddle-stapled) litho-printed. Frequency was approximately two issues per year, except for a five year interval between the first two issues. Stylistically, articles and essays are written first-person; each article has a short introduction or prelude by the editors and ...

Forrester, John

Pseudonym of US author Luke Wallin (1943-    ) whose work under his own name is either nonfantastic or nonfiction. He is of sf interest for the Young Adult Bestiary Trilogy beginning with Bestiary Mountain (1985), set partly on the Moon, a Dystopian state governed by a puritanical cadre, and partly in Ruined Earth venues. The young protagonists – most of the action focuses on twins, who are Telepathic – escape from their lunar domain, which includes at least one ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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