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American Fantasy

US letter-size saddle-stapled weird fiction magazine. Publishers: Nancy and Robert Garcia. Editor: Robert Garcia (series one); Robert and Nancy Garcia (series two). Five issues, May 1982 to Winter 1988. Publication was roughly quarterly. / This well-produced Semiprozine had two incarnations, the first comprising two quarterly issues in 1982 with critical material on Fantasy and Horror fiction, with some coverage of Cinema. A long interview with Peter Straub appeared in #1 (February 1982). ...

Golden, Christie

(1963-    ) US author who has concentrated mostly on fantasy series and Ties, beginning with Ravenloft: Vampire of the Mists (1991) in the Ravenloft sequence of Pocket Universe tales in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing Game-World, and a few years later beginning a long association with the Star Trek universes beginning with Star Trek Voyager: Marooned (1996) [for further titles see Checklist]. Other Ties include work for the animated Television mini-series Invasion ...

Shaw, Frank H

(1878-1960) UK naval officer and author who was in active service during World War One; he also published stories as by Frank Cleveland, Archibald Guthrie, Grenville Hammerton, Frank Hubert, Ernest Winchfield (and perhaps other names as well), appearing very widely in Boys' Papers from early in the twentieth century, with an estimated 7,000 stories to his credit and seventy or more books. Serials not reissued in book form include his world-catastrophe novel "When the Sea Rose Up" (15 December ...

Tor.com

Online Magazine in blog form, published since July 2008 by Tor Books. The domain had in the past been used as Tor's website in the conventional sense of a publisher's site. In May 2014, Tor.com was also announced as the name of a new Tor imprint for novella-length ebooks and audiobooks, with a print-on-demand option and possibly even standard print publishing for a select number of titles. The editorial staff includes Ellen Datlow, Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Ann VanderMeer [for full current ...

Van Hollander, Jason

(1949-    ). American artist and author. A youthful fascination with the works of H P Lovecraft inspired the teenage Van Hollander to correspond with August Derleth and collect books from Arkham House, which would later employ him as a cover artist, beginning with Ramsey Campbell's anthology New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (coll 1980). He received his formal training at the Philadelphia College of Art, earning a BA in graphic design in 1971, and while initially focused on a ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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