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Science Stories

US Digest-size magazine. Four bimonthly issues, October 1953 to April 1954. The first was published by Bell Publications, Chicago, the rest by Palmer Publications, Evanston; edited by Raymond A Palmer and Bea Mahaffey. Science Stories was effectively a continuation of Other Worlds. It printed no notable fiction, and continued much in the same vein as ...

LoBrutto, Pat

Working name of Patrick J LoBrutto (1948-    ), US editor and publisher initially at Ace Books, where he worked on the mid-1970s second series of Ace Specials and with Forrest J Ackerman co-edited scores of issues of the translated Perry Rhodan paperback magazine from 1974 to 1978. He has also worked at Doubleday (1977-1989) – ...

Green, Edwin

(?   -?   ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, known only for the Goliath series comprising Air Monster (1932) and Secret Flight (1933), marginally Near Future aviation tales for children (see Airship Boys) featuring a giant zeppelin described in terms just in advance of contemporary Technology. In the first tale, the Goliath rescues the ...

Emms, William

(1930-1993) UK teacher and occasional television scriptwriter responsible (among other work) for "Galaxy Four", a four-part Doctor Who television story in 1965 which does not take place in Galaxy Four. The original script was published as Doctor Who: The Scripts: Galaxy Four (1994), and novelized by Emms as Doctor Who: Galaxy Four (1985); the plot, featuring downed Spaceships and at least two ...

Watson, Simon

(?   -    ) UK author of No Man's Land (1975), set in a Dystopian Near Future Britain based on a coercive concentration of the working class in high-rise tenements. As something similar happened in the real world during the twentieth century – a process morganatically wedded to the English Garden Suburb movement, which bequeathed good lives upon middle-class inhabitants – ...

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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