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Hammond, Warren

(?   -    ) US author of the ongoing KOP sequence of noir detective thrillers set in a complexly grim City on a colony planet, beginning with KOP (2007) and EX-KOP (2008). The first volumes are powerful though not innovative. [JC]

H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror

US Semiprozine available as a Print Magazine for its first four issues but only as a downloadable Online Magazine for its final issue. Published by Wildside Press from Rockville, Maryland, and edited by Marvin Kaye. Of the print issues, all were letter-size except the third (actually #2), Spring 2005 which was standard size (see Magazines). The second print issue was an interim number #1.5 (Fall 2004). The magazine was a companion to Weird Tales, which it closely resembled. It ran fiction ...

Hunt, Samantha

(1971-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Famous Men" in Trampoline (anth 2003) edited by Kelly Link. Of sf interest is The Invention of Everything Else (2008), whose chambermaid protagonist meets Nikola Tesla in New York, where he was living in seclusion in the Hotel New Yorker in January 1943, at the very end of his long life; he tells her his life story, including the "Mad Scientist" speculations of his later years, such as the capture of ...

Mahmud, Mustafa

(1921-2009) Egyptian philosopher, journalist and author. As a child from a middle-class family, he was able to enter university and study medicine; due to illness which hospitalized him for two years during his studies, he became interested in philosophy and religion. He started contributing to leading Egyptian Magazines and journals in the late 1940s and in 1960 left his medical career to devote himself fully to writing. He wrote some 80 books, of which the majority dealt with faith, religion ...

Brown, Alec

(1900-1962) UK translator and author whose early work, like The Honest Bounder (1927), grappled with interbellum Europe from a left perspective; in his sf novel, Angelo's Moon (1955), set in an Underground city in Africa called Hypolitania, a white scientist offers some hope of countering the degeneration of our species. [JC]

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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