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Willans, Geoffrey

Working name of Herbert Geoffrey Willans (1911-1958), UK schoolmaster, author and journalist who served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. He is best remembered for his comic squibs and sketches narrated as by the archetypal 1950s schoolboy Nigel Molesworth, memorably illustrated by Ronald Searle (1920-2011) in the vein of the artist's St Trinian's girls'-school cartoons though with less savagery and more whimsy. Molesworth made his debut in Punch in 1939 (without Searle); his exploits are ...

Fantasy Magazine Index

US letter-size Fanzine. Publisher and editor: Delbert Winans (1949-2009). One issue only, March 1977. / Long-time fan Winans here did an effective job of indexing most of the English-language Monster Movie magazines published up to March 1977. Despite being a fanzine, Fantasy Magazine Index seems to have sold relatively well: it is not as scarce as one might expect. Collectors should note that this publication indexes Media Magazines such as Famous Monsters of Filmland and related titles, ...

Worlds of Tomorrow

US Digest-size magazine, 26 issues in two series, April 1963 to May 1967 and [Summer] 1970 to Spring 1971. First issue published by Barmaray Co, New York and then by Galaxy Publishing Co. as a bimonthly companion to Galaxy Science Fiction and If, until May 1967, 23 issues, edited by Frederik Pohl. The bimonthly schedule slipped when August 1964 was followed by November 1964, and it went quarterly May 1966-May 1967. Worlds of Tomorrow was briefly revived by the Universal Publishing and ...

Warren, Dean

(?   -    ) US engineer, in military service after World War Two and subsequently with Lockheed Missiles and Space, and author. The driving principle shaping most of his work seems to be the need for high Technology solutions to world problems such as Overpopulation and Climate Change, couched in stories, whose focus on individual Heroes typical of the Hard SF mode occasionally generates a sense of undue facility. His first novel, Man Over Mind: Control of the ...

Earth to Echo

Film (2014). Relativity Media presents a Panay Films production. Directed by Dave Green. Written by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay. Cast includes Brian Bradley, Jason Gray-Stanford, Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig and Ella Wahlestedt. 91 minutes. Colour. / Three Children discover an activation device for a Spaceship buried beneath the town in which they live. / "I think mannequins are hot." / School-friends Alex Nichols (Halm), Reginald Barrett (Hartwig) and Tucker Simms (Bradley) are, like ...

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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