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Barclay, Alan

Pseudonym of UK author and civil engineer George Barclay Tait (1909-1991), who wrote some stories for Science Fantasy, beginning with "Enemy in their Midst" in 1952, and the Jacko series – mostly for New Worlds, beginning with "Only an Echo" (1954 New Worlds #22) and ending with "The Thing in Common" (August 1956 New Worlds). Parts of this series ...

Bullivant, Cecil H

(1882-1981) UK editor, scriptwriter for silent films and author. He edited The Boys' Herald, 1904-1907, publishing much of his work under various names, including Robert W Dixon, Carlton Grey, Alice Millard and Henry Turville, but most importantly Maurice Everard, which he used for the vt of The Gold of Treasure Island (1916; cut vt Spanish Gold 192? as by Maurice Everard), featuring a Lost Race in the ...

Corbett, Mrs George

(1846-1930) English author both in books and for the stage, very prolific during the 1890s and around the turn of the century, with many stories and serials in newspapers not reprinted in book form. Noted at the time for her detective stories including her first, The Missing Note (1881). She produced two books of sf interest. Pharisees Unveiled (1889), which sold out on the day of publication, is presented as a detective novel but concerns a doctor who uses an ...


Videogame (1998). Square. Designed by Tetsuya Takahashi. Platforms: PS1. / Xenogears is a Console Role Playing Game (see Computer Role Playing Games) which is played in a three-dimensional perspective. It is more adult in tone than earlier Japanese CRPGs such as Chrono Trigger (1995), with a player character ...

Itō, Junji

(1963-    ) Japanese Comics artist and writer. After a few years working as a dental technician he became a full-time Manga artist. Most of Itō's output is Horror, but often incorporates other Fantastika genres; his influences include manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, plus authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H P ...

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 ...

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