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(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...
Russian rock band (the name means Time Machine) founded by Andrei Makarevich (1953- ) and Aleksandr Kutikov (1952- ). Mashina Vremeni are, by all accounts, extremely popular in their homeland although little known outside it; and their music works within an attractively Beatle-y or "Adult Oriented Rock" idiom. Amongst their many releases is the concept album Malenkiy printz (1979), an adaptation ...
Estoclet, Alphonse E
(1847-1929) French-born teacher, translator and author, in UK circa 1880s, in US from 1890. His translations, of little-known late novels by Jules Verne, have not been subject to serious examination. [JC]
Science Fiction Association
This first attempt at a genuinely national UK organization devoted to furthering the cause of sf in Britain was proposed and launched at the Leeds, Yorkshire, sf Convention of January 1937. It was initially headquartered in Leeds, with E J Carnell's Novae Terrae adopted as the official organ. Another official publication, intended as a respectable front to entice non-fans, was the quarterly ...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
US professional Online Magazine run by Scott H Andrews and published under the auspices of Firkin Press, Reston, Virginia. It has been published fortnightly since 9 October 2008, passing its 100th issue on 26 July 2012 and its 300th on 9 April 2020. / Beneath Ceaseless Skies specializes in Secondary World [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] ...
(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 ...