Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 8 December 2022
Sponsor of the day: Stuart Hopen

Cactus Makes Perfect

Short US film (1942). Columbia Pictures. Directed by Del Lord. Written by Elwood Ullman and Monte Collins (story and screenplay). Cast includes Ernie Adams (uncredited), Collins (uncredited), Vernon Dent (uncredited), Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Moe Howard and Eddie Laughton (uncredited). 17 minutes. Black and white. / The mother (Collins) of the Three Stooges (at the time Fine, Curly Howard, and Moe Howard) throws her slothful sons out of her house to seek their fortunes. Employing ...

Biro, Val

Working name of Hungarian-born illustrator and author Balint Stephen Biro (1921-2014), in the UK from 1939 until his death. During his prolific career as a book illustrator, which began in the early 1940s – his woodcut illustrations for Paul Tabori's Private Gallery (coll 1944) are already extremely accomplished – he executed a number of covers for sf and fantasy books, though never in a style that demonstrated any deep affinity for the ...

Orphia

Slavonic science fiction and fantasy magazine published in English by SCC Computer, Sofia, Bulgaria; edited by Atanas Slavov. One issue appeared in February 1990, though it was intended as a monthly. It was printed in a large-Digest format (7.5 x 5.6 in; 192 x 142 mm), 220 pages on coated stock throughout and heavily illustrated, much in colour. Orphia was to be a showcase of sf and fantasy from Slavonic countries, including ...

Kirby, Jack

Pseudonym of US comic-book illustrator Jacob Kurtzberg (1917-1994), who was known as Jack Kirby from about 1940, though he does not seem to have taken that name legally; other early pseudonyms include Jack Curtiss, Curt Davis, Ted Grey, Lance Kirby and Fred Sande. One of the giants in the Comics industry, he began his more than fifty-year career in 1936 working on newspaper comic strips for the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate; briefly, in 1939, he worked for Fleischer ...

Werewolves

Werewolves have featured in the literatures of the Western World from at least the time of Homer, but have not in any significant way contributed to the story of Proto SF, and in their ancient, mythological sense are not dealt with in this encyclopedia (but see further reading below). This class of Supernatural Creature – along with Vampires and other ...

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 ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies