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Pandora

US Semiprozine which had three phases under three editors, the sequence held together by a thread of Feminism. Founded and initially edited by Lois Wickstrom at Sproing, Inc, Denver, Colorado from #1 (undated, October 1978) to #9 (undated, September 1982). Publication was taken over by Jean Lorrah (who had been associate editor on issues #8 and #9) with Empire Books, Murray, Kentucky, from #10 (undated, Summer 1983) to #17 (undated, Fall 1987), serving as co-editor with Wickstrom. Publication ...

Isabella, Tony

(1951-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "If Wishes Were Horses" with Bob Ingersoll for The Ultimate Super-Villains (anth 1996) edited by Stan Lee, and who has since published a Captain America Tie, Captain America: Liberty's Torch (1998) with Bob Ingersoll and a Star Trek tie, Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist's Corpse (2004) with Bob Ingersoll. [JC]

McDonough, Thomas R

(1945-    ) US author and lecturer in engineering at Caltech, perhaps best known for his nonfiction and for serving as the coordinator of the SETI programme of the Planetary Society. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Listening for Life in the Cosmos (1987) argues the case for seeking out First Contact with other races in the Galaxy; that there have been no successes to report over the past quarter of a century may account for the fact he has not revised this ...

Man and the Challenge, The

US tv series (1959-1960). ZIV Television Programmes for NBC-TV. Created by Ivan Tors. Produced by Tors. Associate Producer Andrew Marton. Directors included Richard Carlson, Alan Crosland Jr, Tom Gries, Otto Lang. Writers included Don Brinkley, Carlson, Gene Levitt, Arthur Weiss. Cast includes Jack Ging, Joyce Meadows and George Nader. 36 30-minute episodes. Black and white. / Dr Glen Barton (Nader) is a research Scientist working for the Institute of Human Factors agency along with Lynn ...

Feder, Ben

(1923-2009) US real estate developer, winemaker and illustrator, the last being his first career, his cover work all dating from the 1950s and 1960s. In a manner typical of his era, he specialized in discrete emblematic images floating against neutral backgrounds. Work of interest includes covers for Robert Coover's The Origin of the Brunists (1966), Jack Finney's The Third Level (coll 1957), Robert Lindner's The Fifty-Minute Hour: A Collection of True Psychoanalytic Tales (coll 1955), Jerry ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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