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King, T Jackson

(1948-    ) US archaeologist and author, formerly married to Paula E Downing. He began publishing sf with his first novel, Retread Shop (1988), a somewhat congested but pleasingly vivid tale of the upbringing of a young human in the Space Habitat of the title, and of his complicated dealings with Alien merchants and crises of various sorts. He then focused on short stories for much of the 1990s, many of them extrapolating the concerns of Anthropology into various venues, ...

Science Fiction Stories

US Pulp and subsequent Digest magazine which ran in two separate series and under several variant titles. Published by Blue Ribbon Magazines Inc (March-December 1939), Double Action Magazines Inc (March 1940-January 1941) and thereafter by Columbia Publications, New York; first series edited by Charles D Hornig (March 1939-September 1941) and the second series, 1953 to May 1960, was edited by Robert A W Lowndes. / It began as Science Fiction, twelve issues March 1939 to September 1941. This ...

Konec Srpna V Hotelu Ozón

Film (1966; vt The End of August at the Hotel Ozone). Československý armadní film. Directed by Jan Schmidt. Written by Pavel Juráček. Cast includes Ondrej Jariabek, Beta Poničanová, Magda Seidlerová and Hana Vítkova. 87 minutes. Black and white. / This Czech film is set in a desolate Post-Holocaust landscape fifteen years after a nuclear World War Three. A band of brutalized women survivors live primitively (in what looks to Western ...

Howard, Ivan

(?   -    ) US editor who produced ten Anthologies 1962-1967 for Belmont Books, an imprint owned and/or published by Louis Silberkleit (1900-1986). Beginning with The Weird Ones (anth 1962; Howard uncredited) and until Now & Beyond (anth 1965), these anthologies invariably drew their contents from magazines run by Silberkleit, including Dynamic Science Fiction, Future Science Fiction and Science Fiction Quarterly, all edited by Robert A W Lowndes. A final ...

Flynn, Michael F

(1947-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "Slan Libh" in Analog in 1984, and who soon became identified as one of the most sophisticated and stylistically acute 1980s Analog regulars, some of his work appearing as by Rowland Shew; he was soon recognized as a central modern creator of Hard SF; much of this work is assembled in The Forest of Time and Other Stories (coll 1997). Flynn's first novel, In the Country of the Blind (1990), is an Alternate-History thriller ...

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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