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SF Site

Web-based science fiction magazine launched by John O'Neill and Rodger Turner in June 1997, making it one of the oldest sf websites still operating regularly. O'Neill left to launch Black Gate, a site devoted primarily to fantasy and gaming (first issue, November 2000) but Turner continues as editor to this day, assisted by Wayne McLaurin and Neil Walsh. Originally published as a rolling series of updates to the home page, the Online Magazine eventually settled into a schedule of two issues per ...

Page, Kathy

(1958-    ) UK author, in Canada from 2001, whose first novels – Back in the First Person (1986) and The Unborn Dreams of Clara Riley (1987) – are associational, though tinged with elements of literary fantasy. Island Paradise (1989), set a century after the Unfought War, promulgates an ambiguous worldwide Utopia whose citizens enjoy lives uncluttered by violence, but are bullied to die soon after they reach 50 to keep the threat of Overpopulation at bay. Some of ...

Williams, Missouri

(1992-    ) US editor, playwright and author, now in Prague, whose first novel The Doloriad (2022) focuses primarily on a family composed both of survivors of and those born with Mutations after a Near-Future series of planetary Disasters. Incest seems necessary, as they may be the only humans left. But the matriarchal head of the clan sends the protagonist, who was born without legs, on a dream-inspired journey in search of others to mate with (see Exogamy; Gothic SF). Her ...

Beyond Centauri

US quarterly Print Magazine of science fiction and fantasy, aimed at younger readers, one of a number of similar low-paying magazines published by the now defunct Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and edited by Tyree Campbell. It appeared on a regular quarterly schedule for 39 issues from July 2003 to January 2013. It was published in letter-size format and usually ran to 36 pages with large print and illustrations, plus copious poetry, so the total wordage was low and the stories ...

Beverley, Barrington

Pseudonym used for two sf novels by Harry Leigh Pink (1906-1973), UK author who also wrote western and crime fiction under the working name Hal Pink; other pseudonyms were H Carson Marksman and Charles Van Horn. He was active in UK magazines (including The Passing Show) and US Pulps from 1925, and as a novelist from 1932 to 1941. The Beverley titles are The Air Devil (1934), which is as much Horror as sf, and The Space Raiders (1936), wherein the League of Nations defends the world from an ...

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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