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Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation, The

UK Fanzine/Newszine edited by Tony Chester, Graham Connor (until his death in late 2018) and Jonathan Cowie. Launched at the 1987 UK Eastercon as a nominally annual A4 print publication with nine issues to 1997 (skipping 1995 and 1996); after a two-year hiatus it migrated online in 1999. Currently updated each academic term: spring, summer and autumn. / Print editions of SF² Concatenation – as it is known for short – were distributed at Eastercons and by mail to specialist ...

Swamp Thing, The

Created by writer Len Wein and artist Berni Wrightson in DC Comics's House of Secrets #92 (July 1971), the Swamp Thing is a Monster whose moss- and muck-encrusted body is formed entirely of vegetable matter. In that original short graphic story, as a result of a scientific "accident" arranged by his jealous assistant Damian Ridge, Dr Alex Olsen is killed and subsequently resurrected in mutated form as the Swamp Thing, destined to wreak vengeance but cursed in the process, losing his ties to ...

Boucher, Anthony

Best-known pseudonym of US editor and author William Anthony Parker White (1911-1968), who began to publish work of genre interest with "Ye Goode Olde Ghost Story" for Weird Tales in January 1927 as by William A P White, though his first full story was "Snulbug" for Unknown in December 1941 as Boucher (for a note on "Snulbug" and related titles see Shakespeare); he soon became a regular contributor as Boucher to this magazine and to Astounding Science-Fiction. Most of his 1940s tales were ...

Seymour, John

(1914-2004) UK farmer and author almost all of whose works, from the early 1950s until his death, are nonfiction discussing the disappearance of what he deemed to be a balanced world (see Ecology), and the prospects of achieving sustainability in the future (see Futures Studies). Of sf interest is Die Lerchen singen so schön ["The Larks They Sang Melodious"] (1982), portraying Near Future disaster and recovery for a UK afflicted first by a general strike and then by collapse of ...

Adem

The name under which Turkish-UK musician Adem Ilhan (?early 1980s-    ) releases his music. Adem's most evidently sf album is Love and Other Planets (2006); a gently pleasant if perhaps underpowered set of folk-electronic musings on cosmic love and outer space, articulating the belief that "we are not alone". Adem's website describes the album, a little vaguely, as being "about space. And cosmic things. And people." Adem also plays bass guitar in Fridge. [AR] see also: SF ...

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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