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US original anthology series, 1977-1983, ten volumes, edited by Roy Torgeson. The first seven were paperback originals from Zebra Books; the remaining three had hardcover first editions from Doubleday. They were Chrysalis (anth 1977), Chrysalis 2 (anth 1978), Chrysalis 3 (anth 1978), Chrysalis 4 (anth 1979), Chrysalis 5 (anth 1979), Chrysalis 6 (anth 1980), Chrysalis 7 (anth 1980), Chrysalis 8 (anth 1980), Chrysalis 9 (anth 1981) and Chrysalis 10 (anth 1983). Torgeson's editorial policy was ...

Future Orbits

US professional E-Zine, an Online Magazine only available by subscription and emailed to the subscriber. It was produced by Tom Vander Neut of Hatboro Pennsylvania. It ran for five bimonthly issues from October/November 2001 to June/July 2002. A valiant attempt to produce an online magazine that paid full professional rates and tried to charge subscribers for issues. It did not succeed, but the five issues were still of acceptable quality containing material primarily by the new generation of ...

Romilus, Arn

A Curtis Warren House Name used by Brian Holloway for one novel and by Denis Hughes for two. [JC/DRL]

Talbot, Bryan

(1952-    ) UK Comics artist and author, a prolific and at times excitingly experimental author/artist of much work since the beginning of the 1970s. After the nature of comics, most of his work escapes realistic trammels as with the material assembled as Bryan Talbot's Brainstorm: The Complete Chester P Hackenbush and Other Underground Classics (various original works here assembled; graph coll 1982). In SF Magazines, his comic strip Frank Fazakerly, Space Ace of the Future ...

October, John

Pseudonym of UK author Christopher Portway (1923-2009) whose sf novel for Robert Hale Limited, The Anarchy Pedlars (1976), is set in a Near Future world threatened by a revived cult of assassins. [JC]

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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