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Science Fantasy Yearbook

One of the many reprint Digest-size magazines from Sol Cohen's Ultimate Publishing Co, using stories from old issues of Amazing and Fantastic Adventures, including Theodore Sturgeon's The Dreaming Jewels (February 1950 Fantastic Adventures; exp 1950; vt The Synthetic Man 1957; Fall 1970 #2). Four quarterly issues appeared, two in 1970 and two in 1971, the last three as Science Fantasy. [BS/PN] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

Day the Earth Caught Fire, The

Film (1961). British Lion/Pax/Universal. Produced and directed by Val Guest. Cast includes Arthur Christiansen, Edward Judd, Leo McKern and Janet Munro. Written by Wolf Mankowitz, Guest. 99 minutes, cut to 90 minutes (US). Black and white. / Val Guest, who had made The Quatermass Xperiment (1956) and other sf/horror films for Hammer in the 1950s, excelled himself with this intelligent Disaster movie. After a framing scene, in which reporter Peter Stenning (Judd) walks through the deserted ...

Rogers, John Rankin

(1838-1901) US politician (Governor of Washington 1897-1901) and author of The Graftons; Or, Looking Forward: A Story of Pioneer Life (1893; vt Looking Forward: The Story of an American Farm 1898), a Utopia structured as a reflection upon Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888). [JC]

Rossi, Marcianus F

Italian born author (1870-1948), probably in US from 1889; he is probably the Marcian F Rossi whose dates are as below. The protagonists of his only sf work, A Trip to Mars (1920 chap), after discussions with Hugo Gernsback and Nikolai Tesla, travel by solar-powered Spaceship to an advanced Mars, in effect a Lost World ruled by ancient Romans; on their return, they utilize an advanced Ray to melt down Turkish and German armaments. [JC]

Leven, Jeremy

(1941-    ) US academic author whose two Equipoisal sf-like novels, Creator (1980) and Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr Seymour Kassler, J.S.P.S. (1982), both apply a sometimes portentous mainstream sensibility to generic conceits (see Mainstream Writers of SF). In the first, the attempted creation of a Clone to replace a dead wife activates considerable magic-realist brooding about a variety of issues. In the second a Computer turns out to house the ...

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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