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Tuning, William

(1935-1982) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Survivability" for Analog in May 1973 His first novel, Tornado Alley (1978), dramatizes Near-Future attempts to deal with very bad storms (see Weather Control). Fuzzy Bones (1981) is a continuation of H Beam Piper's Fuzzy series, quite successfully extracting from Piper's own texts material that needed development – though he did not see the subsequently discovered manuscript of Fuzzies and Other People (1984) – ...

Nexus [magazine]

1. UK Semiprozine published and edited by Paul Brazier, SF Nexus, Brighton; three issues, letter-size on glossy stock, April 1991 to Spring 1993. Intended as a magazine of opinion, chiefly about science fiction, it ran several short stories by Scott Edelman, Christina Lake and Geoff Ryman, but was mostly composed of articles, frequently humorous or simply facetious; two were contributed by David Langford. It even managed to run "A Science Fiction Prayer" (Spring 1992) by Lionel Fanthorpe. ...

Clone Master, The

Made-for-tv film (1978). Mel Ferber Productions/Paramount Television for NBC-TV. Produced by John D F Black. Directed by Don Medford. Written by Black. Cast includes Ralph Bellamy, Art Hindle, Ed Lauter and John Van Dreelan. 100 minutes. Colour. / Research Scientist Dr Simon Shane (Hindle) and his mentor Dr Ezra Loutman (Bellamy) are hired, supposedly by the US government, to conduct advanced research on Cloning. Shane soon begins to correctly suspect that their employer is not a government ...

Fantastic Novels

US bimonthly Pulp magazine, companion to Famous Fantastic Mysteries, which it somewhat resembled though it reprinted longer works complete in one issue. Five issues were published July 1940 to April 1941, by the Frank A Munsey Corp, then it merged with Famous Fantastic Mysteries; it was revived by Popular Publications to publish 20 more issues March 1948 to June 1951, with the numeration of the second series following directly on from the first. It was edited in both incarnations by Mary ...

Gordon, Stuart

Working name of Scottish teacher and author Richard Alexander Steuart Gordon (1947-2009), not to be confused with the director of supernatural horror films, Stuart Gordon, nor with Stuart Gordon (1924-    ), the author of Gordonstown: A New Design for America (1980). Gordon also wrote as Alex R Stuart and published his first sf story – "A Light in the Sky" for New Worlds in July 1965 – as Richard A Gordon. His first sf novel, Time Story (1972), describes a ...

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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