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Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel

US Digest-size magazine. One undated issue, June 1957, published by Ziff-Davis; edited (uncredited) by Paul W Fairman. This was to be a quarterly magazine printing book-length novels in imitation of Galaxy Science Fiction Novels. The only novel was Henry Slesar's routine novelization of the film ...


US Online Magazine, the first new Semiprozine paying online market after the appearance of Omni Online. It ran for fifteen issues between September 1995 and August 1999, but with a hiatus between issue #6 (October 1996) and issue #7 (April 1998) while its operational basis was rethought. The magazine was co-founded by J Patrick McDonald, Marie Loughin and David Phalen. McDonald served as ...

Ferman, Edward L

(1937-    ) US editor, son of Joseph W Ferman; Ferman formally took over the editorship of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in January 1966, a post in which he remained until June 1991, having previously been managing editor since April 1962 under Avram Davidson and then his father. Under Ferman's editorship The ...

van Belkom, Edo

(1962-    ) Canadian author and editor, principally of horror and fantasy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Basement" for On Spec for Fall 1990 and has also written as Evan Hollander. He contributed two novels to the long-running Deathlands sequence of Post-Holocaust Survivalist Fiction, his first being Deathlands #61: Skydark Spawn ...

Atomic War! [comic]

US Comic (1952-1953). Four issues. Ace Magazines (Junior Books, Inc.). Artists include Lou Cameron, Jim McLaughlin, Bill Molno and Ken Rice. Three or four comic strips and one (author uncredited) short story per issue. / Upon each cover is printed "only a strong America can prevent Atomic War!"; whilst issue 4 explains, "this book is designed to shock America into vigilance – and to keep the horrors of atomic war from our shores". The first issue's opening ...

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 ...

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