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Cinefex

US Cinema perfect-bound 8 x 9 in magazine printed on slick paper in similar format to a trade paperback. Published by Don Shay/Cinefex LLC. Editors John Duncan, others. 1980-current. Quarterly. / Cinefex grew largely out of publisher Shay's love for the films and visual effects work of Willis H O'Brien and over the years has remained a cornerstone magazine for those interested in state-of-the-art cinematic effects. It has published interviews with such notables as Rick Baker ...

Glanville, Ernest

(1856-1925) South African author much of whose tales of adventure are set in the veldt; The Inca's Treasure (1894.) is a Lost-Race tale, and Tyopa: A Bush Romance (1920) is an Apes as Human tale of moderate interest. [JC]

Sladen, Douglas

(1856-1947) UK academic, poet, editor and author, in Australia 1879-1884, in UK subsequently. Much of his academic and creative life reflected his years in Australia; his anthologies of Australian poetry were influential, and his long advocacy of the poetry of Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) generated studies, editions, and his only sustained sf novel, Fair Inez: A Romance of Australia (1918), set in the Utopian Australia of 2000-2007 CE, and featuring the adventures of a descendant of the ...

Dixon, Roger

(1930-1983) UK accountant and author whose epic adventure about humankind's future fate, Noah II (1970; rev 1975), is based on a story idea by Dixon and his agent, Basil Bova, and began the aborted Quest series. A second novel, The Cain Factor (1975) as by Charles Lewis, mixes Sex and apocalypse as a man and a woman escape a Post-Holocaust Earth to become the Adam and Eve of a new planet. [JC] see also: Generation Starships; Spaceships. /

Caine, Peter

Pseudonym of US author Doug Hornig (1943-    ), author of several crime thrillers under that name, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Game of Magical Death" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for March 1987. His one title as by Caine, Virus (1989), is a Near Future medical sf (see Medicine) thriller about a radical plot to infect the world with a mutated AIDS virus, a Pandemic that may kill us all, or cure us. [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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