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Nebula Science Fiction

UK large-Digest-size magazine. 41 issues Autumn 1952-August 1959, published by Crownpoint Publications, Glasgow, Autumn 1952-April 1955, and by Peter Hamilton September 1955-August 1959; edited by Peter Hamilton. Issues were numbered consecutively after Vols 1 and 2 of four nos each; what should have been Vol 3 #1 was actually marked #9. Publication was quite irregular except for July 1957-February 1959, which was monthly apart from the omission of November and December 1957. / Nebula was ...


US Semiprozine, seven issues, irregular, November 1977-1985, small-Bedsheet slick format, published by Flight Unlimited, Kansas City; edited by Pat Cadigan. This was brought out by a partnership of Arnold Fenner (publisher) and Cadigan, now better known as a writer, whose first story, "Death from Exposure", was published in #2 (February 1978) and went on to win a Balrog Award. Shayol, in which Tom Reamy was also involved, was a development from Fenner's previous publication, Chacal, which had ...


1. Film (1984; vt Sheena, Queen of the Jungle). Colgems Productions, Ltd/Columbia Pictures. Produced by Paul Aratow. Directed by John Gullermin. Written by Lorenzo Semple Jr and David Newman from a story by Leslie Stevens and Newman. Based on the Comics character created by Will Eisner and S M "Jerry" Iger. Cast includes Clifton Jones, Elizabeth of Toro, Tanya Roberts, Donovan Scott, Trevor Thomas, Ted Wass and France Zabda. 117 minutes. Colour. / Young Janet Ames/Sheena (Roberts) is ...

Suckling, Nigel

(1950-    ) Central-Africa-born author of illustrated books on mythology and folklore, and biographer of many sf/fantasy artists; in the UK for many years. He has contributed biographical and/or critical text commentary to art books by several artists with entries in this encyclopedia, including Bob Eggleton, Josh Kirby and Rodney Matthews. Greetings from Earth: The Art of Bob Eggleton (graph 2000), with Eggleton, won a Hugo award as best related book. [DRL]

Lynn, David

(?   -    ) New Zealand-born author, apparently in UK from adulthood, most active in the 1940s; his sf novel, The Benevolent Despot (1945 chap), depicts a Near Future Britain, here called Hignorania, which, plausibly enough, uses Nuclear Energy for power; the tale heralds the institution of a good-tempered Utopia under the eponymous leader. [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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