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Infinity [magazine]

UK Media Magazine, current, first issue dated April 2017, letter-sized (A4), stapled, continuously numbered, on slick paper throughout, published monthly. / Infinity is published by Ghoulish Publishing Ltd and has been edited since its launch by Allan Bryce. The magazine does not publish fiction, and concentrates on nostalgic articles about cult Cinema and Television, some genre examples being The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Land of the Giants (1968-1970), The Prisoner (1967-1968) and ...

Sedberry, J Hamilton

(1863-1931) US author known only for Under the Flag of the Cross (1908), in which a valiant US Army fights off a rather belated Yellow Peril: a Mongolian-Japanese Invasion in 2005 armed with electric rifles (Weapons). [JC]

Unearthly, The

Film (1957; vt House of Monsters). AB-PT Pictures Corporation/Republic Pictures. Produced and directed by Brooke L Peters (credited as Boris Petroff). Written by John D F Black (credited as Geoffrey Dennis), and Jane Mann from an original story by Jane Mann. Cast includes John Carradine, Myron Healy, Allison Hayes and Tor Johnson. 73 minutes. Black and white. / Mad Scientist Dr Charles Conway (Carradine) oversees a psychiatric clinic in a rural area where he secretly conducts experiments ...

Modernism in SF

The advent of Modernism as a literary movement went unremarked at the time, and when that time was remains a matter of debate; for a discussion of the dating and significance of Modernism in Latin America, see that entry. Certainly a break with the realistic fiction of the Victorian era, analytical in manner and unitary in form, was evident by the 1890s in, for example, the middle work of Henry James (1843-1916) and August Strindberg (1849-1912) and in the prose and poetry of Stephen Crane ...

Mistral, Bengo

A House Name of the London-based Gannet Press, used for Norman A Lazenby's The Brains of Helle (fixup 1953) and for two other novels: Pirates of Cerebus (fixup 1953) by B Ward, based on Ward's stories in John Spencer magazines (see Badger Books); and Space Flight 139 (1954), whose author has not been identified. [JC/DRL]

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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