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Owlflight

US Semiprozine published in letter-size format by Unique Graphics, Oakland, California and edited by Millea Kenin. Five issues, undated, from early 1981 to Spring 1986, though the final issue appeared three years after the previous. It bore the subtitle "Alternative Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy", as it sought to be a market for those stories that found no home elsewhere. Most of the stories were, in fact, fantasy or supernatural, and most of the science fiction imagery emerged in ...

At the Earth's Core

Film (1976). Amicus/AIP. Directed by Kevin Connor. Written by Milton Subotsky, based on At the Earth's Core (4-25 April 1914 All-Story Weekly; 1922) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cast includes Peter Cushing, Doug McClure and Caroline Munro. 89 minutes. Colour. / The success of Amicus's The Land that Time Forgot (also based on a Burroughs novel) inspired the making of this lightweight film, in which genially routine adventures take place inside a vast cavern visited by a hero and a scientist in a ...

McGill, Patrick

(1890-1963) Irish-born poet, journalist and author, in Scotland and England from 1905, in the US from the late 1920s. His World War One reportage was harrowing but insufficiently full of hatred for the Hun to please the authorities; his Irish novels were subsequently spurned by the Irish for reasons of political correctness not now entirely clear. Of sf interest is Sid Puddiefoot (1926), a Lost Race tale set in Africa, where exiles from persecution in Ireland had founded a kingdom in 1785. ...

Malcolm, Sally

(?   -    ) US author who has released some Ties to the Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) universe through her own publishing company, beginning with Stargate SG-1: A Matter of Honor, Book One (2004). [JC]

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 ...

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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