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Bull Spec

US professional Slick Print Magazine of Speculative Fiction – technically a Semiprozine – which is also available online, founded and edited by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn of Durham, North Carolina. It debuted in Spring 2010 and was initially published thrice yearly, the print edition being in slick letter-size format. The editor keeps his definition of speculative fiction broad so that the magazine contains a range of fiction, from fables to Hard SF via Steampunk. In addition to its ...

Andrews, Donna

(1952-    ) US author, mostly of mysteries, whose Turing Hopper sequence – comprising You've Got Murder (2002), Click Here for Murder (2003) and Access Denied (2004) – features an Artificial Intelligence Personality, an AI in a mainframe Computer who begins "her" career in detection after her maker Zack goes missing. The stories are competently though sentimentally told. [JC]

Slocombe, George

(1894-1963) UK journalist whose first assignment was to report on the sinking of the Titanic in 1912; and author whose Near Future Dictator (1932), set in an imaginary European country, describes the rise of a tyranny there. Escape into the Past (1943) features an artist's wife who Timeslips irrevocably into the seventeenth century. [JC]

1984

Film (1955). Holiday Film Productions. Directed by Michael Anderson. Written by William P Templeton, Ralph Bettinson, based on Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by George Orwell. Cast includes Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave and Jan Sterling. 91 minutes. Black and white. / After the success of a 1954 BBC TV production of Nineteen Eighty-Four, scripted by Nigel Kneale and starring Peter Cushing (the second – live – performance won the biggest UK television audience ...

Peck, Richard E

(1936-    ) US author and academic and university administrator, an active critic of both literature in general and sf in particular. He began publishing sf with "In Alien Waters" for Venture in November 1969. His sf novel, Final Solution (1973), is an amusing but grim tale in which a US academic is sent fifty years into the future (through Cryonics) to find universities and Cities merged into a hideous conglomerate Keep and sealed off, with Middle America living comfortably ...

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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