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Strange Stories

US Pulp magazine, thirteen bimonthly issues February 1939 to February 1941, published by Better Publications Inc; edited by Mort Weisinger, though uncredited. A companion magazine to Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories, Strange Stories was devoted to supernatural and weird fiction, in not very successful competition with Weird Tales. Most of its covers were by Earle K Bergey or Rudolph Belarski. Its contributors included August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Manly Wade Wellman, under ...

Brizzolara, John

(1950-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Opposite House" for Weird Tales in Fall 1981 with Diane Brizzolara; over the next several years he published fairly frequently in the magazines, and released one sf novel, Empire's Horizon (1989), a Space Opera whose protagonists, on a rebel planet, challenge the Terran Empire (see Galactic Empires). [JC]

Elliott, William J

(1886-circa 1947) UK author moderately active between the Wars as an author of magazine stories under various names, including W E, W J E, E L Lowitt and L T J Wilte; his two novels of some sf interest are The Silver Panther (1931) and To-Morrow's Spectacles: A Romance (1946), which involves a Time Viewer. [JC]

Dream World

US Digest-size magazine. Three quarterly issues, February-August 1957; published by Ziff-Davis; edited by Paul W Fairman. Subtitled "Stories of Incredible Powers", Dream World was initiated as a response to the success of the December 1955 and October 1956 issues of Fantastic, both of which ran stories of wish-fulfilment sometimes featuring Psi Powers. The first issue reprinted stories by Thorne Smith and P G Wodehouse, but the magazine generally included stories by the regular stable of ...

Sap Nin

["Ten Years"] Film (2015 Hong Kong). Ten Years Studio. Directed by Ng Ka-leung, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, Wong Fei-Pang, Kwok Zune, starring Peter Chan, Wong Ching, Lau Ho-Chi, Leung Kin-Ping, Liu Kai-chi, Siu Hin Ng. Screenplay by various hands. 104 minutes. Colour. / An anthology piece of five Near-Future Dystopian vignettes about life in Hong Kong in the year 2025, made for an impressively low budget. All are conceived as Satires or meditations on the undermining of the Hong Kong Basic ...

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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