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Shock

US Digest-size magazine. Publisher: Winston Publications Inc. Editor was possibly Bart Anders. Three bimonthly issues: July, September and November 1960. / 1. This short-lived but high-quality weird fiction magazine – subtitled "The Magazine of Terrifying Tales" – consisted largely of reprints, mostly of strong stories by notable authors, many also active in sf. Selections include "The Emissary" (May 1943 Weird Tales) by Ray Bradbury, "A Bottomless Grave" (26 February 1888 San ...

Journal Wired

Semi-annual Semiprozine from a Small Press in trade paperback form ("bookazine"), Winter 1989 to Summer/Fall 1990, 3 issues only, published and edited from California and Colorado by Andy Watson and Mark V Ziesing. This hip, elegant and irreverent periodical ran fiction by a mixture of interesting new writers and better known names (like Paul Di Filippo, Colin Greenland, Rudy Rucker and Lewis Shiner), interviews (William Burroughs and others) and commentary by Lucius Shepard and others on ...

Harris, W S

(1865-1956) US minister and author, whose Sermons by the Devil (coll 1904) contain elements of Christian fantasy, and whose Life in a Thousand Worlds (1905) is a mildly fictionalized Fantastic Voyage through our solar system and beyond; the protagonist examines a large number of societies (some Utopian, some Dystopian) on a variety of planets (see Archipelago), the civilization of Mars being excoriated in particular for having established a cruel class system. The journey then extends into ...

Moore, Daniel

(?   -?   ) US author whose Proto SF novel, An Account of Count d'Artois and His Friend's Passage to the Moon (1785) [for full title see Checklist below], in which two Frenchmen ascend in a Balloon to the Moon, by accident. As the count tells us, they find here a perfect society of Jews (see Religion) who give them lessons on how to create a Utopia (or heaven) on Earth. [JC]

Tubb, E C

(1919-2010) UK author and editor who began publishing sf with "No Short Cuts" for New Worlds in Summer 1951, and for the next half decade or so produced a great amount of fiction, in UK magazines and in book form, under his own name and under many pseudonyms. His total output is in excess of 130 novels and 230 short stories. Of his many pseudonyms, those used for book titles of sf interest include Charles Grey, Gregory Kern, Carl Maddox and the House Names Volsted Gridban, Gill Hunt, King Lang, ...

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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