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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Media Magazines

This entry lists the non-academic professional magazines and Semiprozines which focus on nonfiction about sf – especially in Cinema and Television – and which are either given full entries or otherwise discussed in the present encyclopedia. Forrest J Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland is the ...

Murphy, Robert Franklin

(?   -    ) US author of the Near Future Girl Factory sequence of erotized Technothrillers beginning with The Girl Factory (1975), featuring a team of Androids created to defend America from its foes. [JC]

2000 AD

UK weekly sf Comic-strip magazine, 32-36pp, published by IPC from 26 February 1977, and then from 1987 by Fleetway. Fleetway was acquired by Rebellion Developments in 2000. Editors have included Kelvin Gosnell, Steve McManus, Richard Burton, Andy Diggle and Alan Barnes. Throughout, the editor has been presented as an Alien called Tharg, and some very entertaining and original sf short stories in graphic form have appeared under the title ...

Berg, Sibylle

(1962-    ) German journalist, playwright and author, in Switzerland from 1996, active from the early 1990s; their first novel, Ein paar Leute suchen das Glück und lachen sich tot erschien ["A Few People Search for Happiness and Laugh Themselves to Death"] (1997) is a sharp gonzo Satire directed to contemporary German and worldwide culture, with a sustaining focus on the music industry. Several of her subsequent novels convey ...

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 ...

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