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Self, Will

(1961-    ) UK journalist and author who early established a name for savagely gonzo Satire, both in his fiction and his nonfiction, where his targets run from adversarial anatomies of the State of the Nation to similar explorations and exposés of his own psyche, sparing nothing in his descriptions of his early years of drug addiction, and of his erratically transgressive acts as a human being. His work in all genres has the scatological ...

Marvel Preview

US letter-size black-and-white Comics magazine. 34 issues, July 1975 to February 1983, printed on cheap newsprint-quality paper by the Marvel Comics subsidiary imprint Curtis Magazines. The title changed to Bizarre Adventures from #24 (1980) on to the end; the final issue was published in standard Comics format on glossy paper. Dennis O'Neil was usually the credited ...

Vivian, Herbert

(1865-1940) UK editor, journalist, historian and author, who wrote one book as by Jim Crow. The Book of Revelations of Jim Crow (coll 1912) as by Jim Crow contains Satirical nonfiction articles, some fantasticated. The Lamentations of a New Jeremiah: Translated out of the Original Tongues [for full title see Checklist below] (?1926) is a Near Future Satire against socialism. / ...

Ark II

US juvenile tv series (1976). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Created by Martin Roth. Executive producers Norm Prescott, Lou Sheimer. Produced by Richard M Rosenbloom. Directors included Harry Lange Jr, Hollingsworth Morse, Ted Post. Writers included Len Janson, Peter L Dixon, David and Susan Dworski, Mark Jones, Michael Prescott. Cast includes Adam the Chimp (voiced by Lou Scheimer, uncredited), José Flores, Jean Marie Hon and Terry Lester. Narrator: Lester. Fifteen 25-minute ...

Fisher, Mary A

(1839-?   ) US author whose novel of interest, Among the Immortals, in the Land of Desire: A Glimpse of the Beyond (1916), is set in a Utopian Afterlife [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] where relations between the sexes (see Feminism) seem clement; of specific sf interest in the tale is the use of telescopes – which, given ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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