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Horton, Gordon T

(1924-1989) UK author known only for a routine contribution to the Robert Hale Limited list, X-Isle (1980). [JC]


1. Magazine. See Yugoslavia. / 2. Australian critical Semiprozine, subtitled "The Australian Magazine for readers of science fiction, fantasy and the macabre". Announced as quarterly but slightly irregular, test issue #0 September 1992, #1 March 1993, seven full issues to March 1995, A4 format, saddle-stapled, edited by Garry Wyatt from Canberra, pub Gaslight Books Publications. Sirius contains critical ...


Animated puppet technique devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and used in a sequence of television shows of which most were sf: Four Feather Falls (1960) (fantasy in a US Western setting), Fireball Xl5 (1962-1963), Stingray (1964-1965), Thunderbirds (1965-1966), ...

Kapp, Colin

(1928-2007) UK author and worker in electronics, initially with the Mullard Radio Valve Company; later a freelance electroplating consultant. He began publishing sf with "Life Plan" for New Worlds in November 1958, and much of his best work soon appeared in this magazine, including "Lambda I" (December 1962 New Worlds) – which deals with the perils of Transportation through the solid Earth ...

Zelenyj, Alexander

(?   -    ) Canadian author whose Black Sunshine (2005) surreally depicts a Post-Holocaust world suddenly deprived of all light, a transformation described more colouristically than, but with equivalent effect to, that found in similar Eschatological landscapes in the work of José Saramago and Robert Charles ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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