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Fallen London

Videogame (2009; vt Echo Bazaar). Failbetter Games. Designed by Alexis Kennedy. Web. / Fallen London is an internet browser-based game set in a decaying alternative London (see also Ruins and Futurity), which also contains elements of Science and Sorcery, or perhaps more accurately Steampunk and Sorcery. The game was developed with a design tool called StoryNexus, for which Fallen London was both the prototype and initial reason for development. StoryNexus is available for anyone to use, ...

Gott, Samuel

(1614-1671) UK parliamentarian and author. Son of an ironmonger, educated at Cambridge and the Inns of Court, Gott was a Presbyterian and a member of the circle around educational reformer Samuel Hartlib. In 1645 he was elected to parliament for Winchelsea, but was excluded in Pride's Purge of 1648. In the same year he published a Utopia, Nova Solymæ Libri Sex (1648 2vols; trans Walter Begley as The Ideal City, or Jerusalem Regained: An Anonymous Romance Written in the Time of Charles I: ...

Namlook, Pete

(1960-2012) Prolific German composer and performer of instrumental electronica. Namlook has released scores and perhaps even hundreds of albums under a wide variety of pseudonyms, and many of them style themselves as sf. Some of the more notable of these releases include The Fires of Ork (1994) and The Fires of Ork Part II (2007, both with Geir Jenssen of Biosphere), an unauthorized sequel-album to Kraftwerk's Trans-Europe Express entitled Trance Europe Express Part II: Escape to Mars (1994), ...

Comet

US Pulp magazine; five issues, December 1940 to July 1941, bimonthly after January 1941. Published by H-K Publications; edited by F Orlin Tremaine. Tremaine, former editor of Astounding, made a brief and undistinguished return to sf-magazine editing with this title. Tremaine wanted to recapture the wonder of Astounding from the mid-thirties, but without the financial support of Street & Smith or the editorial support of Desmond Hall, the end result fell short. Amongst the more interesting ...

Emanuel, Walter

(1869-1915) UK solicitor and author mostly active around the turn of the century in the short-lived English humour magazine, The Butterfly, the first of whose dog books was A Dog Day or The Angel in the House (1902), a diary kept by a dog. Of some sf interest is One Hundred Years Hence: Being Some Extracts from the Hourly Mail of A.D. 2000 (1911 chap), which comprises a spoof newspaper by means of which mild aspersions are cast on contemporary life, a mode of Satire modestly popular in ...

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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