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Famous Science Fiction

US Digest-size magazine, nine issues, Winter 1966 to Spring 1969. One of the reprint magazines edited by Robert A W Lowndes for Health Knowledge Inc, it used material from the Pulp magazines of the 1930s plus 16 original short stories including ones by Miriam Allen deFord, Philip K Dick, William F ...

Davies, L P

(1914-1988) UK author – in the Canaries from the mid-1970s – who worked also as a pharmacist and as a painter. His consistently borderline sf often permits a delusional-frame interpretation of the events it depicts, so that frequently it is difficult to distinguish among the genres he utilizes, which include Horror, Fantasy, suspense thriller and sf. Along with John Blackburn and John ...

Gratacap, Louis Pope

(1851-1917) US naturalist, museum curator and author whose first writings were nonfiction essays like "The Ice Age" for the Popular Science Monthly in 1878. His first sf novel, The Certainty of a Future Life in Mars: Being the Posthumous Papers of Bradford Torrey Dodd (1903), remains his best known. Dying in the conviction that dead humans transcendentally ascend to a Martian Reincarnation as embodied spirits, the narrator's father is soon ...

Frozen Alive

Film (1964; original title Der Fall X701). Alfa Films/Feature Film Corporation of America (US), Butcher's Film Service (UK). Directed by Bernard Knowles. Written by Evelyn Frazer. Cast includes Marianne Koch, Delphi Lawrence, Walter Rilla, Joachim Stein and Mark Stevens. 81 minutes. Black and white. / Dr Frank Overton (Stevens) is working on Suspended Animation at the Low Temperature Research Laboratory (see ...

Rivera, Mercurio D

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Bargonns Can Swizzle" in Sybil's Garage for May 2005, assembled with other tales up to 2012 as Across the Event Horizon (coll 2013). Most of his work is sf; several of the stories focusing on issues of Identity, which tend to leak into, or iterate themselves, in terms of Alternate Worlds or ...

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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