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Hadrosaur Tales

US low-paying Semiprozine published by Hadrosaur Productions, Las Cruces, New Mexico, edited by David Lee Summers. It ran for 21 undated issues from October 1995 to December 2004. Hadrosaur Productions had been set up by Kumie Wise while at the University of Arizona in order to present audio productions of science fiction and fantasy stories. When the company moved to New Mexico, David Summers joined them as editor of a new magazine, Hadrosaur Tales, seen by the publisher as an occasional ...

Turner, Jim

(1945-1999) US editor and publisher who ran Arkham House from 1976 to 1996, when he was fired. Here, though without cover credit, he edited a notable retrospective collection of James Tiptree's stories, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever: The Great Years of James Tiptree, Jr (coll 1990), and a reprint anthology of stories "inspired" by H P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, Cthulhu 2000 (anth 1995). In 1996 Turner moved on to run his own small-press imprint, {Golden Gryphon Press}, continuing to focus on ...

Byers, Sam

(1979-    ) UK author whose first novel Idiopathy (2013), though not literally fantastic, engages in edge-of-the-present, extremely funny Satirical assaults on the British Media Landscape, and on the chatterati's morganatic relationship with the Internet in general. His second novel, Perfidious Albion (2018), moves his focus forward, into a post-Brexit Near Future world where figures similar to those anatomized in the first novel find themselves even more deeply compromised ...


Science fiction in Bolivia is permeated with indigenous Myths of Origin (see Mythology) [see also The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and references to national culture. The Bolivian sf genre may be divided into two spheres, respectively relating to the Fantasy world and to sf as a genre that seeks to address both the mythical universe and indigenous heritage. / Bolivian writers (and also foreigners) are drawn to thinking upon the nature of their mythical roots and their origins ...

Paton Walsh, Jill

(1937-2020) UK author, partner from the early 1970s of John Rowe Townsend; they were married from 2004 until his death in 2014. Much of her fiction was for Young Adult readers; she also wrote several nonfantastic detective novels [not listed below] including the Imogen Quy series set in a fictional University of Cambridge college, and four authorized Sequels by Another Hand to the Lord Peter Wimsey sequence by Dorothy L Sayers (1893-1957), the first – Thrones, Dominations (1998) – ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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