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Reeves, James

(?   -?   ) US author of a Near Future Sex novel, Sex Teacher, 2000 A D (1972). [JC]

Levie, Rex Dean

(1938-2013) US businessman and author whose The Insect Warriors (1965) deals with problems humans, who have no memory of arriving there, face on a Pocket-Universe-like planet where they are dwarfed by the insects that dominate their wilderness world (see Great and Small). [JC]

Adventures in Horror

US letter-size saddle-stapled weird fiction magazine printed on newsprint. Publisher: Stanley Publications Inc. Editor: Theodore S Hecht, anonymously. Seven issues, October 1970 to October 1971. Publication schedule, nominally bimonthly, was somewhat erratic. / A magazine of generally low-quality Horror fiction with a distinctly erotic flavour, with such lurid titles as "The Naked Slaves of the Master of Hell" (October 1970) and "Trapped in the Vampire's Web of Icy Death!" (December 1970). ...

SFWA Forum

Privy journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. One of the few publications – perhaps the only one – in the sf world restricted to a designated readership, SFWA Forum is circulated only to "active" and "associate" SFWA members (the terms "active" and "associate" being defined by the rules of that guild). Where the SFWA Bulletin, which is the official public journal of SFWA, maintains a strict public-relations approach to material, SFWA Forum allows (reportedly) ...

Berger, Yves

(1931-2004) French author, editor and literary journalist whose Alternate History novel, Le sud (1962; trans Robert Baldick as The Garden 1963), is set in an antebellum Virginia. One other novel of possible genre interest has not yet appeared in English: Le monde après la pluie ["The World After the Rain"] (1998) sees eight characters fleeing the End of the World who find themselves in an unspoilt neolithic land. The novel is written in a deliberately emphatic and incantatory style ...

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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