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Tor.com

Online Magazine in blog form, published since July 2008 by Tor Books. The domain had in the past been used as Tor's website in the conventional sense of a publisher's site. In May 2014, Tor.com was also announced as the name of a new Tor imprint for novella-length ebooks and audiobooks, with a print-on-demand option and possibly even standard print publishing for a select number of titles. The editorial staff includes Ellen Datlow, Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Ann VanderMeer [for full current ...

Adventures of Captain Marvel

Serial Film (1941). Republic Pictures. Directed by John English and William Witney. Associate producer: Hiram S Brown Jr. Written by Ronald Davidson, Norman S Hall, Arch B Heath, Joseph Poland and Sol Shor based on the Comics character Captain Marvel created by C C Beck and Bill Parker (both uncredited). Cast includes Frank Coghlan Jr, Nigel De Brulier, Gerald Mohr (voice, uncredited) and Tom Tyler. 12 episodes; total running time 216 minutes. Black and white. / Visiting Siam as part of a ...

Tillyard, Aelfrida

(1883-1959) UK religious thinker, medium, activist and author who began publishing as early as 1905, but who first gained attention for editing Cambridge Poets 1910-1913: An Anthology (anth 1913); she published mostly under her own name, though some work was released as by Mrs Constantine Graham. She is now probably best remembered for her two 1930s Scientific Romances (others, written in the 1950s, remain unpublished). Set after a series of Holocausts, Concrete: A Story of Two Hundred Years ...

Clifford, John

Working name of UK author John Clifford Bayliss (1919-1978), the young protagonists of whose Atlantis Adventure (1958) discover the eponymous Lost World in an oceanic trench in the Caribbean Sea, where they discover ancient relics, sea Monsters and Robots; unfortunately, their experimental nuclear submarine breaches the walls keeping the ocean at bay, though the youths make their escape. Science in Fiction (anth 1957) was edited with his father, Alfred Edward MacDuff Bayliss (1892-1961). ...

Lessing, Doris

(1919-2013) Persian- (Iranian-) born author, in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) 1925-1949, in UK subsequently. Her long career – which eventually earned her the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 – can be roughly divided into two broad periods. She began publishing stories in 1948, and from that date until the end of the 1960s she was best known for searching mimetic novels which acutely anatomized a range of topics, from the post-colonial role of Britain and her lessened empire, ...

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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