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Nisbet, Helen C

(1934-    ) Scottish author who studied geology at the University of Glasgow, receiving a BSc degree in 1959; subsequently a museum worker and field archaeologist (now retired). Her one novel for Robert Hale Limited is The Raven's Beak (1981). More recently she has published non-genre work as Eilidh Nisbet, the nickname by which she now prefers to be known. [DRL]

Tomorrow [fanzine]

UK Fanzine edited and published by Douglas W F Mayer for the Leeds, Yorkshire, Science Fiction Association, of which Tomorrow was the official organ. Seven issues, Spring 1937 to Autumn 1938; #1 to #4 (Winter 1938) duplicated half-quarto (5 x 8 in); thereafter lithographed US quarto (8½ x 11 in). Quarterly. / The change of format after issue #4 coincided with the incorporation of Walter Gillings's fanzine Scientifiction. Besides Mayer himself, contributors to Tomorrow included Frank ...

Outer Space Jitters

Short US film (1957). Columbia Pictures. Directed by Jules White. Written by Jack White. Cast included Emil Sitka, Gene Roth, Philip Van Zandt, Dan Blocker, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe Besser. 17 minutes. Black and white. / The Three Stooges (at the time Howard, Fine and Besser), have landed on Venus with Professor Jones (Sitka) and promptly discover that the Venusians are planning to conquer Earth with legions of Zombies. (Dan Blocker, the future star of the western series Bonanza ...

Hanshew, T W

(1857-1914) US-born author, in the UK from 1892, active as a writer of Pulp-magazine fiction and creator of the flamboyant burglar-turned-detective Hamilton Cleek (or rather, as he signs his early letters to Scotland Yard, "The Man Who Calls Himself Hamilton Cleek"), introduced in a series of magazine stories beginning with "The Man of the Forty Faces" (August 1910 People's Ideal Fiction Magazine) and in book form as The Man of the Forty Faces (coll of linked stories 1910; rev as fixup vt ...

Onyx Equinox

US animated tv series (2020-current). Created by Sofia Alexander. Crunchyroll. Executive Producers Sofia Alexander and Margaret M. Dean. Directed by Kevin Altieri, Kuni Tomita, Ken Wong and Emi Yonemura. Written by Jennifer Muro, Kristle Peluso, Joshua Pruett and Charlie Reeves. Voice cast includes Olivia J Brown, Cástulo Guerra, Arin Hanson, Juan Arturo Maldonado, Zeus Mendoza, Patrick Pedrazza, Carolina Ravassa, Fayna Sanchez, Alejandro Vargas-Lugo and Kimberly Woods. Twelve 24-minute ...

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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