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H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror

US Semiprozine available as a Print Magazine for its first four issues but only as a downloadable Online Magazine for its final issue. Published by Wildside Press from Rockville, Maryland, and edited by Marvin Kaye. Of the print issues, all were letter-size except the third (actually #2), Spring 2005 which was standard size (see Magazines). The second print issue was an interim number #1.5 (Fall 2004). The magazine was a companion to Weird Tales, which it closely resembled. It ran fiction ...


Working name of American artist Gerald Brom (1965-    ). Growing up in the family of a United States Army pilot, the young Brom lived in a number of locations and concluded his formal education by graduating from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. The self-trained Brom first worked in commercial art before joining TSR in 1989, contributing art to the Dungeons and Dragons game and painting book covers, with particular attention to developing imagery for the Dungeons and ...

Phillips, Roland Ashford

(1884-1969) US author, who worked under his own name and some unidentified pseudonyms; of sf interest is Golden Isle (1925), featuring a yacht which converts into a submarine (see Inventions), and which carries its owners to a Caribbean Island at the heart of which a Lost World is discovered. [JC]

Key, David

(?   -    ) US author of an sf novel, The SEX Machine (1968), in which Sex and Android themes are matched together. [JC]


Film (1999). Destination Films presents a Louis Morneau film. Directed by Louis Morneau. Written by John Logan. Cast includes Bob Gunton, Carlos Jacott, Leon, Dina Meyer and Lou Diamond Phillips. 91 minutes. Colour. / A US biological Weapons programme gone awry is the background of this formulaic Monster Movie. Having transformed Indonesian flying foxes into intelligent omnivorous killing machines, a mad military scientist (Gunton) then lets them loose on a rural Texan community. / Bats ...

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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