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Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction

UK semi-Academic Journal, published by the Science Fiction Foundation of North East London Polytechnic (now known as the University of East London) from March 1972, and more recently, since 1993 when the SFF moved, of the University of Liverpool. Current, nominally three issues a year. #1-#4 edited by Charles Barren, #5-#13 edited by Peter Nicholls, #14-#19 edited by Malcolm Edwards, #20-#36 edited by David Pringle, #37-#83 edited by Edward James, #84-#100 edited by Farah Mendlesohn – the ...

War

This very broad theme permeates large areas of sf, and is principally dealt with in this encyclopedia under the heading Future War. The historical World War One and World War Two have their own more specific entries, as does the dominant latter-twentieth-century nightmare that never in fact achieved reality, the nuclear Holocaust of World War Three which is assumed as the basis of a great deal of Post-Holocaust sf. Alternate History includes much ingenious playing with alternative war outcomes, ...

Maelstrom Speculative Fiction

US low-paying Print Magazine published and edited by David L Felts, Palm Harbor, Florida. It ran for eight issues from Summer 1998 to October 2001, and was in a slim (usually between 28 and 32 pages) large review size (see Magazines) format. Like many Amateur Magazines that emerged in the 1990s, the editor wanted to publish material that was out of the ordinary and would make the reader think. Most of the stories verged on horror and the fantastic, but there were a number of pure sf stories ...

Jepson, Edgar

(1863-1938) UK schoolteacher and author, prolific in various popular genres from 1895; father of Selwyn Jepson, grandfather of Fay Weldon; some of his books are of sf interest. Half-Ruritania, half-Dystopia, Varandaleel, the imaginary land-locked Asian country in The Keepers of the People (1898), has been ruled for generations by Englishmen; the novel, an anti-Feminist tale in which woman are treated as inferior creatures, encroaches on sf from several angles. The Horned Shepherd (1904) and No. ...

Hurd, Gale Anne

(1955-    ) US film producer who cut her teeth on Roger Corman's New World Pictures' exploitation movies; she was production manager on Battle beyond the Stars (1980) and coproduced the car-chase movie Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) with Corman. She came to prominence with the excellent low-budget independent film The Terminator (1984), whose screenplay was cowritten by her and her then husband James Cameron (also a graduate of the Corman school of low-budget film-making ...

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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