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Journal of Frankenstein, The

US letter-size Cinema magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and slick paper. Published by New World Enterprises Syndicated. Editor: Victor Frankenstein III, a pseudonym for the publisher Calvin T Beck. One undated issue, 1959. / This was Beck's first effort at a Monster Movies magazine; though of good quality, it was not successful enough to justify further issues. The most interesting item was a long article on actor Boris Karloff; the early Television horror film host John Zacherley was ...

Morioka Hiroyuki

(1962-    ) Japanese author whose first published work was "Yume no Ki ga Tsugeta nara" ["If Only the Dream Trees Could Touch"] (March 1992 S-F Magazine). His subsequent output has been dominated by a single Future History, the intricacies and achievements of which may arguably be said to have been ill-served in translation. / Morioka's chief work throughout the 1990s and 2000s was the Seikai [literally "Star World"] series, a prolonged exercise in Far Future ...

Slaughter, Frank G

(1908-2001) US medical doctor and author, who also wrote historical thrillers as by C V Terry, active from the late 1930s; many of his books were written with the silent collaboration of William DuBois (1903-1997). Of sf interest are Epidemic! (1961), in which a plague created by Communists infests New York in a Near Future 1965; and Countdown (1970), set around 1980 in space-industry Florida, with intrigues and tensions negatively affecting America's continued drive into space (President Nixon ...

Holloway, Michael

(1952-    ) US author whose Near Future novel, Empath (1993), treats the AIDS crisis in medical Technothriller terms; during the course of the tale, the cure finally becomes available. [JC]

Sutherland, James

(1900-1996) Scottish academic and author whose Parody of the Fantastic Voyage genre, The Narrative of Jasper Weeple: Being an Account of his Strange Journey to the Land of Midanglia, and of all that Happened to him in that Country (1930), describes the discovery of a medieval Utopian Lost Race in the heart of contemporary England. Midanglia, a benevolent monarchy, lives according to egalitarian principles: equal pay for all; no marriage, no Religion, no high Technology. Tragically, however, an ...

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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