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Science Fiction Classics

One of the many reprint Digest-size magazines published by Sol Cohen's Ultimate Publishing, 30 issues, edited by Herb Lehrman as Ralph Adris #1-#5, then edited by Cohen. It began February 1967, published #1-#6 in 1967-1968 as Science Fiction Classics and #7-#8 in 1969 as Science Fiction (Adventure) Classics. It resumed publication in Winter 1970 under the latter title with #12 and published 22 more issues before merging with Thrilling Science Fiction (see The Most Thrilling Science Fiction Ever ...

CyberCity Oedo 808

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1990-1991). Created by Juzo Mutsuki. Madhouse. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Written by Akinori Endo. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Tesshō Genda, Hiroya Ishimaru, Unshō Ishizuka, Emi Shinohara, Kaneto Shiozawa and Norio Wakamoto. Three 45-minute episodes. Colour. / In 2808 three inmates of an orbital Prison ship are given the option of joining Oedo City's Cyber Police by official Juzo Hasegawa (Wakamoto). Each criminal they catch will ...

White, Arnold Henry

(1848-1925) UK businessman, politician, journalist and author of a Future War tale, When War Breaks Out [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1898 chap) with H W Wilson, a fairly late example of the Battle of Dorking story, with Britain in this case almost suffering defeat at the hands of France and Russia, though America comes to her aid, enabling Britain to win a sea victory. Wilson was active in the Navy League in the 1890s, and during the early 1900s was a prominent advocate of pre-emptive ...

Douglas, L Warren

(1943-    ) Pseudonym of US teacher, woodcarver and author Douglas W Lugthart, who began to publish sf with A Plague of Change (1992). This was followed in the Plague of Change sequence by Cannon's Orb (1994); the protagonist of the sequence – who is something of an anthropologist (like Warren himself) as well as a Computer expert – is hired by Aliens to examine the causes for the decline of a colony planet, though Space Opera concerns soon externalize his study ...

Ray, James

Pseudonym of New Zealand-born lexicographer, editor and author Eric Partridge (1894-1979), in Australia from 1907, serving during World War One in the Australian infantry, his combat experiences recast in the nonfantastic tales assembled as Glimpses (coll 1928) as by Corrie Denison; in UK after the war. Under his own name, Partridge was famous as a lexicographer, his best known non-reference titles probably being Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English (1942; rev 1947) and Shakespeare's ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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