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McDougall, Walter H

(1858-1938) US publisher, Comics illustrator and political cartoonist (usually as Walt McDougall), and author whose first book of sf interest, The Unauthorized History of Columbus: Composed in Good Faith by Walt. McDougall (1890), spoofs the discovery of America in fantasticated terms. Of rather greater import is his second, The Hidden City; Or, the Strange Adventure of Eric Gilbert (1891; vt ...

Sahakyants, Robert

(1950-2009) Armenian animator and director born in Azerbaijan; his family moved to Armenia in 1964. He studied at the Khachatur Abovyan Pedagogic Institute, though not often enough, being expelled for non-attendance in 1970; by then he had joined the Armenfilm studio as an animator. Sahakyants was appointed as a director in 1972, producing numerous cartoons. In 2008 he was made a People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia. His surname is sometimes spelt "Saakyants" ...

Amazing Stories Annual

US letter-size 128pp Magazine published by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing Company. Its only issue, published in 1927, ran the first publication of The Master Mind of Mars (1927; 1928) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The rest of the issue was made up of reprints from the first year of Amazing Stories. The success of the Annual led to a ...

Hurley, Richard J

(?   -    ) US editor of works mainly aimed at the Young Adult markets. His reprint Anthology Beyond Belief (anth 1966) capably assembles mostly familiar stories by such well-known authors as Isaac Asimov, Clark Ashton Smith and Theodore Sturgeon. [GSt]

Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope, The

US Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint. Published by PhanMedia L L C. Editor/publisher: Joe Kane. 1993-current. Publication schedule is quarterly. / Beginning as a newsletter-style Fanzine or Newszine in 1993, this title quickly evolved into a Semiprozine originally dedicated to publishing numerous reviews of films released to the home video ...

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. ...

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