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Dean, Mal

(1941-1974) UK illustrator who died young, of cancer. Dean was well known in the jazz world as a trumpeter and as the mainspring of Mal Dean's Amazing Band (sometimes called just The Amazing Band), for his illustrations in such journals as Melody Maker, and for a number of album covers. In sf he is best known for the work he did for New Worlds in the late 1960s and early 1970s; it was especially associated with the Jerry Cornelius stories by Michael Moorcock and others. His work was mainly in ...

Galaxy E-Zine

In 1994 E J Gold, the son of Horace L Gold, the founder of Galaxy Science Fiction relaunched the magazine first in print form and then, from July/August 1995, as an Online Magazine. The mailing costs for the print version had almost doubled in the eighteen months since its revival and Gold, always prepared to experiment, wanted to explore the potential of the internet, especially since Omni had also opted to go online with Omni Online in February 1995. Unfortunately all trace of that first ...

Carter, P Youngman

(1904-1969) UK artist, editor, illustrator and author, active from the early 1920s, early work including a cover for Blackkerchief Dick (1923) by Margery Allingham; they were married from 1927 until her death, after which he completed her final (nonfantastic) novel in the Albert Campion detective series and wrote two more as Youngman Carter. The first of these, Mr Campion's Farthing (1969), based on an outline by Allingham, is of some genre interest: the hotly sought McGuffin of this quirky ...

Hawksley, Humphrey

(1964-    ) UK journalist and author, very well known for his work as a foreign correspondent in the Far East; his novels constantly press into sf readings after the pattern of most Technothrillers set in the very Near Future, though it is certainly the case that tales like his first, Dragonstrike: The Millennium War (1997) with Simon Holberton, and his fourth, Dragonfire (2000), unmistakably deal in more than a teasing fashion with the lead-up to and waging of versions of ...

Terror in Meeple City

Board Game (2013). Repos Production. Designed by Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc. / Monsters are attacking Meeple City! They are roaring their terrible roars and baring their terrible teeth and eating everything in sight! Meeples everywhere are fleeing for their lives, but the hungry monsters have no remorse! / Terror in Meeple City is a dexterity game for 2-4 players, a lighthearted take on Monster Movies in board game form in which the players take the role of giant ...

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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