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Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Pop group formed in London in 1962 (as "Manfred Mann's Blues Brothers") by South African-born singer-songwriter Manfred Mann (original name Manfred Sepse Lubowitz, 1940-    ). As "Manfred Mann" the group had a series of UK and US chart hits. Mann reinvented the band in 1971 as "Manfred Mann's Earth Band" as a deliberate attempt to leave behind the commercially-determined short pop song format with which he was associated, and instead create longer, more ambitious and ...

Starlog

US monthly nonfiction magazine about sf (and fantasy) in the media, largely films and television, founded 1976, current; small-Bedsheet, saddle-stapled; publishers included O'Quinn Studios, Starlog Communications, New York, and The Brooklyn Company; editors have included Howard Zimmerman and David McDonnell. / This magazine aimed at the juvenile market was for many years a success (with a circulation of around quarter of a million), and generated spin-off books and posters plus various ...

Le Page, Rand

A House Name used by the publishers Curtis Warren for some routine Space Operas and Space Flight adventures published 1952-1953. Authors included William Henry Fleming Bird with War of Argos (1952); John S Glasby with three titles in collaboration with Arthur Roberts [see Checklist below], Brian Holloway with "A" Men (1952); Denis Hughes with Asteroid Forma (1953); David O'Brien with Blue Asp (1952); and Cyril Protheroe with Beyond These Suns (1952). On the wrappers, Le Page was described as ...

Browne, Howard

(1908-1999) US author and editor who worked 1942-1947 for Ziff-Davis where, among other responsibilities, he was managing editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures, then under Raymond A Palmer's editorship. He contributed stories to the magazines, two serials about the Tarzan-like prehistoric adventurer Tharn being published also in book form as Warrior of the Dawn: The Adventures of Tharn (December 1942-January 1943 Amazing; 1943) and The Return of Tharn (October-December 1948 ...

Asher, Neal

(1961-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Another England" for Back Brain Recluse #14 in Autumn 1989, and who published stories with some frequency in the 1990s, though without gaining much attention; during this period, he published several individual volumes, most of them short, including Mindgames: Fool's Mate (1992) and The Parasite (1996 chap). There were several assemblies of shorter material, the most substantial of these being The ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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