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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

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Science-Fiction Collector, The

Canadian bibliographical Amateur Magazine (1976-1981), published by James Grant Books, Calgary, to #3, then by Pandora's Books Ltd; edited by J Grant Thiessen. With #9 (June 1980) the journal merged with the fanzine Age of the Unicorn, and was renamed Megavore: The Journal of Popular Fiction, but the title reverted to The Science Fiction Collector (sans hyphen) from issue #14 (30 May 1981). The ...

Acid Mothers Temple

Prolific Japanese space-rock band who released over fifty albums under various names in their first decade, and who specialize in prolonged shambolic improvised jam-session music. Albums include Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (1997), 41st Century Splendid Man (2002), Univers Zen, ou de zéro à zéro (2002) and Hypnotic Liquid Machine from the Golden Utopia (2004); but ...

Universe Science Fiction

US Digest magazine, ten numbered issues June 1953 to March 1955; the first two published by Bell Publications, Chicago, the rest by Palmer Publications, Evanston; #1-#2 edited by George Bell (ghost-edited by Raymond A Palmer and Bea Mahaffey), the rest edited (officially) by Palmer and Mahaffey. / This was a companion magazine to Palmer's Science Stories, and ...

Minamiyama Hiroshi

Pseudonym of Yū Mori (1936-    ), Japanese translator, author and editor. An early contributor to the Fanzine Uchūjin while still a student of German literature at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, he dropped out of college after being offered a job at the publisher Hayakawa Shobō through an introduction by Takumi Shibano. Working under ...

Kinder, Stephen

(1857-1917) US railwayman and author of Dutch descent. In his sf novel, The Sabertooth: A Romance of Put-In-Bay (1902), a Wandering Jew-like survivor from the last Ice age – his Immortality seemingly caused both by the Cryogenic effect of the ice, and by his wife's curse – haunts Underground caverns beneath the eponymous ...

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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