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3-D Monsters

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Published by Myron Fass as Fair Publishing Limited. No editor named. One undated issue, 1964. / This unusual publication featured ten pages of rather blurry 3-D photographs and a bound-in pair of three-dimensional spectacles. Other content consisted of conventional photographs and short, uncredited articles on various Horror films and Monster Movies of the period. 3-D Monsters is of some historical interest as apparently being the first US ...

SF Reprise

At the time when both magazines were being published by Roberts & Vinter, some unsold issues of New Worlds and Science Fantasy were bound up in twos and threes and sold as SF Reprise, which had six numbers: all undated but probably 1966. #1, #2 and #5 were assembled from New Worlds; #3, #4 and #6 were from Science Fantasy. For convenience we term these publications Anthologies. Two of the volumes contain entire serial novels, though not in contiguous instalments and thus not regarded by ...

Reeve, James Knapp

(1856-1933) US author of The Three Richard Whalens: A Story of Adventure (1897), a Lost Race tale, in which the third Whalen searches for the Caribbean Island where the first Whalen had made a mysterious discovery, two centuries earlier. [JC]

New York Review of Science Fiction

US critical magazine, initially published by David G Hartwell's Dragon Press, Pleasantville, New York and from late 2012 by the current owner and publisher Kevin J Maroney; edited (in 1995) by Kathryn Cramer, L W Currey, Samuel R Delany, David G Hartwell, Robert J Killheffer, Gordon Van Gelder and Donald G Keller; current; monthly, beginning with the trial issue (#0) August 1988 and #1 September 1988. It had reached #288 by August 2012, which was the last printed issue; the magazine continues ...

Elliott, George

(?   -    ) UK author – possibly pseudonymous – of an sf thriller in the Martin Speed sequence, The Case of the Missing Airmen (1944 chap), featuring various villains and an assortment of deadly Rays. [JC]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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