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Star Saga

Videogame series (from 1987). MasterPlay. Designed by Andrew Greenberg, Rick Dutton, Walter Freitag, Michael Massimilla. / Star Saga is a series of paragraph-system Board Games, in the manner of Tales of the Arabian Nights (see Board Games), which are distinguished by the use of computer software to perform the necessary housekeeping tasks (an approach resembling that employed by a number of other early Videogames such as Tanktics [see Computer Wargames]). Each turn begins with the players ...

Lightspeed

US professional Online Magazine initially devoted exclusively to science fiction, published by Sean Wallace via Prime Books until December 2011, and edited by John Joseph Adams, who also took over as publisher from January 2012 at which time it also absorbed Fantasy Magazine and made fantasy fiction part of its content. It has appeared monthly as an ebook since June 2010, but the website posts one new story and one nonfiction piece each week, and selected items have been podcast from the start. ...

Dishonored

Videogame (2012). Arkane Studios (AS). Designed by Raphaël Colantonio, Harvey Smith, Ricardo Bare. Platforms: PS3, Win, XB360. / Dishonored is a work of Steampunk and Sorcery, but one which operates in a very science-fictional mode. The gameplay is that of an action-Adventure, seen from the point of view of the player in the manner of a First Person Shooter, with elements drawn from Computer Role Playing Games and much emphasis placed on the protagonist's ability to hide and sneak. ...

Bok, Hannes

Pseudonym of US illustrator, author, and astrologer Wayne Francis Woodard (1914-1964). Sf Illustration has had very few mavericks: Bok was possibly the most famous. He did not let editors and publishers dictate the way he designed his work, and thereby lost hundreds of commissions. As Brian W Aldiss notes in Science Fiction Art (1975), he was one of the field's "masters of the macabre", a stylist par excellence. He painted many covers and did hundreds of black-and-white illustrations for such ...

Scarlet – The Film Magazine

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on middle-grade paper. Publisher and editor: Harry Long. Ten numbered, undated issues, 2008 to 2013. Publication schedule irregular. / This follow-up to Scarlet Street magazine was founded by former staff member Long – in company with others connected to the previous title – as a Semiprozine which focused more closely on classic Horror and sf cinema than its predecessor. Films covered included The Lost World (1925) and The ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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