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Wylde, Thomas

(1946-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Target of Opportunity" for Galaxy in 1974, and who s continued to produce short fiction regularly for the next two decades, some of it Hard SF tinged with ironies. His novels have all been Ties: two tales in the Alien Speedway sequence, Roger Zelazny's Alien Speedway #2: Pitfall (1988) and Roger Zelazny's Alien Speedway #3: The Web (1988); and two in the Dr Bones sequence, Dr Bones #3: Garukan Blood ...

Best Science Fiction, The

US Digest-size SF Magazine. Two undated issues, 1964 and 1965, edited by Frederik Pohl and published by Galaxy Publishing Corp of New York. Both issues had subtitles: #1 "From Worlds of If" and #2 "From Worlds of Tomorrow". The stories included were indeed reprints from If and Worlds of Tomorrow respectively. [FHP/DRL]

WSFA Journal

US club Fanzine, first series 1965-1977 edited by Don Miller; second series, following a hiatus, 1988-current under various editors. US quarto (letter-size) format. Published for the Washington SF Association based in Washington, District of Columbia. / Besides items relating to WSFA and local Fandom, the WSFA Journal contained articles of general sf interest, including in its early years a regular column by Thomas Burnett Swann. Later issues from January 1976 to the end of the first series ...

Tieryas, Peter

Working name of South Korean-born author Peter Tieryas Liu (1979-    ), in the USA from infancy, who used his full name in earlier work, beginning with the concisely Equipoisal tales assembled as Watering Heaven (coll 2012), some of which seem nonsequitural until they lodge themselves within expected parameters of Fantastika. Though authors like Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges seem directly or indirectly to tint Tieryas's work, he is in general notable for his ...

Adams, Eustace L

(1891-1963) US editor and author who was in the American Ambulance Service and the U S Naval Service during World War One. In the 1930s he was a prolific contributor of aviation-linked tales to journals like Argosy. Most of his titles are tales for boys, the best-known of these being the Andy Lane series of Airplane Boys adventures, beginning with Fifteen Days in the Air (1928), in which his father's Invention of a new carburettor allows flights of unprecedented duration. In Over the Polar Ice ...

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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