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Johnson, Annabel

(1921-2013) US author, mostly of Young Adult novels beginning in 1956, about half of them in collaboration with her husband, Edgar Johnson, who is not to be confused with Edgar Johnson (1901-1972), an earlier novelist. Of sf interest, all written with Johnson, are An Alien Music (1982); The Danger Quotient (1984), set initially in a Ruined Earth 130 years after ...

Manning, P L

(?   -    ) UK author, possibly pseudonymous, whose sf novel, The Destroyers (1958), is set on Mars, some time after Earth has been destroyed in a nuclear World War Three. After surviving for some time, the Genetically Engineered human remnant on Mars is driven back to Earth by the original Martians, who have suddenly returned to their home ...


Film (1961; vt Mothra). Toho. Directed by Ishirō Honda. Written by Shinichi Sekizawa, based on a story by Shinichiro Nakamura, Takehido Fukunaga, Yoshi Hotta. Cast includes Emi Ito, Yumi Ito, Kyoko Kagawa, Hiroshi Koizumi and Frankie Sakai. 100 minutes. Colour. / Aficionados of Japanese Monster Movies find their delight not only in the monsters themselves: the attraction depends also on the sheer bizarreness, to Western eyes and ears, ...

Fanciful Tales of Time and Space

US Digest-size magazine. One issue, Fall 1936, published by Shepard & Wollheim; edited by Donald A Wollheim. Fanciful Tales of Time and Space contained a mixture of weird, sf and fantasy stories, including work by August Derleth, David H Keller and H P Lovecraft, as well as the first publication of Robert E ...

Mitchell, Clyde

A Ziff-Davis House Name, 1956-1957, used twice by Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett in collaboration, twice by Henry Slesar (confirmed by Slesar himself), and once by Harlan Ellison on "The Wife Factory" (November 1957 Fantastic). [PN/MA]

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 ...

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