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Weston, Peter

(1943-2017) UK sf fan and editor, active initially in the 1960s and 1970s. He published the well-regarded critical Fanzine Speculation 1963-1973 (originally titled Zenith), contributed a column to Vector 1966-1968 as by Malcolm Edwards (not to be confused with Malcolm Edwards), organized the three sf Speculation Conferences in Birmingham (1970-1972), was among the founders of Novacon, travelled to the 1974 Worldcon as the TransAtlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, and was an effective Chairman of ...

Chesterton, G K

(1874-1936) UK author and illustrator of his own books and many by Hilaire Belloc – with whom he was long associated, closely enough that George Bernard Shaw referred to them as The Chesterbelloc. Two posthumous collections, The Coloured Lands (coll 1938) and Daylight and Nightmare: Uncollected Stories and Fables (coll 1986), which assemble short pieces including some sf stories from his entire career, may demonstrate the range of his emblem-haunted imagination as a teller of tales' But ...

Daughter of Dr Jekyll, The

Film (1957). Film Ventures/Allied Artists. Produced by Aubrey Wiseberg and Jack Pollexfen. Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. Written by Pollexfen, loosely based on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson. Cast includes John Agar, Arthur Shields, Gloria Talbot and Ken Terrel. 70 minutes. Black and white. / On her twenty-first birthday, Janet Smith (Talbot) arrives at her late father's estate in Ireland with her American fiancé George Hastings (Agar), to claim ...

Worlds of Tomorrow

US Digest-size magazine, 26 issues in two series, April 1963 to May 1967 and [Summer] 1970 to Spring 1971. First issue published by Barmaray Co, New York and then by Galaxy Publishing Co. as a bimonthly companion to Galaxy Science Fiction and If, until May 1967, 23 issues, edited by Frederik Pohl. The bimonthly schedule slipped when August 1964 was followed by November 1964, and it went quarterly May 1966-May 1967. Worlds of Tomorrow was briefly revived by the Universal Publishing and ...

Lovecraft, H P

(1890-1937) US author who spent almost all his life in Providence, Rhode Island, maintaining extensive social contacts mainly by mail. He was an important figure by correspondence in the careers of many authors who later published work clearly influenced by him; and the correspondence between him and Robert E Howard illuminates these two solitary (but intensely communicative) figures. He joined the United Amateur Press Association (see APA) in 1914 and produced much of his early fiction in ...

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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