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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

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Journal Wired

Semi-annual Semiprozine from a Small Press in trade paperback form ("bookazine"), Winter 1989 to Summer/Fall 1990, 3 issues only, published and edited from California and Colorado by Andy Watson and Mark V Ziesing. This hip, elegant and irreverent periodical ran fiction by a mixture of interesting new writers and better known names (like Paul Di Filippo, Colin Greenland, Rudy Rucker and Lewis Shiner), interviews (William Burroughs and others) and commentary by Lucius Shepard and others on ...

Epi-Log Magazine

US letter-size Television Semiprozine. Published by Star*Tech Publications. Publisher and editor: William Anchor. Originally saddle-stapled on cheap newsprint, the format switched to perfect-bound on glossy paper in 1992 and remained thus to the end. 44 issues, 1990 to 1994. Publication schedule varied between monthly and bimonthly. / This magazine of episode guides, subtitled "The Magazine of Television Science Fiction, Fantasy and Adventure", focused on UK and US sf, Fantasy and Horror ...

Bengal

Describing sf in Bangla (or the Bengali language) is a topic fraught with difficulties. Any understanding of sf in this linguistic region must begin with an analysis of kalpabigyan, the term generally used as a very rough analogue to sf in Bangla at present. / First of all, there are problems of definition, as kalpabigyan, which is a recent formulation (see below), has a wider range of meanings and applications than those usually associated with sf, because at least in part it does not ...

Barnes, John

(1957-    ) US author, married to fantasy author Kara Dalkey (1953-    ) from 1993 to 2001, who began publishing sf with "Manuel's Tears", for CoEvolution Quarterly in 1982, a tale which comprised a middle chapter of his successful first novel, The Man Who Pulled Down the Sky (1987), an effective drama involving highly coloured political conflicts throughout the solar system after World War Three has devastated the home planet. His second, Sin of Origin ...

Jurassic Park

Film (1993). Amblin Entertainment/Universal. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R Molen. Written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp, based on Jurassic Park (1990) by Crichton. Cast includes Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Mazello, Sam Neill, Bob Peck and Ariana Richards. 127 minutes. Colour. / A theme park on an island off the coast of Costa Rica has been stocked with Dinosaurs cloned from DNA that was found within mosquitos ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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