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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 ...

Wind Named Amnesia, A

Japanese animated film (1990; vt The Wind of Amnesia). Original title Kaze no Na wa Amunejia. Based on the novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Madhouse. Directed by Kazuo Yamazaki. Written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kenji Kurata and Kazuo Yamazaki. Voice cast includes Keiko Toda, Kappei Yamaguchi and Kazuki Yao. 80 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in the 1990s a wind swept across the world, causing everyone to lose their Memories – including language – reducing them to beasts (see Disaster). ...

Ferman, Joseph W

(1906-1974) US publisher and editor (though the latter in name only), born in Lithuania, in the USA from childhood and naturalized as a US citizen in 1930. After a long career with the magazine American Mercury, Ferman – as general manager of Mercury Publications – become involved with 1947 plans for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, oversaw its launch in 1949, was listed from August 1954 to October 1970 as Publisher and from December 1964 to December 1965 as Editor, a ...

McManus, L

Working name of Irish author Charlotte Elizabeth McManus (circa 1853-1944), an historian and nationalist whose learning and convictions were normally expressed through the historical romance. In her one sf novel, The Professor in Erin (publication date unknown Sinn Féin; 1918), a German professor exploring Irish ruins knocks his head and finds himself in an Alternate World, where an Irish Utopia has flourished, the Jonbar Point being Ireland's victory at the Battle of Kinsale (1601). The ...

Mayne, William

(1928-2010) UK author whose work, more than a hundred titles, was published exclusively for children and Young Adult readers; he also wrote as Martin Cobalt, as Dynely James in collaboration with Dick Caesar, and as Charles Molin. His work is sometimes realistic, sometimes – especially in his later career – fantastic; the Fantasies, however, are treated in so down-to-earth a manner that more often than not they naturalize the supernatural. His style, which is sophisticated and ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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