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Day, Bradford M

(1916-2004) US sf collector and book-dealer whose bibliographical work was one of the foundations on which modern sf scholarship has been built (see Bibliographies). A Checklist of Fantastic Magazines Checklist of Science-Fiction Magazines (1952 chap; exp vt The Complete Checklist of Science-Fiction Magazines 1961; further exp vt The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Fantasy Magazines 1892-1992 1994) defines sf widely and lists a number of hero-villain, fantasy and foreign magazines. An Index on ...

Harrison, G B

(1894-1991) UK scholar, editor of three editions of the works of William Shakespeare, perhaps now best known for his five-volume compilation/recreation of Elizabethan and Jacobean journals beginning with An Elizabethan Journal: Being a Record of Those Things Most Talked About During the Years 1591-1594 (1928); mostly in the USA or elsewhere abroad after 1943. Of sf interest is The Fires of Arcadia (1965), in which a scientist at Arcadia College in New England creates satyrs (see Biology; ...

Star Warp

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on cheap newsprint. Publisher: Myron Fass as Stories, Layouts and Press. Editor: possibly Jeffrey Goodman. Seven issues April 1978 to Winter 1979; publication schedule varied from bimonthly to quarterly. / Of the several 1970s-1980s Fass publications meant to imitate Starlog and aimed at its lucrative market, Star Warp was one of the more interesting. Included was material on Isaac Asimov as well as the usual film and Television articles. ...

Dunn, J Allan

(1872-1941) UK-born traveller, editor and author, in USA from 1893, most prolific as an author of Westerns, more than half of his output of at least 1000 stories being in that category; before about 1913, he normally wrote as Allan Dunn. He also wrote as by Joseph Montague. Of sf interest are The Flower of Fate (1928), in which a Lost Race of Lemurians is discovered on an Island in the South Pacific; and The Treasure of Atlantis (December 1916 All-Around; 1970), in which Atlantis, which has ...

Ellis, Mark

(?   -    ) US publisher and author much of whose creative work – since beginning his career in the 1980s with storylines for Star Rangers and other Comics – has been tied closely to visual projects, including Graphic Novels such as H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu: The Whisperer in Darkness (1991-1992 H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu: The Whisperer in Darkness; 1993). He is of sf interest initially for his creation of and contributions to the long Outlanders ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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