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Foote, Bud

(1930-2005) Scholar, political activist and music enthusiast; Professor Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Literature, Communication and Culture from 1957-1999 and co-ordinator of one of the first university-level sf courses in America. He is the author of The Connecticut Yankee in the Twentieth Century: Travel to the Past in Science Fiction (1991), which argues that Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) established the archetype for science ...

Stover, Leon E

(1929-2006) US editor and author, former professor of Anthropology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he also taught sf courses, and science editor of Amazing 1967-1969. He was most active in sf in collaboration with Harry Harrison, editing with him Apeman, Spaceman: Anthropological Science Fiction (anth 1968), and writing with him Stonehenge (1972), a historical novel in which refugees from Atlantis – here rather conventionally identified as the Mediterranean island, Thera ...

Cameron, John

(1927-    ) US author. His borderline sf novel, The Astrologer (1972), like The Child (1976) by John Symonds, deals with a new Virgin Mary and a new Virgin Birth, in this case discovered via astrological means (see Astronomy; Messiahs). [JC] see also: Pseudoscience; Religion. /

Wendig, Chuck

(1976-    ) Working name of US Role Playing Game developer, Comics writer, screenwriter and author Charles David Wendig (1976-    ), who also signs as C D Wendig, under which form of his name he published his first work of genre interest, "Bourbon Street Lullaby" in Not One of Us for September 1997. His work as a whole [selectively presented in Checklist below] tends to shuffle genres, without necessarily examining or taking advantage of the perspectives ...


US letter-size weird fiction magazine printed on cheap newsprint. Publisher: Myron Fass as Tempest Publications. Editor: Myron Fass. Three issues: February, May and July 1962. Publication, nominally bimonthly, was erratic. / Thriller was not a Media Magazine as such, but is nevertheless sought after by collectors of Monster Movies magazines owing to its rarity and its connection with the Fass stable. The quality of the fiction was low with; most was Horror although a few stories bordered on ...

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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