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Smith, D R

Working name of Donald Raymond Smith (1917-1999), UK author, editor and fan who along with J Michael Rosenblum was instrumental in maintaining lines of communication within UK Fandom during World War Two, in particular editing the British Fantasy Society Bulletin (1942-1946). He was an often controversial columnist in Britain's first Fanzine, Novae Terrae, from its second issue in April 1936, and published some amateur fiction beginning with "It's a Devil" in The Fantast for September 1939. / ...

Oshii Mamoru

(1951-    ) Japanese director, scriptwriter, animator and author. Joining Tatsunoko Productions in 1977 as an Anime storyboard artist, Oshii worked on such shows as Time Bokan (1975-1976; vt Timefighters; vt Timefighters in the Land of Fantasy; 61 episodes) about the search for a Scientist lost whilst testing his insect-shaped Time Machine and the strange jewel that returned in his place; he would go on to direct several episodes of its sequels, Yatterman (1977-1979; 108 ...

Blackman, Malorie

(1962-    ) UK screenwriter and author, prolific in several genres and for various age levels, though she is almost certainly best-known for the Young Adult Noughts & Crosses sequence beginning with Noughts & Crosses (2001) [for vts see Checklist below], which is set in an Alternate World called Zafrica where whites are oppressed and Blacks are in charge (see Race in SF). In this first and in succeeding volumes, as the years pass, the injustices and ameliorations of ...

Easton, M Coleman

(1942-    ) US author who is also employed in computer science and engineering research. He began publishing sf with "Superflare" as by Coleman Brax for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1980, using that pseudonym for some further magazine stories; with Clare Bell, with whom he lives, writing together as Clare Coleman, he has collaborated in the Ancient Pacific sequence (see Clare Bell for details). His early novels – like the Kyala sequence comprising ...

Martian Wave, The

US low-paying Online Magazine published originally by ProMart Publishing, Carmichael, California, by James B Baker, and after Baker's death in 2002 it was taken over by Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, under Tyree Campbell. The editor from January 2003 was J Alan Erwine who continued with the magazine when it transferred to Nomadic Delirium Press, Aurora, Colorado in 2013. He remained with the magazine until he closed it down in 2018. The magazine was originally bimonthly from ...

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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