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Randolph, Mr

(1850-1889) UK author, whose given name was Edmund; his Mostly Fools: A Romance of Civilization (1886 3vols) predicts a Near Future transformed by Inventions and advances in Technology: including aerial Transportation, a practical Time Viewer, and some social progress. [JC]

Farthing

UK Digest-size Semiprozine, side-stapled, issues ranging between 70 and 96 pages, edited by Wendy Bradley. It ran for five full issues, July 2005 to January 2007, plus a mini-issue numbered 4.5 (December 2006). The title was ambiguous, not only implying the old British coin, the farthing, which was the smallest denomination, thus implying a small magazine, but also meaning "far thing", which adequately describes the contents. Running both sf and fantasy, the stories ranged from the endearing to ...

Hinton, C H

(1853-1907) UK author, in Japan from 1887 (subsequent to an 1886 conviction and three-day sentence for bigamy) and in the USA from 1892. He began publishing work of speculative interest with What Is the Fourth Dimension? (Michaelmas 1880 Dublin University Magazine; 1884 chap), which was assembled with eight further essays and stories about the fourth and other Dimensions in space and time: five altogether in the first series of Scientific Romances (coll 1884) and four in Scientific Romances: ...

Britton, David

(1945-2020) UK publisher and author, founder with Michael Butterworth of Savoy Books in 1976 in Manchester, whose early list included works by Michael Moorcock, Charles Platt and Jack Trevor Story. With Butterworth, he edited The Savoy Book (anth 1978) and Savoy Dreams (anth 1984), which attempted with some success to demonstrate the anti-establishment ethos of the house, an ethos that brought both Britton and Butterworth into conflict with the UK obscenity laws, Britton himself being jailed ...

Filmfax

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Printed on newsprint-quality paper until #127 and on glossy paper thereafter. Publisher and editor: Michael Stein. 1986-current. / One of the best sf and Horror Media Magazines of the later twentieth century, Filmfax has enjoyed a long run due in large part to high-quality content. Coverage has included vintage sf films such as The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Metropolis (1926) and This Island Earth (1955), plus considerable material on ...

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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