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Wodhams, Jack

(1931-2017) UK-born author, in Australia from 1955, who began publishing sf with "There is a Crooked Man" for Analog in February 1967, and who after that contributed actively (though less prolifically since the 1970s) to magazine markets, both in Australia and in America, specializing in clear-cut tales about problem-solving; he primarily focused on short fiction, with over seventy stories published before 1999, when he stopped. His cold style is sometimes marred by facetiousness, in the ...

Aurealis

Australian SF Magazine of Semiprozine status based on its circulation (about 5,000) but of professional status based on payment rates. Published by Chimaera Publications, Melbourne, A5 format, side-stapled until issue #14 (December 1994), thereafter perfect bound. Founded and edited by Stephen Higgins and Dirk Strasser until issue #27/28 (October 2001), and then by Keith Stevenson to issue #33/35 (December 2004), Ben Payne and Robert Hoge, #36 (December 2005), Stuart Mayne (assisted by Stephen ...

Sci-Fi TV

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on slick paper. Published by Starlog Group Inc. Editor: David McDonnell. Eight bimonthly issues (?), 1998 to 2000. / This short-lived companion to Starlog focused exclusively on current Television programming in the Fantasy and sf genres. This included such contemporary series as Babylon 5 (1993-1998), Hercules: the Legendary Journeys (1995-1999) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001) among many others. There were also interviews with ...

Morrow, Lowell Howard

(1870-1951) US author whose career covered at least the first three decades of the twentieth century, probably beginning with the Near Future Atalantis: A Novel (1902), in which a permissive Utopia (and tax haven) has been constructed on an artificial Island in international waters, where private vices are supported. Unfortunately, a Yankee puritan in a state of virtue and sexual arousal (he loves a girl in residence) blows the island to smithereens in 1959. Morrow's best single story is ...

McCarthy, Wil

Working name of US engineer and author William Terence McCarthy (1966-    ) who began publishing sf with "What I Did with the OTV Grissom" for Aboriginal in May/June 1990; his first book appearance was the very thin chapbook Dirtyside Down (1991 chap dos). In his first novel, Aggressor Six (1994), which begins the two-volume Waisters sequence concluding with The Fall of Sirius (1996), thirty-fourth-century humanity is confronted by an implacable Alien race which wages ...

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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