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Clouston, J Storer

(1870-1944) Scottish magistrate and author, in Orkney from around 1903, best-known for such humorous tales as The Lunatic at Large (1899) and its several sequels, which are nonfantastic. He began writing works of genre interest with Vandrad the Viking; or, the Feud and the Spell (dated 1898 but 1897), a Fantasy involving seers and curses. The Prodigal Father (1909) is a Time in Reverse tale whose protagonist begins to grow younger, much against his will. Tales of King Fido (coll of linked ...

Planetary

US Comic-book series by writer Warren Ellis and artist John Cassaday, published by Wildstorm Comics (which later became an imprint of DC Comics). The series ran for 27 issues and was published sporadically from April 1999 to October 2009. Three additional issues outside the main series, one of which crossed over with Batman, were also published in 2000, 2002 and 2003; two of these were drawn by other artists. / The series revolves around Planetary, a team of "Archaeologists of the ...

Klause, Annette Curtis

(1953-    ) UK-born librarian and author, in USA from 1968, who has published several Young Adult novels of interest, beginning with her first, The Silver Kiss (1990), whose young female protagonist befriends a Vampire, helps him track down his murderous brother, and helps him end his own life, which has been tormented. Of more specific sf interest is Alien Secrets (1993), whose young protagonist, en route to reunite with her parents on the planet Shoon, meets a young Shoon ...

Captain Hazzard

US Pulp magazine, one issue, May 1938, published by Ace Magazines; no editor named but it was handled by A A Wyn (1898-1967) and his wife Rose Wyn. The (short) novel contained in this issue, "Python-Men of the Lost City", was by Paul Chadwick (1902-1972) under the alias Chester Hawks. Hazzard, an imitation of Doc Savage with great mental powers developed to overcome his blindness, along with a group of assistants, combats a master criminal. The lead novel was reprinted in facsimile in 1974 by ...

Ice River

US Amateur Magazine published in letter-size format by David Memmott of Union, Oregon, one of the earliest to use desktop publishing technology. It ran for six issues from Summer 1987 to February 1990, appearing twice a year and never making its planned triannual schedule. It was supported by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts which allowed the magazine to make a token payment to contributors, but was never considered a Semiprozine. Ice River was a ...

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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