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Hunt, Andrew

(?   -    ) UK veterinarian whose only publication to date seems to be a contribution to the Doctor Who: New Adventures sequence within the Doctor Who universe, Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark (1992). [JC]

Burgess, Mary Wickizer

(1938-    ) US author, editor and bibliographer, wife of Michael Roy Burgess – that is, Robert Reginald of Borgo Press – from 1976 until his death. Often writing as Mary A Burgess, she collaborated with him on several 1980s essays collected in his Xenograffiti: Essays on Fantastic Literature (coll 1996); on other nonfiction including the Cinema study Futurevisions: The New Golden Age of the Science Fiction Film (1985) with Douglas Menville and Reginald, and The ...


US tv series (1982-1983). Universal. Created James D Parriott, produced by Jill Sherman, Robert Steinhauer. Directors included Virgil Vogel, Bernard McEveety, Allan Levi, Ron Satloff. 20 50-minute episodes. / Phineas Bogg (played by Jon Eric Hexum) and Jeffrey Jones (played by Meeno Peluce) are Voyagers who Time-Travel to put History right – which is to say, the way we know it to have been (see Time Police). The premise could have been interesting, but remained trivial (reminding the ...

Amazing Science Stories

UK Pulp magazine published in Manchester by Pembertons in 1951. Two unmemorable issues appeared, largely reprints from #2 and #3 of the Australian Thrills Incorporated, but also two stories reprinted from Super Science Stories, a UK edition of which had been published by Pembertons. [BS/PN] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist


US Semiprozine published by Launch Publications, Baltimore, Maryland and edited by Matthew Walls. It saw just three issues, undated, but from Spring 1999 to Spring 2000. The title was derived from the old NASA term for Launch Complex 39, from where all the Apollo lunar missions had been launched. Walls wanted the magazine to serve as a launch pad for new writers and at the same time represent much that was central to science fiction, the desire to explore and progress. Walls believed that too ...

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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