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Hyphen

Northern Irish Fanzine (1952-1965) edited from Belfast by Walt Willis, with Chuck Harris and later Ian McAuley. 36 issues duplicated on UK quarto paper, May 1952 to February 1965, plus a single-issue revival in 1987 [see below]. / Hyphen is probably the most famous of humorous fanzines. Although production standards (especially for early issues) were less than impressive, the quality and style of its writing made it not only one of the most admired fanzines of its time but also gave it ...

Monster from Green Hell

Film (1957). Gross-Krasne Productions/Distributors Corporation of America. Produced by Al Zimbalist. Directed by Kenneth G Crane. Written by Endre Bohem and Louis Vittes. Cast includes Jim Davis, Joel Fluellen, Robert Griffin (credited as Robert E Griffin), Vladimir Sokoloff and Barbara Turner. 71 minutes. Black and white with concluding sequence in colour. / Dr Quent Brady (Davis) is a US Scientist conducting experiments concerning the effects of radiation on living organisms in outer ...

Zajac, Gord

(?   -    ) Canadian screenwriter and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Second Skin" for Challenging Destiny in May 1997. In his gonzo Military SF novel, Major Kamage (2010), set two decades after an unspecified War, an unreconciled veteran of the conflict, and his disbanded cohort, must save the soft new world, which is at peace under debilitating corporate management, from an Alien Invasion. [JC]

Tomerlin, John

(1930-2014) US screenwriter and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Alienation of Affection" in Science Fantasy for February 1957. Run from the Hunter (1957) with Charles Beaumont writing together as Keith Grantland is a nonfantastic thriller about a man on the run after being falsely convicted; it inspired the television series The Fugitive (1963-1967) and its successors, and was reissued in 2012 under the Beaumont and Tomerlin bylines. He scripted several films, including ...

Takahashi Rumiko

(1957-    ) Japanese comics creator, notable through being a female author largely for magazines with predominantly male readerships, whose best-selling status by the late 1980s helped to propel her to foreign attention. She remains one of the Manga industry's most prominent celebrities, regularly appearing in annual lists of Japan's highest tax-payers, and hence one of the most successful Women SF Writers in the world. / Citing the satires of Yasutaka Tsutsui and the ...

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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