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Yauza

Russian publishing house, initially established in Moscow in 1993 to publish children's literature and works for Young Adults. Since 2006, it has been affiliated with the Eksmo mega-publisher, drifting steadily into an output increasingly favouring War novels and Military SF. / On several occasions, Yauza has been the instigator of controversial publishing lines of ...

Kingdom of the Spiders

Film (1977). Arachnid Productions/Dimension. Directed by John "Bud" Cardos. Written by Richard Robinson, Alan Caillou, from a story by Jeffrey M Sneller, Stephen Lodge. Cast includes Tiffany Bolling, William Shatner and Woody Strode. 95 minutes, cut to 90 minutes. Colour. / In its modest way, this is one of the better films in the revenge-of-Nature cycle (see Monster Movies). ...

Hawkes, Jacquetta

(1910-1996) UK archaeologist and author, daughter of the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947); known mainly for such works outside the sf field as The Land (1951). Her second marriage was to J B Priestley, which lasted from 1953 until his death in 1984. She was a co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Hawkes was made an OBE in 1952. / Her first work of genre interest, Fables (coll ...

McCaffrey, Anne

(1926-2011) US-born professional horsebreeder and author, in Ireland from the 1970s; mother of Gigi McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. Most of her output was sf, though tinged with the tone and instruments of Fantasy: much of her main work, the enormous Pern sequence of Planetary Romance adventures (see below) is normally experienced as fantasy. She began ...

WSFA Journal

US club Fanzine, first series 1965-1977 edited by Don Miller; second series, following a hiatus, 1988-current under various editors. US quarto (letter-size) format. Published for the Washington SF Association based in Washington, District of Columbia. / Besides items relating to WSFA and local Fandom, the WSFA Journal contained articles of general sf interest, including in its early years a regular column by Thomas Burnett ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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