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Carpozi, George, Jr

(1920-2000) US journalist, author of more than 80 books of show-business biography and other nonfiction. His sf venture is Sunstrike (1978), in which a disturbance to the Sun generates a Disaster on Earth. [JC]

Science Fiction Age

US Slick letter-size magazine, saddle-stapled, published bimonthly by Sovereign Media, Herndon, Virginia, 46 issues, November 1992 to May 2000. Publisher Mark Hintz, edited by Scott Edelman. A bold and extremely welcome magazine that strove to achieve what many had tried before and failed, being a genuine Slick science fiction magazine. Science Fiction Age was the most impressive professional sf magazine launched in the 1990s. With a cover price of $2.95, only a fraction above that then charged ...

Monsters and Imagi-Movies

US letter-size perfect-bound Media Magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: New Media Publications. Editor: Forrest J Ackerman. One undated but numbered issue, 1985. / One of Ackerman's several unsuccessful efforts to return to publishing in the vein of Famous Monsters of Filmland between the end of the original run in 1983 and its first revival in 1993, Monsters and Imagi-Movies seems intended as a companion to FJA's Monsterland, which Ackerman was editing at the time. The ...

Glass, Mrs Charles Wilder

(1874-?   ) US spirit medium and author, whose claim to have co-authored her three novels with a dead doctor whose spirit had been transported to Mars has not been corroborated; these novels, written in the belief that Percival Lowell had demonstrated the existence of canals on Mars, are Ruth's Marriage in Mars: A Scientific Novel (1912), Romance in Starland: A Scientific Novel (1915) and Her Invisible Spirit Mate: A Scientific Novel and Psychological Lessons on How to Make the ...


Many aspects of communication in sf are dealt with under separate entries in this volume. The most familiar form of communication is through language, for a discussion of which see Linguistics. For the perennially popular theme of opening communications with unfamiliar aliens, see First Contact; for initially discovering their existence, see SETI. Direct mental communication is discussed under Telepathy and ESP. For communication in the sense of travel, see Matter Transmission, Spaceships and ...

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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