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Ray Gun Revival

US downloadable Online Magazine of unabashed Space Opera and Golden Age science fiction. It was published by Double-Edged Publishing, Cordova, Tennessee until September 2010, and then by Every Day Publishing, and edited by the team of Johne Cooke, L S King and Paul Christian Glenn. It originally appeared twice monthly from 2 July 2006 to 15 March 2008 and then turned monthly but became increasingly sporadic until issue #57 September 2010. It then underwent a change of publisher and, from ...

Davies, L P

(1914-1988) UK author – in the Canaries from the mid-1970s – who worked also as a pharmacist and as a painter. His consistently borderline sf often permits a delusional-frame interpretation of the events it depicts, so that frequently it is difficult to distinguish among the genres he utilizes, which include Horror, Fantasy, suspense thriller and sf. Along with John Blackburn and John Lymington, both of whose writing his sometimes resembles, Davies has in a sense founded a new ...

Garnett, David S

(1947-    ) UK author, author of a large number of books, many of them novels, in various genres and under various names. To differentiate himself from the elder David Garnett he created a middle initial to add to his own name, and in the US signed his early books Dav Garnett, for the same reason; he has published novels also as David Lee and David Ferring. His sf has always been action-oriented and dominated by Space-Opera conventions, which he has never been able to take ...

Williams, David J

(1971-    ) UK author whose Cyberpunk-flavoured Autumn Rain Trilogy – comprising The Mirrored Heavens (2008), The Burning Skies (2009) and The Machinery of Light (2010) – begins with the Near Future destruction of a Space Elevator and the assignment to protect America undertaken by two counterintelligence agents, who may have been memory-wiped (see Memory Edit). Their destruction of the insurgency known as Autumn Rain proves temporary, and the action escalates ...

Satellite, The

UK fanzine published from Liverpool, England, by John F Burke (Jonathan Burke) and David McIlwain (Charles Eric Maine). UK quarto (10 x 8 in), hectographed to #3 (December 1938) and duplicated thereafter. Seventeen issues, October 1938 to August 1940. Later issues credit Burke as principal editor and McIlwain as associate or art editor. / Launched as the "official organ of the Liverpool S.F.A." (Science Fiction Association), The Satellite contained fiction, feature articles and Poetry; ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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