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Starforce

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and better-quality paper. Publisher: Reliance Publications. No editor named. At least 14 issues from October 1978 to October 1980. Publication schedule was bimonthly. / This title was yet another imitator of Starlog and similar publications which flooded US newsstands from the late 1970s into the early 1980s. It managed to survive longer than most, despite not being of significantly greater quality. Material on ...

Dann, Jeanne Van Buren

(1949-    ) US editor, married 1983-1994 to Jack Dann, with whom she edited In the Field of Fire (anth 1987), which contains a number of powerful stories set in the tragic venue of Viet Nam. [JC]

Latham, Rob

(1959-    ) US critic and editor, best known for his criticism of the New Wave and for his work as an editor for the journal Science Fiction Studies. / Hoping to become a professional science fiction writer, Latham attended the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop at Michigan State University in 1985. During the summer of 1986, Latham, who was already a fan, took a science fiction class from Robert A Collins at Florida Atlantic University and Collins soon recruited ...

Coleridge, Christabel

(1843-1921) UK author, grand-daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), whose works tend to advocate Christian sententiae; The Thought-Rope (1898) is a sentimental tale of Telepathy. [JC]

Bierbower, Austin

(circa 1844-1913) US academic and author whose Prehistoric SF tale, From Monkey to Man, or Society in the Tertiary Age: A Story of the Missing Link [for full title see Checklist] (1894), suggests the Ice Age (see Climate Change) as the effective cause of the Missing Link's expulsion from the Garden of Eden, which is located in the heart of what would become the United States; and that proto-men's struggles with snakes were the reason the Serpent has subsequently been symbolized as Evil (see ...

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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