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McCay, Bill

Working name of US author William McCay (?   -    ), who has exclusively restricted himself to Ties. They include two titles in the fourth Tom Swift sequence (see Tom Swift): The Black Dragon (1991) and The Negative Zone (1992), both as by Victor Appleton; three Nintendo Adventure Books: Monster Mix-Up (1991), Koopa Capers (1991) and Doors to Doom (1992); a Star Trek title: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chains of Command (1992) with Eloise Flood; three ...

Two Complete Science-Adventure Books

US Pulp magazine, thrice yearly, eleven issues, Winter 1950 to Spring 1954, published by Wings Publishing Co. New York, a subsidiary of Fiction House; edited by Jerome Bixby (Winter 1950-Summer 1951), Malcolm Reiss (Winter 1951-Summer 1953) and Katharine Daffron (Winter 1953-Spring 1954). Issues numbered #1-#11. / A companion magazine to Planet Stories, Two Complete Science-Adventure Books was originally intended to reprint recently published sf novels in cheap magazine format: #1 contained ...

Costello, Frederick H

(1851-1921) US author of the Prehistoric SF novel Sure-Dart: A Story of Strange Hunters and Stranger Game in the Days of Monsters (1909), set at a time when eastern Colorado was an inland sea, and human boys hunted dinosaurs (see Scientific Errors). [JC]

Gillings, Walter

(1912-1979) UK journalist and editor, active in Fandom (where he was usually known as Wally Gillings) from the early 1930s; he published (1937-1938) seven issues of an historic Fanzine, Scientifiction. This activity led to his editing the first true UK sf magazine, Tales of Wonder (1937-1942); his use of the term "science fiction" on the cover of issue number one for June 1937 may mark the first appearance of that term to designate as a whole the contents of a UK professional magazine or book. ...

Stand, The

US tv miniseries (1994). Laurel Entertainment/ABC Television. Executive producers Stephen King and Richard Rubinstein. Directed by Mick Garris, teleplay by King based on his own novel The Stand (1978, text restored rev 1990). Cast includes Gary Sinese as Stu Redman, Molly Ringwald as Frannie Goldsmith, Rob Lowe as Nick Andros, Adam Storke as Larry Underwood, Laura San Giacomo as Nadine, Ruby Dee as Mother Abigail, James Sheridan as Randall Flagg, Matt Frewer as Trashcan Man and many others. ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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