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Moody Blues, The

UK band formed in Birmingham in the early 1960s by Michael Pinder (1941-    ) and Ray Thomas (1941-2018); they combined rock-pop and orchestral musical idioms to notable and popular effect. The band's second release, the concept-album Days of Future Passed (1967) is not sf, despite its title (it tells the story of a single day – a Tuesday – in the life of an ordinary man). In Search of the Lost Chord (1968) is tinged with Indian mysticism. On the Threshold of a ...

Anderson, Iain F

(1902-?   ) Scottish solicitor and travel author of the 1930s whose sf novel, Cypher 8 (1939), is a Near Future thriller involving a Ray Gun of sorts. [JC]

Jerome, Jerome K

(1859-1927) UK author and editor best known for humorous writing, in particular the Thames-centred boating travelogue Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (1889). He is of sf interest as editor of The Idler (which see) from its launch in February 1892, initially with the owner Robert Barr and solo from August 1895 until his resignation in November 1897. In addition, he wrote a few relevant short stories. The New Utopia (in Diary of a Pilgrimage (and Six Essays) coll 1891; 2010 ebook) ...

Allatini, Rose Laure

(1890-1980) Austrian-born author, in UK from 1911 or earlier, who also published as by Eunice Buckley, A T Fitzroy, Mrs Cyril Scott and Lucian Wainwright. Though her identity was not revealed at this point, she gained some vicarious notoriety for her novel Despised and Rejected (1918) as by A T Fitzroy, which was successfully prosecuted for its sympathetic presentation of a homosexual conscientious objector in World War One, a totally unacceptable mix of transgressions as far as the diseased ...

Apex Magazine

An initially low-paying magazine originally published as a review-size Print Magazine titled Apex Digest, which then went through an incarnation as a fortnightly cumulative Online Magazine before re-emerging as a monthly downloadable online magazine, paying professional rates, as Apex Magazine. It was published and originally edited by Jason Sizemore but from August 2010 was edited by Catherynne M Valente, from November 2011 by Lynne M Thomas, from January 2014 by Sigrid Ellis, who was joined ...

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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