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Cohen, Douglas

(?   -    ) US editor, editorial consultant and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Feelings of the Flesh" for Interzone in September/October 2007. From 2005 he occupied various editorial positions at Realms of Fantasy, his final role being that of principal editor from November 2009 until the magazine ceased in October 2011; he wrote about this experience in Realms of Fantasy: A Retrospective (2015). He is the collaborative editor of the ...

Wonder Stories Quarterly

US letter-size Pulp magazine, Fall 1929 to Summer 1932, dropped to standard pulp-size Fall 1932 to Winter 1933, 14 issues, published by Hugo Gernsback's Stellar Publishing Corporation as a quarterly companion to Science Wonder Stories/Wonder Stories, the first three issues appearing as Science Wonder Quarterly. David Lasser was the managing editor. Wonder Stories Quarterly featured mostly space stories. A complete novel was featured in every issue, and the magazine was notable for its ...

Adrian, Chris

(1970-    ) US medical doctor and author who began publishing short fiction in 1997, some of it of interest as demonstrations of his instinct for Equipoise; much of this material has been assembled as A Better Angel: Stories (coll 2008). His first novel, Gob's Grief (2000), similarly shifts among genres; set during the American Civil War, it follow's its protagonist's search for his dead identical twin – he is one of several characters who become too intimate with ...

MacLeod, Ken

(1954-    ) Scottish author who began publishing work of genre interest with The Star Fraction (1995). This was the first novel in the four-volume Fall Revolution sequence, which also included The Stone Canal (1996), The Cassini Division (1998), and The Sky Road (1999). Together, these books comprise one of the fullest and most thoughtful stagings of political (see Politics) debates in sf. Although MacLeod is avowedly socialist, he is also visibly sympathetic to other points ...

Wellman, Wade

(1937-2018) US author, son of Manly Wade Wellman, who began to publish work of genre interest with the two poems " A Ballad of Despair" and "On the Staircase" in Fire and Sleet and Candlelight (anth 1961) edited by August Derleth. He collaborated with his father on the short stories – beginning with "The Adventure of the Martian Client" (December 1969 F&SF) – assembled as Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds (coll of linked stories 1975; vt The Further Adventures of Sherlock ...

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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