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McBratney, Sam

(1943-    ) UK author of The Final Correction (1978), a compact, acerbic sf novel set on a colony planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds) which effectively serves as a Prison for delinquents from Earth, each denizen subjected to a daily Memory Edit; the tale, ostensibly told in Young Adult terms, subjects its protagonist to a range of disruptive encounters with AIs and Aliens, with no easy resolution. Most of his other novels are nonfantastic, or couched for younger ...

Ratfandom

Highly informal UK fan group of the 1970s, several of whose members later became sf professionals. Based in London, Ratfandom and its satellites produced some of the most literate, witty and scurrilous Fanzines in that fertile period for UK Fandom; these included Big Scab (1974, 3 issues) edited by John Brosnan, Macrocosm (1971-1972, 3 issues) edited by Robert P Holdstock, Magic Pudding (1973, 1 issue) edited by Malcolm Edwards, Seamonsters (1978-1979, 4 issues) edited by Simone Walsh, Stop ...

McLean, Robin

(?   -    ) US attorney, potter and author whose first book, Reptile House (coll 2015), contains tales in various genres, often insightful in a gonzo manner that opens up sharp lines of perspective into agitated lives. Her first novel, Pity the Beast (2021), applies a abstract but vivid take on the Western to illuminate the violent experiences of its protagonist, which can be seen in a rawly Feminist light, in language and imagery that at points reflects ...

Cinema

The basis on which films and film-makers have been selected for inclusion in this volume is discussed in the Introduction to the Second Book Edition. / From the outset, the cinema specialized in illusion to a degree that had been impossible on the stage. Sf itself takes as its subject matter that which does not exist, now, in the real world (though it might one day), so it has a natural affinity with the cinema: the illusory qualities of film are ideal for presenting fictions about things ...

G-8 and His Battle Aces

US Pulp magazine, 110 issues October 1933 to June 1944. Monthly to April 1941, bimonthly thereafter. Published by Popular Publications; edited by Rogers Terrill and, later, by Alden H Norton (1903-1987). / All the novels in G-8 and His Battle Aces, each complete in one issue, were the work of one of the most prolific of all pulp authors, Robert J Hogan, who also wrote under pseudonyms the additional short stories which filled out each issue. Hogan, who wrote The Mysterious Wu Fang and other ...

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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