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Boyajian, Jerry

Working name of US bibliographer Jerel Michael Boyajian (1953-    ), whose main work has been the Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1977 (1982 chap), its sequels covering subsequent years from 1978 to 1984, and two companion indexes to semi-professional fantasy magazines – all with Kenneth R Johnson (whom see for details). Boyajian produced A John Schoenherr SF Checklist (1977 chap) with David Stever (see John Schoenherr); and, with Anthony R Lewis and Andrew A ...

Selected Science Fiction

Australian Digest-size magazine. Five slim (32pp saddle-stapled) monthly issues May-September 1955, published by Malian Press, Sydney; edited anonymously by James Mitchell. Selected Science Fiction, a companion to American Science Fiction Magazine, reprinted US material of quite good quality, including work by Philip K Dick, James Blish and Judith Merril. All covers were by Stanley Pitt (1925-2002). [FHP/MA] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

Hetzel, Jules

(1814-1886) French publisher and editor, best known outside of France for his significant (at times almost co-creative) relationship with Jules Verne, most of whose work first appeared in his magazine, the Magasin d'éducation et de récréation ["Magazine of Education and Entertainment"], and subsequently in book form in the Voyages Extraordinaires ["Extraordinary Voyages"] sequence, from Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras (1864 Magasin d'éducation et de ...

Lamplugh, Lois

(1921-2013) UK editor and author whose Mandog (1972) novelizes Peter Dickinson's script for his six-part Television tale for children, produced in 1972. [JC]

Carter, P Youngman

(1904-1969) UK artist, editor, illustrator and author, active from the early 1920s, early work including a cover for Blackkerchief Dick (1923) by Margery Allingham; they were married from 1927 until her death, after which he completed her final (nonfantastic) novel in the Albert Campion detective series and wrote two more as Youngman Carter. The first of these, Mr Campion's Farthing (1969), based on an outline by Allingham, is of some genre interest: the hotly sought McGuffin of this quirky ...

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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