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Third Alternative, The

UK Semiprozine published by TTA Press, Ely and edited by Andy {Cox}; 42 issues, #1 [January] 1994 to Summer 2005. After a two-year hiatus it was reborn as the dark fantasy and horror magazine Black Static. The first ten issues were in A5 size, but from issue #11 (Winter 1996/1997) switched to A4 format; Black Static retained this format from #1 (September 2007) to #28 (April/May 2012) and from #29 (July/August 2012) changed – with what was now ...

Moxley, F Wright

(1889-1937) US lawyer and author whose interesting though somewhat overblown Satire, Red Snow (1930), tells of a snowlike precipitation, a Disaster which causes worldwide sterility in 1935, and of the subsequent social breakdown. The tale itself comprises an almost telegraphic Future History told through the experiences of one individual who survives everyone else on the planet. Finally, ...

Gordon, Bert I

(1922-    ) American filmmaker who typically directed, produced, co-wrote, and did the special effects for his low-budget productions in collaboration with his wife Flora Gordon (?   -?   ). After serving in World War II and making some television commercials, he began his film career with King Dinosaur (1955), a generally dire saga of the discovery of living Dinosaurs on ...

End of Time

As Robert Louis Stevenson famously wrote, "It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive." The sf interest of the End of Time lies in the getting there – especially the final stages of the journey – rather than the hypothetical place (or time) itself, which is presumably by definition event-free (but see Omega Point). / The most typical sf end-of-time scenario concerns the ...

Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature

Japanese animated tv film (1984). Original title Daishizen no Majū Bagi; vt Baghi. Tezuka Productions. Created, directed and written by Osamu Tezuka. Voice cast includes Masako Ikeda, Kazuhiko Inoue, Saeko Shimazu and Kosei Tomita. 85 minutes. Colour. / In the South American Republic of Monica, Ryosuke Ishigami (Inoue) awaits the Monster who killed his mother. Whilst doing so, he tells his story to a ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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