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Super-Science Fiction

US Digest-size magazine, 18 bimonthly issues December 1956 to October 1959, published by Headline Publications, New York, edited by W W Scott. Super-Science Fiction was a case of simply one magazine too many, coming in the final wave of interest in sf magazines at the end of the 1950s at a time when readers were already turning to the paperback. Scott, who had no experience in science fiction though he was an old-time Pulp magazine ...

Evans, David

(?   -    ) US author of whom nothing is known – the name may be a pseudonym – whose Time Station sequence of routine Changewar tales, beginning with Time Station London (1996), pits the Temporal Corps against various threats, in World War Two and elsewhen, against the proper order of history; Alternate Histories flicker in ...

Belden, Wilanne Schneider

(1925-    ) US author, mostly of Young Adult titles, whose Mind sequence – comprising Mind-Call (1981), Mind-Hold (1987) and Mind-Find (1988) – places a moderately dysfunctional family with Psi Powers in a Post-Holocaust environment, for they live in California after a vast earthquake has essentially destroyed the ...

Stemp, Jane

(1961-    ) UK author of Waterbound (1995), a Young Adult Near Future Dystopia set in a world beset by Ecological degradation, where the healthy live in grimly regulated Keeps and those who are deemed unfit (see Eugenics) must somehow survive Underground. ...

Earley, George W

(1927-2020) US engineer and editor, involved in sf Fandom in the 1940s; his sf Anthology, Encounters with Aliens: UFO's and Alien Beings in Science Fiction (anth 1968), focuses on Aliens, including some tales of First Contact. [JC/DRL]

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 ...

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