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Operator #5

US Pulp magazine, 48 issues, April 1934 to November/December 1939, published by Popular Publications; edited by Rogers Terrill, originally monthly and then alternated between bimonthly and monthly. This was one of the livelier and more successful hero/villain pulps, thematically more ambitious than most, as it changed after the first twenty issues into a set of Future War narratives garishly prefiguring ...

Schutt, Bill

(?   -    ) US zoologist and author whose first book, Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures (2008), is nonfiction. He is of sf interest for the R J MacCready sequence of Alternate History tales beginning with Hell's Gate (2016), all with J R Finch. The Jonbar Point for this version of the post- ...

Edwards, Rob

(?   -    ) UK author, resident in Finland for some time, whose first novel, The Ascension Machine (2020), is an exuberant Young Adult Space Opera riff on a range of story opportunities from the SF Megatext: his young hero cons himself into a school, a combination of space cadet academy and Superhero breeder, on a ...

Reign of Fire

Film (2002). Touchstone Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company), Spyglass Entertainment. Directed by Rob Bowman. Written by Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka, Matt Greenberg from a story by Chabot and Peterka. Cast includes Christian Bale, Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, Scott James Moutter and Izabella Scorupco. 102 minutes. Colour. / Underground works in Near Future London wake ...

van Vogt, A E

(1912-2000) Canadian author, in the US from November 1944, when he was welcomed to California by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society and made regular appearances at its meetings (see Fandom). He was born Alfred Vogt and legally changed this to Alfred Elton van Vogt during the process of applying for American citizenship in 1945. Van Vogt had not left his native land until his early thirties, and it is ...

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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