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Neverworlds

US/Canadian Online Magazine produced by Kevin L McPherson and Jonathon M Sullivan, which ran from April 1998 to February 2002 but of which all online record has now been lost or is inaccessible. Initially bimonthly, it saw at least seventeen issues and may have attained a monthly schedule by 2001, but the sheer workload involved at the time when there was considerable flux in the dot.com world may have contributed to its demise. It paid a graduated rate to ...

Guieu, Jimmy

Working name of French author Henri René Guieu (1926-2000), who also wrote espionage novels as by Jimmy Quint, policiers as by Claude Rostaing, and juveniles as by Claude Vauzière; he also wrote as by Dominique Verseau. Much of his work, both fiction and nonfiction, was devoted to arguing for the existence of UFOs; his ufology texts, as well as his very numerous sf adventures (some of them written as Ties by other authors under his ...

Lapine, Warren

(1964-    ) US heavy-metal musician (prior to his publishing career), author, editor and Small Press publisher who began to publish work of genre interest with "Desolation" for the Fanzine The Equinox in 1992. He has occasionally used the pseudonym Jamie Wild for stories published in his own magazines, in particular Absolute Magnitude [see below]. ...

Llopis, Rafael

(1933-2022) Spanish psychiatrist, author, editor and translator, specializing in Fantastika and Horror. As an expert in this field, he is considered one of the greatest promoters of the macabre and mystery genre in the Spanish language, in particular introducing the works of H P Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos to Spain. / His ...

Simpson, George E

(1944-2009) US author, film scriptwriter and sound effects editor who worked with Universal Studios for several years. With Neal R Burger (1931-2005) he wrote three sf novels, all with a strong espionage-thriller flavour. Ghostboat (1976) centres on the submarine USS Candlefish, believed lost during World War Two, which reappears in modern times minus her crew. The solution of this mystery involves an uneasy mix of ...

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 ...



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