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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Spurrier, Simon

(1981-    ) UK Comics writer and author, his work as writer in the former capacity including many 2000 AD and Judge Dredd scripts, plus scripts for other comics; his novel Prophet Margin (2006) is a Tie to the 2000 AD universe. Much of his prose fiction has comprised stories and novels for the ...

Webb, A C

(1894-1985) US author and pathologist who began publishing sf with "The Double Lightning" for Amazing Detective Tales (see Scientific Detective Monthly) in June 1930 and "Underground Waters" for Science Wonder Quarterly (see Wonder Stories Quarterly), Winter 1930. He soon became inactive, only much later producing his short sf novel Farewell to the Bomb (1967 chap), a ...

TV Greats: Space Stars of Movies and TV

US letter-size Cinema/Television magazine printed on newsprint paper. Publisher: Sterling's Magazines Inc. No editor named. Four issues from 1978 to 1980. / This magazine's parent publication TV Greats, launched in October 1977, was devoted to general film and television. Recognizing that Fantasy and sf had again become seriously profitable, Sterling cashed in with four erratically published ...

Sinisalo, Johanna

(1958-    ) Finnish author who studied literature and drama at the University of Tampere, then worked in advertising while writing short stories, virtually all sf or fantasy; in 1997, she turned to full-time writing. Her first published stories, "Kilometripylväät" ["Kilometre Signs"] and "Jäinen kaupunki" ["Glacier Town"], appeared together in the Finnish Original Anthology Vuosirengas 74 (anth 1974 ed ...

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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