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Smith, Sherwood

Pseudonym of US author Christine I Smith Lowentrout (1951-    ), much of whose work has been fantasy, and much of her production under other pseudonyms, usually for the production of Ties. As Robyn Tallis, she wrote four Planet Builders Ties: Rebel from Alphorion (1989), Visions from the Sea (1989), Giants of Elenna (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1989); as Nicholas Adams, she wrote a Horror High tie, Final Curtain (1991); she has written under yet other names as well. The large ...


US Semiprozine published and edited by Stuart David Schiff, initially at Fayetteville, North Carolina but from issue #9 (December 1976) from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where David Drake held the fort, serving as assistant editor, and finally from issue #13/14 (Fall 1979) from Binghamton, New York. The magazine ran from July 1973 to Fall 1987, and although the final individual issue was #23/24, there had been eight double issues, so there were only 17 physical issues. In addition a 25th issue ...

Bunch, David R

(1925-2000) US poet and author, whose longest paid employment was as a civilian cartographer for the US Air Force 1954-1973. It has been estimated – or claimed, apparently first by Judith Merril – that he published as many as 200 short stories before beginning to publish work of genre interest professionally with "Routine Emergency" for If in December 1957, though an earlier involvement with Fandom seems to have led to the publication of a yet-undetermined number of sf stories in ...

Salvador, Tomás

(1921-1984) Spanish author of both mainstream work and sf. He published five sf novels, three collections and sixteen short stories. Most of these books were published in hardcover and had frequent reprints, showing that he was a popular writer. / As a teenager Salvador experienced the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side in Madrid although at the age of 20 he enlisted as a volunteer in the Blue Division, fighting for Nazi Germany on the Russian front for two years, where he was ...

Hazbin Hotel

US animated webfilm (2019). Spindle House. Created and directed by Vivienne Medrano. Written by David Capdevielle, Raymond Hernandez and Vivienne Medrano. Voice cast includes Edward Bosco, Gabriel C Brown, Monica Franco, Jill Harris, Elsie Lovelock, Michael Kovach, Mike Lauer, Michelle Marie and Will Stamper. 32 Minutes. Colour. / Intended as the pilot for a series, this short film was independently produced, mainly through crowdfunding. It was released via YouTube in October 2019, passing ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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