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van Belkom, Edo

(1962-    ) Canadian author and editor, principally of horror and fantasy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Basement" for On Spec for Fall 1990 and has also written as Evan Hollander. He contributed two novels to the long-running Deathlands sequence of Post-Holocaust Survivalist Fiction, his first being Deathlands #61: Skydark Spawn (2003) as by James Axler (whom see for more). His Young Adult Wolf Pack Urban Fantasy sequence [see The Encyclopedia of ...

Shiner, Lewis

(1950-    ) US musician and author who began publishing sf with "Tinker's Damn" for Galileo #5 in October 1977, and who wrote a substantial number of tales before beginning to assemble them in Nine Hard Questions about the Nature of the Universe (coll 1990), The Edges of Things (coll 1991) and Love in Vain (coll 2001). His Collected Stories (coll 2010) conveniently assembles more than half of his short work, which is various, tending at its best to a clear-edged intensity ...

Miracle Science and Fantasy Stories

US Pulp magazine, two issues, April/May and June/July 1931, published by Good Story Magazine, New York, one of the new companies set up by Harold Hersey, previously editor of Thrill Book. The magazine was edited by Douglas M Dold, who had been blinded in the First World War, so effectively worked in collaboration with his brother, the artist Elliott Dold. The magazine featured undistinguished pulp adventure fiction by both Douglas and Elliott Dold, Victor Rousseau and the little-known John ...

Greenberger, Robert

(1958-    ) US editor and author of a number of Star Trek Ties. Most of his work fits into the Star Trek: The Next Generation sub-universe, beginning with Star Trek, The Next Generation: Doomsday World (1990) with Carmen Carter, Peter David and Michael Jan Friedman; Star Trek, The Next Generation: A Time to Love (2004) was as Bob Greenberger. The Disinherited (1992) with Peter David and Michael Jan Friedman is tied to the original Star Trek sequence. In the Star Trek: Deep ...

Fin du Monde, La

Film (1931; vt The End of the World). L'Écran d'Art. Directed by Abel Gance. Written by Gance, suggested by a story by Camille Flammarion. Cast includes Jeanne Brindeau, Colette Darfeuil, Samson Fainsilber, Victor Francen, Gance and Sylvie Grenade. 105 minutes, cut to 91 minutes, cut to 54 minutes. Black and white. / This tells of a Comet's approach to Earth and of the upheavals (natural and cultural) that ensue. There are orgies, and the rise of a totalitarian leader (Francen), ...

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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