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Kennaway, James

(1928-1968) Scottish publisher, screenwriter and author best known for such works outside the sf field as Tunes of Glory (1956). His borderline sf novel is The Mind Benders (1963), which applies Mainstream tactics to a story about brainwashing and the psychological consequences of overexposure to experimental conditions of Sensory Deprivation. The book was written from his script for the 1963 film of the same name. [JC] see also: Psychology. /

Allhoff, Fred

Working name of Charles Frederick Allhoff (1904-1988), US journalist and author known in the sf field for Lightning in the Night (31 August-16 November 1940 Liberty; 1979), a Future War tale which, when serialized, caused considerable stir because of its defence of the arguments of General Billy Mitchell (1879-1936) about the primacy of air power in any future conflict; for its portrayal of a semi-defeated USA in 1945 as she recoups her moral and physical forces and begins to thrust back the ...

Super Star Heroes

US letter-size Cinema magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and slick paper. Publisher: Ideal Publishing Corporation. No editor named. Eleven issues from October 1978 to January 1980. Publication schedule was nominally bimonthly, but in fact somewhat erratic. / Ideal Publishing entered the sf cinema market with this title of middling quality, which managed to survive longer than many similar publications of the period. During its run it generally covered standard productions of the era, ...

Valigursky, Ed

(1926-2009) Working name of American artist Edward Valigursky, sometimes credited as such or simply as Valigursky; on a few occasions, he used the pseudonym William Rembach. After artistic training at the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of Arts, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he began working as an associate art director for Ziff-Davis in 1952, became art director for Quinn Publishing in the following year, and moved into freelance work two years later. From the mid-1950s ...

Misha

Working name of US author Misha Nogha Chocholak (1955-    ), of Native American (Metis-Cree) background, who began publishing material of genre interest with Prayers of Steel (coll 1989 chap), which assembles some fantasy Poetry; her second collection, Ke-Qua-Hawk-As (coll 1993), similarly incorporates poems, intermixed with stories based on Native American material. Her sf novel, Red Spider White Web (1990), describes in dark terms a congested Cyberpunk America, dominated ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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