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Campbell, Paul

(1964-    ) Northern Irish artist, in the mainland UK from 1972, who first began to publish artwork in the Role Playing Game magazine Proteus in 1985, and studied graphic design at Hull University 1986-1989. He subsequently contributed many illustrations to Games Workshop's games magazine White Dwarf. Illustrative work associated with the Doctor Who franchise includes over a dozen covers 1994-1996 for the Doctor Who Books (an imprint of Virgin Publishing) Doctor Who: Missing ...

Schiff, Stuart David

(1946-    ) US army dentist and editor best known in sf/fantasy circles for editing Whispers (which see), a Semiprozine of some note that ran from 1973 to 1987 and spun off the Whispers Anthology series beginning with Whispers: An Anthology of Fantasy and Horror (anth 1977) [see Checklist below]. Schiff has also edited other anthologies such as the Mad Scientist-themed Mad Scientists (anth 1980). [DRL]

Thomas, Theodore L

(1920-2005) US author and lawyer, prolific in the magazines under his own name, which he sometimes rendered as Ted Thomas, and as Leonard Lockhard, the pseudonym he used for his Patent Attorney spoof series (eight stories 1952-1964 in Astounding/Analog), some of which were with Charles L Harness, including The Professional Approach (September 1962 Analog; 2007 ebook). He had begun publishing work of genre interest with two simultaneous stories, "The Revisitor" for Space Science Fiction in ...

Sullivan, Alan

(1868-1947) Canadian engineer, poet and author in the UK from around 1920 to 1940; prolific in various genres from 1891, including popular fiction as Sinclair Murray. Works of some interest include The Jade God (1924), In the Days of Their Youth (1926), a Posthumous Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], The Magic Makers (1930), in which Eskimos are overawed by Technology, Mr Absalom (1930) and "... And from that Day" (1944). Of stronger sf interest are In the Beginning ...

Valley of the Dragons

Film (1961; vt Prehistoric Valley UK). Zimbalist-Roberts-Bernds Productions/Columbia Pictures. Produced by Byron Roberts. Directed by Edward Bernds. Written by Bernds and Donald Zimbalist, based very loosely on Hector Servadac: voyages et aventures à travers le monde solaire (1 January-15 December 1877 Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation; 1877 2vols; trans as Hector Servadac 1877) by Jules Verne. Cast includes Cesare Danova, Danielle De Metz, Gregg Martell, Sean ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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