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Planet Stories

US Pulp magazine, 71 issues, Winter 1939 to Summer 1955, published by Love Romances Publishing (a subsidiary of Fiction House), edited by Malcolm Reiss (Winter 1939-Summer 1942), Wilbur S Peacock (Fall 1942-Fall 1945), Chester Whitehorn (Winter 1945-Summer 1946), Paul L Payne (Fall 1946-Spring 1950), Jerome Bixby (Summer 1950-July 1951), Malcolm Reiss (September 1951-January 1952), Jack O'Sullivan (March 1952-Summer 1955). (Reiss was always in control, however, acting as Managing Editor when he ...

Bleiler, Richard

(1959-    ) US professional librarian and bibliographer, son of E F Bleiler, with whom he has collaborated on several works; his two solo works – The Index to Adventure Magazine (1990 2vols) and The Annotated Index to The Thrill Book: Complete Indexes to and Descriptions of Everything Published in Street and Smith's The Thrill Book (1991) – are invaluable explorations into rich sources of pulp literature that had hitherto been left only cursorily unexamined. Of ...

Beyond Fantasy Fiction

US Digest-size magazine. Ten issues, July 1953-January 1955, published by Galaxy Publishing Corporation and edited by H L Gold. The first eight issues were bimonthly and dated; the last two, undated, were titled Beyond Fiction. A companion magazine to Galaxy Science Fiction, Beyond was a fantasy magazine conceived in the same spirit as Unknown (to which Gold had contributed). It began promisingly, its first issue featuring such stories as Theodore Sturgeon's "... And My Fear is Great" (July ...

High, Philip E

(1914-2006) UK author, variously employed before working (from 1950 until his retirement in 1979) as a bus driver. He began to publish sf in September 1955 with "The Statics" for Authentic Science Fiction #61 and contributed to other UK magazines, including New Worlds and especially Nebula Science Fiction, for several years before the appearance of his first sf novel. Selected magazine stories, 1956-1970, were eventually assembled as The Best of Philip E. High (coll 2002); some late work ...

Ryan, Kevin

(?   -    ) US author who has mostly concentrated on Ties contributed to the Star Trek universe, beginning with Requiem (1994) in the Star Trek: The Next Generation subseries, and moving on to two sub-sub-series for Star Trek itself (which is to say, in the special language used to discriminate among series, two sub-sub-series for TOS, or The Original Series). They are the Errand of Vengeance, beginning with The Edge of the Sword (2002), and Errand of Fury, ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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