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Worlds of Tomorrow

US Digest-size magazine, 26 issues in two series, April 1963 to May 1967 and [Summer] 1970 to Spring 1971. First issue published by Barmaray Co, New York and then by Galaxy Publishing Co. as a bimonthly companion to Galaxy Science Fiction and If, until May 1967, 23 issues, edited by Frederik Pohl. The bimonthly schedule slipped when August 1964 was followed by November 1964, and it went quarterly May 1966-May 1967. Worlds of Tomorrow was briefly revived by the Universal Publishing and ...

Star Science Fiction Stories

Original-Anthology series (1953-1959) edited by Frederik Pohl, published by Ballantine Books. Star Science Fiction Stories was the first such series, antedating New Writings in SF by eleven years, and in its example very influential. The series was irregular; after Star Science Fiction Stories (anth 1953), Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (anth 1953) and Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3 (anth 1954) there was a three-year gap. In January 1958 Ballantine attempted to relaunch the title in ...

Holloway, Michael

(1952-    ) US author whose Near Future novel, Empath (1993), treats the AIDS crisis in medical Technothriller terms; during the course of the tale, the cure finally becomes available. [JC]

Garden, Donald J

(?   -    ) UK author known only for Dawn Chorus (1975), for Robert Hale Limited, in which World War Three terminates only after America and China have suffered mutual destruction, leaving Britain (and a massive British Computer) to cope with the ensuing planet-devastating tornado. [JC]

McDonough, Thomas R

(1945-    ) US author and lecturer in engineering at Caltech, perhaps best known for his nonfiction and for serving as the coordinator of the SETI programme of the Planetary Society. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Listening for Life in the Cosmos (1987) argues the case for seeking out First Contact with other races in the Galaxy; that there have been no successes to report over the past quarter of a century may account for the fact he has not revised this ...

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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