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Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on slick paper. Published by Fantagraphics Books. Edited by Forrest J Ackerman. Two numbered issues, each dated on contents page though not cover: Spring [March] 1991 and Spring [February] 1992. / This short-lived effort by Forrest J Ackerman was his second attempt to return to Media Magazine publishing after the demise of the long-running Famous Monsters of Filmland, the first having been his unhappy experience with FJA's Monsterland ...

Fantastic Novels

US bimonthly Pulp magazine, companion to Famous Fantastic Mysteries, which it somewhat resembled though it reprinted longer works complete in one issue. Five issues were published July 1940 to April 1941, by the Frank A Munsey Corp, then it merged with Famous Fantastic Mysteries; it was revived by Popular Publications to publish 20 more issues March 1948 to June 1951, with the numeration of the second series following directly on from the first. It was edited in both incarnations by Mary ...

Cameron, John

(1927-    ) US author. His borderline sf novel, The Astrologer (1972), like The Child (1976) by John Symonds, deals with a new Virgin Mary and a new Virgin Birth, in this case discovered via astrological means (see Astronomy; Messiahs). [JC] see also: Pseudoscience; Religion. /

Serial World

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema Fanzine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Norma H Kietzer. No editor named, but presumably Kietzer. 37 issues from 1974 to 1984. / Devoted to US Serial Films dating from the 1920s to the 1950s, Serial World began as a slim magazine with mostly black-and-white interior photos and illustrations, gradually developing into a Semiprozine as time passed. Even in the early issues, film posters and lobby cards were reproduced in colour on both front ...

Morley, Christopher

(1890-1957) US author and man of letters, brother of Felix Morley, who remains best known for mildly fantasticated (but not fantasy) tales like Parnassus on Wheels (1917) and The Haunted Bookshop (1919), and for Kitty Foyle (1939), a sentimental romance. He was a founding member of the Book-of-the-Month club, serving as a selector from 1928 to 1956; and co-founded the Baker Street Irregulars in 1934 (see Arthur Conan Doyle). Where the Blue Begins (1922), a Beast Fable [see The Encyclopedia of ...

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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