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UK magazine. 85 issues, 1 January 1951 to October 1957, published by Hamilton & Co, Stafford, fortnightly to #8 then monthly, issues numbered consecutively, no volume numbers; edited by L G Holmes (Gordon Landsborough) (January 1951-November 1952), H J Campbell (December 1952-January 1956) and E C Tubb (February 1956-October 1957). Pocketbook-size January 1951-February 1957, Digest-size March-October ...
Working name of US children's author Silvio Frederick D'Ignazio (1949- ), most of whose work is moderately distant from any sf or fantastic interest (except tales for younger children), with the exception of some titles in the Chip Mitchell Computer-whizz-kid sequence, Chip Mitchell: The Case of the Stolen Computer Brains (1982) and Chip Mitchell: The Case of the Robot Warriors (1984); ...
(1848-1926) French illustrator and author, the first visual artist who could be said to specialize in sf Illustration, with an abiding interest in fabulated Inventions; the most important and popular nineteenth-century figure in this nascent field. Though he was clearly working in the tradition of such French artists and illustrators as J J Grandville, Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) and Gustave ...
Bearne, C G
(1939- ) UK editor of the sf anthology Vortex: New Soviet Science Fiction (anth 1970), assembling seven stories by five contemporary Soviet authors, including Aleksandr and Sergei Abramov and Arkady and Boris Strugatski. [DRL] see also: Russia. /
(1968- ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Trésor" for The Third Alternative for Summer 1994 as by Justina L A Robson, and who made considerable impact with her first novel, Silver Screen (1999), set in a realistically conceived – but not particularly Dystopian – Near Future England, where a team of ...
(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 ...