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Mimosa

US Fanzine edited by Rich and Nicki Lynch. Published 1982-2003, page count ranging from 34 to 108 pages; issues #1-#16 US letter-size duplicated by mimeograph with litho-printed covers, issues #17-#30 US ledger-size (folded and saddle-stapled) litho-printed. Frequency was approximately two issues per year, except for a five year interval between the first two issues. Stylistically, articles and essays are written first-person; each article has a short introduction or prelude by the editors and ...

Farrère, Claude

Pseudonym of French naval officer and author Frédéric Charles Pierre Édouard Bargone (1876-1957), who served in the French armed forces throughout World War One; he is known mainly for exoticized "colonial" novels after the model of Pierre Loti (1850-1923). Fumée d'opium (coll of linked stories 1904; trans Samuel Putnam as Black Opium 1929) contains a range of Drug fantasies; some of the stories in the untranslated Contes d'outre et d'autres mondes ["Tales of Beyond ...

Black Hole, The

Film (1979). Walt Disney (see The Walt Disney Company). Directed by Gary Nelson. Written by Jeb Rosebrook, Gerry Day, based on a story by Rosebrook, Bob Barbash, Richard Landau. Cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Joseph Bottoms, Robert Forster, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins and Maximilian Schell. 98 minutes. Colour. / The disappointment of its year in sf movies, this was a ludicrous though expensive reprise in space of Disney's 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1954). Astronauts enter a derelict ...

Scrap Book, The

US Pulp magazine published monthly, March 1906 to January 1912, by the Frank A Munsey Corporation; edited by Perley Poore Sheehan. The Scrap Book was published in two separate sections from July 1907, the first containing articles, the second fiction. The second section became The Cavalier from September 1908, the first continuing as The Scrap Book, with some fiction content, until merging with The Cavalier to form The Cavalier Weekly. / The Scrap Book began as a reprint magazine, often ...

Yu, Charles

(1976-    ) US lawyer and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Third Class Superhero" and other stories assembled as Third Class Superhero (coll 2006), none of these tales having been previously published; several stories in his second collection, Sorry Please Thank You: Stories (coll 2012), appeared previously in journals, including the impressive "Standard Loneliness Package" (November 2010 Lightspeed), in which, through an advanced Computer-governed ...

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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