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Hornig, Charles D

(1916-1999) US editor whose career began in September 1933 when, as a young sf fan, he started a Fanzine called The Fantasy Fan: The Fans' Own Magazine (see Amateur Magazine), and happened to send a copy of it to Hugo Gernsback. By coincidence, Gernsback was at that time looking for a new managing editor for Wonder Stories, and was so impressed by Hornig's editorial that he decided to offer him the post. At seventeen, Hornig became the youngest-ever sf magazine editor, attending evening classes ...

Satterfield, Charles

Pseudonym used on four magazine stories by Frederik Pohl, 1954-1959, the first being a collaboration with Lester del Rey. [JC]

Cawdron, Peter

(1967-    ) New Zealand-born author, in Australia for many years, whose early novels, beginning with The Road to Hell (2011 ebook), seem usually to have been self-published until the teens of the twenty-first century, most of his stories being Space Operas heavy on action, often involving First Contact. An early example, Anomaly (2011), which is set on Earth, involves the arrival of Aliens whose civilization is aeons in advance of ours; a later title, Losing Mars (2018), ...

McGee, Katharine

(1988-    ) US author whose first series, the Young Adult romance-inflected Thousandth Floor sequence beginning with The Thousandth Floor (2016), takes place in and around the eponymous Keep-like high-rise in moderately Near Future New York, with the poor inhabiting lower floors and the rich the regions above. In sf tales featuring diagrammatic structures of this sort, the most famous being J G Ballard's High-Rise (1975) – filmed as High-Rise (2016) directed by Ben ...

Tank Girl: The Movie

Film (1995). United Artists Pictures presents a Trilogy Entertainment Group production. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Written by Tedi Sarafian, based on the Comic strip Tank Girl (1988-1995) in Deadline magazine, created by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin and originally drawn by Hewlett. Cast includes Ann Magnuson, Malcolm McDowell, Lori Petty, Iggy Pop, Stacy Linn Ramsower, Ice-T and Naomi Watts. 104 minutes. Colour. / A tank-riding female Antihero resists the depredations of a water-hungry ...

Clute, John

(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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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