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Coven 13

US fantasy magazine, Digest-size for the first four issues, then letter-size for the remaining six issues; ten issues from September 1969 to (undated) 1974, #1-#4 published bimonthly by Camelot Publishing, Los Angeles, September 1969 to March 1970, edited by Arthur H Landis; #5-#10 published irregularly by William L Crawford's Fantasy Publishing, California, edited by Gerald Page. From #5 (January 1971), Coven 13 was retitled Witchcraft & Sorcery, and subtitled "The Modern Magazine of Weird ...

Guest, Ernest

Pseudonym of the UK author Henry Gilbert (1868-1937), none of whose works under his own name have fantastic content, though Robin Hood and the Men of the Greenwood (1912) hints at a Green Man [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] provenance. As Guest, Gilbert wrote At the End of the World: A Vision (1929), in which the End of the World – and of the solar system itself – is dramatized through the death of the Last Man; the tale then segues – after the fashion of ...

Left Coast

Role Playing Game (2005; rev 2011; vt Left Coast: The Short Story Edition). Steve Hickey Games. Designed by Steve Hickey, with input from Avery Alder, Simon Carryer, Ron Edwards, Craig Hargraves, Zed Lopez, Manu, Dan Maruschak, Mike Sands and Ivan Towlson. / Independent Game in which those playing improvise scenes from the life of "Jane P Richards", a Scientist at the University of California in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a secret Identity as a male author of sf (see Women SF ...

Klaus, Susan

(?   -    ) US animal breeder, radio host and author of the Christian Roberts sequence of Florida-based Technothrillers, comprising Secretariat Reborn (2013) and Shark Fin Soup (2014); in the first tale, Roberts attempts to race the illegal Clone of famed thoroughbred horse Secretariat expose him (and the fragile plot) to an international crime syndicate; in the second, calling himself Captain Nemo (see Jules Verne), he begins an ecoterrorist campaign against ...

Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

Animated film (1984 Japan; heavily cut vt Warriors of the Wind, 1985; uncut release as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 2005). Nibariki, Hakuhodo, Tokuma, Tōei. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Written by Hayao Miyazaki. Cast includes Goro Naya, Yoshihiko Sakakibara and Sumi Shimamoto. 116 minutes. Colour. / Much imitated Ecology Anime, set on a Ruined Earth a thousand years after an environmental Disaster. A pro-technology faction, led by the Tolmekian Empire's Princess Kushana ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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