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Shea, Michael [2]

(1946-2014) US author, mostly of Fantasy; most of his few sf stories focus on Horror in SF motifs extracted directly from the work of H P Lovecraft, as in The Color Out of Time (1984), a sequel to Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space (September 1927 Amazing; 1982 chap) (see Sequels by Other Hands), Fat Face (1987 chap), a Cthulhu Mythos narrative, and other stories included with it in Copping Squid and Other Mythos Tales (coll 2009). Much of his witty and disquietingly sophisticated work in fact ...

Lamont, Archibald

(1864-1933) Scottish-born minister, politician and author, in Singapore and Malaya circa 1889-1898, in South Africa from 1912, where (despite his liberal views on race) he was a moderately successful politician, being mayor of Durban 1929-1933. Of some sf interest is South Africa in Mars: A Satire (1923), a kind of Afterlife fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] set on Mars, where various eminent Earth figures, deceased on their home planet, replicate the moments of their ...

Media Spotlight

US Media Magazine, the first issue tabloid-size, the remainder in letter-size saddle-stapled format printed on newsprint. Publisher: IRJAX Publications Incorporated. Editor: Jason Thomas under his best-known pseudonym Tom Rogers. Five numbered issues 1975-1977. Publication schedule was erratic. / Several people formerly associated with The Monster Times were connected with this magazine, a Semiprozine which was initially devoted to Star Trek (1966-1969) but which expanded its coverage to ...

Man Called Flintstone, The

Animated film (1966; vt The Flintstones in The Man Called Flintstone). Hanna-Barbera Productions/Columbia Pictures. Produced and directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Written by Harvey Bullock and R S Allen. Cast includes Mel Blanc, June Foray, Paul Frees, Gerry Johnson, Don Messick, Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl and Janet Waldo. 89 minutes. Colour. / Secret Agent Rock Slag (Frees) is injured in the town of Bedrock in a battle with agents working for the international Villain the Green ...

TV Chariot

Letter-size saddle-stapled Television Fanzine printed on middle-grade paper. Published by T C Chariot Productions. Editor: Robert Cain. Assistant Editor: Maureen Cain. Twelve (?) issues, 1977 to 1979. Publication schedule was bimonthly. / Well-produced fanzine dedicated primarily to US sf Television programmes with some occasional film coverage. While most of the content focused on then-recent productions including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979-1981) and Mork & Mindy ...

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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