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SF Digest

UK small A4-size magazine. One undated issue, (June) 1976, published by New English Library; edited by Julie Davis. SF Digest was to have been a quarterly successor to Science Fiction Monthly, but was doomed even before its single issue appeared by the publisher's decision to concentrate on books rather than magazines. SF Digest's format was superior to that of the inconveniently oversized Science Fiction Monthly. It featured stories by Brian W Aldiss, Michael G Coney, Rachel Pollack and Robert ...

Locke, George

(1936-2019) UK author, one-time pharmacist, antiquarian bookseller and bibliographer. He began publishing sf with "The Human Seed" for Authentic Science Fiction in October 1957, and under the name Gordon Walters published a number of sf stories in the 1960s, but no sf books; his novel, Pattern of Terror (1987) as by Ayresome Johns, is a detective tale involving an "impossible crime" and the supernatural. He also published several Sherlock Holmes Parodies, including The Ghosts of Eden; Or, the ...

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Japanese animated tv series (2020). Original title Otome Gēmu no Hametsu Furagu Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shite Shimatta. Based on the Light Novel by Satoru Yamaguchi. Silver Link. Directed by Keisuke Inoue. Written by Megumi Shimizu. Voice cast includes Saori Hayami, Inori Minase and Maaya Uchida. 24 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Falling into a coma following an accident causes Caterina Claes (Uchida), a spoilt noble child from the kingdom of Sorcier, to remember a ...


Digest-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on slick paper. Publisher: George Stover. Editor: John E Parnum. Seven issues 1979 to 1988; no publication schedule listed, although issues were given quarterly cover dates. / This high-quality Semiprozine was an unofficial continuation of Stover's Fanzine Black Oracle, of which ten issues appeared from 1969 to 1979. Cinemacabre contained in-depth articles on film plus occasional items on books and Music. Films covered included Alien ...

Wolff, Jake

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, The History of Living Forever (2019), focuses on the dance of revelations that beset and illumine the forty-year-old protagonist Conrad's understanding of his romance as a teenager with his chemistry teacher Sam, who had been searching for a recipe, possibly alchemical, that might contain the secret of Immortality. Conrad's search for various meanings – the mystery of his lover's death, the nature of immortality ...

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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