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Vampirella

Letter-size black-and-white Comics format magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Warren Publishing. Character created by Forrest J Ackerman; costume initially designed by Trina Robbins, who repudiated its later, pornotopic iterations. Editors included Archie Goodwin, Billy Graham, Louise Jones and Bill Parente. Artists included José ...

Wilkins, Vaughan

(1890-1959) UK journalist and author best known for his historical romances, like And So – Victoria (1937; rev 1956), but who wrote some tales of sf interest. Being Met Together (1944; vt Napoleon's Submarine 1972), though marginal, interestingly describes an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St Helena using a submarine (see Under the Sea) designed by the American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton ...

Tillyard, Aelfrida

(1883-1959) UK religious thinker, medium, activist and author who began publishing as early as 1905, but who first gained attention for editing Cambridge Poets 1910-1913: An Anthology (anth 1913); she published mostly under her own name, though some work was released as by Mrs Constantine Graham. She is now probably best remembered for her two 1930s Scientific Romances (others, written in the 1950s, remain unpublished). Set after a series of ...

Carrier Command

Videogame (1988). Realtime Games (RG). Designed by Clare Edgeley, Ricardo Pinto, Ian Oliver, Graeme Bird. Platforms: Amiga, AtariST (1988); Amstrad, C64, DOS, Spectrum (1989); Mac (1990). / The original Carrier Command was both one of the first UK-developed Videogames to use real-time three-dimensional displays and an innovative fusion of Computer Wargame and action game which included ...

Reida, Alvah

(1920-1975) US author whose sf novel, Fault Lines (1972) – not to be confused with Kate Wilhelm's later novel of the same title – deals apocalyptically with the Disasters that afflict America of a San Andreas Fault earthquake caused, at least in part, by an unwary use of thermonuclear devices. [JC]

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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