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D'Amato, Brian

(1962-    ) US sculptor, painter and author, son of Barbara D'Amato (1938-    ) and Anthony D'Amato (1937-2018), both writers; his essay on L Frank Baum's Oz, "The Wooden Gargoyles: Evil in Oz" – which was published as an afterword to his mother's mystery novel, Hard Road: A Cat Marsala Mystery (2001) – sharply but sympathetically examines some of the darker implications of Baum's work. D'Amato's first novel, Beauty (1992), grippingly narrates ...

Screen Thrills Illustrated

Letter-size Cinema magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper; early issues perfect-bound, later ones saddle-stapled. Publisher: Warren Publishing. Editor: Sam Sherman. Ten issues on a roughly quarterly schedule, June 1962 to November 1964. / This title was Warren Publishing's effort to establish a magazine devoted to general action films, including crime, war and western productions. There was a heavy emphasis on Serial Films, and many of these were in the sf and Superhero genres. ...

Cunha, Fausto

(1923-2004) Brazilian author and well-known literary critic, whose full name is Fausto Fernandes da Cunha. He is one of the central figures of the GRD generation of the 1960s, i.e., those writers published by Gumercindo Rocha Dorea, and is best known for his collections As noites marcianas ["Martian Nights"] (coll 1960) and O dia da nuvem ["The Day of the Cloud"] (coll 1980). His other sf works include a Young Adult novel, O Lobo do espaço ["The Space Wolf"] (1977), and a collection of ...

Camp Camp

US animated online series (2016-2019). Rooster Teeth. Created by Jordan Cwierz and Miles Luna. Executive Producers Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum. Writers include Jordan Cwierz, Gray G Haddock, Miles Luna, Elizabeth Maxwell and Kerry Shawcross. Directed by Yssa Badiola and Jordan Cwierz. Voice cast includes Jen Brown, Lee Eddy, Lindsay Jones, Michael Jones, Yuri Lowenthal, Miles Luna, Shannon McCormick and Yotam Perel. 59 episodes of varying length to date. Colour. / Two new arrivals at Camp ...

Delap, Richard

(1942-1987) US editor, reviewer and author who entered the sf world as a fan and soon began to publish book reviews, beginning with pieces in the Fanzine Granfalloon and contributing to "The Future in Books" column in Amazing Stories during 1959-1960. In Delap's F & SF Review he created a valuable review organ, whose folding was regretted. As a reviewer he was highly visible, being passionate, opinionated, and clear. He co-edited with Terry Dowling and Gil Lamont The Essential Ellison: A ...

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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