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Fisher, Lou

Working name of US technical author and author Louis Fisher (1940-    ) who, during a twenty-year career writing IBM computer manuals, began publishing sf with "Triggerman" in Galaxy for September 1973. His first novel, Sunstop 8 (1978), is a Space Opera; his second, The Blue Ice Pilot (1986) as Lou Fisher, features a space war made possible by developments in ...

Kyle, David A

(1919-2016) US sf fan, illustrator, owner of several radio stations, publisher and author. Kyle was a member of First Fandom, having been active in the field since 1933. Until the 1970s his writing activities were only occasional, though his first published sf was "Golden Nemesis" – which he also illustrated – for Stirring Science Stories in February 1941. (He had in fact sold this five years earlier and ...

Fuller, Alvarado M

(1851-1924) US inventor, "Indian fighter" and author whose sf novel, A.D. 2000 (1890; vt Back to Life (A.D. 2000): A Thrilling Novel 1911), wakes its protagonist (see Sleeper Awakes) in the Utopian culture of the year 2000, significantly the same year that the protagonist of Edward Bellamy's already hugely influential Looking Backward (1888) awakens. A ...

Návštěva z Vesmíru

["Visit from Space"] Czech (see Czech and Slovak SF) tv film (1977). Ostrava studio, Czechoslovak Television. Directed by Otakar Kosko. Written by Drahoslav Makovicka, based on Roadside Picnic (1972; trans 1977) by Arkady and Boris Strugatski. Cast includes Zdeněk Hradilák as Professor Pillman, Přemysl Matoušek as MrchoŽrout (literally "scavenger", but ...

Online Magazines

This entry provides an overview of digital, electronic and web-based magazines. There are now far more online sf magazines than print ones, and although many online ones can be downloaded or published by print-on-demand, they are usually initially accessible only via the internet rather than the newsstand. Online magazines may be referred to in a variety of forms, the most common of which is Webzine, because they are published on the worldwide web. Some digital ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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