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Different Realities

US Print Magazine dedicated to translating sf into English from French, Italian and Dutch sources; edited by Joe F Randolph of Washington, District of Columbia, who also did all the translations. Different Realities saw four large-size issues dated August and December in 1997 and 1998. The first two issues concentrated on short fiction, with work by Gerben Hellinga, Serge Rollet, Alain le Bussy, Daniel Walther and others. The final two issues ran longer material, including a two-part serial, ...

Goldberg, Marshall

(1930-2005) US physician, teacher and author (sometimes as Marshall Goldberg, M D) of medical thrillers, some of which move into the Near Future, including Disposable People (1980) with Kenneth Kay, about a disease which suddenly ravages America, and Nerve (1981). He should not be confused with his father, the football player Marshall Goldberg (1917-2006). [JC]


French/Polish animated film (1982). Production du Cirque, Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA), Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA). Directed and written by Piotr Kamler. Music by Luc Ferrari. Colour. / First shown at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, this film exists in two forms: a 67-minute version released in the US in 1983 with narration by Michael Lonsdale and a co-writing credit for Gabrielle Althen (this presumably being the same, or similar, to what was seen at Cannes); and a ...

Moffat, W Graham

(1866-1951) UK author whose What's the World Coming To? (1893) with John White takes the form of a series of discussions, set in 2003 CE, of the various marvels which the twentieth century has seen. The tone is Satirical; the targets include Edward Bellamy, fictional Clichés such as crime detection by psychic means, and concerns such as Feminism. [JC]

Weisinger, Mort

(1915-1978) US editor, actively involved in sf Fandom from the early 1930s, editing Fantasy Magazine, the leading Fanzine of its day; he also sold a few sf stories, starting with "The Price of Peace" for Amazing in November 1933. According to Science Fiction Bibliography (1935 chap) by William Crawford and D R Welch, this was preceded by a chapbook edition from Solar Publications, an imprint of Conrad H Ruppert's The ARRA Printers – see Small Presses and Limited Editions. In 1931, at a ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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