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Tomorrow [fanzine]

UK Fanzine edited and published by Douglas W F Mayer for the Leeds, Yorkshire, Science Fiction Association, of which Tomorrow was the official organ. Seven issues, Spring 1937 to Autumn 1938; #1 to #4 (Winter 1938) duplicated half-quarto (5 x 8 in); thereafter lithographed US quarto (8½ x 11 in). Quarterly. / The change of format after issue #4 coincided with the incorporation of Walter Gillings's fanzine Scientifiction. Besides Mayer himself, contributors to Tomorrow included Frank ...

Hubbell, Will

(?   -    ) US illustrator and author, who also writes fantasy as Morgan Howell. He should not be confused with the photographer William B Hubbell Jr (1934-    ). His Constance Clements sequence of Time Travel tales, comprising Cretaceous Sea (2002) and Sea of Time (2004), moves initially to the Cretaceous era, 65,000,000 years ago, where a resort has been set up at the potential epicentre of a world-changing Disaster; in the second, rather ...

Dobbs, Michael

(1948-    ) UK politician who has held various posts in the Conservative Party, and author of House of Cards (1989), a Near Future political thriller set in a UK reeling from the retirement of Margaret Thatcher. The book was filmed by the BBC as House of Cards (1990); it is only in the television version that the book's Machiavellian protagonist, Francis Urquhart (played by Ian Richardson), is given a catchphrase which became well-known: "You might say that – I ...

Prior, Ann

(1949-    ) New Zealand author whose Young Adult tale The Sky Cage (1967) is of some sf interest for its depiction of the Invasion of an unnamed City and of the young protagonist' escape to a world Underground. [JC]

Sidney, A

(?   -?   ) UK author of Destination Unknown (1928), a Lost Race tale set in Africa. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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