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Forgotten Fantasy

US Digest-size magazine. Five issues October 1970 to June 1971, published by Nectar Press, Hollywood, edited by Douglas Menville. Forgotten Fantasy reprinted some ancient fantasy and Proto SF stories, but the long novel serialized in #1-#4, The Goddess of Atvatabar (1892) by William R Bradshaw, set in a Hollow Earth, was probably too dated to be successful even in the nostalgia market. A second serial, Hartmann the Anarchist (June-September 1893 The English Illustrated Magazine; 1893), by E ...

Jeeves, Terry

Working name of UK schoolteacher, long-time Fanzine editor, author and artist Byron Terry Jeeves (1922-2011), whose privately published Bibliographies of Astounding were bylined B T Jeeves and began with A Checklist of Astounding: Part 1 – 1930 to 1939 (1963 chap) [see Checklist below]; these researches were incorporated into The Complete Index to Astounding/Analog (1981) with Mike Ashley. He edited three early issues of Vector (#2-#4, Autumn 1958-Spring 1959) for the British Science ...

Gridban, Volsted

Pseudonym initially used by E C Tubb for three novels written for Scion Publications: Alien Universe (1952), Reverse Universe (1952) and Debracy's Drug (1953). Tubb then used the name on two novels for the Milestone Press – Planetoid Disposals, Ltd (1953) and Fugitive of Time (1953) – but Scion objected and reclaimed the name, which was used thereafter by John Russell Fearn (whom see for titles). [BS] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database Picture Gallery

King-Hall, Stephen

(1893-1966) UK naval officer, politician – MP for National Labour 1939-1942 – broadcaster and author; much of his early journalism was written under undisclosed pseudonyms; brother of Lou King-Hall. His military experiences (1914-1929), during active service in World War One and afterwards, influenced his work as a writer – especially the long series of admonitory newsletters he published from 1936 for thirty years, first as the King-Hall News Letter, and later under other ...

Flecker, James Elroy

(1884-1915) UK poet, playwright and author best known for Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand (1922), a Fantasy play with an Arabian Nights flavour, which further popularized a once-famous catch-phrase "We take the Golden Road to Samarkand" from his poem "The Golden Journey to Samarkand" in The Golden Journey to Samarkand (coll 1913 chap), about the yearning for the unattainable, poignantly conveying a sense of Time Abyss that prefigures ...

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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