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MacKay, Kenneth

(1859-1935) Australian soldier, politician, sportsman and author whose Yellow Peril tale, The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia (1895), describes a Chinese Invasion in 1954 under the guidance of Russia, the romance which causes the death of the secret leader of the invaders and the Australian he loves, and the continuing war which the Australians seem likely to lose. MacKay was given an OBE in 1920. [JC] see also: Australia. /

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Film (2010). Constantin Film/Davis Films/Impact Pictures. Written and directed by Paul W S Anderson. Cast includes Sienna Guillory, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Shawn Roberts. 97 minutes. Colour, 3D. / Alice and her Clones launch the attack on the Tokyo headquarters promised at the end of the previous film, but Wesker escapes and everyone dies except the original Alice, who loses her powers; in Alaska, she retrieves an amnesiac Claire Redfield from what turns out to have ...

Csicsery-Ronay, Istvan

(1950-    ) US teacher, editor, academic and critic, with DePauw University from 1983, full professor from 1997; he initially signed his name Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr, but began not to do so after the death of his father Istvan Csicsery-Ronay (1917-1990), also an author, who published in Hungarian. His overall involvement in sf, over and above his teaching activities, may be divided into two broad categories: his work as an editor, particularly as a founding editor of ...

Fusion Fragment

Canadian Online Magazine, first series low-paying, published by Apodis Publishing, Ottawa, and edited by Cavan Terrill. Its first issue was in March 2007 and it has appeared on roughly a quarterly schedule since then. It is one of the few webzines which states categorically that it only wants science fiction, and has no interest in fantasy or horror, although its sf tastes tend to the extreme, with preferences for Cyberpunk and Slipstream. Most of its fiction has been by promising hopefuls, ...

Helix SF

US Online Magazine published by Legends Group, Gaithersburg, Maryland and produced by Lawrence Watt-Evans and William Sanders. A Semiprozine that made its material available for free but asked for donations from which authors could be paid, it ran for ten quarterly issues from July 2006 to October 2008. Its primary objective was to publish stories either rejected by other magazines or unlikely to find an easy market, meaning the stories were likely to be controversial. Controversial usually ...

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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