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Levack, Daniel J H

(?   -    ) US bibliographer and critic, author of several author Bibliographies including Fantasms: A Bibliography of the Literature of Jack Vance (1978 chap with Tim Underwood; rev vt Fantasms II 1979 with Underwood and Kurt Cockrum; rev 1979), PKD: A Philip K. Dick Bibliography (1981; rev 1988), De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography (1983) with Charlotte Laughlin, Amber Dreams: A Roger Zelazny Bibliography (1983) and Dune Master: A Frank Herbert ...

Leeson, Robert

(1928-2013) UK editor and author, active from the mid-1940s, who began publishing his books for children, in which he has since specialized, with Beyond the Dragon Prow (1973), an historical romance. Of sf interest is the Time Rope sequence – Time Rope (1986), Three Against the World (1986), The Metro Gangs Attack (1986) and At War with Tomorrow (1986) – in which a sharp social awareness of the contemporary world is focused through a Time-Travel plot with ample conflicts; and the ...

Quasimodo's Monster Magazine

Letter-size perfect-bound Cinema magazine printed on cheap newsprint. Published by Mayfair Publications Incorporated. Editor: Tony Tallarico. Seven issues, January 1975 to May 1976. / An unabashed attempt to imitate Famous Monsters of Filmland, this publication started life as Monster World, then changed its title with #3 – possibly as a result of complaints from Warren Publishing regarding their own Monster World magazine of the 1960s. Quasimodo's Monster Magazine presented some ...

Brown, Peter Currell

(1936-    ) UK author whose first novel, Smallcreep's Day (1965), at an indeterminate point in the twentieth century, contains an extremely effective Absurdist quest into the heart of a vast, palpably allegorical factory, though the book as a whole is somewhat scattershot; the notion that the result of the quest for meaning is another assembly line is never sufficiently brought into focus. Mike Rutherford, the guitarist/bassist for the experimental rock group Genesis, ...

King, T Jackson

(1948-    ) US archaeologist and author, formerly married to Paula E Downing. He began publishing sf with his first novel, Retread Shop (1988), a somewhat congested but pleasingly vivid tale of the upbringing of a young human in the Space Habitat of the title, and of his complicated dealings with Alien merchants and crises of various sorts. He then focused on short stories for much of the 1990s, many of them extrapolating the concerns of Anthropology into various venues, ...

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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