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Carter, P Youngman

(1904-1969) UK artist, editor, illustrator and author, active from the early 1920s, early work including a cover for Blackkerchief Dick (1923) by Margery Allingham; they were married from 1927 until her death, after which he completed her final (nonfantastic) novel in the Albert Campion detective series and wrote two more as Youngman Carter. The first of these, Mr Campion's Farthing (1969), based on an outline by Allingham, is of some genre interest: the hotly sought McGuffin of this quirky ...

Willits, Malcolm

(1934-    ) US film director, bookseller, editor and author, who began to publish work of genre interest with "To Not Be Worthy" in Destiny for Winter 1950, along with several other early stories in that journal (see Amateur Magazine), which he himself co-edited with Jim Bradley. He is of more direct sf interest for The Wonderful Edison Time Machine: A Celebration of Life (1999), a Young Adult Time Travel tale whose young protagonists take a Time Machine back to 1929 in an ...

Duncan, Andy

(1964-    ) US author who was a graduate of the 1994 Clarion West workshop (see Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop) and began to publish work of genre interest with "Liza and the Crazy Water Man" in Starlight 1 (anth 1996) edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden; this is assembled with other early work in Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (coll 2000), which won a World Fantasy Award as best collection. Further recognition followed: "The Pottawatomie Giant" (1 November 2000 ...

Incredible Hulk, The

1. US tv series (1977-1982). Universal/CBS-TV. Created by Kenneth Johnson (executive producer). Producers included Nicholas Corea, James D Parriott, Charles Bowman, Bob Sherman. Directors included Johnson, Bowman, Kenneth Gilbert, Jeffrey Hayden, Reza Badiyi, Jack Colvin. Writers included Johnson, Parriott, Corea, Karen Harris and Jill Sherman, Richard Christian Matheson. Cast includes Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin and Lou Ferrigno. Five seasons, two 100-minute pilots plus 79 50-minute episodes. ...

Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel

US Digest-size magazine. One undated issue, June 1957, published by Ziff-Davis; edited (uncredited) by Paul W Fairman. This was to be a quarterly magazine printing book-length novels in imitation of Galaxy Science Fiction Novels. The only novel was Henry Slesar's routine novelization of the film 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957). [FHP] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

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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