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Young, B A

(1912-2001) UK journalist, editor and author, involved with the magazine Punch 1949-1964, and drama critic for the Financial Times 1964-1980. Of sf interest are Cabinet Pudding (1967), a Near Future Satire in which the UK Prime Minister in 1996 is a marijuana-smoking West Indian; and The Colonists from Space (1979), in which an Invasion by ...

Murnane, Gerald

(1939-    ) Australian author, highly regarded in his native land for his experimental short stories and novels, such as Tamarisk Row (1974). Murnane's meditative style, and a sense that for him language makes the world, bears comparison with Jorge Luis Borges. He disclaims any connection with sf, but has written several sf fictions using Alternate History conventions. In ...

Everett, Percival

(1956-    ) US academic and author, active from the early 1960s, whose novels variously and imaginatively press against mimetic readings; though most are nonfantastic, there is a sense that many of them pan the water margins of Fantastika. There are several novels of sf interest. In Zulus (1990), a Near Future tale set after the end of a nuclear World War Three, ...

Sci-Fi TV

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on slick paper. Published by Starlog Group Inc. Editor: David McDonnell. Eight bimonthly issues (?), 1998 to 2000. / This short-lived companion to Starlog focused exclusively on current Television programming in the Fantasy and sf genres. This included such contemporary series as ...

Burke, Ralph

Pseudonym used for magazine stories 1956-1958, primarily by Robert Silverberg alone, but three times in collaboration with Randall Garrett. [JC/DRL]

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 ...

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