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Kirstein, Rosemary

(1953-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Salvage" with Sabine Kirstein for Aboriginal Science Fiction, March/April 1989. Her first novel followed in the same year, The Steerswoman (1989), opening the Steerswoman sequence which initially has a fantasy-quest flavour – with swords and other items of medieval Technology, wizards and even so-called demons and dragons – but proves to be set on a colony planet (see Colonization of Other ...

Fantastic Adventures

US Pulp magazine published by Ziff-Davis as a companion to Amazing Stories; 128 issues May 1939 to March 1953. Fantastic Adventures began as a bimonthly, large-size pulp, but maintained a monthly schedule from January 1940 for most of its existence, shrinking to standard pulp size in June 1940. To December 1949 it was edited nominally by Raymond A Palmer, although William L Hamling really ran the magazine as managing editor from November 1947-February 1951. Thereafter, until March 1953 (when it ...

Wyatt, Stephen

(1948-    ) UK author of two Ties to the Doctor Who universe: Paradise Towers (1988) and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1989), both in the Doctor Who Target Novelizations subseries. [JC]

Artzybasheff, Boris

(1899-1965) Ukraine-born US illustrator who fled to the US after the Russian Revolution. Although much of his prodigious output – he painted over 200 covers for Time Magazine – had a fantasticated feel to it, only a small portion is directly relevant to the fantastic genres. Most notable among these were his set of interior illustrations to Charles G Finney's The Circus of Dr. Lao (1935). He also painted the original covers for M P Shiel's This Above All (1933), and The Incomplete ...

Stoddard, Charles

Pseudonym of US author Charles Stanley Strong (1906-1962), whose sf novel, North of the Stars (1937), describes a clement Lost World near the North Pole, where a white queen rules a race of "primitive" "Eskimos". Stoddard should not be confused with the real American poet Charles Stoddard (1843-1909). [JC]

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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