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Infinity Science Fiction

US Digest-size magazine. 20 issues November 1955 to November 1958, published by Royal Publications, edited by Larry T Shaw; irregular, with four months between some issues, one month between others. Infinity Science Fiction was one of the most interesting of the flood of new sf magazines in the early and mid-1950s. Its first issue featured Arthur C Clarke's Hugo-winning story "The Star" (November 1955), and the magazine went on to publish other good stories by such authors as Isaac Asimov, ...

Jordan, G P

(?   -    ) Author (perhaps Canadian) of work for Young Adult readers; as Godfrey P Jordan he has written nonfiction for this market on Baseball. Of sf interest is the MicroKidz Mystery Adventures series opening with The Cagey Bee Byte (1984? or reissue); as indicated by the series title, the action deals with issues of Crime and Punishment involving Computers; sf devices include a form of mechanized Telepathy. Also sf is the Starr Family Adventures sequence ...

Casshan

Japanese animated tv series (1973-1974). Original title Shinzō Ningen Kyashān; vt Neo Human Casshern; vt Casshern. Tatsunoko Productions. Created by Tatsuo Yoshida. Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa. Writers include Tadashi Fukui, Akiyoshi Sakai and Jinzo Toriumi. Voice cast includes Ikuo Nishikawa, Emiko Tsukada, Kenji Utsumi and Masato Yamanouchi. 35 25-minute episodes. / A cliff-top castle is lit by lightning, imagery doubtless intended to evoke thoughts of the Frankenstein Monster, ...

Brown, George Mackay

(1921-1996) Scottish poet, playwright, journalist and author, active from the mid-1940s with The Orkney Herald and other local papers, where his casual-seeming but intensely felt essays on the history and fate of the Orkneys appeared until his death. With his first volumes of poems, The Storm, and Other Poems (coll 1954 chap) and Loaves and Fishes (coll 1959 chap) he began to establish himself as a poet of very considerable stature; he remains best known for this work, which includes a powerful ...

Caro, Dennis R

(1944-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "Cantaloupes and Kangaroos" in Clarion III (anth 1973) edited by Robin Scott Wilson. His first sf novel, The Man in the Darksuit: A Futuristic Mystery (1980), depicts with concise and surrealistic hilarity a mean-streets urban future and a mystery concerning the owner of the eponymous Invisibility-conferring outfit. Devine War (1986), a Space Opera set mostly on a colony planet, even more complicatedly spends considerable ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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