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White, Ted

Working name of US editor and author Theodore Edwin White (1938-    ) who became – after working as assistant editor for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1963-1968 – the sometimes controversial editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic 1969-1978; he noticeably improved the magazines, buying original stories and emphasizing matters relating to sf Fandom. He later edited Heavy Metal 1979-1980 and Stardate 1985-1986 (with David Bischoff). White is known, ...

Carrier Command

Videogame (1988). Realtime Games (RG). Designed by Clare Edgeley, Ricardo Pinto, Ian Oliver, Graeme Bird. Platforms: Amiga, AtariST (1988); Amstrad, C64, DOS, Spectrum (1989); Mac (1990). / The original Carrier Command was both one of the first UK-developed Videogames to use real-time three-dimensional displays and an innovative fusion of Computer Wargame and action game which included many elements later seen in works of Real Time Strategy. The player takes control of a highly advanced ...

Wallace, Jon

(?   -    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Walrus and the Carpenter" in Interzone for July/August 2011. The Kenstibec sequence comprising Barricade (2014) and Steeple (2015) depicts a Near Future Post-Holocaust world hovering on terminal ruination after unremitting Climate Change and war between artificial and "real" versions of Homo sapiens. Devastated cities like Edinburgh have become guarded Keeps inhabited by Android-like ...

Kotani, Eric

Pseudonym used by Japanese-US astrophysicist and author Yoji Kondo (1933-2017) for all his fiction. He has been professor of astrophysics at the University of Oklahoma (1972-1977), the University of Houston (1974-1977), the University of Pennsylvania (1978-1988) and the George Mason University (from 1989), with over 200 scientific papers to his credit. He has edited the journal Comments on Astrophysics since 1979, was President of the International Astronautical Union Commission on Astronomy ...

Johnson, Edgar

(1912-1990) US ceramic artist and author, for whose works of sf interest in collaboration with his wife Annabel Johnson, see her entry. Johnson should not to be confused with Edgar Johnson (1901-1972), an earlier novelist. [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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