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Marín, Rafael

(1959-    ) Spanish translator, critic, comic book writer and co-plotter, and author; considered one of the best stylists in Spanish fantasy and science fiction. He has published nine novels, seven collections and about seventy short stories and novellas, in addition to several studies on comics and cinema, and a dozen historical and realistic novels for younger readers. Some early work was signed Rafael Marín Trechera. / After some work in poetry and comics ...

Scrap Book, The

US Pulp magazine published monthly, March 1906 to January 1912, by the Frank A Munsey Corporation; edited by Perley Poore Sheehan. The Scrap Book was published in two separate sections from July 1907, the first containing articles, the second fiction. The second section became The Cavalier from September 1908, the first continuing as The Scrap Book, with some fiction content, until merging with The Cavalier to form The Cavalier Weekly. / The Scrap Book began as a reprint magazine, often ...

Escape from LA

Film (1996). Paramount Pictures in association with Rysher Entertainment. Directed by John Carpenter. Written by Carpenter, Debra Hill, & Russell, based on characters by Carpenter & Nick Castle. Cast includes Steve Buscemi, Bruce Campbell, Peter Fonda, Valeria Golino, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Cliff Robertson and Kurt Russell. 101 minutes. Colour. / Sixteen years after the events of Escape from New York (1981), the US is a morally totalitarian police state which deports its ...

Lee, Mike

(1962-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "High Heels from Hell" in Forbidden Acts (anth 1995) edited by Nancy A Collins, Edward E Kramer and Martin H Greenberg; most of his career has been focused on the Warhammer Wargame universe, beginning with Warhammer: The Daemon's Curse (2005) with Dan Abnett. [JC]

Sloane, William M

(1906-1974) US playwright, publisher and author whose interest in the occult was reflected in his sf novels, To Walk the Night (1937; rev 1954) and The Edge of Running Water (1939; vt The Unquiet Corpse 1956), both later assembled as The Rim of Morning (omni 1964); along with one story, "Let Nothing You Dismay" (in Stories for Tomorrow, anth 1954, ed Sloane), they are all the sf he wrote. To Walk the Night complexly combines horror and sf in its depiction of an Alien from another Dimension who ...

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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