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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

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Wonders of the Spaceways

UK pocketbook-size magazine, published by John Spencer, London; edited by Samuel Assael and Maurice Nahum, both uncredited. Ten numbered, undated issues 1951-1954. / One of the four poor-quality Spencer juvenile-sf magazines of the 1950s, all very similar, the others being Futuristic Science Stories, Tales of Tomorrow, and ...

Childs, Edward Earle

(?   -?   ) US author of The Wonders of Mouseland (1901), which combines Beast Fable [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and Fantastic Voyage in the story of a sailor shipwrecked on a Pacific Island whose Mouse inhabitants have built a civilization from data brought back by their ...

Beneath a Steel Sky

Videogame (1994). Revolution Software. Designed by Charles Cecil, Dave Cummins, Dave Gibbons, Daniel Marchant. Platforms: Amiga, CD32, DOS (1994); Win (2008); iOS (2009). / Beneath a Steel Sky is a graphical Adventure game using a point and click interface, which takes place in a Dystopian future Australia. The setting is a grimy, run ...

Fusion Fragment

Canadian Online Magazine, first series low-paying, published by Apodis Publishing, Ottawa, and edited by Cavan Terrill. Its first issue was in March 2007 and it has appeared on roughly a quarterly schedule since then. It is one of the few webzines which states categorically that it only wants science fiction, and has no interest in fantasy or horror, although its sf tastes tend to the extreme, with preferences for Cyberpunk and ...

Ville d'Avray, Arthur Armand

(1844-1907) French soldier, naturalist and author whose Voyage dans la Lune avant 1900 ["Voyage to the Moon around 1900"] (graph 1892) is a visual narrative, illustrated and captioned by Ville d'Avary, and apparently intended for children. Its protagonists fly to the Moon in a Balloon, where they confront Monsters; they are then transported to Saturn (see ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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