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Centauri Express, The

US audio magazine (see Audiozine) which ran for five releases, undated other than by year, between September 1987 and April 1990. It never kept to its planned quarterly schedule. Each release consisted of a single audiocassette lasting ninety minutes. On each side was a fully dramatized adaptation of a story performed by the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company of Atlanta, Georgia under the overall direction of Thomas E Fuller (1948-2002), who had first proposed the ...

Keefer, Lowell B

(1884-1971) US author of Visitors from Outer Space (1969), in which Aliens impact Earth. [JC]

MacDougall, Ian

Pseudonym of Scottish minister and author John Douglas Glennie (1896-1940), in active service during World War One; he also served in World War Two, dying in hospital soon after he was evacuated from Dunkirk. A Trip to Venus (1940) describes a voyage in the mode of the Scientific Romance to Venus, where a Utopia is ...

Kasack, Hermann

(1896-1966) German author of Der Stadt hinter dem Strom (1949; trans Peter De Mendelssohn as The City Beyond the River 1953), a tale whose setting – initially World War Two, and then a distant City where the protagonist is assigned the Kafka-esque task of serving as its official chronicler – ...

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

Videogame (1995). The Dreamers' Guild. Designed by Harlan Ellison, David Mullich, David Sears. Platforms: DOS. / I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream is a graphical Adventure based on Harlan Ellison's Hugo award-winning short story of the same name. The game, scripted and codesigned by ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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