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Suspense Tales

US letter-size saddle-stapled weird fiction magazine. Publisher: Myron Fass as Suspense Publications Inc. Editor: Christopher Plumberton. One issue only, September 1959. / This was one of the first attempts by Myron Fass to capitalize on the popularity of Monster Movies during the late 1950s. Less focused than his later productions in the vein, it consists mostly of low-quality horror fiction but uses some film photographs as story illustrations; there are also two short nonfiction pieces. ...

Morrissey, Dean W

(1951-2021) American artist, latterly most often credited as Dean Morrissey. The self-trained Morrissey began his professional career with three covers for Dragon magazine in 1978, 1979, and 1980, and in 1986 he started to receive regular assignments to paint book covers. His covers for Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois's anthology Sorcerers! (anth 1986) and John Morressy's five-volume Kedrigern series introduce a recurring figure in his work, the elderly wizard with a large white beard, also ...

Ignotus Award

The annual Award, similar in scope to the Hugo, presented by the Spanish Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Association during the Spanish Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Convention known as HispaCon. These awards were established in 1991, and are named in honour of Coronel Ignotus, one of the pioneering sf authors in Spain (which see). The voting system consists of two phases: election of finalists and voting; to take part in them it is necessary only to sign up for a census managed by ...

Drago, Ty

Working name of US author Anthony Charles Drago Jr (1960-    ) who began to publish work of genre interest with "Childspell" for Haunts in 1992. He founded the Online Magazine Allegory (formerly known as Peridot Books) in 1998. His Near Future near-space tale, Phobos (2003), interweaves scientific intrigue on the eponymous Moon of Mars and mounting political strife between the Mars Colony and Earth. The Undertakers, starting with Rise of the Corpses (2011) is a Young Adult ...

Stargate SG-1

Canadian-American tv series (1997-2007). Created by Jonathan Glassner and Brad Wright. Producers include Glassner, Wright, Robert C Cooper, Joe Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, N John Smith, Michael Greenburg, and Richard Dean Anderson. Directors include Peter DeLuise, Martin Wood, Andy Mikita, William Waring, William Gereghty, David Warry-Smith, and Peter F Woeste. Writers include Glassner, Wright, Cooper, Mallozzi, Mullie, DeLuise, Damian Kindler, Katharyn Powers, and Alan McCullough. Cast includes ...

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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