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Prime Press

Short-lived (the business had failed by 1953) US Small Press specializing in sf; based in Philadelphia, founded in 1947 by Oswald Train (editorial) and James Williams, along with two fans, Alfred C Prime and Armand E Waldo, who later dropped out. Its first published title was the humorous fantasy The Mislaid Charm (February 1941 Unknown; 1947) by Alexander M Phillips. Several of Prime Press's few titles are of interest, including the first-published books of Lester del Rey, George O Smith and ...

Yaniv, Nir

(1972-    ) Israeli author, musician and occasional film-maker, most influential as the editor of the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy website, which he created and built into Israel's first significant online SF Magazine, at a time when none existed. He also edited several issues of the print magazine Chalomot Be'aspamia, following the departure of long-serving editor Vered Tochterman. / As a writer, Yaniv has worked predominantly in the short-story form, ...

Oppenheim, E Phillips

(1866-1946) UK author, publishing at least 160 novels from 1887 until just before his death, some as by Anthony Partridge; most of them are tales of espionage or society detective mysteries, the best known being The Great Impersonation (February-July 1919 The Grand Magazine; 1920), a non-fantastic thriller. His sf novels of interest – several of the titles given in the Checklist below are romantic-fantasy potboilers, some with Ruritanian elements – begin with Mysterious Mr Sabin ...

Thomas, Theodore L

(1920-2005) US author and lawyer, prolific in the magazines under his own name, which he sometimes rendered as Ted Thomas, and as Leonard Lockhard, the pseudonym he used for his Patent Attorney spoof series (eight stories 1952-1964 in Astounding/Analog), some of which were with Charles L Harness, including The Professional Approach (September 1962 Analog; 2007 ebook). He had begun publishing work of genre interest with two simultaneous stories, "The Revisitor" for Space Science Fiction in ...

Brantenberg, Gerd

(1941-    ) Norwegian author, whose novels frequently address Feminist issues in particular, and Gender issues in general; she is best known with the English language readers for Egalias Dotre (1977; trans Louis McKay as The Daughters of Egalia 1985; vt Egalia's Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes 1985), a sharply comic take on Sex conveyed through a sex-role reversal plot. [JC] see also: Norway. /

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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