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Out of This World [magazine]

UK Digest-format magazine published by John Spencer and Co; edited by Samuel Assael and Maurice Nahum. Billed as "bi-monthly" but two issues only, October 1954 and January 1955. / This short-lived weird-fiction venture from the Badger Books stable is principally notable for the fact that the entire contents of both issues – each comprising five novelettes – were written by John S Glasby under his pseudonyms Max Chartair, Randall Conway, Ray Cosmic, Michael Hamilton and A J Merak ...

Hunger Dogs, The

The only original Graphic Novel by Comics pioneer Jack Kirby, and his last major work, published in 1985 by DC Comics. A continuation and culmination of the artist's New Gods series, which was published by DC from 1971 to 1972, The Hunger Dogs (DC Graphic Novel #4) was Kirby's long-awaited and long-gestating coda to the series, featuring a temporary victory over the forces of evil embodied by the super-Villain character Darkseid as the slaves (or "hunger dogs") that labour on the planet ...

In Like Flint

Film (1967). Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Gordon Douglas. Written by Hal Fimberg. Cast includes Totty Ames, Lee J Cobb, James Coburn, Andrew Duggan, Herb Edelman, Jean Hale, Steve Ihnat, Hanna Landy and Anna Lee. 114 minutes. Colour. / This sequel to Our Man Flint (1966) takes its farcical secret agent further into sf territory, including a concluding Space Flight. A secret organization of beautiful women, using the Fabulous Face company as their front, has been brainwashing women ...

Kimmel, Daniel M

(1955-    ) US journalist, film critic and author, active as a columnist for The Boston Herald (1996-1998) and elsewhere 1984-current, most of his nonfiction being concerned with Cinema and the Media Landscape in general. Of his several volumes of nonfiction, Jar Jar Binks Must Die ... and Other Observations About Science Fiction Movies (coll 2011) is of considerable interest for its engaged and not entirely forgiving analyses of such figures as George Lucas and Steven ...

Dieudonné, Florence Carpenter

(1850-1927) US author. In her Rondah, or Thirty-Three Years in a Star (1887) the tale's several protagonists travel through the solar system in a mountain which, propelled by explosions, serves as a Spaceship that takes them to a large inhabited Asteroid, where the central figure of the tale becomes king of the native bird-people, who are in fact of vegetable origin, and who are replaced by ferocious elves when the worldlet cools down. Much happens. In the end, the protagonist, with his woman, ...

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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