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Sponsor of the day: Terrence Somerville
(1980- ) US author whose first two novels – Everything I Never Told You (2014) and Little Fires Everywhere (2017), both essentially nonfantastic – were very positively received, the second attracting attention for its astute anatomy of the disintegration of a Utopian planned community in 1990s America. Her third novel, the Near Future Our Missing Hearts ...
Newman, Richard Louis
(1956- ) US author of a Space Opera, Siege of Orbitor (1980), in which the eponymous Spaceship, en route to Jupiter, is assaulted from within by a Mutant planning to take over command; and a horror tale, On Wings of Evil (1988). [JC]
Fallaw, L M
(1908-1990) US author of whom little is known beyond his receipt of a 1929 English BA from Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina) and 1931 MA from Stanford University, California. His two-book Ugglians sequence, comprising The Ugglians (1956 chap) and Second Book of Ugg: The Ugglians at Large (1959), contains some fairly sharp sf Satire based on the arrival in America of Ugg the First from his African kingdom, intending to ...
US Amateur Magazine, two issues 1947, edited by Gordon M Kull and George R Cowie from San Francisco. The Vortex is listed in some indexes as a Semiprozine because of the production quality of the first issue, although the content was by unknown amateurs and it was distributed free. It was attractively printed on glossy paper, in a square Digest format. All the money was spent on the first ...
Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Canadian Semiprozine published and edited by Karl Johanson, Victoria, British Columbia, together with his wife Stephanie Johanson, who also serves as art director. Its first issue appeared in October 2003 and initially it maintained a schedule of roughly three issues per year but that has since become more irregular. It is printed in a slim Digest-size format on good quality coated stock, with attractive covers, so it is that rare ...
(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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...