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Amateur Science Stories

UK Amateur Magazine published from Leeds, West Yorkshire, by the fan-run SFA (Science Fiction Association) and edited by Douglas W F Mayer. Paper size 8½in x 14in. Three issues only, October 1937 (9pp), December 1937 (16pp) and March 1938 (18pp). / This fiction Fanzine is mildly notable for its publication of Arthur C Clarke's first three stories, beginning with "Travel by Wire!" (December 1937). All the fiction content was supplied by Clarke (#2, #3), William F Temple writing as ...

Adams, Tom

(1926-2019) US-born illustrator, printmaker and designer, in UK from early childhood; along with Richard Chopping (1917-2008), he was deeply influential in the 1960s and 1970s for creating in commercial terms an indelibly memorable marriage of surrealism and trompe l'oeil techniques (including collage), an influence mostly visible in his long succession of covers for the novels of Agatha Christie, mostly in reprint form. His influence on sf Illustration was indirect, though clearly traceable. ...

Wright, J C

(1874-1939) US author, most of his work focused on Native American civilizations, several of his titles, like The Crooked Tree: Indian Legends and a Short History of the Little Traverse Bay Region (coll 1917) containing his versions of traditional material. He is of some sf interest for The Great Myth (1922), a Lost Race tale about the Mound People, which treats his central concerns. This author, who was sometimes known as John C Wright, should not be confused with John C Wright. [JC]

Cole, Everett B

(1910-2001) US author, formerly a professional US Army soldier and veteran of the Omaha Beach landing in World War Two; he retired from service in 1960 and was a high school teacher until his second retirement in the mid-1970s. He began publishing sf with "Philosophical Corps" for Astounding in March 1951, as by E B Cole – the first of the Philosophical Corps series for Astounding, which ceased there in 1956 before concluding much later with "Here, There Be Witches" (April 1970 Analog). ...

Miles, Lawrence

(1972-    ) UK author best known for his significant contributions to the Doctor Who universe, though he has occasionally published unconnected work. After some early work in Comics, he began his main association with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Christmas on a Rational Planet (1996). His most influential work has been in the Doctor Who: Eight Doctor sequence; the four-volume story arc beginning with Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor: Alien Bodies (1997) and closing with Doctor ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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