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Sleight, Graham

(1972-    ) UK reviewer and critic, who began writing about the field for The New York Review of Science Fiction in 2000. He was editor of Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction from 2007 to 2013 (issues #101-#115). He has also contributed to Locus and Science Fiction Studies. His work has focused particularly on such authors as John Crowley, Christopher Priest, Joanna Russ, and Gene Wolfe. A collection of his essays is awaited. / Sleight has also written about sf in ...

Worts, George F

(1892-1967) US author who also wrote as by Loring Brent, not always restricting his use of this name to magazine publications. The Peter the Brazen sequence, whose protagonist boasts uncanny hearing and other Superpower-like abilities, is set primarily in the Far East, where Yellow Peril menaces are routinely dealt with by the Hero. The series appeared initially in Argosy between 1918-1934; the first six (all from 1918) were spliced together as Peter the Brazen: A Mystery Story of Modern China ...

Bull Spec

US professional Slick Print Magazine of Speculative Fiction – technically a Semiprozine – which is also available online, founded and edited by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn of Durham, North Carolina. It debuted in Spring 2010 and was initially published thrice yearly, the print edition being in slick letter-size format. The editor keeps his definition of speculative fiction broad so that the magazine contains a range of fiction, from fables to Hard SF via Steampunk. In addition to its ...

Pandemic [game]

Board Game (2007). Z-Man Games. Designed by Matt Leacock. / Pandemic is a cooperative board game for 2-4 players. Players must work together in order to prevent the Pandemic outbreak of four simultaneous diseases in hotspots around the world by travelling to international locations and fighting the contagion using their individual abilities. This early cooperative strategy board game is a Gateway Game (which see) and was nominated for multiple awards on first release. / Pandemic is ...

Lippincott, David

(1924-1984) US advertising executive, composer and author whose Near-Future political Satire E Pluribus Bang! (1970) finds the US President involved in the murder of a Secret Service agent he finds in bed with his wife in a story that climaxes on a South Pacific Island where the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance is solved. Tremor Violet (1975) is a Disaster novel about earthquakes in Los Angeles (see California). [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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