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Fahrenheit 451 [game]

Videogame (1984). Telarium. Designed by Len Neufeld. Platforms: AppleII, C64, DOS (1984); Mac (1985); AtariST, MSX (1986). / Fahrenheit 451 is an illustrated text Adventure which serves as a sequel to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (February 1951 Galaxy as "The Fireman"; exp 1953), and to which Bradbury made significant ...

Utley, Steve

(1948-2013) US poet (see Poetry) and short-story author whose black verve and acidulous knowingness about the absurdities of the genre made him, for a while, a figure of edgy salience in the field. He began publishing with "The Unkindest Cut of All" for Perry Rhodan #20 in December 1972, but stopped by the end of the decade; stories of interest include "Deviation from a Theme" (May 1976 Galaxy), an ...

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

1. US Comic strip created by Will Eisner, S M "Jerry" Iger (using the pseudonym W Morgan Thomas) and possibly Mort Meskin, who was the artist for the early issues. Though American in origin, the strip actually debuted in the UK magazine Wags #46 (January 1938); stateside, Sheena first appeared in Jumbo Comics #1 (September 1938) and continued in every issue including its last, #167 in March 1953. The comic book series ...

Owen, Richard

Joint pseudonym of US authors Dennis Fawcett (1942-    ) and David Nott (?   -    ) for The Eye of the Gods (1978), set in the Venezuelan jungle where a prehistoric Monster lurks, and perhaps a Lost World to boot. [JC]

Grabiński, Stefan

(1887-1936) Polish author, primarily known outside Poland for his short fiction, almost all of which was written between 1908 and 1922. After the inconsequential self-published Z wyjatków. W pomrokach wiary ["From the Unusual. In the Shadow of Belief"] (coll 1909) as by Stefan Żalny, the best of these stories – most of them horror tales of great intensity and of a sexual explicitness very infrequently found in his English-language ...

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 consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

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