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Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction

Black-and-white Comics-format magazine issued in 1975 by Marvel Comics through Magazine Management, which owned the company at the time. Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction was a high-quality production created by Roy Thomas and considered to be a continuation of his previous colour sf anthology comic, Worlds Unknown. The successor publication was equally short-lived, seeing only six issues plus a Special published in 1976. It featured graphic adaptations of stories by many sf authors including ...

Suzuki Izumi

(1949-1986) Japanese author who, at the beginning of her troubled career, quit her teenage job as a key-punch operator after a Fanzine story gained an honourable mention in a competition run by the literary magazine Shōsetsu Gendai. Moving to Tokyo in 1970, she moonlighted as a bar hostess, nude model and actress under the name Naomi Asaka or Naomi Senkō. Her husband, the saxophonist Kaoru Abe, died of a drug overdose in 1978, after which Suzuki threw herself into an incandescent ...

bes shahar, eluki

(1956-    ) US author whose real name may be Eluki Besshahar but who inscribes her working name as eluki bes shahar; she increasingly writes under the pseudonym Rosemary Edghill (Edghill being her mother's maiden name). She began publishing work of genre interest as bes shahar with "Casablanca" for Hydrospanner Zero in 1981; the tale became part of her first novel, Hellflower (fixup 1991), which begins the Butterfly St Cyr sequence about a female space pilot whose smuggling ...

Carmichael, Claire

(1940-    ) Australian author resident in the USA from the mid 1990s, best known, under her pseudonym Clair McNab, for the Carol Ashton policiers, the Denise Cleever intelligence thrillers, and for the Kylie Kendall private eye tales set in Los Angeles. Her Young Adult sf, under her own name, is less familiar. The Virtual Realities Trilogy – comprising Virtual Realities (1992), Cybersaur (1993) and Worldwarp (1994), all three assembled as The Virtual Realities Trilogy ...

Mettais, Hippolyte

(1812-?   ) French doctor and author whose L'An 5865 ou Paris dans 4000 Ans (1865; trans Brian Stableford as The Year 5865 2012) is a Ruins and Futurity tale whose narrator – four millennia hence, after numerous Disasters have almost totally obscured the deep past – conceives of Paris in terms of the Lost World novel. As is typical of this category of tale, elements of spoof alternate with Satire. Paris avant le Déluge (1866; trans Brian Stableford as Paris ...

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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