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Wilson, Robin Scott

(1928-2013) US editor, academic and author, President of California State University, Chico, California, until his retirement in 1993, and thereafter a trustee professor at California State University, Monterey Bay, California. He began publishing sf with "The State of the Art" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in July 1970; his best story is probably "For a While There, Herbert Marcuse, I Thought You Were Maybe Right About Alienation and Eros" (July 1972 F&SF). Early short ...

McHugh, Maureen F

(1959-    ) US author (her middle initial stands for nothing) who began publishing sf with "All in a Day's Work" for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1988 as by Michael Galloglach. About half of her fairly modest production of stories was assembled as Mothers and Other Monsters: Stories (coll 2005), including "The Lincoln Train" (April 1995 F&SF), which won both a Hugo and a Locus Award; later stories were assembled as After the Apocalypse (coll 2011), a ...

Barrett, Neal, Jr

(1929-2014) US author who worked extensively under his own name, and also as Victor Appleton, Chad Calhoun, Franklin W Dixon (a Stratemeyer House Name), Rebecca Drury and J D Hardin. He began publishing sf with "To Tell the Truth" for Galaxy in August 1960 and contributed with some regularity to the SF Magazines, much of this early material being assembled in A Different Vintage (coll 2001), though he never published prolifically in shorter forms. Some of his later tales, like "Hero" (September ...

Earth Dies Screaming, The

Film (1964). Lippert/Planet. Directed by Terence Fisher. Written by Henry Cross, from a story by Harry Spalding. Cast includes Virginia Field, Willard Parker and Dennis Price. 62 minutes. Black and white. / This is the first of three sf films that Terence Fisher (best known for his Hammer Horror films) made during the 1960s; the others were Island of Terror (1966) and Night of the Big Heat (1967). The UK has been invaded by alien-controlled robots. Survivors are besieged by corpses animated ...

Red Magazine, The

UK general fiction magazine published by Amalgamated Press, London; 620 issues, June 1908 to September 1939; editor for most of those years, certainly the ones of sf interest, was John Stock. It appeared monthly until February 1910, twice monthly until 15 March 1918, and again 1 February-1 August 1919, then fortnightly until 9 August 1929. Published on cheap book paper, close enough to pulpwood to be regarded as a Pulp magazine, the initial issues were a slightly stunted but wider standard ...

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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