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Aguilera, Juan Miguel

(1960-    ) Spanish illustrator, industrial designer by profession, and author. He is considered one of the best Spanish sf writers. He has published thirteen novels, half of them in collaboration with other authors; three novellas in collaboration; and fifteen or so short stories. His works convey like few others the sf Sense of Wonder. / His first story was "Sangrando correctamente" ["Bleeding Correctly"] (August 1981 Nueva Dimensión) with Javier Redal, this was ...

SFRA Newsletter

US Digest-format magazine, the official newsletter, mostly monthly, of the Science Fiction Research Association; founded 1971, current, 215 issues to January/February 1995, edited by Fred Lerner (1971-1974), Beverly Friend (1974-1978), Roald Tweet (1978-1981), Elizabeth Anne Hull (1981-1984), Richard W Miller (1984-1987), Robert A Collins (1987-1989), Betsy Harfst (1989-1992), Daryl F Mallett (1993-1994) and Amy Sisson (1994-    ). Aside from news of specific interest to ...

Rountree, Josh

(1973-    ) US author who sometimes writes under his full name Joshua Rountree, and who began to publish work of genre interest with "Fool's Tile" in Glyph for 15 December 2002. Much of his early work was assembled as Can't Buy Me Faded Love (coll 2007), with several tales placing various popular singer-songwriters and rock'n'roll performers into Alternate History worlds, rather after the fashion of Howard Waldrop, who introduced this volume. His second collection, Fantastic ...

Wasei King Kong

["Japanese King Kong"] Film (1933 Japan). Shōchiku. Directed by Torajirō Saitō. Written by Akira Fushimi. Cast includes Hiroko Koizumi, Kotarō Sekiguchi, Nagamasa Yamada and Isamu Yamaguchi. Circa 35 minutes. Black and white. / Jobless ne'er-do-wells Kōichi (Yamada) and Santa (Yamaguchi) find a lucrative new side-show business, recreating the recent movie King Kong (1933) onstage with Santa in a gorilla costume, swatting at toy planes. However, when Santa sees his ...

Cameron, John

(1927-    ) US author. His borderline sf novel, The Astrologer (1972), like The Child (1976) by John Symonds, deals with a new Virgin Mary and a new Virgin Birth, in this case discovered via astrological means (see Astronomy; Messiahs). [JC] see also: Pseudoscience; Religion. /

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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