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Bewildering Stories

US Online Magazine published weekly since 15 July 2002 with commendable regularity, missing only Christmas week until 2006 and then missing other major holidays so that it averaged 47 or 48 issues per year. Originally published by Jerry Wright (1946-2013) at Moses Lake, Washington and edited by Don Webb (credited as "Managing Editor; founder and originator of the Bewildering concept"), who continues with the help of a host of assistants and an editorial board. It reached its 500th issue on 29 ...

Seymour, John

(1914-2004) UK farmer and author almost all of whose works, from the early 1950s until his death, are nonfiction discussing the disappearance of what he deemed to be a balanced world (see Ecology), and the prospects of achieving sustainability in the future (see Futures Studies). Of sf interest is Die Lerchen singen so schön ["The Larks They Sang Melodious"] (1982), portraying Near Future disaster and recovery for a UK afflicted first by a general strike and then by collapse of ...

Clone High

Canadian-American animated tv series (2002-2003). Music Television (MTV). Created by Bill Lawrence, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Directed by Ted Collyer and Harold Harris. Writers include Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Voice cast includes Will Forte, Phil Lord, Michael McDonald, Christopher Miller, Christa Miller and Nicole Sullivan. Thirteen 22-minute episodes. Colour. / In the 1980s the American government Cloned many historical figures and now, as the theme song explains, "the ...

Colgan, Jennifer

(?   -    ) US author of romances and supernatural fictions, plus at least one full-blown fantasy, Conjured in Flames (2005). She should not be confused with the Scottish author of comic romances and Doctor Who titles, Jenny Colgan. [JC]

Bonzo Dog Band, The

The Bonzo Dog Band, billed as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band on their earliest singles and first album, was founded in 1962 by a group of art students including Vivian Stanshall (1943-1995) and joined in 1963 by Neil Innes (1944-2019). They combined various musical styles with surreal Humour anticipating Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974); the band received widespread public attention when they performed on the children's Television comedy programme Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967-1969) ...

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 publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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