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Dell Comics

The Comics imprint of Dell Publishing, which began issuing comics in various genres in the 1930s and was active for several decades, being the most successful US comics publisher for a time in the 1950s. Most of Dell's output made use of material licenced from various sources, including Walt Disney Productions, Lone Ranger Inc, Tarzan from Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc and the Walter Lantz Studios. Many of their titles sold a million or more copies per issue in the 1950s, more than any other ...

Normand, Charles

(?   -?   ) French author of L'émeraude des Incas (28 November 1891-5 March 1892 Petit France Illustré; 1892; trans S A B Harvey as The Emerald of the Incas: A Story of the Peruvian Empire 1917), in which a brave Peruvian with links to ancient Incas attempts to mount a revolt against his European masters, basing himself and his colleagues in a Lost World deep Underground beneath Manco-Capec. [JC]

Furney, Elliott E

(1848-1914) US medical doctor (based in St Louis, Missouri), inventor and author, whose Culture, a Modern Method (1891) applies techniques that might a century later be described as Genetic Engineering with Lamarckian implications, with the Invention of a process by which unhealthy cellular material is recast and rejuvenated; further experiments, where animals are – perhaps surgically – modified into servitors able to obey orders, are suggested. [JC]

Rotsler, William

(1926-1997) US author and artist who received four Hugos as Best Fan Artist, in 1975, 1979, 1996 and 1997, plus a 1996 Retro Hugo for his 1945 fan art; his huge output of cartoons, many still unpublished, may be remembered as much as his fiction. (An original Rotsler cartoon was tipped into each copy of the final issue of Science-Fiction Five-Yearly.) He began publishing sf with "Ship Me Tomorrow" for Galaxy in June 1970 and, although he initially kept his own name for autonomous work – ...

Sci-Fi TV

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on slick paper. Published by Starlog Group Inc. Editor: David McDonnell. Eight bimonthly issues (?), 1998 to 2000. / This short-lived companion to Starlog focused exclusively on current Television programming in the Fantasy and sf genres. This included such contemporary series as Babylon 5 (1993-1998), Hercules: the Legendary Journeys (1995-1999) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001) among many others. There were also interviews with ...

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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