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David, Peter

(1956-    ) US comic book writer and author, two of whose earlier series – the Photon sequence, beginning with Photon #1: For the Glory (1987), and the Psi-Man sequence, beginning with Psi-Man: Mind-Force Warrior (1990), about a Quaker fighter for good – are signed David Peters. As David he has mainly produced fantasies like the Modern Arthur sequence, beginning with Knight Life (1987; rev 2002), in which Arthur is put into the modern world; Howling Mad: A Tale ...

Sputnik

Russian film (2020). Sony Pictures presents an Art Pictures Studio, Hype Film and Vodorod Pictures production in association with Fond kino. Directed by Egor Abramenko. Written by Oleg Malovichko and Andrei Zolotarev. Cast includes Oksana Akinshina, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov and Anton Vasiliev. 113 minutes. Colour. / A cosmonaut returns from orbit in 1983 with an Alien lifeform inside him (see Parasitism and Symbiosis). / "They have become completely symbiotic: they'll die ...

Guin, Wyman

(1915-1989) US pharmacologist, advertising executive and author who began publishing sf with "Trigger Tide" as Norman Menasco for Astounding in October 1950, though his career can be said really to have begun with "Beyond Bedlam" (August 1951 Galaxy) which, like most of his best work of the 1950s and early 1960s, seemed ideally designed for Galaxy, with its focus (see Medicine; Identity; Psychology; Sociology) on the human implications involved in enduring the future. It is a brilliant ...

Starshore

US magazine, four issues Summer 1990 to Spring 1991, letter-size, published McAlpine Publishing, Virginia Beach, Virginia; edited by Richard Rowand. The magazine emphasized that it was "for the SF Reader", with the varying shout-line, "Science Fiction for the Enthusiast!!" or "Science Fiction for the Connoisseur!!". The contents, though, were a mix of science fiction (including Hard SF) and borderline sf/fantasy and included the provocative religious fantasy "A Candle in the Sun" (Winter 1990) ...

Borderlands

Australian Small Press magazine of Speculative Fiction, which included not only fantasy and horror but also Slipstream SF, published and edited in Perth, Western Australia, by a consortium that included Stephen Dedman, Simon Oxwell and Anna Hepworth. It made small token payments for fiction. Its name was derived from a small Convention held in Perth in 2001 which had seen the release of an anthology Borderlands: The World Within (anth 2001 chap) edited by Anna Hepworth, Simon Oxwell and Grant ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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