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Chilling Monster Tales

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema Magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. One issue only: August 1966. Published by MM Publishing Ltd from New York. No editor named. / Chilling Monster Tales consisted chiefly of uncredited summaries of classic Monster or Horror films including House of Frankenstein (1944) (see ...

Taylor, D J

(1960-    ) UK literary critic, biographer and author whose novels have normally not ventured into the fantastic; of sf interest, however, is The Windsor Faction (2013), an Alternate History tale set at the end of the 1930s in Britain, with Edward VIII (who in the real world abdicated in 1936) still on the throne (see Jonbar Point). Though affected by a demureness typical of ...

Wylie, Dirk

Name adopted by Joseph H Dockweiler (1920-1949) – also known as Harry Dockweiler – a member of the Futurians fan group, for several stories written in collaboration with Frederik Pohl, with whom he set up the Dirk Wylie Literary Agency after the war (Pohl continued under this name after Wylie's fatal illness forced him to resign). C M Kornbluth also had a hand in one of these, "Vacant ...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

(1823-1911) US minister, soldier, Feminist, poet and author, now best remembered for his friendship with and mentoring of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), and for his partial recognition of her genius. He is also remembered as an abolitionist who served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers (1862-1864), a Black regiment that (because of the racist code then legally enforced) could not be commanded by a Black man; his Army Life in a Black Regiment ...

Mighty Joe Young

Film (1949; vt Mr Joseph Young of Africa). Argosy/RKO. Directed by Ernest B Schoedsack. Written by Ruth Rose, from a story by Merian C Cooper. Cast includes Robert Armstrong, Ben Johnson and Terry Moore. 94 minutes. Black and white, with some tinted sequences. / A virtual remake, though on a smaller scale, of King Kong (1933), by much the same team that produced that classic. The hero organizes a cowboy ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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