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Screen Chills and Macabre Stories

Pulp-size magazine. Pep Publishers and Printers of Croydon, South London. Editor: uncredited, believed to have been Leslie Syddall. One undated issue; possibly November 1957. / This extremely rare publication is of historical importance since – although the exact date of publication remains unknown – it may have preceded Famous Monsters of Filmland as the first Movie Monster magazine. Contents included Horror fiction along with reviews of such current films as I Was a Teenage ...

Immortality

Immortality is one of the basic motifs of speculative thought; the elixir of life and the fountain of youth are hypothetical goals of classic intellectual and exploratory quests. What is usually involved is, strictly speaking, extreme longevity and freedom from ageing, if not actual Rejuvenation – the uselessness of the former without the latter is reflected in the myth of Tithonus and in Jonathan Swift's account of the Struldbruggs in Gulliver's Travels (1726; rev 1735). / One thing ...

Schimel, Lawrence

(1971-    ) US poet, story writer, editor and translator resident in Spain since 1999 where he combines his own writing in both Spanish and English with work as a literary translator. His first genre story was "The Last Bite" in Dead of Night #6 in July 1990 and by the end of the decade had published nearly 100 stories, many with gay/lesbian or Vampire themes, and issued his first collection, The Drag Queen of Elfland and Other Stories (coll 1996). Two more collections ...

Caspian, Jonatha Ariadne

(1960-    ) US author of a game Tie, Torg: The Possibility Wars #3: The Nightmare Dream (1991), based on Torg (1990). Fittingly, it is unambitious. [JC]

Little Badger, Darcie

(1987-    ) US oceanographer and author much of whose work, most of it definable as fantasy or horror, directly and powerfully reflects her family background as a member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. She began to publish work of genre interest with "First Ride of the Day" in Vignettes from the End of the World (anth 2014) edited by Jacob Haddon. Her first novel, the Young Adult Elatsoe [pronounced el-at-so-ay] (2020), which won the Locus Award for best first novel, ...

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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