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Causo, Roberto de Sousa

(1965-    ) Brazilian editor, critic and science fiction author, Roberto de Sousa Causo is a long-time correspondent for the American sf magazine Locus. In 2005, he also began publishing an initially weekly column about sf for Terra Magazine, an electronic platform of the Brazilian media giant Portal Terra. In addition to being a prolific sf writer in his own right, Causo currently works as a freelance editor for the Devir publishing house, where he is jointly responsible ...

Dibell, Ansen

Pseudonym of US author Nancy Dibble (1942-2006) whose sf sequence, the Strange and Fantastic History of the King of Kantmorie, comprises five Planetary Romances, though only the first three – Pursuit of the Screamer (1978), Circle, Crescent, Star (1981) and Summerfair (1982) – have appeared in their original language. For English readers, the outcome of the sequence will remain unclear, along with its potential stature as a work of art, until the appearance in English of the final ...

Brain Eaters, The

Film (1958). Corinthian Productions/American International Pictures. Executive Producer Samuel Z Arkoff. Directed by Bruno VeSota. Executive director Roger Corman (uncredited). Written by Gordon Urquhart, based without permission on The Puppet Masters (September-November 1951 Galaxy; 1951; text restored 1990) by Robert A Heinlein. Cast includes Alan Frost, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, Ed Nelson and Leonard Nimoy (misbilled as Leonard Nemoy). 60 minutes. Black and white. / Insectile ...

Blaisdell, Paul

(1927-1983) US painter, model-maker, actor and visual effects artist who designed the Monster suits for a number of 1950s US sf/Horror films. He often wore the creature suits as well, though almost always without any actor credit. Blaisdell served a stint with the US military after high school, then used the GI bill to attend the New England School of Art and Design. After graduation, he began submitting artwork to SF Magazines of the period, in the process attracting the attention of Forest J ...

New Moon

UK Semiprozine issued in A4 format on quality coated stock, published by Weller Publications and edited by Trevor Jones. It ran for just two issues, September 1991 and January 1992. Despite its title it was a continuation of Dream Magazine, even to the extent of including letters of comment on the last issue of Dream, though it reverted to issues #1 and #2 for this incarnation and endeavoured to pay decent professional rates and seek national distribution. Both issues were hybrid to some ...

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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