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US Semiprozine, Fall 1993 to #8 (undated 1998), initially quarterly but with a two-year gap before the final issue #8 in Spring 1988, trade paperback format, edited and published by Bryan Cholfin from Cambridge, Massachusetts. / The uncompromising style of Cholfin's Broken Mirrors Press (which has published worthy though uncommercial projects by writers such as David R Bunch and R A Lafferty) ...
(1887-1971) UK author and playwright, a conscientious objector during World War One who gained some prominence in the interwar period for Hunger and Love, Etc (1931), a speculative proletarian/modernist Dystopia, written before (and influential upon) but published after Brain: A Play of the Whole Earth (1930), a drama in which a giant Computer is set up in the Sahara to ...
(1943-2010) Finnish film editor, translator and journalist, the first of whose (few) sf stories was "Koekaniini" ["Guinea Pig"] in 1968. One of the founders of Aikakone magazine (see Finland), he was also publisher and editor of Ikaros magazine, winner of the Finnish Kosmoskynä award in 1988, editor of Ensimmäinen yhteys ["First Contact"] (anth 1988), organizer (with others) of the first Finncon ...
(1961- ) Australian author whose Young Adult JumpMan sequence, beginning with JumpMan: Rule 1: Don't Touch Anything (2002), is predicated to comic effect on the fantasy rule that the Hero of a tale must do that which is forbidden. In very loose sf terms, the Time Travel stories of the series follow the consequences of this rule. [JC]
US Online Magazine of sf and fantasy, published by editors-in-chief Lynne M Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, with Michi Trota as managing editor. Bimonthly, November 2014-current. / Uncanny is among the best-regarded current online magazines, publishing high-quality sf, fantasy and genre Poetry; there are also associated podcasts. Featured authors with entries in this encyclopedia ...
(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 ...