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Harrison, Harry

(1925-2012) US illustrator, editor and author, born Henry Maxwell Dempsey (though his father changed his name to Harrison soon after his son's birth), resident in later years, after many years of travelling, partly in the UK and partly in the US. Harrison began his career as a commercial artist about 1946, working chiefly in comics as an illustrator and writer, often in collaboration with Wallace A Wood, supplying illustrations as well to magazines like Galaxy Science Fiction and eventually ...

Norfolk, Lawrence

(1963-    ) UK author whose first novel, Lemprière's Dictionary (1991; cut 1992) is an elaborate secret history set in the late eighteenth century, depicting vast Automata from the Steampunk toolkit and sinister immortals (see Immortality) under a phantasmagoric London, murders that involve the re-enactment of classical myth, and a conspiracy by the Secret Masters who attempt to rule Europe, that ties together the Siege of La Rochelle, the British East India Company ...

Air Wonder Stories

US letter-size Pulp magazine, 11 issues, July 1929-May 1930, Stellar Publishing Corporation, edited by Hugo Gernsback, managing editor David Lasser. / This was a prompt comeback by Gernsback after the filing of bankruptcy proceedings against his Experimenter Publishing Company, with which he had founded Amazing Stories. Air Wonder Stories announced itself in its first editorial as presenting "solely flying stories of the future, strictly along scientific-mechanical-technical lines ... to ...

Camilla, Queen of the Lost Empire

US Comic strip, probably created by Charles A Winter (the first story says "by CAW"). Though Camilla eventually became a female Tarzan (see Edgar Rice Burroughs) in the Sheena, Queen of the Jungle mould, her character was initially inspired by Ayesha or She from H Rider Haggard's She: A History of Adventure (2 October 1886-8 January 1887 The Graphic), first appearing in Jungle Comics #1 (June 1940) as Camilla, Queen of the Lost Empire. That issue tells of Scientist Jon Dale discovering "a lost ...

Space Adventures (Classics)

US magazine, one of the reprint Digest-size magazines published by Sol Cohen's Ultimate Publishing Company. Six issues, Winter 1970 to Summer 1971. / The title was shortened to Space Adventures after the first two issues. The numbering ran, strangely, #9-#14, picking up where Science Fiction Classics left off, and Space Adventures (Classics) would be regarded as simply a variant title were it not that the latter resumed publication, also in Winter 1970, with #12. Most Space Adventures ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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