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Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The

US Digest-size magazine; published Fall 1949 to the present. The first issue was titled simply The Magazine of Fantasy. Until February 1958 published by Fantasy House, Inc, a subsidiary of Mercury Publications, then by Mercury Press until January 2001, then by Gordon Van Gelder's Spilogale, Inc; Lawrence E Spivak (1900-1994) was Publisher from Fall 1949 to July 1954, Joseph W Ferman August 1954 to October 1970, Edward L Ferman from November 1970 to January 2001, and Gordon Van Gelder from ...

Will, John N

(?   -    ) Probably US author of the novella-length My Blond Princess of Space (1968 chap). [JC/DRL]

Chapdelaine, Perry A

Pseudonym used for sf by US author, mathematician, research psychologist and director of an author's publishing co-op, Anthony di Fabio (1925-2015). He legally adopted his stepfather's surname at age 21. His first published sf was "To Serve the Masters" for If in September 1967. His first sf novel, Swampworld West (1974), routinely explores a Colonization scenario involving problems between native Aliens and Earth colonists. Later books, The Laughing Terran (1977) and Spork of the Ayor (1969 ...


Film (1969). Columbia. Directed by John Sturges. Written by Mayo Simon, based on Marooned (1964) by Martin Caidin. Cast includes Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman, David Janssen and Gregory Peck. 134 minutes. Colour. / John Sturges is best known for Westerns (e.g., The Magnificent Seven [1960]), though he also directed the borderline sf film The Satan Bug (1965); outer space may be a less suitable setting for his work. The film is a quasidocumentary (see Space Documentaries) ...

Last Mimzy, The

Film (2007). New Line Cinema. Directed by Bob Shaye. Written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Toby Emmerich; story by James V Hart & Carol Skilken, based on "Mimsy were the Borogoves" (February 1943 Astounding) by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner and C L Moore). Cast includes Michael Clarke Duncan, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil, Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn. 90 minutes. Colour. / Toys from the future train a pair of Children in advanced scientific thought and ...

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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