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Moselli, José

Working name of French author Joseph Moselli (1882-1941), who also wrote as by Pierre Agay, Jack Duridan, Jules Dupont, Explorateur, J Fauconnier, Captain Harry, Jim Houch, Ledam, Jacques Mahan, Nord-55-Est, Jacques North and Pierre de Villebrune; his experience of active service in World War One may have been restricted to the Salonika Front. He concentrated on feuilletons and other periodical works, mostly for Pulp magazines, none of his large output appearing in book form until after his ...

Secret 6, The

Pulp Magazine. Four issues, October 1934 to April 1935, from Popular Publications. Editor: Rogers Terrill. / Written by prolific pulp author Robert J Hogan, The Secret 6 dealt with the adventures of King (no first name ever given) and his five associates, who fight crime after King has been framed for a murder. After breaking him out of Prison, the team strives to prove King's innocence while battling bizarre criminals including Mad Scientists. Among the threats they face are dogs enlarged ...

Gunther, Max

(1927-1998) UK-born author, in US from the age of thirteen; in his Disaster novel, Doom Wind (1986), a passing Comet generates winds of sufficient force to threaten New York. [JC]

Rowe, Hunter

Joint pseudonym of UK authors Peter Batty (1931-    ), a television producer, and John Knowler (1933-1979), an author under his own name, for The Power Box (1971), a Near Future Satire set in the Television industry, in which events seem to promise War. [JC]

Leading Edge, The

US Semiprozine produced by students at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. It began in April 1981 and has generally appeared twice yearly; occasionally (as in 1987 and 2015) there were three issues, and in several other years only a single issue. The Leading Edge is published in a perfect-bound Digest format. It is edited by the students, usually an individual or group for an academic year at a time, and therefore the magazine has almost as many editors as issues. The first editorial team, ...

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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