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Nexus [magazine]

1. UK Semiprozine published and edited by Paul Brazier, SF Nexus, Brighton; three issues, letter-size on glossy stock, April 1991 to Spring 1993. Intended as a magazine of opinion, chiefly about science fiction, it ran several short stories by Scott Edelman, Christina Lake and Geoff Ryman, but was mostly composed of articles, frequently humorous or simply facetious; two were contributed by David Langford. It even managed to run "A Science Fiction Prayer" (Spring 1992) by Lionel Fanthorpe. ...

Gauld, Tom

(1976-    ) Scottish illustrator, cartoonist and author, active since the beginning of the twenty-first century; he is perhaps best known for a weekly strip cartoon published in the Guardian, a full representative assembly of this material being You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack (graph coll 2013); Baking With Kafka (graph coll 2017) also contains material from other sources, often directly using sf imagery and themes; Goliath (graph 2012), about the tragically reluctant ...

Reinsmith, Richard

Working name of US author Richard Rein Smith (1930-    ), who has apparently written many sf novels under various pseudonyms, including the sf adventure Starbright (1983) as by Damon Castle, plus erotic novels (see Sex) as by Ann Taylor, and perhaps others, including Gothics as by Diana Tower; further pseudonyms remain almost certainly unrevealed. As Reinsmith he wrote The Savage Stars (1981), in which, after their Spaceship crashes on an empty planet, the survivors create a ...

Tick, The

US animated tv series (1994-1996). Sunbow Productions, Graz Entertainment, Fox Children's Productions. Based on the Comic book character created by Ben Edlund. Directors include John Kafka, Russel Mooney, Sue Peters, Hank Tucker and Art Vitello. Writers include Ben Edlund and Richard Liebmann-Smith. Voice cast includes Cam Clarke, Townsend Coleman, Micky Dolenz, Ron Feinberg, Jess Harnell, Tony Jay, Kay Lenz, John Mariano and Rob Paulsen. 36 20-minute episodes. Colour. / The Tick (Coleman) ...


Canadian Digest-size Small Press Semiprozine published by Island Speciality Reports, Victoria for the first eight issues, Autumn 1994 to Spring/Summer 1998, and then by Paper Orchid Press, Toronto. Edited by Dale L Sproule and Sally McBride through to issue #10 (Spring 1999) and then by Marcel Gagne and Sally Tomasevic. Issue #8/9 was a double issue, so that there were only ten print issues ending with #11 for Winter (December) 1999. An additional issue was released as an anthology in November ...

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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