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Di Filippo, Paul

(1954-    ) US author whose birth and continued residence in Rhode Island places him at the heart of the Boston-Washington megalopolis (see Cities) that has been his typical venue and focus throughout his career, which began with "Falling Expectations" for Unearth in Winter 1977. He has published widely since, with at least 200 stories appearing in a wide range of journals. Beginning with The Steampunk Trilogy: Victoria; Hottentots; Walt and Emily (coll 1995), which remains ...

Einstein, Charles

(1926-2007) US author and journalist who is chiefly recognized for nonfiction works about Baseball; his best-known fiction was perhaps his first novel, The Bloody Spur (1953), which Fritz Lang made into the film Why the City Sleeps (1956). He began publishing work of genre interest with "Tunnel 1971", in Saturn in May 1957; his Near-Future novel, The Day New York Went Dry (1964), depicts a water shortage (not a reimposition of Prohibition – Einstein's original and preferred title was "The ...

Taylor, Geoff

(1946-    ) British artist. After studying graphic design at Chesterfield College of Art, Taylor initially worked in advertising before shifting his attention to book covers in the mid-1970s. Since that time he has painted about 300 book covers, mostly for works of Fantasy, though he has also done covers for a number of sf novels and has increasingly devoted his energies to gaming-related illustration. Among other accomplishments, he provided interior illustrations for Jeff ...

Elliot from Earth

British animated tv series (2021-current). Cartoon Network Studios Europe. Created by Guillaume Cassuto, Mic Graves and Tony Hull. Directed by Rhys Byfield and Mikey Please. Writers include Guillaume Cassuto, Mic Graves, Tony Hull, Joe Markham, Daran Johnson and Joe Parham. Voice cast includes Noah Bentley, Samuel Faraci, Kate Harbour and Naomi McDonald. Sixteen 11-minute episodes. Colour. / Geologist Frankie (McDonald) believes the lack of a fusion crust on a rock found in ...


US Digest-size magazine which ran for 63 issues from October 1950 to October 1958. Its first two issues were published by the Clark Publishing Co, and were edited by Raymond A Palmer; from the third issue, February 1951, it was acquired by William L Hamling's Greenleaf Publishing Co, and continued with Hamling as editor until October 1958. Beginning as a bimonthly, it operated a six-weekly and then briefly a monthly schedule September 1952-July 1955. Until July 1955 its full title was ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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