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Crank!

US Semiprozine, Fall 1993 to #8 (undated 1998), initially quarterly but with a two-year gap before the final issue #8 in Spring 1988, trade paperback format, edited and published by Bryan Cholfin from Cambridge, Massachusetts. / The uncompromising style of Cholfin's Broken Mirrors Press (which has published worthy though uncommercial projects by writers such as David R Bunch and R A Lafferty) informed this attractive Small Press fiction quarterly, which enjoyed a remarkably high level of ...

Mashina Vremeni

Russian rock band (the name means Time Machine) founded by Andrei Makarevich (1953-    ) and Aleksandr Kutikov (1952-    ). Mashina Vremeni are, by all accounts, extremely popular in their homeland although little known outside it; and their music works within an attractively Beatle-y or "Adult Oriented Rock" idiom. Amongst their many releases is the concept album Malenkiy printz (1979), an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince ...

Doyle, Arthur Conan

(1859-1930) Scottish author known primarily for his work outside the sf field and in particular for his Sherlock Holmes stories (see Sherlock Holmes). Born in Edinburgh and educated by Jesuits, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University and initiated his own practice in Portsmouth in 1882, having already begun to publish fiction, beginning with "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" (6 September 1879 Chamber's Edinburgh Journal), followed by his first work of genre interest, "The American's Tale" ...

Mighels, Philip Verrill

(1869-1911) US author, married to Ella Sterling Mighels, who began to publish work of some genre interest with "The Polar Magnet" for Black Cat in 1896. In his sf novel, The Crystal Sphere: A Story of Adventure (1901; vt The King of the Missing Links 1904; cut, with several chapters excised, under original title 1906), a young man's Balloon is driven by vast winds to an undiscovered Island in the Pacific, in which Lost World he discovers two warring tribes of weapon-bearing ape-like "Missing ...

Ged, Caer

Pseudonym used by Geo W Proctor for one novel, The Coming of Cormac (1974). Ged is sometimes wrongly listed as a pseudonym of David Gerrold. [JC/DRL] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

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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