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Edelman, Scott

(1955-    ) US editor and author, his fiction having had perhaps unduly little recognition, almost certainly because his work shifts from horror to fantasy to sf without any marketing consistency; his first work of genre interest was "Guinea Pigs" for Fantasy Book in May 1983. The stories assembled in Suicide Art (coll 1992 chap) are horror, though some tales in These Worlds Are Haunted (coll 2001) are sf; various individual stories, like "The Last Man on the Moon" (in Moon ...

von Gunden, Kenneth

(1946-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Scrapings" in Ascents of Wonder (anth 1977) edited by David Gerrold, but whose first book of sf interest was nonfiction: Twenty All-Time Great SF Films (1982) with Stuart H Stock. He began publishing sf novels with StarSpawn (1990), which interestingly introduces an ethically advanced Hive-Mind race of interstellar explorers into medieval England, though an associated species escapes their ship and ...

Devine, Arthur D

Pseudonym of South African author and journalist Arthur Durham Divine (1904-1987), in the UK from before World War Two and active as a war correspondent throughout that conflict; he also wrote as A D Devine, A D Divine, David Divine and David Rame. Of genre interest is Wings over the Atlantic (date unknown but pre-1938), in which a brilliant Mad Scientist attempts the traditional task of conquering the world with his Inventions. Tunnel from Calais (1942; 1943 as by David Rame) is a Channel ...

TV Zone

UK oversized Media Magazine printed on high-quality paper. Published by Visual Imagination Limited. Editors were Anthony Brown, Lee Binding, Jan Vincent Rudski and Tom Spilsbury, although not in chronological order. 231 monthly issues, 1988 to 2008, with the final edition being a double issue. / This title originally focused mainly on Fantasy and sf Television, later expanding its scope to include comedy and drama. Series covered included Blake's Seven (1978-1981), The Prisoner (1967-1968) ...

Merrill, Harrison R

(1884-1938) US poet, academic and author of Ko-i-Chito: The Indian Boy (1937), a tale for children set in what would become Utah, mixing together Lost Race and Prehistoric SF influences. [JC]

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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