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Denaerde, Stefan

Pseudonym of Dutch entrepreneur and author Adriaan C M Beers (1924-1998) whose Buitenaardse beschaving: de planeet larga (1969; trans as Operation Survival Earth 1977; rev vt trans as UFO – Contact from Planet Larga: A Report of the Investigation 1982), describes a visitation of Extraterrestrials in UFOs from the planet Larga, which is abut ten light years from Earth. [JC]

Kent, Ryland

Pseudonym of unidentified US author (?   -    ) whose After This (1939) segues, without undue sharpness of attack, from a realistically depicted World War Two Disaster, during which a merchant ship is blown up, into Posthumous Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]

Galactic Journal Magazine

US letter-size perfect-bound Media Magazine. Publisher: Mark A Altman as Altman Publications. ?23 monthly issues, 1986 to 1988. / This Semiprozine's format resembled a slim trade paperback. Despite the subtitle "The Science Fiction and Fantasy Alternative", the coverage was of such contemporary major productions as Aliens (1986), Back to the Future (1985), Battlestar Galactica (1978) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). Despite its good quality, Galactic Journal Magazine seems ...

Mills, Robert P

(1920-1986) US editor and literary agent, managing editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from its inception; he assumed the editorship proper – a month after publishing his only story, "The Last Shall be First", for the magazine – with the September 1958 issue, following Anthony Boucher's resignation, remaining editor until March 1962 and continuing thereafter as consulting editor until February 1963. He had previously been managing editor of Ellery Queen's Mystery ...

Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour, The

Animated tv series (1977-1978). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Executive Producers: Norm Prescott and Lou Scheimer. Directors, writers unknown. Cast includes Robert Ridgley, Burt Ward and Adam West. Based on characters created by Bob Kane, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Uncertain number of 60-minute episodes. Colour. / The second seasons of both Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976-1978) and The New Batman Adventures (1977) were combined under this title. Both heroes appear in separate 30-minute ...

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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