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Falls, Cyril

(1888-1971) Irish-born soldier, academic and author writing chiefly on military matters, in the UK from adolescence; he was in active service throughout World War One, became very well known as a war correspondent during World War Two. Of sf interest is his only novel, The Man for the Job: A Story for Commissars (1947), a Satire on Communism in which the Invention of a new Element known as "monobelium" causes a bureaucratic ruckus. Falls was made CBE (Companion of the British Empire) in 1967. ...

Creative Brother's Sci-Fi Magazine

US low-paying print-on-demand Semiprozine produced and edited by Cecil Washington of Oxon Hill, Maryland. It ran for eleven issues from October 2003 to May 2008, usually two issues per year. The magazine was dedicated to running Speculative Fiction either by Black writers or featuring Black characters and Black themes, but it was evident from Washington's regular editorial pleas that acquiring such fiction in sufficient quantity and quality was a constant struggle, added to which sales of the ...

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

A professional guild created in 1965 as Science Fiction Writers of America, to inform sf writers on matters of professional interest, to promote their professional welfare, and to help them deal effectively with publishers, agents, editors and anthologists; in 1992 (see below) it was renamed the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The initial impulse for SFWA came through discussions and activities at the Milford Science Fiction Writers' Conferences, founded by Damon Knight and ...

Kirby, Jack

Pseudonym of US comic-book illustrator Jacob Kurtzberg (1917-1994), who was known as Jack Kirby from about 1940, though he does not seem to have taken that name legally; other early pseudonyms include Jack Curtiss, Curt Davis, Ted Grey, Lance Kirby and Fred Sande. One of the giants in the Comics industry, he began his more than fifty-year career in 1936 working on newspaper comic strips for the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate; briefly, in 1939, he worked for Fleischer Studios (see Max Fleischer) ...

Hub Magazine

UK Online Magazine, with the first two issues as a Print Magazine, published and edited by Lee Harris, The Right Hand in York; Alasdair Stuart was the nonfiction editor but became managing editor from #3 (30 January 2009). The first two issues, dated Christmas 2006 and Winter 2007, were printed in an unconventional format (8.25 x 8.25 in; 210 x 210 mm) on glossy paper (see Slick) with good quality picture reproduction though with the text running too close to the edges of the page. Both issues ...

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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