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Warhammer 40,000

Miniature models-based Wargame (1987). Games Workshop (GW). Designed by Rick Priestley, Andy Chambers, Jervis Johnson, Gavin Thorpe, others. / While most tabletop Wargames have failed to compete against Videogames, Games Workshop's fantasy game Warhammer Fantasy Battle (1983 GW) designed by Bryan Ansell, Richard ...

Cooper-Burnett, Christy

(?   -    ) US author whose Christine Stewart Time Travel Adventures sequence, beginning with No Way Home: A Time Travel Novel of Adventure and Survival (2020), is based on the premise that a distant Near Future world punishes its criminals (see Crime and Punishment) by transporting them into past eras. The protagonist is an enforcer, and gets into complex trouble ...

Robinson, Logan

(1949-    ) US author of Evil Star = Beda (1986), a borderline Disaster novel in which Cold War conflicts ("beda" is "disaster" in Russian), and the imminent collision of a Comet with Earth, are treated in Technothriller fashion. [JC]

WSFA Journal

US club Fanzine, first series 1965-1977 edited by Don Miller; second series, following a hiatus, 1988-current under various editors. US quarto (letter-size) format. Published for the Washington SF Association based in Washington, District of Columbia. / Besides items relating to WSFA and local Fandom, the WSFA Journal contained articles of general sf interest, including in its early years a regular column by Thomas Burnett ...

Ellinger, Geoffrey

(1904-1990) UK author of detective novels who flourished in the early 1930s; in his one title of sf interest, The Blasted Acre (1936), a business consortium gets a monopoly on radium (see Elements; Nuclear Energy), threatening the world. [JC]

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 ...



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