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Substance

UK A4-size small-press Semiprozine, initially subtitled The Magazine of Mature Science Fiction & Fantasy; from issue 2 Science Fiction & Fantasy. Four issues Winter 1994 to Autumn 1996, edited and published by Paul Beardsley. / Substance aspired to fill a perceived mid-1990s need for a little magazine of good quality sf, traditional rather than avant-garde, seasoned with some fantasy, Interviews, ...

Carter, Justin L

(1880-1959) UK author who sometimes signed his books J L J Carter and sometimes as Compton Irving Carter. Two of his novels of are genre interest: Peggy the Aeronaut (1910), a Future War story which hints at a possible Pax Aeronautica; and Daughter of Egypt (1937) as by Compton Irving, about a revivified mummy in the twentieth century. [JC]

Winchester, Simon

(1944-    ) UK journalist and author, for many years resident in the USA, a citizen of that country from 2011, active as a journalist from the 1960s. He is the author of several nonfiction studies of world politics, many of which edge into Futures Studies territory, including Pacific: The Ocean of the Future (2015), which takes a sharply negative view of Japanese industries. He is of specific sf interest for the ...

Goodman, Edward J

(1836-1921) UK journalist, newspaper editor and author known as a writer of fiction only for Too Curious (1888), about a man capable of seeing the future (see Prediction). [JC]

Star Cops

UK tv series (1987). BBC TV. Devised by Chris Boucher, produced by Evgeny Gridneff, script edited by Joanna Willett. Directors Christopher Baker, Graeme Harper. Writers Boucher (5 episodes), Philip Martin and John Collee. Cast includes Jonathan Adams, David Calder, Trevor Cooper, Erick Ray Evans, Linda Newton and Anna Shoun. Nine 55-minute episodes. Colour. / It is 2027 CE. Nathan Spring (Calder) is the new head detective of the International Space ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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