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Baker, Scott

(1947-    ) US-born author, who spent much of his career in France; for most of that career he has written fantasy and horror, some of it with distinction; his only sf novel is his first book, Symbiote's Crown (1978), a slyly intelligent though uneasily metaphysical Space Opera involving intricate hegiras through Parallel Worlds. Its French edition won the 1982 Prix Apollo for best SF novel ...


Film (1951). Columbia. Produced, written and directed by Arch Oboler. Cast includes James Anderson, Susan Douglas, Charles Lampkin, Earl Lee and William Phipps. 93 minutes, cut to 89 minutes (UK). Black and white. / The first "after the bomb" Post-Holocaust film, Five concerns five US survivors: a mountaineer, a pregnant girl, a token Black, a cashier and an adventurer. This is a gloomy art film with ...

Pelot, Pierre

Main pseudonym of French author Pierre Grosdemange (1945-    ), prolific from the 1960s under this and other names including Pierre Suragne and Pierre Carbonari; he was first known for Westerns, in particular the Dylan Stark sequence [not listed below], though sf soon began to dominate his output; his first sf novel was La Septième Saison ["The Seventh Season"] (1972) as by Pierre Suragne in the publisher's ...

Annandale, David

(1967-    ) Canadian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Sick" in Aberrations #8 for 1993, one of his infrequent works not Tied to the Warhammer 40,000 Wargame, with whose Medieval Futurist exorbitances he seems comfortable. [JC]


US Online Magazine (later with print, ebook and podcast as well as online versions) which has appeared monthly since October 2006. It is published and co-edited by Neil Clarke, in Stirling, New Jersey, under the imprint Wyrm Publishing. The initial editors were Sean Wallace and Nick Mamatas until July 2008, respectively handling solicited fiction and ...

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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