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de Anguèrre, Charles Edgar

A pseudonym probably of Charles E Dean (?   -?   ), author of Do We Live Again? Man the Molecule, Phantasmal Thanatology [for full subtitle see Checklist] (1922), which combines the Afterlife Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] with Space Flight, as a French scientist embarks on an interplanetary journey described in perfectly orthodox sf terms. After landing on the planet Eterno, he meets famous men and women from Earth's past, and conveys ...

Harlan, Thomas

(1964-    ) US Wargame designer and author, who focused initially on fantasy, primarily the Oath of Empire series beginning with The Shadow of Ararat (1999), set in an Alternate World lacking a specific sf frame. He is of sf interest for the Time of the Sixth Sun sequence, comprising Wasteland of Flint (2003), House of Reeds (2004) and Land of the Dead (2009), and conceived to work in harmony with various games, including the Role Playing Game GURPS. The sequence is based on ...


US Digest-size magazine. Publisher: Winston Publications Inc. Editor was possibly Bart Anders. Three bimonthly issues: July, September and November 1960. / 1. This short-lived but high-quality weird fiction magazine – subtitled "The Magazine of Terrifying Tales" – consisted largely of reprints, mostly of strong stories by notable authors, many also active in sf. Selections include "The Emissary" (May 1943 Weird Tales) by Ray Bradbury, "A Bottomless Grave" (26 February 1888 San ...

Scrap Book, The

US Pulp magazine published monthly, March 1906 to January 1912, by the Frank A Munsey Corporation; edited by Perley Poore Sheehan. The Scrap Book was published in two separate sections from July 1907, the first containing articles, the second fiction. The second section became The Cavalier from September 1908, the first continuing as The Scrap Book, with some fiction content, until merging with The Cavalier to form The Cavalier Weekly. / The Scrap Book began as a reprint magazine, often ...

Sanders, Leonard

Working name of US author Leonard M Sanders Jr (1929-2005) US author who also published as by Dan Thomas, under which name he wrote The Seed (1968), an sf novel in which a Computer explains the meaning of life to one of its engineers. The later Hamlet Group sequence of very Near Future thrillers, comprising The Hamlet Warning (1976) and The Hamlet Ultimatum (1979), following America's attempts to prevent terrorists known as The Hamlet Group from detonating an atomic device in Santo Domingo ...

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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