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Carr, John Dickson

(1906-1977) US author, mostly resident until 1948 in the UK, where many of his famous early detective novels, such as The Three Coffins (1935; vt The Hollow Man 1935), Death-Watch (1935) and The Ten Teacups (1937; vt The Peacock Feather Murders 1937) as by Carter Dickson, and others, are evocatively set. (However, some of his noteworthy early borderline-fantasy detections, such as The Waxworks Murder [1932; vt ...

Cooper, Iver P

(?   -    ) US intellectual property law attorney who began to publish work of genre interest with the essay "Drillers in Doublets" in Grantville Gazette for April 2005; like his subsequent fiction and genre-related nonfiction, this is Tied to the Assiti Shards: 1632 Shared World created by Eric Flint, in which a ...

Fantasy Modeling

Letter-size saddle-stapled magazine. Six quarterly issues Fall 1980 to Winter 1981 from O'Quinn Publishing. Editor: unknown. / This short-lived companion to Cinemagic specialized in how-to articles on building sf, fantasy and Sword and Sorcery hobby kits and dioramas, together with some material on Games. Several artists contributed, by far the best-known being Boris ...

Quasimodo's Monster Magazine

Letter-size perfect-bound Cinema magazine printed on cheap newsprint. Published by Mayfair Publications Incorporated. Editor: Tony Tallarico. Seven issues, January 1975 to May 1976. / An unabashed attempt to imitate Famous Monsters of Filmland, this publication started life as Monster World, then changed its title with #3 – possibly as a result of complaints from ...

Sentinel, The

Videogame (1986; vt The Sentry in the US). Designed by Geoff Crammond. Platforms: C64 (1986); Amstrad, AtariST, BBCMicro, Spectrum (1987); Amiga (1988), DOS (1989). / In The Sentinel, topography is everything. The player adopts the role of a "synthoid", a Robot in a three-dimensional chequerboard landscape overlooked by its eponymous guardian. The Sentinel's gaze slowly scans across ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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