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Norstrilia Press

Small Press publisher established by Bruce Gillespie, Carey Handfield and Rob Gerrand in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to publish science fiction, fantasy, or Slipstream critical volumes, novels, short story collections, Poetry or autobiography, that were unlikely to be accepted by mainstream Australian publishers. Named in honour of ...

Phillips, Peter

(1920-2012) UK author and journalist, whose first published story was "No Silence for Maloeween" (May 1948 Weird Tales), and who was noted for a number of stories published during the decade 1948-1957 – especially "Dreams are Sacred" (September 1948 Astounding), regarded as one of the primary texts about dream worlds and psychic Virtual Reality. A man links minds with a writer in a coma and enters ...

Amazing Science Stories

UK Pulp magazine published in Manchester by Pembertons in 1951. Two unmemorable issues appeared, largely reprints from #2 and #3 of the Australian Thrills Incorporated, but also two stories reprinted from Super Science Stories, a UK edition of which had been published by Pembertons. [BS/PN] links / ...

Tetsuo

Film (1989; vt Tetsuo: The Iron Man) Produced, directed, written, art directed, special effects, co-photographed by Shinya Tsukamoto, who also plays one of the two leading roles; also starring Tomorah Taguchi and Kei Fujiwara. 67 minutes. Black and white. / A metal fetishist (Tsukamoto) is hurt in a hit and run car accident; the driver of the car, a conservative office worker (Taguchi), notices a metal splinter growing out of his cheek the next day. As time passes his body ...

McKinney, Joe

(1968-2021) US police sergeant (with the police department of San Antonio, Texas) and author who began to publish work of genre interest with Dead City (2006), in which the Disaster scenario of multiple hurricanes afflicting Houston, Texas, is followed by a Zombie apocalypse caused by the Ebola-like "necrosis filovirus". This opens the Dead World sequence of standalone novels, plus some short stories, that share the ...

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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