STEPHEN BAXTER was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University on
31 March for 'Services to the Arts and Sciences': that is, his
'extraordinary contribution to science fiction writing'. [PM-R]
NEIL CLARKE's struggle against a barrage of AI submissions at
_Clarkesworld_ continues. The cover of issue 200 (May 2023) was criticized
as AI-generated and hastily replaced with a 'No AI' logo; _Clarkesworld_
and the unnamed artist -- who'd signed a contract including 'a statement
that the work was not generated or assisted' -- have decided without
further comment 'to go our separate ways'. (Twitter.com/clarkesworld, 1-2
CARRIE FISHER (1956-2016) was at last honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on, of course, May the Fourth. [F770]
MARK HAMILL has recorded voice messages in character as Luke Skywalker for
a Ukrainian air-raid warning app. The all-clear goes: 'The alert is over.
May the Force be with you.' (_The Verge_, 29 March) [GF]
MIKE MOORCOCK on resurgent daft claims that 'Shake Spear' is an obvious pseudonym: 'Clearly More Cock is another invented name. One person could
not have written so many books!' (Facebook, 16 May)
SFWA sends a worried release about the future of the Nebula conference, increasingly subsidized by SFWA itself to cover rising costs across the
board. The May 2023 conference may perhaps be the last: 'Because there is absolutely nothing left in our funds to pass on to future events.'
Donations are urgently requested at sfwa.org/donate. (Email, 4 May)
### CONCESSIBLE ###
Until 6 Jun  SCI-FI LONDON (film festival); multiple London venues
including Picturehouse Central. See sci-fi-london.com; showings listed and individually ticketed at sci-fi-london.com/2023-info/.
Until 11 Jun  GERRY ANDERSON'S CENTURY 21, Cartoon Museum, London. Adults GBP9.50. See www.cartoonmuseum.org/whatson.
2-4 Jun  CYMERA SF FESTIVAL 2023, Edinburgh and online. Weekend pass
GBP80, or GBP50 digital only. See www.cymerafestival.co.uk.
2-4 Jun  JODIWORLD (Jodi Taylor), Doubletree by Hilton, Coventry. GBP70
reg; GBP10 supporting; see www.jodiworld.org.
3-4 Jun  PORTSMOUTH COMIC CON, Guildhall, Portsmouth. Weekend tickets
GBP28; for day rates see portsmouthcomiccon.com.
8-11 Jun  KONFLIKT (Eurocon), Uppsala, Sweden. Euro60 or 600 SEK reg; under-26s free but must register. See eurocon2023.wordpress.com.
10-11 Jun  EM-CON (media), Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham. Weekend tickets GBP30 (11am entry) or GBP40 (10am) at www.em-con.co.uk.
17 Jun  BSFA & SF FOUNDATION AGMS as part of online sf event. Zoom/agenda links emailed to BSFA members in late May; Foundation members should
request links from grahamsleight [at] gmail.com.
24 Jun  LEICESTER HORROR CON, Guildhall, Leicester. GBP6.66 reg;
under-10s free (tickets 'very limited'). See linktr.ee/leicesterhorrorcon.
24-25 June  THE TOWN THAT NEVER WAS (steampunk), Blists Hill, Telford. Further details at www.ministryofsteampunk.com.
27 Jun  AN OUTSIDER IN THE CITY (on Colin Wilson), Century Club, London.
7pm. Tickets GBP12. See acuriousinvitation.com/colinwilson.html.
2 Jul  TOLKIEN SOCIETY SEMINAR, Leeds Hilton and online. Free. See www.tolkiensociety.org/events/seminar-2023/.
30 Jul  PAPERBACK & PULP BOOK FAIR, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram St,
London WC1N 1HT. 9:30am-3pm. GBP3 admission. Combined with the Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair: see etcfairs.com/ephemera-fairs/.
5 Aug  SMALL PRESS DAY, all UK. See smallpressday.co.uk.
25-28 Aug  ASYLUM-XII (steampunk), The Lawns and other Lincoln venues.
GBP45 reg: sales and day rates at www.ministryofsteampunk.com.
2 Sep  WHOOVERVILLE 14 (_Doctor Who_), QUAD Centre, Derby. Tickets GBP55; concessions GBP38; under-12s GBP10; book at
www.derbyquad.co.uk/Whooverville14. (Former website now seething with
21-22 Oct  FILM & COMIC CON CARDIFF, International Arena, Cardiff.
Weekend GBP16; GBP32 for early entry. See filmandcomicconcardiff.com.
29 Mar - 1 Apr 2024  LEVITATION (Eastercon), Telford International
Centre. GBP115 reg _(rising on 1 July)_; GBP50 concessions; GBP35
supporting; all memberships include virtual access. See
6 Apr 2024  BEDFORD WHO CHARITY CON (_Doctor Who_), King's House,
Ampthill Road, Bedford, MK42 9AZ. 10am-5:30pm. Guests TBA; tickets
'available soon' at bedfordwhocharitycon.co.uk.
20-21 Apr 2024  SCI-FI SCARBOROUGH (multimedia), The Spa, Scarborough.
GBP30 reg; students GBP20; 'kids' GBP10. See scifiscarborough.co.uk.
2-5 Aug 2024  DISCWORLD CONVENTION, Birmingham NEC Hilton. Prices to be announced at 2024.dwcon.org.
8-12 Aug 2024  GLASGOW 2024, Glasgow SEC. _Now GBP190 reg;
concessions/Scots residents/first Worldcon GBP140; YA (under 26) GBP120; under-16s GBP80; under-11s GBP50; under-6s GBP5. These rates good to 30 September 2023; virtual memberships available January 2024._ See glasgow2024.org.
16-19 Aug 2024  ERASMUSCON (Eurocon), Rotterdam, Netherlands. Euro125
reg. Online registration is open at www.erasmuscon.nl.
18-21 Apr 2025  RECONNECT, Hilton Lanyon Place Hotel and ICC, Belfast.
GBP60 reg; GBP45 under-18s and concessions; GBP25 supporting only. _Rates
rise postponed from 1 June to 2 July._ See easterconbelfast.org.
RUMBLINGS. _The Ray Bradbury Experience Museum_ (2017-2023) in his home
town Waukegan, Illinois, closed down in May. (Facebook, 26 May)
_Eurocon 2026:_ the team that ran the recent Metropolcon (Berlin, May)
now plans a Berlin bid with a likely date of late May or June 2026. [DH]
### INFINITELY IMPROBABLE ###
OUR NEW AI OVERLORDS. Researchers into ChatGPT and its underlying GPT-4
large language model confirmed the notion that it's all based on fuzzy plagiarism -- with a special fondness for sf/fantasy: 'GPT-4 was found to
have memorized titles such as the _Harry Potter_ children's books, Orwell's _Nineteen Eighty-Four_, _The Lord of the Rings_ trilogy, the _Hunger Games_ books, _Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_, _Fahrenheit 451_, _A Game of Thrones_, and _Dune_, among others.' (_The Register_, 3 May) [KF]
One 'Sci-fi author' using ChatGPT and Midjourney brags of creating 97 heavily illustrated stories in nine months, earning 'nearly $2,000' from
574 sales. O brave new world, that has such people in it. (_The Register_,
Mark Lawrence's Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off competition is
dropping the cover art category after the 2023 winner -- by Sean Mauss for
M.V. Prindle's _Bob the Wizard_ -- was identified as AI-generated despite
the artist's strenuous denials. (Blogspot and Twitter, 27-28 May) [F770]
AS OTHERS FEEL US. On Chie Hayakawa's film _Plan 75_: 'The downplayed presentation sells the concept as something more tangible than science fiction.' (_The Movie Waffler_, May 2023) [JonC]
ROYAL ALT-HISTORY MASTERCLASS. 'The first to be crowned in the Abbey was
Norman the Conqueror.' (Christiane Amanpour, CNN) [PE]
AWARDS. _British Book Awards ('Nibbies'):_ FICTION _Babel_ by R.F. Kuang. CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED _Tyger_ by SF Said and Dave McKean. FREEDOM TO
PUBLISH Salman Rushdie.
_Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement:_ Elizabeth Massie,
Nuzo Onoh and John Saul.
_HWA Specialty Press:_ Undertow Publications.
_International Booker Prize:_ _Time Shelter_ by Georgi Gospodinov.
_Nebulas:_ NOVEL _Babel_ by R.F. Kuang. NOVELLA _Even Though I Knew
the End_ by C.L. Polk. NOVELETTE 'If You Find Yourself Speaking to God,
Address God with the Informal You' by John Chu (_Uncanny_ 7-8/22). SHORT 'Rabbit Test' by Samantha Mills (_Uncanny_ 11-12/22). YA/MIDDLE GRADE _Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion_ by K. Tempest Bradford. DRAMATIC _Everything Everywhere All at Once_. GAME WRITING _Elden Ring._
_Peabody_ (media) entertainment category: _Andor_.
_Kurd Lasswitz Preis_ (Germany) for best foreign novel: _The Galaxy
and the Ground Within_ by Becky Chambers. [L]
SCIENCE CORNER. 'First animal to appear on Earth identified -- and its ancestors are now aquarium favourites' (_Sun_ headline, 17 May) [RJ]
R.I.P. _Ed Ames_ (1927-2023), US actor in _Androcles and the Lion_ (1967), _Cricket on the Hearth_ (1967), and genre tv series, died on 21 May aged
_Martin Amis_ (1949-2023) , noted UK author whose best-known genre
venture is the time-reversed novel _Time's Arrow_ (1991), died on 19 May
aged 73. [JC] Other books played with near future and alternate history
tropes; he also scripted the sf film _Saturn 3_ (1980). Jim Linwood
reminisces: 'I remember the 11-year old Martin running up and down the
stairs in the 1961 Gloucester Eastercon hotel where his father, Kingsley,
_Kenneth Anger_ (1927-2023), US experimental/underground film-maker
whose short works are often fantasy-themed -- e.g. _Lucifer Rising_ (1972)
-- died on 11 May aged 96. [LP]
_Lev Askerov_ (1940-2023), Azerbaijani author writing in Russian whose
15 books include four sf novels, died on 30 April. [AM]
_John Beasley_ (1943-2023), US actor in _The Gift_ (2000), _Lost
Souls_ (2000), _The Purge: Anarchy_ (2014), _Sinister 2_ (2015) and others, died on 30 May aged 79. [SJ]
_Helmut Berger_ (1944-2023), noted Austrian actor with genre roles in _Dorian Gray_ (1970), _Faceless_ (1988) and _Timeless_ (2016), died on 18
May aged 78. [AIP]
_Bard Bloom_, US co-creator of the _World Tree_ role-playing game
whose novels in that setting include _A Marriage of Insects_ (2007), died
on 29 April aged 60. [RB]
_Jim Brown_ (1936-2023), US footballer and actor in _The Running Man_ (1987), _Mars Attacks!_ (1996) and _Small Soldiers_ (voice, 1998), died on
18 May aged 87. [SG/LP]
_Barbara Bryne_ (1929-2023), UK actress in _Into the Woods_ (1987 Broadway), _Two Evil Eyes_ (1990) and _The Neverending Story_ (1995-1996
tv), died on 2 May aged 94. [LP]
_Marty Cantor_ (1935-2023), long-time Los Angeles fan, APA-L
contributor, publisher of fanzines including _Holier Than Thou_ (1979-1998; three Hugo nominations) with his then wife Robbie Cantor (now Bourget) and
_No Award_ (1991-2008), died on 29 April aged 88. He and Robbie won DUFF in 1985. [F770] Another old pal gone.
_Maths Claesson_ (1959-2023), Swedish fan active for over 40 years -- producing fanzines, attending cons, being a driving force of the Swedish SF Bookstore (and its second CEO) and publishing a well received juvenile sf trilogy 2014-2018, died on 7 May aged 64. [J-HH/B]
_Marlene Clark_ (1937-2023), US actress in _Night of the Cobra Woman_ (1972), _Son of Blob_ (1972), _The Beast Must Die_ (1974), _Black Mamba_
(1974) and others, died on 18 May aged 85. [SJ]
_Peter Day_ (1927-2023), UK visual effects designer who worked on
several genre series including _Doctor Who_ (51 episodes 1967-1977) and
_The Goodies_ (19 episodes 1975-1976), died on 13 March aged 95. [AIP]
_Sergey Dreyden_ (1941-2023), Russian actor who starred in the fantasy comedy _Window to Paris_ (1993) and in _Russian Ark_ (2002) died on 8 May
aged 81. [AM]
_Warren Hammack_ (1934-2023), US actor in _The Eye Creatures_ (1967), _Zontar: The Thing from Venus_ (1967) and _Mars Needs Women_ (1968), died
on 13 February aged 88. [LP]
_Terrence Hardiman_ (1937-2023), UK actor who starred in _The Demon Headmaster_ (1996-1998 plus spinoff film), with other genre credits
including _The Worst Witch_ (1998-2001) and _Fishtales_ (2007), died on 8
May aged 86. [AIP]
_Karen Kelly_ (1966-2023), Cambridge UK fan, con-goer and committee
member of Follycon (Eastercon 1988) and two Unicons, died on 24 May aged
_Gary Kent_ (1933-2023), US actor, stuntman and stunt co-ordinator
with credits for _The Mighty Gorga_ (1969), _Dracula vs. Frankenstein_
(1971), _The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant_ (1971), _Bubba Ho-Tep_ (2002)
and others, died on 25 May aged 89. [SG/LP]
_Mikhail Khleborodov_ (1967-2023), Russian director, screenwriter and producer whose film _Paragraph 78_ (2007) is sf, died on 5 May aged 56.
_Sergey Kolesnikov_ (1955--2023), Russian actor in _Warhammer 40,000:
Dawn of War II_ (2009, Russian dub) and _Land of Legends_ (2022), died on
29 April aged 68. [AM]
_Jerry Lapidus_ (1948-2023), US fan active since the 1960s with many
APA contributions (most recently to Slanapa), died on 19 April. [DGG]
_Ralph Lee_ (1935-2023), US mask and puppet designer who created the
'Land Shark' that ate _Saturday Night Live_ cast members in the 1970s, died
on 12 May aged 87. [AIP]
_Angus McAllister_ (1943-2023), Scots author of _The Krugg Syndrome_ (1988) and other sf novels, died on 18 April aged 79. [JS]
_George Maharis_ (1928-2023), US actor in _The Satan Bug_ (1965),
_Death in Space_ (1974), _The Sword and the Sorcerer_ (1982) and
_Doppelganger_ (1993), died on 24 May aged 94. [LP]
_Lisa Montell_ (1933-2023), Polish-born US actress in _World Without
End_ (1956), _Daughter of the Sun God_ (1962) and others, died on 7 March
aged 89. [SJ]
_Russ Nicholson_, UK fantasy artist who contributed to the early
_White Dwarf_ and illustrated many Fighting Fantasy gamebooks -- beginning
with the first, _The Warlock of Firetop Mountain_ (1982) -- and various _Warhammer_ products, died in May. [GW]
_Giovanni Lombardo Radice_ (1954-2023), Italian actor -- also as John Morghen -- in _Cannibal Apocalypse_ (1980), _City of the Living Dead_
(1980) and other horror films, died on 27 April age 68. [SF2C]
_John Refoua_ (1964-2023), film editor for _Avatar_ (2009 plus
sequel), _Geostorm_ (2017), _Transformers: The Last Knight_ (2017) and
others, died on 14 May aged 58. [AIP]
_Gerald Rose_ (1935-2023), UK illustrator of children's books
including Carroll, Lear, Ted Hughes's _Nessie the Mannerless Monster_
(1964) and several in Norman Hunter's 'Professor Branestawm' series, died
on 5 May aged 87. [AIP]
_Eileen Saki_ (1943-2023), _MASH_ actress whose genre films include _Meteor_ (1979) and _Splash_ (1984), died on 1 May aged 79. [AIP]
_Inger Sandberg_ (1930-2023), Swedish children's author whose works include _Laban the Little Spook_ (1965, first of a long supernatural series illustrated by her husband Lasse Sandberg), died on 16 May aged 92.
_Rickey Sheppard_ (1953-2023), US fan and book dealer, a charter
member of the Western Kentucky University SF Society and a mainstay of
Bowling Green Fandom, died on 28 April aged 69. [RL]
_Ray Stevenson_ (1964-2023), Northern Irish actor in _Punisher: War
Zone_ (2008), _Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant_ (2009), _Thor_
(2011 plus sequels), _Divergent_ (2014 plus sequels) and genre tv series,
died on 21 May aged 58. [LP]
_Roger Taylor_ (1938-2023), UK author of the 'Chronicles of Hawklan' fantasy sequence opening with _The Call of the Sword_ (1988), died on 25
March aged 85. [MF]
_Tina Turner_ (1939-2023), noted US singer and actress in _Tommy_
(1975), _Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome_ (1985) and _Last Action Hero_ (1993),
died on 24 May aged 83. [LP]
_Ken Westbury_ (1927-2023), UK cinematographer who worked on _The Man
in the White Suit_ (1951), _Adam Adamant Lives!_ (1966) and various _Doctor Who_ storylines (1966-1978), died on 28 April aged 96. [AIP]
EXPLICATION. 'They are called the Super Mario Bros, even though "Mario" is
not their surname -- like Dostoevsky inventing a videogame called The
Brothers Dimitri.' (Peter Bradshaw, _Guardian_, 4 April) [PE]
_Pedantry Corner:_ 'As any schoolboy knows, Mario IS the surname of
Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, as confirmed by the creator, Shigeru Miyamoto,
in 2015.' (Letters, _Private Eye_, 19 May)
RANDOM FANDOM. _Ahrvid Engholm_ is crowdfunding a Swedish-language space
opera award in honour of long-time author, editor and translator Bertil
Falk, who was 90 in May. Details from spaceoperaprize [at] rocketmail.com.
_Alva C. Rogers_'s Cthulhu cover art for _The Acolyte_ #9 (Winter
1945, ed. Francis T. Laney and Samuel D. Russell), was sold through
Heritage Auctions on 25 April for $25,000. [MW]
IN TYPO VERITAS: CHEESECAKE DEPT. '_Burroughs Bulletin_ ... The free
fanzine devoted entirely to Edgar Rice Burroughs' looks.' (Rog Phillips,
'The Club House', January 1950 _Amazing Stories_) [CR]
MAGAZINE SCENE. Further markets which like _Clarkesworld_ have announced a
ban on AI-created submissions include _Uncanny Magazine_ (Twitter, 21 May)
and _The Dark_ (Facebook, 23 May).
WE ARE EVERYWHERE. Chuck Sullivan, developer of a Gaithersburg, Maryland, neighbourhood, namechecked _Star Trek_ spaceships in Antares Drive,
Intrepid Lane and Reliant Drive. '"I'm a Trekkie." Chuck said. "They
wouldn't let me do Spock Court, but they did allow me to do Tribble Way,
which I was surprised at."' (_Washington Post_, 31 May) [PL]
FANFUNDERY. _TAFF:_ Ted White's collected editorials and reviews for
_Amazing_ and _Fantastic_ during his decade as editor are now available as trade paperbacks -- one for each magazine -- with all proceeds to TAFF.
Book pages are linked from his author page at ae.ansible.uk/?a=white. Free ebooks: the latest from Rob Hansen is _British SF Conventions Volume 1: 1937-1951_. Download page at taff.org.uk/ebooks.php?x=UKcons1.
Sue Mason's TAFF report _Into the Wide Purple Yonder_ costs GBP5 as a
PDF; GBP5 plus postage for the print edition. UK: GBP5 or GBP8 by Paypal to eutaff [at] gmail.com. USA: $6 or $15 by Paypal to taff [at] toad-hall.com. Elsewhere, contact the eutaff address 'and we'll sort it out'. TAFF thanks FANAC for its $100 'bounty' to the fund on publication of this report.
THE DEAD PAST. _30 Years Ago_, Karl Edward Wagner wrote to _Ansible_: 'U
fergot to mention that the highlight of the Author C. Burk Award Bash was
when yer man stood up to say he wasn't going to make a speech and then
spoke for seven hours nonstop, whilst we peons drank funny beers and only
ten quid a bottle. Dave Carson and I found a dish of olives before passing
out from boredom. We ate them. I had to tell Dave about the pits. The ones
in the olives.' (_Ansible_ 71, June 1993)
THOG'S MASTERCLASS. _Ripping Yarns._ 'He crushed her roughly against his doublet. Silk tore like the scream of a small animal.' (Janny Wurts, _Curse
of the Mistwraith_, 1993) [AR]
_Noise Level Dept._ 'Could Asandir close his ears, he would have.' (_Ibid_) [AR]
_Very Like a Simile._ 'Dakar slapped the reins, swaddled like a
vegetable in wet cloaks.' (_Ibid_) [AR]
_Greasy Dept._ 'The city apothecaries fattened their purses on profits wrung from unguents.' (_Ibid_) [AR]
_As Bear Traps Do._ '... a bear trap mouth that writhed, pursed, stretched, and compressed itself ceaselessly when he wasn't talking --
which was most of the time.' (James P. Hogan, _Out of Time_, 1993) [BA]
_Double Entendre._ 'In the end, the wedding went off without a hitch.' (Eric Flint, _1632_, 2000) [BA]
_Sequitur Dept._ 'With his light brown hair and blue eyes, Roland
stood tall for his age.' (Raymond E. Feist, _Magician_, 1982) [AR]
_Calendar-Fi._ 'Did you realize this is the driest November in sixteen
and a half years?' (David E. Fisher, 'You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks
Did', April 1960 _Amazing Stories_) [CR]
R.I.P. LATE OR LAST-MINUTE REPORTS. _Maurice C. Horn_ (1931-2022), French comics historian, author, editor and exhibition curator whose books include
_A History of the Comic Strip_ (1968) with Pierre Couperie and, as editor,
_The World Encyclopedia of Comics_ (1976), died on 30 December aged 91.
_Joseph P. (Joe) Martino_ (1931-2022), US author of stories in
_Analog_ and other magazines 1960-2007, died on 29 July 2022 aged 91. He entered the First Fandom Hall of Fame in 2010. [GVG]
_Mikhail Shalamov_ (1958-2023), Russian sf/fantasy author most active
in the 1980s, whose sf collection is _Seraya khrizantema_ (_Grey Chrysanthemum_, 1990), died on 31 May. [AM]
EDITORIAL. Personal news: my nice publishers at Gollancz SF Gateway and
NewCon Press -- to whom thanks -- have on request reverted rights to
various titles. _All Good Things_, the final collection of my _SFX_
magazine columns (plus extras) published in 2017 by NewCon, will definitely become an ebook companion to the previous collections _The SEX Column_ and _Starcombing_. Maybe I'll even reissue the Discworld quizbooks....
THOG'S GOLDEN OLDIES from _Ansible_ 191, June 2003. _Dept of What Does He
Call It Now?_ 'Fate has just laid its freezing hand around that ancient
organ he once called his heart, and squeezed it tenderly ...' (Jude Fisher, _Sorcery Rising_, 2002)
_Space Drive Dept._''Reaction rays many times faster than light,
pushing back against the cosmic dust of space ...' (Edmond Hamilton, _City
At World's End_, 1951)
_Explaining the Big Bang._ 'Einstein's equations proved that if matter moved faster than light, it would expand indefinitely ...' (_Ibid_)
_Dept of Striking Features._ 'The headshot was of a fair-haired man
with a dazzling smile and dark, piercing eyes above thick, dark eyebrows.' (Selma Eichler, _Murder Can Rain on Your Shower_, 2003)
_Vacuum Physics Dept._ 'The pilot fired a bright beam from the
shuttle's laser. The appalling flare of light and energy snatched the words from his mouth. Even in the silence of space, the shockwave seemed louder
than a crack of thunder.' (Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, _Legends of
Dune: The Butlerian Jihad_, 2002)
_Ansible_(R) 431 (C) David Langford, 2023. Thanks to Brian Ameringen,
Bellis, Richard Bleiler, Jonathan Clements, John Clute, Gary Farber, _File 770_, Martyn Folkes, Keith Freeman, D. Gary Grady, Steve Green, David
Hodson, John-Henri Holmberg, Kari, Rob Jackson, Steve Jones, _Locus_,
Pamela Love, Rich Lynch, Paul March-Russell, Andrey Meshavkin, Lawrence
Person, Andrew I. Porter, _Private Eye_, Adam Roberts, Christopher Rowe,
_SF2 Concatenation_, Jim Steel, Gordon Van Gelder, Michael Ward, Gary Wilkinson, and as always our Hero Distributors: Durdles Books (Birmingham
SF Group), SCIS/Prophecy and Alan Stewart (Australia).