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The Apricot Files By David Langford
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The complete run of David Langford's technical and humorous columns about Apricot Computers microsystems, written for Apricot File magazine from 1985 to 1988. Langford wrestles with MS-DOS and the... More > various Apricot operating systems, wittily explains the inner secrets that Apricot PLC documented wrongly or not at all, and not at all incidentally tells many scabrous anecdotes about the contemporary British microcomputer scene.< Less
THEN: Science Fiction Fandom in the UK: 1930-1980 By Rob Hansen
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FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION (hardback: pictorial boards without dustjacket). Rob Hansen is acknowledged in Brian Aldiss's autobiography, The Twinkling of an Eye, as "the historian of fanzines".... More > This is Rob's ground-breaking history of British science fiction fandom since its first stirrings in the early 1930s. Originally published in four fanzine-format volumes from 1988 to 1993, THEN is now greatly revised, corrected and expanded by more than 20% for this first book edition, with detailed source notes, more than 300 photographs of featured fans and professionals, dozens of representative fanzine covers and a full index plus separate photo index. There is an appreciative introduction by Peter Weston, who writes: "without Rob we would know almost nothing about British fanhistory, whereas thanks to him we know just about everything ... It's a truly amazing thing, and something of a minor miracle that it ever came to be written."< Less
THEN: Science Fiction Fandom in the UK: 1930-1980 By Rob Hansen
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FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION (trade paperback). Rob Hansen is acknowledged in Brian Aldiss's autobiography, The Twinkling of an Eye, as "the historian of fanzines". This is Rob's ground-breaking... More > history of British science fiction fandom since its first stirrings in the early 1930s. Originally published in four fanzine-format volumes from 1988 to 1993, THEN is now greatly revised, corrected and expanded by more than 20% for this first book edition, with detailed source notes, more than 300 photographs of featured fans and professionals, dozens of representative fanzine covers and a full index plus separate photo index. There is an appreciative introduction by Peter Weston, who writes: "without Rob we would know almost nothing about British fanhistory, whereas thanks to him we know just about everything ... It's a truly amazing thing, and something of a minor miracle that it ever came to be written."< Less
CROSSTALK: Interviews Conducted by David Langford By David Langford
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Fifteen interviews in which David Langford -- winner of 29 Hugo Awards -- questions other science fiction and fantasy notables: Stephen Baxter, Kristen Britain, John Clute and John Grant, John Clute... More > solo, George Hay, Tom Holt, Terry Pratchett with Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart, Terry Pratchett solo (twice), Christopher Priest, Alastair Reynolds, John Sladek, Bob Shaw, Kevin Smith, and Ian Watson. CROSSTALK collects all these conversations for the first time in book form.< Less
Benchmarks Concluded 1987-1993 By Algis Budrys
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The third and final collection of Algis Budrys's celebrated review columns for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, covering the years 1987 to 1993. Budrys won a Locus Award for his similar... More > collection Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf (1985) and a Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy criticism. Tim Powers, multiple award-winning sf/fantasy novelist, writes: "Even when he's reviewing books you're not interested in, Budrys is always funny and fascinating and insightful ... Budrys's highly entertaining review essays constitute a priceless how-to source for science fiction writers."< Less
Benchmarks Continued 1975-1982 By Algis Budrys
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The first collection of Algis Budrys's celebrated review columns for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, covering the years 1975 to 1982. Budrys won a Locus Award for his similar collection... More > Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf (1985) and a Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy criticism. Tim Powers, multiple award-winning sf/fantasy novelist, writes: "As well as one of the best writers in our field, Algis Budrys was the best writer about our field. These essays are much more than reviews -- altogether they're a deeply perceptive history of science fiction literature."< Less
Benchmarks Revisited 1983-1986 By Algis Budrys
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The second collection (volume two of three) of Algis Budrys's celebrated review columns for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, covering the years 1983 to 1986. Budrys won a Locus Award for... More > his similar collection Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf (1985) and a Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy criticism. Tim Powers, multiple award-winning sf/fantasy novelist, writes: "As well as one of the best writers in our field, Algis Budrys was the best writer about our field. These essays are much more than reviews -- altogether they're a deeply perceptive history of science fiction literature."< Less