Charles N. Brown
The founder and mainstay of premier sf&f news magazine Locus died yesterday.
He founded the magazine over 40 years ago and I’ve been reading it (with a few gaps) for over 30 of them, from back when it was a slim pamphlet, almost, rather than the 76 page monthly it’s turned into.
I never met him to speak to, although I did speak to some of his staff at various cons they were covering, and a couple came by the shop here when Worldcon (or maybe Eurocon the following year) was last in Glasgow… He reviewed hundreds of books himself, and published reviews of thousands more, together with news, gossip and interviews with the key writers in the field since the late 60s.
Hope he had a good last meal; Locus used to finish regularly with a note of what the wrap party for that issue had to eat!
No comments yet.
Transreal Fiction is a shop dedicated to selling science fiction, fantasy & related books, together with a limited selection of other merchandise.But really, it’s about books. Transreal Fiction opened in April 1997 in Cowgatehead and moved to it’s present location nearby in June 2011. The owner, Mike Calder, first sold sf & f books many years ago and has worked in the business either part- or full-time since. For years he also had a respectable job as well, but that’s another story…
The shop is named after the term coined by Rudy Rucker to describe his fiction and I thought it an apt name for a shop specialising in speculative fiction. And, in case you’re wondering, yes, Rudy Rucker was happy to allow me to use of the term as a name for my shop.
- Cuddly Critters!
- Contacting the Shop
- FAQ, inc. vacancies
- Hive Mail Order Service
- Laura Lam – signed books
- Signed Books
- Transreal Fiction
- New Titles – w/e 29th April 2017 transreal.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/new… 9 hours ago
- RT @EdinburghZoo: Happy #WorldTapirDay! #Zookeepers celebrated by giving Malayan #tapirs, Sayang, Mowgli & Baku, some tasty treats: https:/… 1 day ago
- It's #WorldTapirDay & Transreal Fiction has been sponsoring the tapirs @EdinburghZoo since April 27th 2008! Hope they get a treat today! 1 day ago
Site infoTransreal Fiction
Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.