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8 Quotations from Brian Ash
|alternative history n.
|| 1976 Who’s Who in Science Fiction 12
Alternative histories, tales of Earth with usually one historical detail changed in the past, and chronicling the resulting effects today.
|| 1977 Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1978) 275/3
Fanzines fall into various classes. Fannish fanzines deal with fandom itself, often scurrilously (since the passing of the gentlemanly approach of First Fandom).
|generation ship n.
|| 1976 Who's Who in Science Fiction (rev. ed) (1977) 14
For those who stay this side of the light barrier there remains the ‘travelling ark’ (or ‘generation ship’)—a vehicle designed for centuries of flight (often in order to escape from a doomed Earth), in which several generations live and die before eventual landfall.
||1977 Future & Alternative Histories in Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction 123/1
Almost certainly the best-known work set in a world where Hitler won the war is Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle (1962) [...] In Dick’s case the ‘Jonbar hinge’, the point at which the story departs from genuine history, is an attempted assassination of President-elect Roosevelt in 1933.
||1976 Who’s Who in Science Fiction 127
His own stories include a number of novels, among them Hell’s Pavement (US 1955), which tells of an oppressed, mind-controlled society in the twenty-first century.
||1976 Who's Who in Science Fiction 15
Pantropy, a form of biological engineering which entails breeding or shaping people to allow them to survive on very alien worlds.
||1977 Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction 334/3
But four years elapsed before Hamilton’s account of ‘The Space Visitors’ appeared in Air Wonder Stories (March 1930), with an editorial reference to ‘The Book of the Damned’ and the evidence it offered that ‘over the past 150 years there has been strange extra-terrestrial activity, presumably from sentient beings’.
|| 1977 Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1978) 273/1
The largest and most recent body of fringe fandom rejoices in a membership of ‘Trekkies’ or ‘Trekkers’—adherents of the Star Trek television series.