Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

US slick-format small-press Magazine, 7 issues, irregular, November 1977-1985, published by Flight Unlimited; ed Pat Cadigan (1953-    ).

One of the best-produced Small-Press magazines, beautifully designed and illustrated, this successor to Chacal veered away from the association with Robert E Howard to produce a wide range of Fantasy and Supernatural Fiction. The emphasis remained on Low Fantasy, but the very quality of this meant that sometimes it became a form of Slick Fantasy, a trend especially noticeable in the works of Cadigan herself (her "Death From Exposure" won a 1979 Balrog Award), Michael Bishop, Tom Reamy and Howard Waldrop (1946-    ). C J Cherryh, Tanith Lee and Lisa Tuttle were also represented. S featured artwork by Clyde Caldwell, Thomas Canty (1952-    ), Stephen Fabian (1930-    ), Hank Jankus (1929-1988), Tim Kirk (1947-    ) and Roger Stine (1952-1991). S won a 1981 World Fantasy Award. [MA]


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.