David Kyle

David A. Kyle (February 14, 1919 – September 18, 2016) was an American science fiction writer and member of science fiction fandom.

Kyle in 2009

Professional career

With Martin Greenberg, Kyle founded Gnome Press in 1948. He wrote two pictorial histories of science fiction (A Pictorial History of Science Fiction and The Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams) and three licensed novels set in the Lensman universe (The Dragon Lensman, Lensman from Rigel and Z-Lensman).

He appeared with Paul Levinson, Greg Bear and many others on the History Channel's 2002 documentary, Fantastic Voyage: Evolution of Science Fiction. He died at the age of 97 on September 18, 2016.[1][2]


Kyle, an active fan since the earliest days of organized science fiction fandom, was an original member of New York's Futurians. In 1936, published The Fantasy World, possibly the first comics fanzine.[3]

He attended the first Worldcon, and both wrote and printed the "Yellow Pamphlet" condemning the organizers. The manifesto led chairman Sam Moskowitz to ban several prominent members of the Futurians from that convention.[4][5]

Kyle chaired the 1956 14th World Science Fiction Convention (NyCon II), inspiring the fan catchphrase, "Dave Kyle says you can't sit here." He was created a Knight of The Order of Saint Fantony in 1961, and was awarded the Big Heart Award in 1973. Kyle was also Fan Guest of Honor at ConStellation, the 41st World Science Fiction Convention, in 1983.

In addition, he wrote hundreds of articles for various fanzines, including regular articles for Richard and Nicki Lynch's Mimosa.

Kyle married another fan, Ruth Evelyn Landis (whom he had met through fandom), on August 31, 1957; for their honeymoon they flew to England for the 1957 Worldcon there, together with 53 friends and in-laws, on a specially chartered flight.[6] They remained married until her death on January 5, 2011. They had a son Arthur and a daughter Kerry.[7]


  1. ^ David Kyle obituary on Facebook by Kerry Kyle
  2. ^ Mike Glyer (2016-09-18). "Dave Kyle (1919-2016)". File 770. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
  3. ^ Kyle, David. "Phamous Phantasy Phan". Mimosa no. 24, pp. 25-28.
  4. ^ Kyle, David. "The Great Exclusion Act of 1939". Mimosa no. 6.
  5. ^ Kyle, Dave. "Caravan to the Stars". Mimosa no. 22, pp. 4–8.
  6. ^ Kyle, David. "A Fan-Tastic Honeymoon: An Air Wonder Story". Mimosa no. 30, pp. 25–27.
  7. ^ "Obituaries: Ruth Evelyn Kyle, 81, formerly of Potsdam". NorthCountryNow.com, January 6, 2011.

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1926–27 Dumbarton F.C. season

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2nd World Science Fiction Convention

The 2nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon I, was held September 1–2, 1940, at the Hotel Chicagoan in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The event had 128 participants.The guest of honor at the second Worldcon was E. E. "Doc" Smith. Also attending were Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, and Forrest J Ackerman. The event was chaired by Mark Reinsberg with Erle Korshak (secretary) and Bob Tucker (treasurer) as equal partners. It was organized by fans Russ Hodgkins, T. Bruce Yerke, and Walt Daugherty. This was the first Worldcon to include a masquerade.

56th World Science Fiction Convention

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BSFA Award

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Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy (; born 25 May 1976) is an Irish actor. He began his career performing as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he began his acting career in theatre, and in short and independent films in the late 1990s.

He appeared in the films 28 Days Later (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), Intermission (2003), Red Eye (2005) and Breakfast on Pluto (also 2005), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor.

He played the character of Dr. Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow) in the highly successful films of The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012). He starred in The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), Sunshine (2007), The Edge of Love (2008), Inception (2010) and Peacock (also 2010).

In 2011, Murphy won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actor and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for Misterman. He also became patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is closely associated with the work of Professor Pat Dolan, Director UCFRC and UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement. He was also in the films In Time (2011), Retreat (2011) and Red Lights (2012).

Since 2013, Murphy has portrayed Thomas Shelby, the lead of the BBC gangster series Peaky Blinders, for which he has won two Best Actor - Drama Irish Film and Television Awards in 2017 and 2018 respectively. He was in the films Transcendence (2014), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Anthropoid (2016) and Dunkirk (2017).

David Logan (basketball)

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Cartman is an elementary school student who lives with his mother in the fictional town of South Park, Colorado, where he routinely has extraordinary experiences atypical of a small town. Cartman has been portrayed as aggressive, prejudiced, arrogant and narcissistic since his character's inception; Stone and Parker describe the character as "a little Archie Bunker". These traits are significantly augmented in later seasons as his character evolves and he begins to exhibit extremely psychopathic, sociopathic and manipulative behavior and also be depicted as highly intelligent, able to execute morally appalling plans and business ideas with success.

Cartman is considered to be the most popular character on South Park. Parker and Stone state that he is their favorite character, and the one with whom they most identify. South Park has received both praise and criticism for Cartman's politically incorrect behavior. Prominent publications and television channels have included Cartman on their lists as one of the most iconic television and cartoon characters of all time.

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Galaxy Science Fiction

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by a French-Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break into the American market. World Editions hired as editor H. L. Gold, who rapidly made Galaxy the leading science fiction (sf) magazine of its time, focusing on stories about social issues rather than technology.

Gold published many notable stories during his tenure, including Ray Bradbury's "The Fireman", later expanded as Fahrenheit 451; Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters; and Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man. In 1952, the magazine was acquired by Robert Guinn, its printer. By the late 1950s, Frederik Pohl was helping Gold with most aspects of the magazine's production. When Gold's health worsened, Pohl took over as editor, starting officially at the end of 1961, though he had been doing the majority of the production work for some time.

Under Pohl Galaxy had continued success, regularly publishing fiction by writers such as Cordwainer Smith, Jack Vance, Harlan Ellison, and Robert Silverberg. Pohl never won the annual Hugo Award for his stewardship of Galaxy, winning three Hugos instead for its sister magazine, If. In 1969 Guinn sold Galaxy to Universal Publishing and Distribution Corporation (UPD) and Pohl resigned, to be replaced by Ejler Jakobsson. Under Jakobsson the magazine declined in quality. It recovered under James Baen, who took over in mid-1974, but when he left at the end of 1977 the deterioration resumed, and there were financial problems—writers were not paid on time and the schedule became erratic. By the end of the 1970s the gaps between issues were lengthening, and the title was finally sold to Galileo publisher Vincent McCaffrey, who brought out only a single issue in 1980. A brief revival as a semi-professional magazine followed in 1994, edited by H. L. Gold's son, E. J. Gold; this lasted for eight bimonthly issues.

At its peak, Galaxy greatly influenced the science fiction genre. It was regarded as one of the leading sf magazines almost from the start, and its influence did not wane until Pohl's departure in 1969. Gold brought a "sophisticated intellectual subtlety" to magazine science fiction according to Pohl, who added that "after Galaxy it was impossible to go on being naive." SF historian David Kyle agreed, commenting that "of all the editors in and out of the post-war scene, the most influential beyond any doubt was H. L. Gold". Kyle suggested that the new direction Gold set "inevitably" led to the experimental New Wave, the defining science fiction literary movement of the 1960s.

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Kyle (surname)

Kyle is a surname of Scottish origin.

It is derived from a placename, likely from Gaelic caol "narrow, strait" but there are other possible derivations.The name of the Kyle District itself is traditionally attributed to the legendary king Coel Hen (there are actually no narrows or straights in Ayrshire's Kyle District; c.f. Coylton).

On the geographical origin of those bearing the surname Kyle, by 1881 it occurred most densely in the county of Berwickshire, followed by Dumfries.People with the surname include:

Alexandra Kyle

Andy Kyle, Canadian baseball player

Beatrice Kyle

Benjaman Kyle, American man with retrograde amnesia

Chris Kyle (1974–2013), United States Navy SEAL

Dan Kyle Louisiana politician

David Kyle, science fiction writer

Doug Kyle, Canadian long-distance runner

Duncan Kyle

George Kyle (1908–1998), Scottish footballer

Harry Macdonald Kyle, Scottish ichthyologist and pioneer of Fisheries science.

Iris Kyle, American 10-time overall Ms. Olympia professional bodybuilder

Jack Kyle (1926–2014), Irish rugby player

James H. Kyle

Jayanthi Kyle, American singer

Jeremy Kyle, British TV and radio presenter, best known for The Jeremy Kyle Show

John Kyle

John J. J. Kyle, Scots-born Argentine scientist

John W. Kyle

Kevin Kyle

Louisa Venable Kyle (1903–1999), US writer

Maeve Kyle

Penelope W. Kyle

Peter Kyle (footballer)

Peter Kyle (politician), Labour MP for Hove since 2015

Wallace KyleFictional characters:

Benjamin Kyle

Selina Kyle

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Most often called simply "fandom" within the community, it can be viewed as a distinct subculture, with its own literature and jargon; marriages and other relationships among fans are common, as are multi-generational fan families.

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WDF Asia-Pacific Cup

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The tournament was originally known as the WDF Pacific Cup, but was renamed the Asia-Pacific Cup in 2000. It also initially featured teams from North America until the formation of the WDF Americas Cup in 2002.

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