Rich Handley Author and Editor

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Rich Handley has written, edited and contributed to a wide range of books, magazines, comics, websites and more. A cover gallery of Rich’s fiction and non-fiction books, as well as his comics work, appears below. His magazine and online articles will soon be added as well, once he finds the time to catalogue them.

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Musings on Monsters: Observations on the World of Classic Horror

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Lou Tambone

Type: Book

Published: 2020

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 316

ISBN: 9781940589237

Contributions:

Essays: “It Was a Graveyard Smash: An Introduction” and “Godzilla vs. Continuity: Toho’s Shōwa-Era Shared Film Universe”; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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John Constantine, Hellblazer: 30th Anniversary Celebration

Authors: Alan Moore, Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Sting, et al.

Editor: Alex Galer

Type: Book

Published: 2018

Publisher: DC Comics

# of Pages: 272

ISBN: 9781401284794

Contributions:

Essays: “Born on the Bayou, Bound for the Abyss,” “Daring to Walk Where Giants Have Trod,” “To Hell and Back,” “A Devil of a Time, A Hell of a Series,” “A Hell of a Time(line): The History of the Laughing Magicians”

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From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Lou Tambone

Type: Book

Published: 2020

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 364

ISBN: 9781940589220

Contributions:

Essays: “Give ’em Hell, John: An Introduction,” “The Hell They Weren’t: Hellblazer‘s Lost Lore” and “From Liverpool to Swamp Thing’s Fool”; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Volume One: 1969-1970

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2016

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781631405129

Contributions:

Introduction: “Wonky, Smashing and Brilliantly Blighty: When Star Trek Voyaged Across the Pond”; also provided materials for scanning and editorial assistance

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Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Volume Two: 1970-1972

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2016

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781631407765

Contributions:

Introduction: “Great Jupiter! Breaking Down the British Strips, Part One (A to L)”; also provided materials for scanning and editorial assistance

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Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Volume Three: 1972-1979

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781631409677

Contributions:

Introduction: “Thunderin’ Spacejets! Breaking Down the British Strips, Part Two (M to Z)”; also provided materials for scanning and editorial assistance

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Star Trek: The Newspaper Strip, Volume One: 1979-1981

Authors: Thomas Warkentin, Sharman DiVono

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2012

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781613774946

Contributions:

Introduction: “These Were the Voyages…”; also provided materials for scanning and editorial assistance

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Star Trek: The Newspaper Strip, Volume Two: 1981-1983

Authors: Sharman DiVono, Gerry Conway, et al.

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2013

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781613777763

Contributions:

Introduction: “Stripping Down Star Trek: A Lexicon from A to Z”; also provided materials for scanning and editorial assistance

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New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics

Author: Various

Editor: Joseph F. Berenato

Type: Book

Published: 2014

Publisher: Sequart

ISBN: 9781940589053

Contributions:

Essays: “Faith of the Art: Stripping Down the Daily Newspaper Serials” and “Lost Enterprises: The Unpublished and Rejected Star Trek Comics”

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Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection Volumes #10-140

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley (present), Réka Turcsányi (past)

Type: Book

Published: 2017-2020

Publisher: Hero Collector (Eaglemoss)

Contributions:

Wrote introductions to more than 100 volumes, scanned hundreds of pages of comics for inclusion, promoted to editor as of volume 72

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Star Trek Communicator

Author: Rich Handley, et al.

Editor: Larry Nemecek

Type: Magazine

Published: 1999-2005

Publisher: FANTastic Media, Decipher

Contributions:

Wrote a monthly column, plus numerous features and interviews

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Star Trek Comics Weekly

Author: Rich Handley

Editor: Will Potter

Type: Online Article

Published: 2019-Present

Publisher: Hero Collector (Eaglemoss)

Contributions:

A weekly column discussing Star Trek comics history, plus dozens of other feature articles

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Star Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection

Author: Various

Editor: Ray Pelosi

Type: DVD-ROM

Published: 2008

Publisher: Graphic Imaging Technologies (GIT Corp.)

Contributions:

Served as expert consultant on Star Trek comics and provided materials for inclusion

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Star Trek Movie Comic Book Collection

Author: Various

Editor: Ray Pelosi

Type: DVD-ROM

Published: 2009

Publisher: Graphic Imaging Technologies (GIT Corp.)

Contributions:

Served as expert consultant on Star Trek comics and provided materials for inclusion

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The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe

Author: Various

Editors: Lou Tambone, Joe Bongiorno

Type: Book

Published: 2018

Publisher: Sequart

ISBN: 9781940589183

Contributions:

Essay: “I Want More Life, Smegger: How Blade Runner Influenced Red Dwarf‘s Revival”

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Watching Time: The Unauthorized Watchmen Chronology

Author: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2016

Publisher: Hasslein Books

# of Pages: 370

ISBN: 9780692781913

Contributions:

Self-published reference book

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Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Lou Tambone

Type: Book

Published: 2018

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 572

ISBN: 9781940589190

Contributions:

Essays: “All of This Has Happened Before: A Frakkin’ Introduction,” “Racking Up Larami’s Battlestar Galactica Space Viewer” and “Lucifer Rising: Berkley Publishing’s Novel Approach to Battlestar Galactica“; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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Battlestar Galactica: Search for Sanctuary Special Edition

Author: James Kuhoric

Editor: Rich Handley et al.

Type: Comic

Published: 2000

Publisher: Realm Press

Contributions:

Provided editorial assistance on Realm’s BSG comics; also wrote a comic story (title “A Jolly Good Fellow”) that ended up being canceled

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Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Jim Beard

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: Titan Books

# of Pages: 320

ISBN: 9781785652684

Contributions:

Essay: “We Finally Really Did It: An Introduction”; Story: “The King Is Dead—Long Live the King”; also assigned and edited all stories in the book

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The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Joseph F. Berenato

Type: Book

Published: 2015

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 312

ISBN: 9781940589114

Contributions:

Essays: “I’ve Never Met an Ape I Didn’t Like: An Introduction,” “Marshall Arts: Malibu’s Adventures on the Planet of the Apes” and “Damn Them All to Hell: The Unpublished Apes Comics”; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Joseph F. Berenato

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 308

ISBN: 9781940589152

Contributions:

Essays: “Bitter Rind, Succulent Fruit: An Introduction” and “The 800-Pound Gorilla in the Room: Tim Burton’s Reimagining”; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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Planet of the Apes Archive, Volume One: Terror on the Planet of the Apes

Author: Doug Moench

Editors: Dafna Pleban, Alex Galer

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 9781608869909

Contributions:

Essays: “Gorilla Warfare and Tales of Terror,” “Still Ape-y After All These Years”

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Planet of the Apes Archive, Volume Two: Beast on the Planet of the Apes

Author: Doug Moench

Editors: Dafna Pleban, Alex Galer

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 9781684150496

Contributions:

Essays: “Adaptation of the Apes,” “Adaptive Features,” “Zane-y Adventures on the Planet of the Apes,” “Journeying Beyond”

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Planet of the Apes Archive, Volume Three: Quest for the Planet of the Apes

Author: Doug Moench

Editors: Dafna Pleban, Gavin Gronenthal

Type: Book

Published: 2018

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 9781684151387

Contributions:

Essays: “The Birth of the Planet of the Apes,” “An Escape from the Quest for Conquest”

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Planet of the Apes Archive, Volume Four: Evolution’s Nightmare

Author: Doug Moench

Editors: Dafna Pleban, Gavin Gronenthal

Type: Book

Published: 2018

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 9781684152438

Contributions:

Essays: “A Marvelous Battle on the Planet of the Apes,” “We’re All Radiated, But At Least We’re Active,” “Sea Changes on an Upside-Down World,” “Monkeying Around and Making Waves,” “Unevolved in a Zone Forbidden,” “The Fittest Survive… Unless the Pages Become Lost”

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Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology

Author: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2009

Publisher: Hasslein Books

# of Pages: 322

ISBN: 9780615253923

Contributions:

Self-published reference book

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From Aldo to Zira: Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia

Author: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2010

Publisher: Hasslein Books

# of Pages: 422

ISBN: 9781453838921

Contributions:

Self-published reference book

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Planet of the Apes Revisited

Authors: Edward Gross, Joe Russo, Larry Landsman, with Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2021

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312252397

Contributions:

Contributed new chapter to upcoming rerelease of this book

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War for the Planet of the Apes

Type: Blu-ray

Published: 2017

Publisher: 20th Century Fox

Contributions:

Provided onscreen commentary for behind-the-scenes documentaries “All About Caesar,” “Apes: The Meaning of It All,” and “The Apes Saga: An Homage”

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Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes

Authors: Andrew E. C. Gaska, Christian Berntsen, Erik Matthews, Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2011

Publisher: BLAM! Ventures, Archaia

# of Pages: 268

ISBN: 9781936393367

Contributions:

Helped authors clean up text; received “Story by” credit (Bernsten and Matthews should have been listed as co-authors but were denied their rightful credit)

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Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1

Author: Russ Manning, et al.

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781631408724

Contributions:

Introduction: “A Long Time Ago at a Syndicate Far, Far Away…”

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Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 2

Author: Archie Goodwin

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781684050536

Contributions:

Introduction: “I Have a Good Feeling About This…”

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Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 3

Author: Archie Goodwin

Editor: Dean Mullaney

Type: Book

Published: 2018

Publisher: Library of American Comics (IDW)

ISBN: 9781684053292

Contributions:

Introduction: “A Matter of Character”

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A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Joseph F. Berenato

Type: Book

Published: 2015

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 354

ISBN: 9781940589060

Contributions:

Essays: “I Have a Good Feeling About This: An Introduction” and “Luke, Dorothy, and the Hero’s Journey: We’re Not on Tatooine Anymore, (Ar)To-(Dee)To”; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Joseph F. Berenato

Type: Book

Published: 2016

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 340

ISBN: 9781940589138

Contributions:

Essays: “Adventures Beyond the Greatest Space-Fantasy Film of All: An Introduction” and “Mapping the British Invasion: Marvel UK’s Star Wars Comics”; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Author: Various

Editors: Rich Handley, Joseph F. Berenato

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: Sequart

# of Pages: 348

ISBN: 9781940589176

Contributions:

Essays: “Expanding on Legends: An Introduction” and “Universes Expanded: Guardians of the Galaxy Far, Far Away”; also assigned and edited all essays in the book

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Star Wars Adventure Journal Vol. 14

Authors: Rich Handley, Char Newcomb et al.

Editor: Peter Schweighofer

Type: Book

Published: 1997

Publisher: West End Games

ISBN: 0874314135

Contributions:

Story: “Crimson Bounty”

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Star Wars Tales #3

Authors: Rich Handley, Darko Macan, et al.

Editors: Pete Janes, Dave Land

Type: Comic

Published: 2000

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Contributions:

Story: “Lady Luck”

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Star Wars Tales, Volume 1

Authors: Rich Handley, Darko Macan, et al.

Editors: Dave Land, Pete Janes

Type: Comic

Published: 2002

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781569716199

Contributions:

Story: “Lady Luck” (originally published in Star Wars Tales issue #3)

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Star Wars Galaxy Collector

Author: Rich Handley, et al.

Editor: Various

Type: Magazine

Published: Late 1990s

Publisher: Topps

Contributions:

Wrote a monthly column, plus numerous features and interviews

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Star Wars Insider

Author: Rich Handley, et al.

Editor: Scott Chernoff, et al.

Type: Magazine

Published: Mid-1990s to Early 2000s

Publisher: Lucasfilm Fan Club, Paizo Publishing

Contributions:

Wrote a monthly column, plus numerous features and interviews

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The Official Star Wars Fact File

Author: Rich Handley, et al.

Editor: Marcus Hearn

Type: Magazine

Published: Early 2000s

Publisher: De Agostini

Contributions:

Wrote numerous source articles about characters, films, species and other aspects of the franchise

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A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon

Author: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2012

Publisher: Hasslein Books

# of Pages: 340

ISBN: 9780578113449

Contributions:

Self-published reference book

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Back in Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology

Authors: Greg Mitchell, Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2013

Publisher: Hasslein Books

# of Pages: 230

ISBN: 9780578130859

Contributions:

Self-published reference book

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Back in Time

Type: Blu-ray

Published: 2015

Publisher: Director Jason Aron

Contributions:

Provided onscreen commentary for documentary about the film trilogy

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Total Immersion: The Comprehensive Unauthorized Red Dwarf Encyclopedia Volume I: A-K

Authors: Paul Giachetti (deceased), Rich Handley (ghost cowriter)

Editor: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2014

Publisher: Hasslein Books

# of Pages: 340

ISBN: 9780578150574

Contributions:

Rewrote parts of the book as a favor to the author

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Total Immersion: The Comprehensive Unauthorized Red Dwarf Encyclopedia Volume II: L-Z

Authors: Paul Giachetti (deceased), Rich Handley (ghost cowriter)

Editor: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Publisher: 2014

# of Pages: 340

ISBN: 9780578150581

Contributions:

Rewrote parts of the book as a favor to the author

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First Wave

Author: James Kuhoric

Editor: Rich Handley et al.

Type: Comic

Published: 2000-2001

Publisher: Andromeda Entertainment

Contributions:

Provided editorial assistance on two miniseries: Heart of a Killer and Jordan Radcliffe

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Zlonk! Zok! Zowie! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season One

Author: Various

Editors: Jim Beard, Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2020

Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

ISBN: 9798621575373

Contributions:

Essay: “Yo Ho! Batman Goes Theatrical and (Kind of) Political”; also provided editorial assistance on some of the essays

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Biff! Bam! Eee-yow! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season Two

Author: Various

Editors: Jim Beard, Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2021

Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Contributions:

Essay: “Holy Broken Bones! Batman’s PSAs and Pitchman Days”; also provided editorial assistance on all the other essays.

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The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season Three [UPCOMING–Full title TBA]

Author: Various

Editors: Jim Beard, Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2022

Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Contributions:

Essay on unaired Batgirl pilot; also provided editorial assistance on all other essays

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Outside In Boldly Goes: 117 New Perspectives on 117 Classic Star Trek Stories by 117 Writers

Author: Various

Editor: Robert Smith?

Type: Book

Published: 2016

Publisher: ATB Publishing

ISBN: 9780988221031

Contributions:

Essay: “James T. Kirk, Satan Worshipper”

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Outside In Makes It So: 174 New Perspectives on 174 Star Trek TNG Stories by 174 Writers

Author: Various

Editor: Robert Smith?

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: ATB Publishing

ISBN: 9780988221048

Contributions:

Essay: “Lutan Clan”

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Outside In Makes It So Supplemental: 11 Unique Perspectives on 11 Star Trek Picard Stories by 11 Writers (PDF)

Author: Various

Editor: Robert Smith?

Type: Book

Published: 2020

Publisher: ATB Publishing

Contributions:

Essay: “911 Red Balloons”

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Outside In Takes A Stab: 139 New Perspectives on 139 Buffy Stories by 139 Writers

Author: Various

Editor: Robert Smith?

Type: Book

Published: 2018

Publisher: ATB Publishing

ISBN: 9780988221079

Contributions:

Essay: “Real Me”

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Outside In Trusts No One: 156 New Perspectives on 156 X-Files and Kolchak Stories by 156 Writers

Author: Various

Editor: Robert Smith?

Type: Book

Published: 2020

Publisher: ATB Publishing

ISBN: 9781735545400

Contributions:

Essay: “My Peter Boyleth Over”

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Outside In Gains A Soul: 127 New Perspectives on 127 Angel and Firefly Stories by 127 Writers

Author: Various

Editor: Robert Smith?

Type: Book

Published: 2019

Publisher: ATB Publishing

ISBN: 9780988221093

Contributions:

Essay: “The Graven”

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Outside In Wants to Believe: 156 New Perspectives on 156 X-Files Universe Stories by 156 Writers [UPCOMING]

Author: Various

Editor: Stacey Smith?

Type: Book

Published: TBA

Publisher: ATB Publishing

Contributions:

Essay: “The Lawgiver Giveth, and the Lawgiver Taketh Away”

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Outside In Walks With Fire: 55 New Perspectives on 55 Twin Peaks Stories By 55 Writers [UPCOMING]

Author: Various

Editor: Stacey Smith?

Type: Book

Published: TBA

Publisher: ATB Publishing

Contributions:

Essay: “This Is the Girl—No, the Other Girl” (based on the film Mulholland Drive)

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Outside In volume about Deep Space Nine [UPCOMING]

Author: Various

Editor: Stacey Smith?

Type: Book

Published: TBA

Publisher: ATB Publishing

Contributions:

Essay: “Shifting the Truth”

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Outside In volume about Babylon 5 [UPCOMING]

Author: Various

Editor: Stacey Smith?

Type: Book

Published: TBA

Publisher: ATB Publishing

Contributions:

Essay on “Comes the Inquisitor”

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Outside In volume about Doctor Who [UPCOMING]

Author: Various

Editor: Stacey Smith?

Type: Book

Published: TBA

Publisher: ATB Publishing

Contributions:

Essay on “Mission to the Unknown”

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Breaking Boundaries: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Science Fiction

Author: Rich Handley, et al.

Editor: Gayl J. Spear

Type: Book

Published: 2002

Publisher: Xlibris (no longer in print from this publisher)

ISBN: 9781401035747

Contributions:

Story: “Grateful, the Dead”

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Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who

Author: Matthew J Elliott

Editor: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2014

Publisher: Hasslein Books (no longer in print from this publisher)

ISBN: 9780578143644

Contributions:

Edited and published book independently

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Who Beyond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Doctor Who

Authors: Brian J. Robb, Paul Simpson

Editor: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2015

Publisher: Hasslein Books (no longer in print from this publisher)

ISBN: 9780578155197

Contributions:

Edited and published book independently

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Drawn Swords: An Unauthorized Exploration of Red Sonja and the Artists Who Brought Her to Life

Author: Matthew Stephen Sunrich

Editor: Rich Handley

Type: Book

Published: 2017

Publisher: Hasslein Books (no longer in print from this publisher)

ISBN: 9780692903285

Contributions:

Edited and published book independently

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