Paul Sieveking

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Paul R.A. De Giberne Sieveking (born 1949) is a British journalist and former magazine editor.

Until 2002, Sieveking was co-editor of the magazine The Fortean Times with its founder Bob Rickard. He joined the UK-based "Journal of the Unexplained" in 1978. His father, Lancelot "Lance" De Giberne Sieveking was an early BBC radio and television drama pioneer, and his half-brother Gale De Giberne Sieveking was an archaeologist.

Biography[edit]

Sieveking was born in London in 1949, the son of writer/broadcaster/producer Lance Sieveking. He attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read anthropology, graduating in 1971.[1]

He subsequently produced the first English translation (with John Fullerton) of Raoul Vaneigem's The Revolution of Everyday Life, which was published by Practical Paradise Publications in 1975.

Fortean Times[edit]

Sieveking was introduced to FT-founder Bob Rickard by mutual friend Ion Will in 1978, some five years and more than 25 issues after it was first self-published as The News in 1973, before becoming Fortean Times in 1976. Joining the team as co-associate editor (with Steve Moore) under Rickard. He took over full editorial duties for the four quarterly issues of 1984-1985 (#43-46), to give Rickard a chance to "revitalize",[2] (which he did). Sieveking then joined Rickard as co-editor for the next 16–17 years, until editorship was passed to David Sutton in 2002.

Sieveking is still a major part of FT, continuing as before to edit and write most of the Strange Days news section, to edit the letters pages, to act as quality-control proof-reader and contribute occasional feature articles.

Other[edit]

Whilst an undergratuate at Cambridge, Sieveking co-edited with the artist Antony Gormley the little magazine Origo 3 (circa 1970, sole edition), which featured some of the artist's first published work. Sieveking has produced occasional articles for online magazine NthPosition, and is described by them as having "been a student of extreme human behaviour since the glory days of the Situationists."[3]

Bibliography[edit]

Fortean Times collected editions[edit]

  • Yesterday's News Tomorrow: Fortean Times Issues 1-15, (As editor, collected ed.) John Brown Publishing, 1992, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-26-3
  • Diary of a Mad Planet: Fortean Times Issues 16-25, (As editor, collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1995, paperback, ISBN 1-870021-25-8
  • Seeing Out the Seventies: Fortean Times Issues 26-30, (As editor, collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1992, paperback, ISBN 1-870021-20-7
  • Gateways to Mystery: Fortean Times Issues 31-36, (As editor, collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1993, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-37-9
  • Heaven's Reprimands: Fortean Times Issues 37-41, (As editor, collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1994, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-52-2
  • If Pigs Could Fly: Fortean Times Issues 42-46, (As editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1994, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-47-6
  • Fishy Yarns: Fortean Times Issues 47-51, (As co-editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1994, hardback, ISBN 1-870870-48-4
  • Bonfire of the Oddities: Fortean Times Issues 52-56, (As co-editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1995, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-61-1
  • Strange Attractors: Fortean Times Issues 57-62, (As co-editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1996, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-73-5
  • Plumber from Lhasa: Fortean Times Issues 63-67, (As co-editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1996, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-79-4
  • Memories of Hell: Fortean Times Issues 68-72, (As co-editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1997, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-90-5
  • Mouthful of Mysteries: Fortean Times Issues 73-77, (As co-editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1998, paperback, ISBN 1-870870-66-2
  • Snakes Alive!: Fortean Times Issues 93-97, (As co-editor, original magazines & collected ed.) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1998, paperback, ISBN 1-902212-04-5

Other Fortean titles[edit]

(As editor/compiler, unless stated.)

  • Man Bites Man: The Scrapbook of an English Eccentric - George Ives, Jay Landesman 1980; Penguin Books, 1981 ISBN 0-14-005960-1
  • Fortean Times 1993 Diary, John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1992, hardback, ISBN 1-870870-24-7
  • The Fortean Times Book of More Strange Deaths, John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1998, paperback, ISBN 1-902212-02-9
  • The Fortean Times Book of Medical Mayhem, (with Ian Stuart Simmons) John Brown Publishing Ltd, 1999, paperback, ISBN 1-902212-19-3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sieveking, Paul (ed.) Man Bites Man: The Scrapbook of an English Eccentric - George Ives (Jay Landesman 1980), pg. 5
  2. ^ Bob Rickard (Autumn 1984). "Editorial". The Fortean Times #42. 
  3. ^ Nth Position Online Magazine: Paul Sieveking. Accessed March 6, 2008

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