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Greenberg, Martin H

(1941-2011) US anthologist and academic, not to be confused with Martin Greenberg, no relation. He had a 1969 doctorate in Political Science and taught at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay since 1975, holding the position of Professor of Regional Analysis, Political Science, and Literature and Language, from which he retired in 1996. Most of his own writing, like Bureaucracy and Development: A Mexican Case Study (1970), was in the ...

Kensch, Otto

An Australian pseudonym, or more likely House Name, used on several unremarkable Scientific Thrillers titles. Of most sf interest are Time Has a Door (1949 chap), in which a twentieth-century scientist Time-Travels to a Ruined Earth where Devolution has created Monsters, and ...

Van Ash, Cay

(1918-1994) UK academic and author long associated with Sax Rohmer, whose biography, Master of Villainy: A Biography of Sax Rohmer (1972), he wrote with Elizabeth Sax Rohmer. He is of sf interest for a Fu Manchu Sequel by Other Hands series comprising Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Matches his Wits with the Diabolical Dr Fu Manchu (1984) and The Fires of Fu Manchu ...

Venning, Hugh

Pseudonym of Egyptian-born author Claude van Zeller (1905-1984), apparently in the UK from an early age, whose The End: A Projection, Not a Prophecy (1947) envisages, in 2050 CE, a Dystopian (though scientifically advanced) England surrounded by a worse world under the dominion of 666, who rules the Greater Roman Empire and is defeated at the last moment (Venning had become a Benedictine monk in 1934) by the hosts of the Lord. [JC]

Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The

US animated tv series (2003-2008). Cartoon Network Studios. Created by Adam Maxwell Burton (aka Maxwell Atoms). Directors include Robert Alvarez, Shaun Cashman and Juli Murphy. Writers include Maxwell Atoms, C.H. Greenblatt and Gord Zajac. Voice cast includes Grey DeLisle, Greg Eagles and Richard Steven Horvitz. 77 23-minute episodes (1-3 segments per episode), three specials and nineteen shorts, plus a crossover episode with Codename: Kids Next Door (see ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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