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White, Arnold Henry

(1848-1925) UK businessman, politician, journalist and author of a Future War tale, When War Breaks Out [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1898 chap) with H W Wilson, a fairly late example of the Battle of Dorking story, with Britain in this case almost suffering defeat at the hands of France and Russia, though America comes to her aid, enabling Britain to win a sea victory. Wilson was active in the Navy League in the 1890s, and during the early 1900s was a prominent advocate of pre-emptive ...

Monster that Challenged the World, The

Film (1957). Gramercy Pictures/United Artists. Produced by Arthur Gardener and Jules V Levy. Directed by Arnold Laven. Written by Pat Fielder from an original story by David Duncan. Cast includes Hans Conried, Audrey Dalton, Mimi Gibson, Tim Holt and Max Showalter (credited as Casey Adams). 83 minutes. Black and white. / Several US Navy sailors are found dead under unusual circumstances in the Salton Sea of California soon after an earthquake has struck the area; some have had all of their ...

Collins, Warwick

(1948-2013) South African-born UK biologist and author, mostly of Technothrillers like the Challenge sequence of Near Future adventures set mainly at sea and comprising Challenge (1990), New World (1991) and Death of an Angel (1993). Of greater sf interest is Computer One (1993; with new intro 1998), whose depiction of a Computer-run world, inhabited by humans too much at leisure, gives off early hints of the tangle of motifs now common in tales depicting the imminence of the Singularity. The ...

Carr, Carol

(1938-2021) US fan and author, active in Fandom from the early 1960s (including participation in the "secret" APA Lilapa and articles in the Fanzines Innuendo, Lighthouse and Trap Door); married to Terry Carr from 1961 until his death in 1987; married from 2000 until her death to US fanzine publisher Robert Lichtman. She began to publish fiction of genre interest with "Look, You Think You've Got Troubles" in Orbit 5 (anth 1969) edited by Damon Knight; this comic treatment of an exasperated ...

Reinganum, Victor

(1907-1995) UK artist associated with British Surrealism (see Illustration) before 1940, as demonstrated in his illustrations for Straw in the Hair: An Anthology of Nonsensical and Surrealist Verse (anth 1938) edited by Denys Kilham Roberts (1903-1976) (see Poetry). Much of his work was for fiction outside the sf field, including most of the early novels, some of fantasy interest, of Muriel Spark [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. Though under-utilized in sf proper, he ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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