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Taylor, Angus

(1945-    ) Canadian critic and academic; involved in Canadian Fandom from the 1960s through the 1980s; with the Spaced Out Library (now the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy) 1972-1975. He began to publish reviews of genre interest in Moebius Trip Library: Science Fiction Echo 17 for May 1973 (see Moebius Trip). His sharp, socio-political ...

Arnold, Jack

(1916-1992) US film-maker, born Jack Arnold Waks, who made a number of sf films during the 1950s. In World War Two, while in the Army Signal Corps, which was producing training films, Arnold found himself working with the great documentary maker Robert Flaherty and received an invaluable crash course in film-making. After World War Two he made several successful documentaries. This led to an offer from Universal Studios to direct feature films, beginning with Girls in the Night ...

Lynn, Elizabeth A

(1946-    ) US author who began to publish work of sf interest with "We All Have to Go" in the crime fiction anthology Tricks and Treats (anth 1976) edited by Joe Gores and Bill Pronzini. This was assembled with other early work in The Woman Who Loved the Moon and Other Stories (coll 1981), whose contents were selected for Tales from a Vanished Country (coll 1990), which also includes ...

Williams, Lynda

(1958-    ) Canadian author most of whose work is set in the Okal Rel Universe, intentionally created as a Shared World of future interstellar conflict between rival cultures whose roots lie in Earth's past Colonization of Other Worlds, with a touch of Medieval Futurism in its ruling Houses, princes and empires. The first-published volume ...

Deadly Harvest

Film (1977). Burg-Ambassador, Joebeck Production. Directed by Timothy Bond. Written by Martin Lager. Cast includes David Brown, Kim Cattrall, Gary Davies, Nehemiah Persoff and Clint Walker. 87 minutes. Colour. / Deadly Harvest is set in an over-industrialized Near Future America where Climate Change in the form of global cooling has shrunk available farmland. Predictably this leads to chaos, with roving ...

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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