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Konga

Film (1961; vt I Was a Teenage Gorilla). Anglo Amalgamated/American International Pictures. Produced by Herman Cohen, Nathan Cohen and Stuart Levy (uncredited). Directed by John Lemont. Written by Herman Cohen and Aben Kandel from their original idea. Cast includes Jess Conrad, Claire Gordon, Michael Gough and Margo Johns. 90 minutes. Colour. / Botanist Dr Charles Decker (Gough) is discovered alive after disappearing in an aeroplane crash in Africa. Returning to a warm welcome in London, he ...

Yourell, Agnes Bond

(1864-?   ) US author whose A Manless World (1891) speculates about what might happen to the human species were an interstellar gas to have destroyed "animal desire" (see Sex; Feminism) in everyone except – it is mooted – the Jews (see Race in SF), who might find an elixir: riots and pogroms would occur; the race would vanish. In a manner not uncommon to nineteenth-century fiction of this sort, the tale is told in an "as if" mode, and claims to do no more than present ...

Schlee, Ann

(1934-    ) US author, in UK from the 1950s, mostly of historical novels, initially for Young Adult readers, later for adult audiences. Of sf interest is The Vandal (1979), an early example of the Dystopia whose adolescent protagonist is banned from a central oppressive City, in this case a culture where enforced Amnesia intensifies the tyranny. The protagonist's act of vandalism opens his eyes to the true world. [JC]

Taylor, Jeri

(1938-    ) US Television scriptwriter and author, best known as a significant contributor to the Star Trek universe, most notably for the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001) series. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification (1991) is a Tie to her own script, televised in two parts in November 1991. Star Trek: Voyager: Mosaic: A Novel (fixup 1996) and Star Trek: Voyager: Pathways (fixup 1998) are Fixups giving a background ...

Natali, Vincenzo

US-born Canadian filmmaker (1969-    ) who began his career as a storyboard artist for animation, in which capacity he worked (but was not credited) on Johnny Mnemonic (1995). His feature debut, as co-writer and director, was the Mathematics-based Horror film Cube (1997); he subsequently directed episodes of Earth: Final Conflict (1997-2002) and the feature film Cypher (2002), and co-wrote and directed the comic fantasy Nothing (2003) and the Genetic Engineering horror ...

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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