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Palmer, Diana

Pseudonym of US author Susan Spaeth Kyle (1946-    ), who has also published occasionally under her own name; most of her many novels are Westerns or romance tales, usually as by Palmer. Of sf interest is The Morcai Battalion (1980; rev 2008 as by Palmer), a Space Opera set in a Galactic Empire riven by a vast war. [JC]

Appel, Benjamin

(1907-1977) US author, long and variously active, known mainly for such work outside the sf field as Brain Guy (1934) and The Raw Edge (1958). In his sf novel, The Funhouse (1959; vt The Death Master 1974), satirical (see Satire) and Linguistic sideshows sometimes illuminate the story of two Utopias as the Chief of Police from the anti-technological Reservation is called upon to save a future America (the Computer-dominated Funhouse) from atomic demolition. The Devil and W. Kaspar (1977), a ...

Hickam, Homer H, Jr

(1943-    ) US engineer for NASA and author, whose memoir/novel, Rocket Boys: A Memoir (1998; vt October Sky 1999), filmed as October Sky (1999), intensely and movingly captures the longing for space felt by young Americans (not always male), a longing composed in part of frustrated knowledge (Germany had already developed the V2) and in part through the expansionist dreams advocated in sf journals like Astounding after World War Two, an advocacy most eloquently dramatized ...

Morris, Edward

(1975-    ) US author of much short fiction collected in Shock Theatre: Collected Speculative Fiction, 2002-2006 (coll 2011) and further volumes [see Checklist below]. There Was a Crooked Man (2009) is a Time Travel tale in which an insane soldier from a post-nuclear future arrives in seventeenth-century America and begins wreaking havoc upon history. The Arkadia trilogy-in-progress, as listed below, is fantasy. The Blackguard sf series, opening with Blackguard 1: Fathers ...

Sputnik

Russian film (2020). Sony Pictures presents an Art Pictures Studio, Hype Film and Vodorod Pictures production in association with Fond kino. Directed by Egor Abramenko. Written by Oleg Malovichko and Andrei Zolotarev. Cast includes Oksana Akinshina, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov and Anton Vasiliev. 113 minutes. Colour. / A cosmonaut returns from orbit in 1983 with an Alien lifeform inside him (see Parasitism and Symbiosis). / "They have become completely symbiotic: they'll die ...

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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