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Yates, Alan G

(1923-1985) UK-born author, in Australia from 1948, who was best known for his long series of detections under the House Name Carter Brown, writing about 150 volumes as Brown, sometimes at a rate of twenty or more a year; he wrote also as Tom Conway, Dennis Sinclair, Paul Valdez and Peter Yates. He began to write sf – usually to rigid formula – with some short stories around 1950, with G C Bleeck (see Belli Luigi), ...

Blackden, Paul

(?   -    ) UK author of one sf novel, Adam and Eve 2020 A D (1974), set partly in Near Future Yorkshire, though both the destruction of London and New York are described; young Terry and Jackie survive into a very dangerous Post-Holocaust world but it looks as though they will make a go of it (see ...

Miller, Derek B

(1970-    ) US academic and author, resident in various countries, whose first three novels, beginning with Norwegian Night (trans from English manuscript 2010), first published in Norway, are crime thrillers. His fourth novel, Radio Life (2021), is set in a moderately distant Near Future America dominated by a conflict between the Commonwealth – which is devoted to the recovery of relics of the Gone World, a ...

Mitchelson, Austin

(?   -    ) US author of a Sherlock Holmes sf novel, The Earthquake Machine (1976; vt Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine 1994) with Nicholas Utechin, in which the detective staves off a terrorist threat in 1906 involving a diabolic Invention. [JC]

Never Let Me Go

Film (2010). DNA Films and Film 4 present a Fox Searchlight Pictures production. Directed by Mark Romanek. Written by Alex Garland, based on Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro. Cast includes Andrew Garfield, Sally Hawkins, Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Charlotte Rampling. 103 minutes. Colour. / In an Alternate World ...

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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