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Garner, Alan

(1934-    ) UK author whose early work was primarily for children; he has lived all his life near Alderley Edge, Cheshire, the setting for nearly all his fiction. Garner is widely thought one of the finest, though most difficult, children's writers of his generation; he ceased publishing for younger audiences after about 1980; after a long hiatus, he published two adult novels, Strandloper (1996) and Thursbitch (2003), each of them ...

Sears, Richard

(?   -    ) US journalist, counsellor and author of First Born (2000), in which an Alien entity, possibly descended to America by flying saucer (see UFOs), seems to have been implanting its seed in human women; hunted by Neo Tech arm of the government, for its own purposes. The unusual child itself survives, and may take us in hand. Last Day (2001), though its storyline is not ...

Yerex, Cuthbert

Pseudonym of Canadian-born author Mary Estella Yerex (1867-1947), in the US from an undetermined point after 1883, when she married Arthur Cuthbert in Ontario; her Christopher Brand: Looking Forward (1934) is a relatively late response to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888), in which the abolition of money, and other radical solutions, ends the Great Depression. [JC]

Invasion [tv]

US tv series. (2005-2006). Shaun Cassidy Productions with Warner Brothers Television for ABC-TV. Created by Shaun Cassidy. Produced by Joe Lazarov, Timothy Marx, and Robert D Simon. Directors included Lawrence Trilling, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Steve Schill, Thomas Schlamme. Writers included Michael Alaimo, Juan Carlos Coto, Becky Hartman Edwards, Julie Siege. Cast includes Eddie Cibrian, William Fichtner, Tyler Labine and Kari Matchett. 22 55-minute episodes. Colour. / In the fictional ...

Lambe, Dean R

(1943-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Damn Shame" in Analog for September 1979; his one sf novel, The Odysseus Solution (1986) with Michael A Banks, pits humans (who win in the end) against their Alien rulers. [JC]

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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