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Crawford, Isabell C

(?   -?   ) Author, possibly Canadian, of The Tapestry of Time (1927), an Atlantis tale which segues through the ill-advised use of atomic energy into the story of the creation of an ill-fated civilization in the Andes (see Lost World), and of another one in Crete, which also ends in tears. [JC]

Kahn, James

(1947-    ) US medical specialist and author who began publishing sf with "Mobius Trip" (1971 Gallery); his first professional sale was "The Box" (March 1971 Playboy). Kahn has been most active as a novelist, usually in later years of film adaptations; he was also active in the Star Trek universe, writing a teleplay for Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1992 and four for Star Trek: Voyager in 2000-2001, and working as executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager in 2000-2001. Of ...

Trevor, Michael

(?   -    ) UK author of a Lost World tale Inca City (1947) whose young protagonists, having found an Incan talisman, end up in the eponymous forgotten City, where they excitingly become prisoners. [JC]

Graydon, Robert Murray

(1890-1937) US-born author, long in the UK, of fiction for boys, including several Sexton Blake titles. He also wrote as by Murray Hamilton, Robert Murray and Murray Roberts, most of his work under the last of these names appearing in the Captain Justice sequence. He was the son of the much more prolific William Murray Graydon (1864-1946). [JC/RR]

Final Space

US animated tv series (2018-2021). Conaco, Jam Filled Entertainment, ShadowMachine, Studio T. Created by Olan Rogers. Executive producers include Conan O'Brien, Olan Rogers and David Sacks. Writers include Jane Becker, Alyssa Lane, Olan Rogers, David Sacks and Alex J Sherman. Directors include Ben Bjelajac, Mike Roberts. Voice cast includes Fred Armisen, Claudia Black, Ashly Burch, Keith David, Coty Galloway, Tom Kenny, Vanessa Marshall, Olan Rogers, Tika Sumpter, David Tennant and Steven Yeun. ...

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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