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Rocky Horror Picture Show, The

Film (1975). A Lou Adler-Michael White Production/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Jim Sharman. Written by Sharman, O'Brien, based on O'Brien's stage musical The Rocky Horror Show (1973). Cast includes Jonathan Adams, Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, Charles Gray, Peter Hinwood, Meatloaf, Little Nell (Laura Campbell), Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn and Susan Sarandon. 101 minutes. Colour. / This UK film created little stir when first released in the USA, but by mid-1976 it was attracting large ...

Flint, Homer Eon

(1889-1924) US author (born Homer Eon Flindt) whose first work was as a screenwriter in 1912, with a script for "The Joke That Spread" (there is no evidence the film was made; at least seven more scripts were sold), and whose work appeared mainly in the Frank A Munsey magazines from the teens of the century. His first sf story was "The Planeteer" (9 March 1918 All-Story Weekly); it deals with sexual rivalry and personal ambition in an anti-Bellamistic (see Edward Bellamy) society. Its sequel, ...

Cox, Stephen R

(?   -    ) US soldier and author who wrote initially, as by Ben Sloane, the Horn sequence beginning with Horn: Hot Zone (1990) featuring a Cyborg police officer named Max Horn in Near Future New York. As the adventures escalate, his built-in Weapons are enhanced, regularly. The Mutant Hunter sequence beginning with Mutant Hunter: Legends of the Fallout (2011 ebook) is set in a Post-Holocaust America threatened by Mutants; the protagonist is a bounty hunter. ...

Morgan, Richard

(1965-    ) British author who began publishing work of genre interest with Altered Carbon (2002) as by Richard K Morgan; the middle initial also appears on US reprints. Altered Carbon was the first of a three-volume sequence featuring the mercenary/detective Takeshi Kovacs, subsequent books being Broken Angels (2003) and Woken Furies (2005). The setting of the Kovacs sequence is a United Nations-supervised group of planets whose economy is dominated by the availability of a ...

Argosy, The

US Magazine established by Frank A Munsey and historically important as the first ever Pulp magazine when it changed format (October 1896) and switched to pulp paper (December 1896). It was published weekly from 9 December 1882 as The Golden Argosy, became The Argosy from 1 December 1888, went monthly April 1894-September 1917, then weekly, as Argosy Weekly, 6 October 1917 to 17 July 1920. It combined with All-Story Weekly (see The All-Story) to become Argosy All-Story Weekly from 24 July 1920 ...

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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