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Ondjaki

Pseudonym of Angolan author Ndalu de Almeida (1977-    ), variously from the age of sixteen in Portugal and Brazil; active from around 2000. He is of sf interest (see Afrofuturism) for Os transparentes (2012; trans Stephen Henigah as Transparent City 2018), transfiguringly set in Near Future Luanda, which through governmental obliviousness and private-enterprise greed for oil has been set on fire. Ondjaki's rendering of the multifarious lives of his various protagonists ...

Savage, Juanita

(?   -?   ) UK author of romances published in the 1920s, some of them highly flavoured; of sf interest is The City of Desire (1926), a Lost Race tale set in a mysterious City accessed through Underground passages through which stumbles a young woman, daughter of an explorer searching for his companion who has been lost for two decades, and falls in love with the (fortunately) white ruler of the lost race. He is the son of the lost companion. The young couple then ...

Hull, E Mayne

(1905-1975) Canadian author, in the US from about 1944, married from 1939 until her death to A E van Vogt, who collaborated with her on most of her work, either in its original magazine form or by expanding it for book publication; she was born Edna May Hull, becoming Edna May Vogt on marriage and legally changing this to Edna Mayne van Vogt in the process of her and her husband's application for US citizenship in 1945. She began publishing sf with "The Flight that Failed" for Astounding in ...

Man in the Moon

Film (1960). Allied Film Makers/Excalibur. Directed by Basil Dearden. Written by Bryan Forbes, Michael Relph, and Basil Dearden (uncredited). Cast includes Shirley Anne Field, John Glyn-Jones, Charles Gray, Michael Hordern, Kenneth More and John Phillips. 98 minutes. Black and white. / William Blood (More) is rejected as an experimental subject for research into the common cold because this imperturbable man never gets sick; but the head of the British moon project, Dr Davidson (Hordern), ...

Papadopoulos, George

(1928-    ) Greek author, of whom nothing is known beyond his publication of two sf novels, The Last Dynasty of the Angels (1998) and Breaking the Barriers of Time (1999), each translated by Charles Moore from unidentified originals. [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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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