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Berry, D Bruce

(1924-1998) US Comics artist and inker, illustrator and author who also wrote as by Morgan Drak and Jeff Douglas; he was much involved in sf Fandom after his release from the army around 1945, until the end of the 1980s. Berry was active as an illustrator, mostly for Fanzines, from 1948 or earlier, some of his early work appearing in William L Hamling magazines, including Imagination and Imaginative Tales. Beginning in the late 1960s and extending until the early 1980s, he worked as an inker ...

Hawkes, Jacquetta

(1910-1996) UK archaeologist and author, daughter of the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947); known mainly for such works outside the sf field as The Land (1951). Her second marriage was to J B Priestley, which lasted from 1953 until his death in 1984. She was a co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Hawkes was made an OBE in 1952. / Her first work of genre interest, Fables (coll 1953; vt A Woman as Great as the World and Other Fables 1953), ...

Kollin, Dani

(1964-    ) US advertising copywriter and author, with his twin brother Eytan Kollin, of the Justin Cord sequence beginning with The Unincorporated Man (2009), a Sleeper Awakes tale whose protagonist, after two centuries of Suspended Animation, finds the ruthlessly corporate future (individuals are purchasable on the stock market) not to his fairly conservative taste. This first volume won the Prometheus Award for Libertarian SF. On traditional sf lines, the unincorporated ...

Kagan, Janet

(1946-2008) US author who began publishing sf with "Faith-of-the-Month Club" (1 February 1982 Analog), as by Anon., and who won a 1993 Hugo Best Novelette Award for "The Nutcracker Coup" (December 1992 Asimov's). Her first sf book was a Star Trek Tie, Uhura's Song (1985), reckoned to be one of the better novels attached to that enterprise. Her second novel, Hellspark (1988), carries some of the same digestible competence into an sf adventure whose heroine (attended by a sentient AI) must defend ...

Lifepod

Film (1981). Sandler/Emenegger Productions/Gold Key Entertainment. Directed by Bruce Bryant. Screenplay by Bryant and Carol Johnson from a concept by James Castle. Cast includes Christopher Cary, Kristine DeBell, Sandy Kenyon, Carl Lumbly, Jordan Michals, Joe Penny and Neil Ross. 90 minutes. Colour. / In the year 2191, the Whitestar Lines interplanetary Spaceship liner Arcturus is making its maiden run from Earth to Jupiter when the ship's controlling Computer, Main Cerebral (Ross, voice ...

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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