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Burgess, Melvin

(1954-    ) UK author of Young Adult novels, some of them controversial, like Doing It (2003), which focuses unrelentingly on teenage obsession with sex, and upon teenage male misogyny. Much of his work is of genre interest. The young protagonist of An Angel for May (1992), which was filmed as An Angel for May (2002), travels by Timeslip to the Britain of ...

Innerspace

Film (1987). Amblin/Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg as an executive producer. Directed by Joe Dante. Written by Jeffrey Boam, Chip Proser, based on a story by Proser. Cast includes Fiona Lewis, Kevin McCarthy, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and Martin Short. 120 minutes. Colour. / In this Parody of Fantastic Voyage (1966), tough test pilot Tuck (Quaid) is ...

Buck, Doris Pitkin

(1898-1980) US English instructor and author of short fiction and poetry only, sometimes signing herself Doris P Buck and almost exclusively associated with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Her first sf publication was "Aunt Agatha" (October 1952 F&SF); she continued to publish stories until 1975 and poems until 1981. No collection has appeared. Buck was a founding member of ...

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

US tv series (1993-1999). Created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller, based on Star Trek (1966-1969) created by Gene Roddenberry. Producers include Berman, Piller, Peter Lauritson, Steve Oster, Ira Steven Behr, René Echevarria, and Ronald D Moore. Directors include David Livingston, Les Landau, Winrich Kolbe, Allan Kroeker, LeVar Burton, ...

Elliott, Sumner Locke

(1917-1991) Australian-born actor, playwright, television scriptwriter and author, resident in the USA from 1948 – after a conflict with the notorious 1940s Australian censorship regime, due to the use of the word "fuck" in his play about soldiers at war, Rusty Bugles (performed 1948; 1980) – becoming a US citizen in 1955. There is no entry on Elliott in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Several of his novels, usually with Australian settings, were ...

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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