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Conn, Phoebe

Working name of US author Phoebe Ingwalson (1941-    ), who specializes in the romance market, and whose Beyond the Stars (1988) and Starfire (1994) are undemanding sf romances set in Space Opera venues. [JC]

Fullilove, Eric James

(1954-    ) US accountant, business executive and author of the Jenny Sixa sequence of Near Future detective thrillers comprising Circle of One (1996) and The Stranger (1997); the female investigator involved is a Telepath and (as is the author) Black, and is stalked in the second volume. Blowback (2001) pushes the envelope of the Near Future, as a high-level American government agent, who may have augmented senses, tries to prevent a nuclear war; The Zero Day Event (2008) ...

Death Race

Film (2008). Universal Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media an Impact Pictures-Cruise/Wagner production in association with Roger Corman. Directed by Paul W S Anderson. Written by Paul W S Anderson from the screenplay for Death Race 2000 (1975) by Charles Griffith and Robert Thom, itself adapted from Ib Melchior's short story "The Racer" (October 1956 Escapade). Cast includes Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Ian McShane and Jason Statham. 110 minutes. Colour. / ...

Alington, Adrian

(1895-1958) UK author of Sanity Island (1941) which, set on an Island not unlike Britain, is a comic Satire on political extremism and the farcical aspects of re-armament – the targets are mainly of the left. Alington's last novel, Excellency (1951), set on a fictitious Mediterranean island, repeats good-humouredly but not fantastically some of the effects of the earlier book; it was filmed as Excellency (1952). [JC]

Meltzoff, Stanley

(1917-2006) US commercial artist who became best known for his paintings of game fish and underwater scenes. He worked in oils, and in the 1950s produced a series of influential paperback sf covers in realistic mode for the Signet imprint of New American Library. These included the 1953 paperbacks of Isaac Asimov's The Currents of Space (October-December 1952 Astounding; 1952) and A E van Vogt's Destination: Universe (coll 1952); his cover for Robert A Heinlein's The Puppet Masters ...

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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