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Moran, Richard

(1942-2009) US author whose Near Future Disaster thrillers – beginning with Cold Sea Rising (1986), in which volcanic action melts the Ross Ice Shelf in the Antarctic – usually import Technothriller elements into their storylines, giving room for heroic action which turns the tables. Novels of this sort include Dallas Down (1988) and the Meade sequence comprising The Empire of Ice (1994) and Earth Winter (1995), in which volcanic action has caused Earth temperatures to plummet. ...

Edmonds, Harry

(1891-1989) UK author, in active service during World War One, who is of sf interest for several adventure tales and of some Near-Future novels, beginning with The North Sea Mystery: A Story of Naval Intelligence Work (1930), which features land-launched torpedoes that threaten to sink the entire Royal Navy. In The Riddle of the Straits (1931), a Future War story set in 1935, the UK and Japan find themselves pitted against the USSR and the USA; a Channel Tunnel saves the UK from embargo. In Red ...

Tausend Augen des Dr Mabuse, Die

Film (1960; vt The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse; vt The Diabolical Dr Mabuse). CCC Filmkunst/CEI Incom/Criterion. Directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Lang, Heinz Oskar Wuttig, based on characters created by Norbert Jacques, author of Dr Mabuse, Master of Mystery (trans Lilian A Clare 1923). Cast includes Dawn Addams, Gert Fröbe, Werner Peters, Wolfgang Preiss and Peter Van Eyck. Variously 99 or 103 minutes, depending on film speed; 103 minutes is correct. Black and white. / After a gap of ...

Chandler Award

Australian award presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation – usually annually, at that country's national sf Convention – in memory of A Bertram Chandler. The Chandler Award is a juried career award whose recipients are honoured for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction". The first presentation was to Van Ikin in 1992; the full list of winners appears below. [DRL] Winners 1992: Van Ikin 1993: Mervyn Binns 1994: George Turner 1995: Wynne ...

Garfinkle, Richard

(1961-    ) US author whose first novel, Celestial Matters (1996), is an Alternate Cosmos tale in which the Ptolemaic universe is real: celestial bodies are positioned in crystalline spheres around Earth, which is the centre of the universe; travel to the planets is via sailing ship. His second novel, All of an Instant (1999), posits a "location" outside of Time and space called the Instant, a fulcrum from which the universe can be profoundly altered, generating a long ...

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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