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Atomic Submarine, The

Film (1959; vt The Atomic Sub). Gorham Productions/Allied Artists. Produced by Alex Gordon. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennett (credited as Spencer G Bennett). Written by Orville H Hampton from an original story by Irving Block and Jack Rabin (uncredited). Cast includes Dick Foran, Arthur Franz and Brett Halsey. 80 minutes cut to 72 minutes. Black and white. / In what was then the Near Future of the mid-1960s, cargo submarines (see ...

Bredenberg, Jeff

(1953-2010) US author known in the sf field primarily for his Dream Compass sequence of Post-Holocaust novels, comprising The Dream Compass (1991) and The Dream Vessel (1992). Though the venue is not innovatory – in a continent named Merqua [ie America], a geriatric "Monitor" attempts to stifle the young, who wish to be permitted to read again; and a rebel band escapes to a more enlightened ...

Morris, Alfred

(?   -?   ) UK author whose Near Future Satire, Looking Ahead!: A Tale of Adventure (Not by the Author of "Looking Backward") (1892) anonymous, conveys its anti-Edward Bellamy and anti-socialist argument through a Robinsonade plot which involves its young protagonist, shipwrecked with his crew on a desert ...

SAPS

Known usually by its acronym, the Spectator Amateur Press Society (1947-current) is one of the oldest APAs to emerge from sf Fandom; only FAPA (which see) and VAPA (Vanguard Amateur Press Association, 1945-1950) were of earlier origin. SAPS was first launched by the New Jersey fan group known as the Spectators, also founded in 1947 and short-lived, which left only the APA as a lasting legacy. Founding members included ...

Delta Space Mission

1. Romanian animated tv series (1983; original title Misiunea spatialã Delta). Created by Victor Antonescu. Directors include Victor Antonescu, Călin Cazan, Laurențiu Sîrbu and Mircea Toia. Writers include Victor Antonescu. Thirteen eight-minute episodes. Colour. / The creator, Antonescu, was involved with only four of the episodes. In that era of Romanian animation a director only had the resources to produce two ...

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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