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Cooper, Giles

(1918-1966) Irish actor and screenwriter, a prolific adapter of others' works to radio and television. His original scripts include Loop (1963), about an invasion of present-day Britain from the future, and The Other Man (1964), which he novelized as The Other Man: A Novel Based on his Play for Television (1964), a Hitler Wins tale set in an Alternate History version of post-World War Two Britain, where Hitler, his life extended through Cybernetics, rules. Cooper was awarded an OBE in 1960. ...

Hunger, Anna

(?   -    ) US author of The Man Who Lived Forever (March 1938 Astounding as "The Master Shall Not Die!" as by R DeWitt Miller alone; exp 1956 dos; vt Year 3097 1958) with R DeWitt Miller, in which humanity an aeon hence is pitted against the machine (see Immortality; Superman). She remained active into the 1960s, with some nonfantastic stories in Magazine of Horror. [JC]

Armytage, W H G

(1915-1998) South-African born author and professor of education, in the UK from well before World War Two; he published several articles with an sf focus in journals such as Extrapolation and Riverside Quarterly. Of interest to sf readers among his fourteen books is Yesterday's Tomorrows: A Historical Survey of Future Societies (1968). Primarily concerned with literary versions of the shape the future may take, it assembles its materials mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ...

Gannett, Lewis

(1952-    ) US author whose first novel was a falteringly effective horror tale, The Living One (1993), and whose second was Magazine Beach (1996), a Near Future thriller whose villains, after hijacking the world's information networks (see Internet), plan to melt the polar icecaps, perhaps impatient at the pace of global warming (see Climate Change). Millennium: Gehenna (1998) and Millennium: Force Majeure (1999) are Ties to the television series Millennium (1996-1999), ...

Ford, John M

(1957-2006) US author, author of some children's fiction under an unrevealed pseudonym, and of some work as by Milo Dennison (a House Name despite the use of Ford's own middle name) and as by Michael J Dodge. He was involved in Fandom from an early age, beginning to publish sf under his own name with "This, Too, We Reconcile" for Analog in May 1976. His Alternities Corporation sequence appeared in magazines 1979-1981. His first novel, Web of Angels (1980), can be seen in retrospect as a quite ...

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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