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Stratemeyer Syndicate

Story factory or fiction packager operated by Edward Stratemeyer (whom see) and subsequently (after his death in 1930) by his daughters Harriet Stratemeyer Adams and Edna Stratemeyer Squier. From 1906, beginning with the Boys of Business sequence as by Allen Chapmen and the Boy Hunters tales as by Stratemeyer himself writing as by Captain Ralph Bonehill, the Syndicate generated hundreds of ...

Cameron, Claire

(1973-    ) Canadian author whose third novel, The Last Neanderthal (2017), combines a Prehistoric SF narrative – whose Neanderthal protagonist finds herself intimately involved with a Homo sapiens male as the weather worsens – with the twenty-first century story of a pregnant archaeologist who, 40,000 years later, discovers her ancestor's bones. The close community of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens is ...

Trutz-Baumwoll, J M

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ) of "Sendschreiben des deutsch-englischen Zukunfspolitiker" (1871 Außerordentliche Beilage zur Allgemeinen Zeitung; trans anon as Forewarned! Forearmed!: The Suggested Invasion of England by the Germans 1871 chap), which takes the Battle of Dorking as a model for the real Invasion of England, an event that (at least as far as ...

Attack of the Puppet People

Film (1958; vt Six Inches Tall UK; vt The Fantastic Puppet People). Alta Vista Productions, American International Pictures. Directed and produced by Bert I Gordon. Written by George Worthing Yates from an original idea by Gordon. Cast includes John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney (credited as June Kenny) and Jack Kosslyn. 79 minutes. Black and white. / Lonely doll-maker Mr Franzy (Hoyt) ...

Curry, Graeme

(?   -    ) UK journalist and screenwriter who novelized his own Doctor Who episode, "The Happiness Patrol" (1988) as Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol (1990). This is one of several Doctor Who stories from this time that can be read as a parable of the authoritarian streak in Thatcherism. It was perhaps unfortunate that the most memorable aspect of the televised series was a villain bearing a close ...

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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