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Duff, Charles

(1894-1966) Irish translator and author who served as a press officer in World War One; his sf play, Mind Products Limited: A Melodrama of the Future in Three Acts and an Epilogue (1932 Netherlands), though breezily deprecatory of the 1960 world it depicts, introduces an inventive range of extrapolatory material, including mind control (and X-ray vision) through Drugs, carplanes and television phones, all contributing to a Čapek-like vision of totalitarianism in a world gone – ...

Will, John N

(?   -    ) Probably US author of the novella-length My Blond Princess of Space (1968 chap). [JC/DRL]

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Canadian/US tv series (1987-1988). The Landmark Entertainment Group/Mattel/Ventura Pictures, Inc. Syndicated. Created by Gary Goddard and Anthony Christopher. Developed for television by J Michael Straczynski and Mark Scott Zicree. Directors include Otta Hanus, Jorge Montesi and Douglas Williams. Writers include Gerry Davis, Larry DiTillio, Michael Reaves, Straczynski, Marv Wolfman and Zicree. Cast includes Todd Dillman, Timothy Dunigan, Bruce Gary, David Hemblen, Peter MacNeill, Jessica Steen, ...


US tv series (1997-1998; vt Project Sleepwalker). Columbia TriStar Television for the NBC-TV network. Created by David S Goyer and Stephen Kronish. Executive producer: Goyer. Directors included Lee Bonner, William Malone, David Nutter and Kristoffer Tabori. Writers included Sara B Charno, Stephen Gaghan, Jonathan Robert Kaplan and David A Weinstein. Cast includes Abraham Benrubi, Bruce Greenwood, Jeffrey D Sams, and Naomi Watts. Nine 60-minute episodes. Colour. / Dr Nathan Bradford ...

Blasim, Hassan

Working name of Iraqi filmmaker and author Hasan Balāsim (1973-    ), in Finland from 2004; his film work was done under the name Ouazad Osman. His short fiction has been assembled in at least three collections beginning with The Madman of Freedom Square (trans Jonathan Wright, coll 2008), almost all of his work dealing with the surrealistic tortures inflicted upon his native land since the British invasion of 1914, often as filtered through the diaspora experiences of ...

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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