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Wright, Ronald

(1948-    ) UK-born historian, travel-writer and author, in Canada from 1970. His sf novel, A Scientific Romance (1997), explicitly acknowledges a close connection to H G Wells, whose first Scientific Romance The Time Machine (1895) (see Time Machine; Time Travel) provides a model for the later book, as do the vivid ...

Faber, Geoffrey

(1889-1961) UK publisher, founder of the London firm which bears his name; author of an in effect self-published Lost Race novel, Elnovia: An Entertainment for Novel-Readers (1925), in which the eponymous inhabited flying Island is discovered by an advanced aeroplane (see Transportation). The Utopian pretensions of the islanders are treated mockingly. [JC]

Video Watchdog

US saddle-stapled Digest-size Cinema magazine. Published and edited by Donna and Tim Lucas. Summer 1990-2016. A bimonthly schedule was generally adhered to. / The heart of Video Watchdog as a Media Magazine was from the first its extended reviews of film and Television releases in video or, subsequently, DVD and other formats; existing films or television in ...

Ham, Bob

(?   -    ) US author of the Overload sequence of Post-Holocaust series of Military SF adventures comprising Overload #1: Personal War (1989), Overload #2: The Wrath (1989), Overload #3: Highway Warriors (1989), Overload #4: Tennessee Terror (1989), Overload #5: Atlanta Burn (1990), ...

Smith, Clint

(?   -    ) US technical writer and author of Infusion (2004), a tale combining aspects of Space Opera – two Consortium planets band together to send an expedition to Earth to plunder it of its "dattan", a resource needed back home – and Ecological fiction: the approaching crisis is seen through from the perspective of a galactic team whose task it is to prevent the ...

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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