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Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler, The

Film (1971; vt The Resurrection of Clayton Zachary Wheeler). Madison Productions, Inc/Gold Key Entertainment. Produced by Robert Stabler (credited as Bob Stabler). Directed by Bob Wynn. Written by Jay Simms and Tom Rolf. Cast includes Angie Dickenson, Bradford Dillman and Leslie Nielsen. 100 minutes. Colour. / US Senator Clayton Zachary Wheeler (Dillman) is involved in an auto accident which leaves him very near death; this s witnessed by television news reporter Harry Walsh (Nielsen). ...

Strahan, Jonathan

(1964-    ) Irish-born anthologist, reviewer, broadcaster and editor, in Australia from 1968. He first became known to the sf field in 1990 as co-founder of the Australian sf journal Eidolon, with which he was involved until 1999 as co-editor and publisher. His long association with Locus as editor and contributor began in 1997, though he returned to Australia in 1999; he was most active as a reviewer for the journal 1999-2004. In 1999 he founded The Coode Street Press, ...

McAlister, Hugh

(?   -?   ) Unidentified US author, possibly pseudonymous, among whose several novels for the juvenile market (see Children's SF), two are of sf interest: The Flight of the Silver Ship: Around the World Aboard a Giant Dirigible (1930), a trip accomplished in nineteen days; and Stand By: The Story of a Boy's Achievement in Radio (1930). In both volumes, Inventions slightly in advance of the time figure without undue prominence. [JC]

Warner, Rex

Working name of UK author and translator Reginald Ernest Warner (1905-1986) who remains best known for his earliest novels for adults, The Wild Goose Chase (1937), The Professor (1938) and The Aerodrome: A Love Story (1941), political allegories some of whose devices evoke the Kafka-esque side of sf (see Absurdist SF; Fabulation). In The Wild Goose Chase, three brothers cycle into a strange country in search of the eponymous goose, a quest which immerses them in a surreal bureaucracy much ...

Tom Corbett: Space Cadet

US tv series (1950-1955). CBS TV, later ABC TV, and then NBC TV for season five. Produced by Mort Abrahams. Writers included Albert Aley, Alfred Bester, Joseph Greene, Jack Weinstock. Directors included George Gould, Ralph Ward. Cast includes Michael Harvey, Al Markim, Jan Merlin and Frankie Thomas. Five seasons. Three fifteen-minute episodes weekly for the first four seasons; weekly thirty-minute episodes in season five. Black and white. / Initially conceived by Joseph Greene as early as ...

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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