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Quark [tv]

US tv series (1977-1978). Columbia Picture Television for NBC-TV. Created by Buck Henry. Produced by Bruce Johnson. Directors included Hy Averback, Bruce Bilson, Peter H Hunt. Writers included Henry, Bruce Kane, Jonathan Kaufer, Robert Keats. Cast includes Cyb Barnstable, Patricia Barnstable, Richard Benjamin, Alan Caillou, Douglas Fowley (pilot only), Conrad Janis, Richard Kelton, Bobby Porter and Tim Thomerson. One 45-minute pilot episode plus eight 30-minute episodes. Colour. / ...

Larkin, Bob

(1949-    ) US artist who from the early 1970s painted many covers for Comics, magazines and paperbacks, the latter including several Marvel Comics paperback collections of graphic material; he has also been credited, perhaps by accident, as Robert Larkin. His characteristic punchy designs with strong colours and bold central figures were well suited to the 1970s/1980s Bantam paperback reissues of the ...

Kooistra, Jeffery D

(1959-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Love, Dad" in Analog for March 1992, and has been one of the two contributors to the same magazine's column The Alternate View since 1998. His fiction is usually describable as clear-headed Hard SF; his first novel, Dykstra's War (fixup 2000), focuses on a traditional protagonist – the eponymous ...

SF Digest

UK small A4-size magazine. One undated issue, (June) 1976, published by New English Library; edited by Julie Davis. SF Digest was to have been a quarterly successor to Science Fiction Monthly, but was doomed even before its single issue appeared by the publisher's decision to concentrate on books rather than magazines. SF Digest's format was superior to that of the inconveniently oversized Science Fiction Monthly. It featured ...

Voiskunsky, Evgeny

(1922-2020) Russian naval officer, journalist and author; he wrote in collaboration with his first cousin Isai Borisovich Lukodianov (1913-1984) until the latter's death. Their work together began with the two-volume Institute of Marine Physics sequence. Ekipazh "Mekonga" (1961; cut trans Leonard Stoklitsky as The Crew of the Mekong 1974) is a long but fast-moving Hard-SF examination of two ...

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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