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Men into Space

US tv series (1959-1960). CBS-TV. Produced by Lewis J Rachmil. Writers included Jerome Bixby, Meyer Dolinsky, David Duncan and Ib Melchior. Directors included Alan Crosland Jr, Nathan Juran, and Lee Sholem. Writers included Jerome Bixby, Stuart J Byrne, Mike ...

Without Warning

Film (1980). Heritage Enterprises/Filmways Pictures. Produced and directed by Greydon Clark. Written by Lyn Freeman, Daniel Grodnik, Bennett Trainer, and Steve Mathis. Cast includes Neville Brand, David Caruso, Kevin Peter Hall (credited as Kevin Hall), Martin Landau, Sue Ann Langdon, Ralph Meeker, Cameron Mitchell, Jack Palance and Larry Storch. 89 minutes. Colour. / Three friends, Taylor (Palance), Dobbs (Landau), and Leo (Brand), are on a hunting trip in a US national forest when ...

Hill, Douglas

(1935-2007) Canadian-born author and editor, in the UK from 1959; in 2007 he was run over by a bus. Most of his early books were nonfiction, The Supernatural (1965) with Pat Williams, and Magic and Superstition (1968) being of interest to a genre audience. His involvement in sf and fantasy began through his editing of anthologies like Window on the Future: Science Fiction Stories (anth 1966), Way of the Werewolf: An Anthology of Horror Stories ...

Strange Stories

US Pulp magazine, thirteen bimonthly issues February 1939 to February 1941, published by Better Publications Inc; edited by Mort Weisinger, though uncredited. A companion magazine to Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories, Strange Stories was devoted to supernatural and weird fiction, in not very successful competition with ...

Goodman, Allegra

(1967-    ) US author, most of whose fiction has been nonfantastic, beginning with her first novel, Kaaterskill Falls (1998). She is of sf interest for The Other Side of the Island (2008), a distant Near Future Dystopian tale set in a kind of Ruined Earth: the planet is now virtually covered by the rising waters caused by ...

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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