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Chubbchubbs, The

US short animated film (2002). Sony Pictures Imageworks. Directed by Eric Armstrong. Written by Jeff Wolverton. Voice cast includes Brad Simonsen and Jeff Wolverton. 6 Minutes. Colour. / Fired and kicked out of the Alien karaoke bar where he worked as the janitor, Meeper (Simonsen) is warned by another alien that "the Chubbchubbs are coming" – and, indeed, Monsters can be seen approaching. The bar clientele flee; Meeper ...

Davies, Murray

(1947-    ) Welsh journalist and author whose sf novel, Collaborator (2003), is a Hitler Wins Alternate History novel set in Britain in 1940 and later, after a successful Nazi Invasion; Winston Churchill has formed a government-in-exile in Canada, while in England the Duke of Windsor has agreed to become Regent. The ...

Wilson, David Alec

(1864-1933) Scottish civil servant (often in India) and author, much of whose career was devoted to defensive studies of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881); of Modern Lilliput: A History of the Recent Re-Discovery of the Lilliput Archipelago, and What Has Been Happening There (1924), (see Jonathan Swift), a Lost Race tale in which the hidden Island, now rediscovered, proves to boast high ...

Adamovič, Ivan

(1967-    ) Czech translator and author, an associate editor of the sf magazine Ikarie and a contributor to Encyklopedie science fiction ["Encyclopedia of Science Fiction"] (1992). His "Czech SF in the Last Forty Years" appeared in Science Fiction Studies, March 1990. [PN]

Lofting, Hugh

(1886-1947) UK civil engineer and author, mostly in the USA from 1912, though he joined the Irish Guards in 1916, was severely wounded in 1917 and invalided out. It was during his period in the trenches that – like some other central creators of twentieth century fantasy including J R R Tolkien with first-hand experience of World War One – he began to create a fantasy universe, at least in part to sidestep a world ...

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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