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Morris, Ralph

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ) of A Narrative of the Life and Astonishing Adventures of John Daniel ... Taken from His Own Mouth, by Mr Ralph Morris [for full title and vts see Checklist] (1751), in which Daniel is shipwrecked on an Island south of Java, his industrious Robinsonade life being transformed when his companion turns out to be a woman, with whom he has eleven children; as the children grow, Sex issues are resolved by incest. One of ...

Mutiny in Outer Space

Film (1965). Hugo Grimaldi Film Productions. Directed by Hugo Grimaldi and Arthur C Pierce (uncredited). Written by Arthur C Pierce. Cast includes Carl Crow, Pamela Curran, James Dobson, Dolores Faith, Richard Garland, Glenn Langan and William Leslie. 82 minutes. Black and white. / Astronauts Gordon Towers (Leslie) and Dan Webber (Crow), returning from the Moon with samples from newly discovered "ice caves", stop at Space Station X-7 (see Space Stations), where Webber collapses upon ...

Mathison, Volney G

(1897-1965) US chiropractor, inventor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with The Radiobuster: Being Some of the Adventures of Samuel Jones, Deep Sea Wireless Operator (stories 1922-1923 Radio; coll of linked stories 1924), which incorporates a trip to Mars in the episode entitled "The Martian Marvel". Other Sam Jones stories included further work for Radio plus "Sam Jones, Radio Tube Bootlegger" (July 1926 Radio News) and "The Mongolians Ray" (June 1929 Amazing Stories). ...

Huang Chun-Sin

(?   -    ) Chinese author, possibly pseudonymous, whose only publishing credits are with Hong Kong firms in 1959-1960. Alice in Manialand (1959 chap) makes use of conspicuously coded language [for Aesopian Fantasy and Wonderland see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] to create a Dystopian Parody of Communist China. Life in Manialand is insanely bureaucratized, peopled by slaves, governed by doubletalking hypocrites. The tale may have been ...

Dozois, Gardner

(1947-2018) US author, anthologist and, from 1985 (with the January 1986 issue) to 2004, editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, winning fifteen Hugos between 1988 and 2004 for his work as editor, and the equivalent Locus award from 1996 to 2004; he was married to Susan Casper until her death in 2017. He began publishing sf in September 1966 with "The Empty Man" for If, but it was not until after military service (in which he worked as a military journalist) that he began producing such stories 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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