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Golemon, David Lynn

(1955-    ) US military intelligence officer (ex) and author of the Event Group sequence of conspiracy thrillers, beginning with Event (2006) and ending with Legacy: An Event Group Thriller (2011), featuring the eponymous, highly armed (see Military SF) secret organization, which is dedicated to serving American Presidents in need. The first tale deals with UFOs; the second invokes ...

Middleman, The

US tv series (2008). Created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach for ABC Family. Producers include Grillo-Marxuach, Shane Keller, and John Ziffren. Directors include Jeremiah S Chechik and Michael Zinberg. Writers include Grillo-Marxuach, Les McClaine, and Andy Reaser. Cast includes Matt Keeslar as The Middleman, Natalie Morales as Wendy Watson, Brit Morgan as Lacey Thornfield, Mary Pat Gleason as Ida, and Jake Smollett as Noser. 12 one-hour episodes produced. / Based on the ...

Lamartine, Alphonse De

(1790-1869) French poet and political thinker who probably did not write in 1843 (as claimed by its publisher) the Future History published in English as Time on My Hands (1848); it depicts a complex and somewhat pixilated pattern of confederacies in Europe, with various scientific achievements to boast of, though not clearly. [JC]

Cooper, Brenda

(1960-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Ice and Mirrors" in Asimov's for February 2001 with Larry Niven, with whom she collaborated on several subsequent works, including the novel Building Harlequin's Moon (2005), which follows the course of the first interstellar Starship, whose crew is fleeing an Earth dominated by ...

Winsor, Frederick

(1900-1958) US architect, anthologist and poet, the main author of The White House at Pooh Corner (performed 1938; 1938 chap) with Richard H Field, a mildly Satirical spoof play in verse on Politics in the years approaching World War Two. He is best known for the witty sf Parody Poetry assembled as The Space Child's Mother Goose ...

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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