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Sinclair, David

(?   -    ) US author of a Young Adult Space Opera, The Gilead Bomb (1963), apparently intended to launch a series to be known as "Ace Astro and the Star Rovers"; Ace and the lads have adventures on the Moon. No further volumes appeared. [JC]

Smith, George B

(1848-?   ) US author whose Noah's Confession (1898) plays surprisingly fast and loose – certainly in terms of nineteenth-century American attempts at popular fiction – with the Bible (see Religion). Here Noah is a citizen of Atlantis, responsible for a series of forbidden nautical Inventions, including the ark in which he and his lover survive the sinking of their ...

Incredible Petrified World, The

Film (1957). GBM Productions/Governor Productions. Produced and directed by Jerry Warren. Written by John W Steiner. Underwater photography by Mel Fisher. Cast includes Maurice Bernard, John Carradine, Robert Clarke, Phyllis Coates, Sheila Noonan and Allen Windsor. 70 minutes, cut to 64 minutes for home video release. / Professor Millard Wyman (Carradine) has developed an experimental diving bell capable of reaching greater depths Under the Sea than ...

Marshall, James Scott

(?   -?   ) US author of a Utopia, The Planet Mars and its Inhabitants: A Psychic Revelation: by Iros Urides (a Martian) Written Down and Edited by J L Kennon (1922) as by Iros Urides [see also Checklist below], which in lightly fictionalized terms describes an ideal society on Mars, with advanced Technology and Transportation ...

Wondrous Web Worlds

US Anthology series published annually from 2001 to the present and edited by J Alan Erwine. The first two volumes were published by Pro Mart Publishing, Carmichael, California, but all subsequent volumes have been published by Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The anthology selects the stories and poems voted by readers as the best in Sam's Dot's Online Magazines: The ...

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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