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Baggott, Julianna

(1969-    ) US poet and author who has focused on dysfunctional family-romance narratives based on her own family – including a volume of poems, The Country of Mothers (coll 2001) and The Madam (2003), which is slightly fantasticated – and tales for teenage girls. Her Bodies sequence for children – comprising The Anybodies (2004), The Nobodies (2005) and The Somebodies (2006), all as by N E Bode – similarly confronts dysfunctional families, and ...

Dee, John

(1527-1609) UK mathematician, astrologer, cartographer, Neoplatonist and Hermetic philosopher influential in the complex currents of the sixteenth-century English Renaissance; along with figures like Roger Bacon, he is an underlying model for later generations of the magus: half-Scientist, half-sorcerer. Because Dee stands on the cusp of worlds, and because of the passion with which he attempted to arrive at the truth behind the sleep of matter, he has attracted some attention over the ...

Watson, Patrick

(1929-    ) Canadian television and radio broadcaster, director and author, active (initially as a child actor on radio) from 1943; his current affairs programme for television, This Hour Has Seven Days (1964-1966), proved too Satirical for the Canadian authorities of that time, and was cancelled for lèse majesté. The resulting scandal intensified the desire of at least one science fiction encyclopedia editor to emigrate. Of his prose works, Zero to Air Time ...

Nevala-Lee, Alec

(1980-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Inversus" in Analog for January-February 2004, and who has been associated with that magazine for most of his career, publishing there several supple Hard SF tales. His first series, the Icon Thief sequence [not listed below], focuses on nonfantastic detections that almost enter Technothriller country. He is of immediate sf interest for his balanced and incisive history of Astounding Science-Fiction, ...

Beast with a Million Eyes, The

Film (1955; vt The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes!). San Mateo Productions/American Releasing Corporation. Executive producers: James H Nicholson and Samuel Z Arkoff. Produced by David Kramarsky. Written by Tom Filer. Directed by Kramarsky and Roger Corman (uncredited). Cast includes Paul Birch, Dona Cole, Chester Conklin, Dick Sargent (credited as Richard Sargent), Leonard Tarver and Lorna Thayer. Special effects: Paul Blaisdell. 78 minutes, often cut to 75 minutes. Black and white. / In a ...

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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