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Dixie, Florence

(1855-1905) UK traveller, journalist (the first female war correspondent in the English language) and author whose nonfiction Across Patagonia: A Lady Combs the Pampas (1880) – the only woman in her party, she was its dominant figure – captures something of her Feminist urgency. In Gloriana, or The Revolution of 1900 (1890) a woman disguised as a man is elected Prime Minister of the UK and, though unmasked, establishes full equality between the sexes; by 1999, a woman-ruled UK ...

Space Wars

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed mostly on cheap newsprint. Published by Myron Fass as Stories, Layouts & Press. Editor: Garland Voss, possibly others. Twelve issues, October 1977 to April 1980. Publication schedule was roughly quarterly. / Publisher Fass was never slow to exploit a popular trend: with the success of Starlog, he added several sf film magazines to his publishing roster. Space Wars included the usual articles on then-current productions including ...

Project G.e.e.K.e.R.

US animated tv series (1996). Adelaide Productions, Columbia TriStar Television. Created by Doug Langdale and Douglas TenNapel. Directed by Toshiyuki Hiruma, Llyn Hunter, Audu Paden and Rafael Rosado. Writers include Doug Langdale, Richard Stanley and Jan Strnad. Voice cast includes Charles Adler, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Cree Summer and Billy West. Thirteen 23-minute episodes. Colour. / Villainous industrialist Mister Moloch (Cummings) and the Mad Scientist in his employ, Dr Maston ...

Silberrad, Una L

(1872-1955) UK author, active for about half a century from the mid 1890s, most of her novels comfortably but lucidly supportive of decent middle-class values established during her early prime, but with a bracing Feminist element detectable in many tales. Of sf interest are the tales assembled as The Affairs of John Bolsover (coll of linked stories 1911), set mostly in Near Future London, mostly around 1960, in which the detective Bolsover solves a variety of political crimes. [JC]

Sutton, Jeff

(1913-1979) US author, married to Jean Sutton, who began publishing sf with "The Third Empire" for Spaceway in February 1955; whose background – he had been a journalist, served time in the Marines and done research in high-altitude survival – was reflected in several of his novels, from First on the Moon (1958), his debut, to Spacehive (1960) and Whisper from the Stars (1970). Sutton alone wrote with a somewhat dilute clarity, his tales occasionally rising above the routine when he ...

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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