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Pedersen, Ted

(1938-2010) US screenwriter and author who scripted a 1978 episode of The Bionic Woman (1976-1978) and continued his Television career with scripts for Jason of Star Command (1978-1980), the animated Flash Gordon (1979-1980) and many more. He is the author of several novel Ties set in the Star Trek universe and aimed at a Young Adult audience, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Pet (1994) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Cardassian Imps (1996), both with Mel Gilden; and the Cybersurfers ...

Crisp, Frank R

(1915-1996) UK author, at one time in the Merchant Navy; his Dirk Rogers sea adventures, which are his best work, sometimes veer close to the fantastic. His sf novels, The Ape of London (1959) and The Night Callers (1960), are routine adventures deploying thriller and horror elements; their sf displacement is inconsiderable. The latter, involving an alien Invasion, was filmed as The Night Caller (1965). [JC] see also: Astronomy; Parasitism and Symbiosis; SETI. /

Futurismic

UK-based website devoted to an interest in the future and the impact of science and technology on the present. The site was founded by Jeremy Lyons. The publisher is Paul Raven and the fiction editor is Christopher East. It has three sections, a blog, with links to items of news elsewhere on the internet; a column about science or sf; and a fiction section. It usually published just one story per month, starting in September 2004 with "Art's Appreciation" by Tom Doyle. The site ceased to ...

Toudouze, Georges-Gustave

Working name of French journalist, playwright and author Henry Georges Edouard Toudouze (1877-1972), many of his novels being for children. Som of these contain at least some fantastic interest, including Le Petit Roi d'Ys ["The Little King of Ys"] (25 January-28 June 1913; 1914; trans Michael West as King of the Undersea City 1938 chap), whose archaeologist protagonist discovers an ancient kingdom Under the Sea (see Lost Race). [JC]

Sword & Sorcery Annual

US Digest-size reprint magazine. One issue, 1975, published by Ultimate Publishing Co.; edited by Sol Cohen, uncredited. This was issued to capitalize on the sales success of the Conan stories in Fantastic. It reprinted the Conan tale "Queen of the Black Coast" (May 1934 Weird Tales) by Robert E Howard; the others Sword and Sorcery stories from Fantastic 1961-1965. [FHP/MA] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

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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