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Compton, Stoney

Working name of Leonard W Compton (?   -    ), US author and illustrator who began to publish work of genre interest with "Whalesong" in Universe 1 (anth 1990) edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber; another early story is "When the Ship Came" (December 1994 Tomorrow). In his Alternate History tale, Russian Amerika (2007), the Jonbar Point is the continuing rude health of the (historical) Russian-American Company under Our Highest Protection after 1807, ...

Wallace, Irving

(1916-1990) US screenwriter and author, active from before World War Two with a series of bestselling novels beginning with The Chapman Report (1961). He is of sf interest for The Three Sirens (1963), a tale with Lost Race implications set in an unknown Polynesian Island whose inhabitants are descendants of an Englishman. His embrace of the mores of those he meets (see Sex) has extravagant consequences in the twentieth century, after a team of Anthropologists arrives. In The Man (1964), a Black ...

Vader, John

(1919-2005) Australian author, in UK in the late 1960s and 1970s, most of whose work has been nonfiction, much of it dealing with military matters. His only sf novel, Battle of Sydney (1971), is an Alternate History of World War Two in which Australia is invaded by Japan; in the end the Invasion is unsuccessful. [JC]

Gas-s-s-s, Or It Became Necessary to Destroy the World ...

Full title: Gas-s-s-s, or It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. / Film (1970; vt Gas! or It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It). San Jacinto/AIP. Produced and directed by Roger Corman. Written by George Armitage. Cast includes Talia Coppola, Robert Corff, Bud Cort and Elaine Giftos. 79 minutes cut to 77 minutes. Colour. / In Corman's belated attempt to cash in on the hippy/counterculture movements of the 1960s, a Poison gas makes everyone ...

Sim, Dave

(1958-    ) Canadian artist and author, creator of Cerebus the Aardvark, the abrasive and perverse eponymous star of a satirical Comic book originally intended as a pastiche of Robert E Howard's Conan the Barbarian, and which has lampooned a number of the leading characters of the Heroic-Fantasy and comics genres. The comic book features several Parody characters including Elrod of Melvinbone (spoofing Michael Moorcock's Elric), Bran Mak Mufin (Howard's Bran Mak Morn) and ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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