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US experimental hip-hop performance group, initially founded in 2009 as a remix project in which Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson paired a capella rap tracks with new beats. Joined in 2010 by the actor and rapper Daveed Diggs, most famous internationally for playing the role of Lafayette/Jefferson in the musical Hamilton (2015), the now-trio began to explore more experimental areas of performance with their albums Midcity (2013) and CLPPNG (2014), this ...


US Online Magazine and Semiprozine that called itself "The Online Journal of Speculative Imagination", produced by Steve Algieri through Eternity Press, Norcross, Georgia. It ran for 21 issues between September 1997 and March 2000, mostly monthly, but bimonthly from February 1999. Most of the early issues have now been lost but parts of those from #11 (September 1998) onwards can still be found in various archives. ...

Brand, Max

Best-known pseudonym of US poet and author Frederick Faust (1892-1944), who from before 1920 used many names and produced innumerable tales and filmscripts in many genres, including the Western classic Destry Rides Again (1930); it was first filmed in 1932, and became famous through the 1939 version, with James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. The psychic contortions that attend the discovery of a Missing Link in Africa (see ...

Siburt, Ruth

(1951-    ) US author for the Young Adult market; of sf interest among her works is Dragon Charmer (1996 chap), set in a Near Future world where pets are prohibited. The young protagonist, however, finds herself in charge of a baby dragon (see Supernatural Creatures). All ends well. [JC]

Helps, Arthur

(1813-1875) UK civil servant, in close proximity to the monarchy after 1869, and author; he is best known for Friends in Council (coll 1847 and 1849; later series 1859), dramatized discourses which may have been influenced by the example of the much sharper Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), and which are translated into more clearly fictional Club Story form in Realmah (1868 2vols) as by The Author of "Friends in ...

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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