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Laporta, Mark

(?   -    ) US author whose first works were for Young Adult readers, beginning with the Changing Hearts of Ixdahan Daherek sequence, whose eponymous protagonist in the first volume Heart of Earth (2015) finds himself exiled from his home planet – for acts of arrogance and stupidity – and forced to live on Earth as a teenager. Fortunately, he fends of an Invasion by an unfriendly Alien horde, and as the series progresses engages in further ...

Werper, Barton

A joint House Name used by the US authors Lynwood Paul Fields (1941-2003) – whose working name for other books was Peter T Scott – and Peg O'Neill Scott Fields (see the entry for her pseudonym Scott O'Neill) – who copyrighted other work under her birth name Peg O'Neill Scott – for their unauthorized Tarzan: The New Series sequence (see also Tarzan). Each worked solo, with Fields writing all but the third volume. The five series titles are Tarzan and the Silver Globe ...

Luke Cage

US online tv series (2016-current). ABC Studios and Marvel Studios in association with the Walt Disney Company (see Disney on Television) for Netflix. Created by Cheo Hodari Coker from the Marvel Comics character that first appeared in Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972) created by Archie Goodwin, John Romita Senior and George Tuska. Directed by Phil Abraham, Andy Goddard, Marc Jobst, Clark Johnson, Magnus Martens, Paul McGuigan, Sam Miller, Vincenzo Natali, Guillermo Navarro, Tom ...

Herbert, Brian

(1947-    ) US author, son of Frank Herbert, who began publishing sf with his third book and first novel, Sidney's Comet: Being an Account of the Remarkable Events Which Occurred During the Approach of the Great Garbage Comet (1983), a comic Satire which launched the short Garbage Chronicles series; the eponymous Comet, composed of human garbage, threatens Earth in the twenty-seventh century; the sequel, The Garbage Chronicles: Being an Account of the Adventures of Tom Javik ...

Harbinson, W Allen

(1941-    ) UK author who has published at least twenty-five combat novels, none of them with fantastic content, as by Shaun Clarke, and who under his own name is best known for his exercises in the sf of Paranoia, most of this material based on the notion that our planet – either at the ultimate behest of Aliens or of a Pariah Elite of humans – is investigating or governing us, or both. The Projekt Saucer sequence – in order of internal chronology, Projekt ...

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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