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Quiroule, Pierre

Pseudonym of UK author Walter William Sayer (1892-1982), and also a House Name of the Sexton Blake Library, to which Sayer contributed under that name; it was also used by R Coutts Armour. As Quiroule, Sayer is also credited with The Painted Death (1935), a Lost Race tale featuring Amazons deep in the South American jungle. [JC]

Crusher Joe

Japanese animated film (1983). Based on the novels by Haruka Takachiho. Studio Nue, Nippon Sunrise. Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Written by Haruka Takachiho and Yasuhiko Yoshikazu. Voice cast includes Reiko Mutō, Chikao Ohtsuka, Run Sasaki and Hiroshi Takemura. 132 minutes. Colour. / In 2161 Crusher Joe (Takemura) and his team of Crushers (basically, hardcore interstellar odd-jobbers) are hired to deliver a cryogenically frozen woman (see Cryonics); but her casket is stolen during ...

Anderson, Timothy J

(1958-    ) Canadian editor, playwright and author, married to Candas Jane Dorsey; he is a member of Books Collective in Edmonton, Alberta, which publishes Tesseract Books, one of the central publishers of Canadian sf (see Canada, English). His first sf novel, Resisting Adonis (2001), is an erotic thriller (see Sex). [JC]

de Parville, Henri

Pseudonym of French author François Henri Peudefer (1838-1909) who is of sf interest for Un habitant de la planète Mars: roman d'anticipation (1865; trans Brian Stableford as An Inhabitant of the Planet Mars 2008), based on a hoax newspaper article by Peudefer (signed A Lomon). published 17 May 1865 Le Pays, and purporting to describe the discovery of a humanoid fossil from Mars in a deep geological stratum. The novel comprises in part a Satire on the process of scientific ...

Forrest, Henry J

(1823-1899) UK compositor, printer's reader, journalist and author of an early sf Utopia, A Dream of Reform (1848), which tamely introduces the usual visitor to a mildly socialist planet designed on anti-industrial lines. The book is thus a vague precursor to the work of William Morris. [JC]

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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