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Platt, Marc

(1953-    ) UK author associated mainly with the Doctor Who universe, for which he has written Ties in various media; books of interest begin with Doctor Who – Ghost Light (1990) and conclude with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Lungbarrow (1997). [JC]

Kunetka, James

(1944-    ) US author of three sf novels, including Warday: and the Journey Onward (1984) as James W Kunetka with Whitley Strieber [who see for details] and Nature's End (1986) also with Strieber. Shadow Man (1988) is Shadow Man (1988), a worthwhile attempt at the Equipoisal, mixing nuclear ...

Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

(1882-1944) Dutch-born historian and author, permanently in the US from 1919 when he was naturalized; he is best known for The Story of Mankind (1921), written (unlike H G Wells's almost simultaneous undertaking) primarily for children. His first work of sf interest was "If the Dutch Had Kept Nieuw Amsterdam" (in If It had Happened Otherwise: Lapses into Imaginary History, anth 1931; vt If: or History Rewritten 1931, ed J C ...

Ulidia

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of the Near Future The Battle of Newry; Or, the Result of Thirty Years' Liberal Legislation (1883 chap) where, after the House of Lords is abolished in 1910, the better sort emigrate to America; Ulster and Scotland then revolt in alliance with the threatened monarchy, socialism collapses, and prosperity and social calm reign once more (see ...

Cyclops, The

Film (1957). B&H Productions/Allied Artists Pictures. Produced and directed by Bert I Gordon. Written by Gordon. Staring Gloria Talbott, James Craig, Tom Drake, Lon Chaney, Duncan "Dean" Parkin. Special make-up by Jack Young. Voice effects by Paul Frees. 66 minutes. Black and white. / Susan Winters (Talbott) is determined to find her fiancé, Bruce Barton, who vanished in Mexico while prospecting for uranium some six months before the film ...

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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