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Dreyfuss, Richard

(1947-    ) US actor and occasional author, his literary work apparently restricted to The Two Georges (1995) with Harry Turtledove, an Alternate History in which the American Revolution never happened; but separatists lurk. [JC]

Earth Girls Are Easy

Film (1988). De Laurentiis/Kestrel. Directed by Julien Temple. Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Terrence E McNally; loosely based on Brown's song of the same title from her EP album Goddess in Progress (1984). Cast includes Julie Brown, Jim Carrey, Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans. 100 minutes. Colour. / Three fur-covered humanoid Aliens – the leader Mac (Goldblum), Wiploc (Carrey) and Zeebo (Wayans) – crash their Spaceship in a swimming pool in the San ...

Shurin, Jared

(?    -    ) US editor, long resident in the UK with his wife and co-anthologist Anne C Perry, with whom he founded the Pornokitsch blog and the Kitschies Awards (which see) first presented in 2010. He and Perry began to publish anthologies of genre interest with Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (anth 2011), which had several successors [see Checklist below]. Three later titles are themed for Supernatural Creatures: mummies as classic Monsters in ...

Taylor, John

(1931-2012) UK physicist and author, chiefly of popular science books, whose short fiction of genre interest is confined to "Survival of the Fittest" in Beyond This Horizon (anth 1973) edited by Christopher Carrell. The nonfiction Black Holes: The End of the Universe? (1973) includes some fanciful and implausible speculation on the properties of Black Holes that verges on sf. Taylor ventured out of his areas of undoubted expertise – mathematical Physics and artificial intelligence (see ...

Yinhe Award

["Galaxy Award"] A prestigious accolade awarded intermittently since 1986, annually since 1991, to Chinese authors, originally organized as a collaboration between the magazines Zhuihui Shu ["Tree of Knowledge"] and Kexue Wenyi ["Science Literature and Art"]. With the folding of the former and the renaming of the latter as the more famous Kehuan Shijie ["SF World"], the award has become the sole prerogative of China's leading genre magazine, occasionally leading to gripes regarding bias and ...

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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