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Garrison, Wendell Phillips

(1840-1907) US editor – he was co-founder of The Nation, and served as its literary editor from 1865 to 1906 – and author of The New Gulliver (1898), a sequel to Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726; rev 1735), in which the Houyhnhnms are revisited, and Evolution discussed. Garrison was a popularizer of the works of Charles Darwin. [JC] see also: ...

Mutiny in Outer Space

Film (1965). Hugo Grimaldi Film Productions. Directed by Hugo Grimaldi and Arthur C Pierce (uncredited). Written by Arthur C Pierce. Cast includes Carl Crow, Pamela Curran, James Dobson, Dolores Faith, Richard Garland, Glenn Langan and William Leslie. 82 minutes. Black and white. / Astronauts Gordon Towers (Leslie) and Dan Webber (Crow), returning from the Moon with samples from newly discovered "ice caves", stop at Space Station X-7 (see ...

Liquid Sky

Film (1982). Z Films. Directed by Slava Tsukerman. Written by Tsukerman, Carlisle, Nina V Kerova. Cast includes Anne Carlisle, Susan Doukas, Paula E Sheppard and Otto von Wernherr. 112 minutes. Colour. / Aliens who have landed their tiny flying saucer on the roof of a Manhattan penthouse (see New York) observe the lives of strange young people: fashionable, Drug-using, white-faced Punk/New Wavers. The ...

Grazier, James

(1902-1975) US author whose Hydra (1969) is a routine Young Adult tale, and in whose awkwardly written Runts of 61 Cygni C (1970) humans encounter approximately humanoid Aliens – they are one-eyed – and lots of kinky Sex on the planet 61 Cygni C. [JC]

Mitchell, Nicole

(1967-    ) US flautist and composer, a member and past chair of Chicago's influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). As with many members of that organization, her prolific body of work bridges jazz, improvisation and classical composition. Her first sf-related works were a trilogy inspired by the writings of Octavia E Butler, all credited to Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble: Xenogenesis Suite ...

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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