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Compton, D G

(1930-2023) UK author, born of parents who were both in the theatre; he increasingly lived in the USA after 1981. As Guy Compton, he published some unremarkable detective novels, beginning with Too Many Murderers (1962), and as by Frances Lynch produced some nonfantastic Gothics throughout his career; but soon turned to sf with tales almost always set in the Near Future, and anatomizing moral dilemmas within that arena: the future is very clearly ...

Earl, Robert

(?   -    ) UK author of several Ties set in the Warhammer universe (see Warhammer 40,000), beginning with Warhammer: The Burning Shore (2004), and including Warhammer: Wild Kingdoms (2004) and its sequel. [JC]

Man Who Turned to Stone, The

Film (1957). Clover Productions/Columbia Pictures. Directed by László Kardos. Produced by Sam Katzman. Written by Bernard Gordon. Cast includes Charlotte Austin, Tina Carver, Paul Cavanagh, Ann Doran, William Hudson, Victor Jory, George Lynn, Victor Varconi, Friedrich von Ledebur (credited as Frederick Ledebur) and Jean Willes. 71 minutes. Black and white. / Social worker Adams (Austin) and her romantic interest, state psychiatrist Dr Jess Rogers (Hudson), grow ...

Creature Walks Among Us, The

Film (1956). Universal. Directed by John Sherwood. Written by Arthur Ross. Cast includes Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason and Leigh Snowden. 78 minutes. Black and white. / This is the second, inferior sequel to The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) – the first being Revenge of the Creature (1954); it was not shot in 3-D, and had a new director. Here the Creature ...

Games Workshop

UK company specializing in fantasy-adventure Role Playing Games, Wargames and models. Its related Magazine White Dwarf (June/July 1977-current), initially covering the entire field of fantasy and sf RPG and Board Games, narrowed its focus from the later 1980s to deal only with Games Workshop's own miniatures-based Wargame products ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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