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You Only Live Twice

Film (1967). Eon/United Artists. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Written by Roald Dahl, based very loosely on You Only Live Twice (1964) by Ian Fleming. Cast includes Sean Connery, Mie Hama, Donald Pleasence, Tetsuro Tamba and Akiko Wakabayashi. 116 minutes. Colour. / Several of Fleming's James Bond novels were Technothrillers, mildly sf-oriented (though set in the ...

Bolton, F H

(?   -?   ) UK author who apparently published only Young Adult books, including three of sf interest: In the Heart of the Silent Sea (1909 Boy's Own Paper; 1910), set in doomed Atlantis; Under the Edge of the Earth: A Story of Three Chums and a Startling Quest (March 29-September 27 1913 Boy's Own Paper; 1913), an Underground tale ...

Grossman, Leigh

(?   -    ) US editor and author, who also writes as Leigh Ronald Grossman; perhaps best known for his sf Anthology, Sense of Wonder (anth 2011), which in its nearly 1,000 dense pages includes at least 200 sf stories with commentaries. His novels, including the Cards of Fate series beginning with The Green Lion (2007), and The Lost Daughters (2018), which is a singleton, are ...

Along the Moonbeam Trail

US silent film (1920). Herbert M Dawley Production. Directed, written and with special effects by Herbert M Dawley. Cast includes Herbert M Dawley. Circa 15 minutes. Black and white. / Uncle Jack Holmes (Dawley) takes his two nephews to camp in an "enchanted wood". As they sleep, Queen Mab, fairy of dreams (see Supernatural Creatures), arrives: she gives them a magic biplane (see Transportation) ...

Beyond the Stellar Empire

Role Playing Game (1981). Adventures By Mail. Designed by Jack Everitt, Robert Cook, Michael Popolizio. / Beyond the Stellar Empire was a Play by Mail game created in the US, resembling a massively multiplayer Space Sim such as EVE Online (2003) but mediated entirely through text and run in slow motion. In 1992 the UK company KJC Games (KJC) ...

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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