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Sanders, Leonard

Working name of US author Leonard M Sanders Jr (1929-2005) US author who also published as by Dan Thomas, under which name he wrote The Seed (1968), an sf novel in which a Computer explains the meaning of life to one of its engineers. The later Hamlet Group sequence of very Near Future thrillers, comprising The Hamlet Warning (1976) and The Hamlet Ultimatum (1979), following America's ...

Predator

Film (1987). Amercent/American Entertainment/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by John McTiernan. Written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas. Cast includes Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Kevin Peter Hall, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers. 106 minutes. Colour. / A special-forces group undertaking a commando-style rescue mission in South America clashes bloodily with guerrillas and then very much more bloodily with the Predator: an intelligent Alien (Hall) that ...

Miller, Walter M, Jr

(1923-1996) US author who before beginning to publish served in World War Two as a pilot, flying combat missions; he then converted to Catholicism, in 1947. Miller began publishing sf with "Secret of the Death Dome" in Amazing in 1951, and over the ten years of his active writing career released about forty more tales, many of which had a deep impact upon the field. During the 1950s, a time when US sf tended to express its new-found interest in character through ...

Iron Man

1. Animated tv series (1994-1996; vt The Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man). Genesis Entertainment / Marvel Enterprises / Marvel Productions. Created by Stan Lee and Larry Leiber. Directors include Bob Arkwright and Dan Thompson. Writers include Doug Booth, Ron Friedman, Greg Johnson, Francis Moss, and Tom Tararanowicz. Cast includes James Avery, Casey DeFranco, Ed Gilbert, Dorien Harewood, Robert Hays, Robert Ito, George Johnson (narrator), ...

Marshak, Sondra

(1942-    ) US author who was associated with Star Trek from the early 1970s into the 1980s, moving from fan activities into Star Trek Ties and commentaries (see Star Trek). Marshak began with Star Trek Lives! (1975) with Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Joan Winston, moving on to Star Trek: The New Voyages (anth 1976) ...

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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