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Day, Kate Hope

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, If, Then (2019), which is set in a sheaf of Parallel Worlds, traces the experiences of several protagonists each of whom is undergoing visions of their lives in different realities; those visitations giving access to the Near Future are increasingly dark with premonitions. In her second novel, the Near Future In the Quick (2021), a precocious young astronaut, assigned to duty on an Earth-orbiting Space Station, mixes ...

Indestructible Man

Film (1956). C G K Productions/Allied Artists Pictures. Produced and directed by Jack Pollexfen. Written by Vy Russell and Sue Dwiggins (credited as Sue Bradford). Cast includes Marian Carr, Lon Chaney Jr, Ross Elliott, Stuart Randall, Robert Shayne and Max Showalter (credited as Casey Adams). Narrator: Casey Adams. 72 minutes. Black and white. / Career criminal Charles "Butcher" Benton (Chaney) is double-crossed by his three partners in an armoured-car heist, and sent to the electric chair ...

Adair, Gilbert

(1944-2011) Scottish literary theorist, critic, translator and author, in France 1968-1980, subsequently in the UK. His fiction has some fantasy interest, including his two Sequels by Other Hands for Young Adult readers, Alice Through the Needle's Eye (1984) and Peter Pan and the Only Children (1987), respectively sequelling Lewis Carroll and James Barrie (1830-1937); his adult novels – though they engage their protagonists in extreme situations, and explore thin partitions between Cinema ...

Desart, The Earl of

Title of UK author William Ulick O'Connor Cuffe (1845-1898), styled Viscount Castlecuffe until he assumed the earldom at the age of 20 in 1865. He signed all his books "The Earl of Desart"; several of the stories assembled as Love and Pride on an Iceberg and Other Stories (coll 1887) are sf, at least two of them anticipating with comic apprehension a Near Future in which women are emancipated (his widow became the first woman Senator in the Irish Free State after its founding in 1922). Cuffe's ...

Speculative Fiction

Item of Terminology used by some writers and critics in place of "science fiction". Its first known use is by the reviewer M F Egan in "Book-Talk" (October 1899 Lippincott's Monthly Magazine), which describes Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (1888) as "speculative fiction". In the symposium published as Of Worlds Beyond: The Science of Science Fiction Writing (anth 1947) edited by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, Robert A Heinlein proposed the term to describe a subset of sf involving ...

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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