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Pseudonym of UK naval officer and author Geoffrey Martin Bennett (1909-1983), whose two sf novels both deal with menaces at sea: The Invisible Ships (1950) indeed features invisible ships (see Invisibility), and This Creeping Evil (1950) features sea Monsters and a threat to the UK [JC]

Invasion U.S.A.

Film (1952; vt Invasion USA). American Pictures/Columbia Pictures. Produced by Robert Smith and Albert Zugsmith. Directed by Alfred E Green. Written by Robert Smith from an original story by Smith and Franz Spencer. Cast includes Peggi Castle, Wade Crosby, Gerald Mohr and Dan O'Herlihy. 73 minutes. Black and white. / Newscaster Vince Potter (Mohr) and an assortment of mostly wealthy Americans including young socialite Carla Sanford (Castle) are in a New York City bar listening to a news ...

Llewellyn, Alun

(1903-1987) UK lawyer and author active in several genres, including political Satires like the tales assembled in Confound Their Politics (coll 1934), each tale set in a different imaginary country, and the amused faux-naif examination of London contained in Jubilee John: Being the Record of a Pilgrim's Progress Through an Arabian Night (1939). Of direct sf interest is The Strange Invaders (1934), a Scientific Romance that, like John Collier's Tom's A-Cold (1933), builds upon the deeply felt ...

Maxon, J G

(?   -    ) US author of two unremarkable Technothrillers, Progeny (1989) and Lethal Delivery (1991). [JC]

Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

(?   -    ) US poet and author, whose first collection, Dirt and Honey (coll 2018) exuberantly interweaves Mexican traditional folktales, mythology, personal narratives, some of the longer poems providing a narrative beat characteristic of Fantastika. She is of sf interest for her first novel, the Young Adult Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything (2020), which Equipoisally incorporates Mexican and Haitian material into the essentially ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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