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Lurgan, Lester

Initial pseudonym of UK author and church worker Mabel Winifred Knowles (1875-1949), who was far more prolific under her later pseudonym May Wynne, which she used for something like 200 historical romances and girl's books between World War One and her death. As Lurgan, she wrote several thrillers between 1910 and 1913, and A Message from Mars: A Story Founded on the Popular Play by Richard Ganthony (1912), which novelized Richard Ganthony's extremely popular play from 1899; the play was also ...

Green, Jonathan

(1948-    ) UK teacher and author whose first works were Gamebooks in the Fighting Fantasy sequence for younger readers, but whose later works are of sf or fantasy interest, including Ties for both Warhammer, beginning with Warhammer: The Dead and the Damned (2002), and Warhammer 40,000, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Crusade for Armageddon (2003). In his own right, the Pax Britannia sequence, beginning with Pax Britannia: Unnatural History (2007), presents a sprightly ...

Primer

Film (2004). Produced by Shane Carruth. Directed by Carruth. Written by Carruth. Cast includes Carruth and David Sullivan. 77 minutes. Colour. / Made for a mere $7000 US, Primer was recognized at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize. This film is an intensely convoluted, intellectually uncompromising analysis of a Time Machine. It is the most sophisticated cinematic work of Hard SF cinema on the subject. / In present day America, two young engineers (Carruth ...

Coney, Michael G

(1932-2005) UK-born accountant, hotel manager (in the West Indies 1969-1972) and author, in Canada from 1973, serving with the British Columbia Forest Service until his retirement in 1989, an experience he described in Forest Ranger, Ahoy! (1989). He was the manager of the Jabberwock Hotel in Antigua when he published his first professional story, "Sixth Sense", for Visions of Tomorrow in 1969; several more followed rapidly. His first novel, Mirror Image (1972) features Alien "amorphs" who can ...

Sudak, Eunice

(1926-    ) US author of over twenty books since the early 1960s, many of them film novelizations. Her Ties include Tales of Terror (1962), from Richard Matheson's adaptation of three Edgar Allan Poe stories as the script for Tales of Terror (1962), directed by Roger Corman; The Raven (1963) adapts another Poe/Matheson/Corman venture, The Raven (1963). One novelization of direct sf interest is X (1963), based on Corman's X – The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963). ...

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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