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Laidlaw, Marc

(1960-    ) US Videogame writer and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "A Hiss of Dragon" with Gregory Benford for Omni in December 1978. He published solo stories with some frequency in the 1980s, including "400 Boys" (November 1983 Omni), whose inclusion in Bruce Sterling's ...

McCoy, Glen

(1954-    ) UK screenwriter and author of a Tie contributed to the Doctor Who universe, Doctor Who: Timelash (1985), which novelizes his Doctor Who Television script from the same year. [JC]

Deluge

Film (1933). RKO. Directed by Felix E Feist. Written by John Goodrich, Warren B Duff, based on Deluge (1928) by S Fowler Wright. Cast includes Sidney Blackmer, Peggy Shannon and Lois Wilson. 70 minutes. Black and white. / One of the first Disaster movies, this is an impressive spectacle showing first the destruction of much of California and then of ...

Capes, Bernard

(1854-1918) UK author, active from the late 1880s, initially writing as by Bevis Cane, his first novel, The Haunted Tower (1888), being under that name. Capes's first novel under his own name, The Mill of Silence (1897), is a complex supernatural tale, incorporating ghosts and hints of legendary upwellings. Some of his tales are of sf interest. At a Winter's Fire (coll 1899) includes "Moon Stricken" (December 1896 Cornhill Magazine), in which a ...

MacLaren, Bernard

(?   -    ) UK author whose sf novel Day of Misjudgment (1956) unusually represents the domination of society by Computers as more of a blessing than a curse, though the Walpurgisnacht setting of the tale may explain the reversal of values. [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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