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Auel, Jean M

(1936-    ) US author who is known solely for her enormously successful Earth's Children sequence of Prehistoric SF novels: The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980), The Valley of Horses (1982), both assembled as The Clan of the Cave Bear/The Valley of Horses (omni 1994), plus The Mammoth Hunters (1985), all three assembled as Earth's Children (omni 1987), plus ...

Foyle, Naomi

(?   -    ) UK editor, poet and author whose first novel, Seoul Survivors (2013), is a Near Future thriller set just before a meteor known as Lucifer's Hammer threatens to devastate the planet, as in Larry Niven's and Jerry Pournelle's Lucifer's Hammer (1977), about a Comet striking Earth. A plot to use ...

Glassy Ocean

Japanese short animated film (1998). Original title Kujira no Chôyaku. Project Team Sara. Directed and written by Shigeru Tamura. Voice cast includes Ichirō Nagai and Kento Ogasawara. 23 minutes. Colour. / As a liner crosses the ocean, a boy (Ogasawara) looks out over the sea, watching a school of flying fish; another passenger remarks "I bet we're being followed by some kind of giant fish". / Our point of view retreats, leaving the ...

White, Marion

(1901-?   ) US author of a Hitler Wins tale, If We Should Fail (1942), in which Germany has conducted a successful Invasion of the United States, and begins to commit atrocities against Americans on the same scale, and for the same despicable reasons, as those atrocities already committed in conquered Europe. [JC]

Modern Monsters

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Prestige Publications. Four bimonthly issues, April 1966 to October/November 1966. Editors: Gunther Collins and Donald F Glut (uncredited). / A good-quality magazine which tried to imitate Famous Monsters of Filmland, although with a slightly more mature slant. Modern Monsters ran the ...

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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