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Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, The

Film (1955). Milner Brothers Productions/American Releasing Corporation. Produced by Jack Milner. Directed by Dan Milner. Written by Lou Rusoff from an original story by Dorys Lukather. Cast includes Rodney Bell, Cathy Downs, Norma Hanson (uncredited), Vivi Janiss, Phillip Pine, Helene Stanton, Kent Taylor and Michael Whalen. 80 minutes. Black and white. / Bodies are washing up on a (presumably) California beach, showing signs of exposure to intense radiation. Professor King of the College ...

Tales of Tomorrow

UK pocketbook-size magazine, published irregularly by John Spencer, London; edited (uncredited) by Samuel Assael and Maurice Nahum. Eleven issues 1950-1954 (none in 1951), numbered but undated. / One of the four low-quality Spencer juvenile-sf magazines of the 1950s, the others being Futuristic Science Stories, Wonders of the Spaceways and Worlds of Fantasy. The cover title was Tales of Tomorrow but the contents page gave Tales of To-Morrow. An associated House Name was Hamilton Donne. For ...

Editorial Practices: Checklists

Checklists of published works are a new feature, added in this third edition of the encyclopedia. These include affiliate links and links to SF Gateway titles, both automatically added to italicized book titles by the website software and coloured as links in the ordinary way. Such links go to SF Gateway if the book is found there; otherwise, to the encyclopedia's generic shopping page allowing search of various online bookstores. / Entries for persons who have published relevant books ...

Jungle Woman

Film (1944). Universal Pictures. Directed by Reginald Le Borg. Written by Henry Sucher and Bernard Schubert. Cast includes Acquanetta, Lois Collier, Richard David, Douglass Dumbrille, Samuel S Hinds, Edward M Hyans, J Carrol Naish and Milburn Stone. 61 minutes. Black and white. / A sequel to Captive Wild Woman (1943). Two figures, man and woman, are initially seen struggling; the man produces a hypodermic needle and injects the woman, who falls to the ground apparently dead. The scene ...

Olerich, Henry

(1851-1927) US teacher and author of a series of Utopian novels, some barely fictionalized. A Cityless and Countryless World (1893) fairly vividly presents a highly organized Mars of Feminist interest, women there being financially and sexually independent of men. His remaining books – even The Story of the World a Thousand Years Hence (1923) – fatally eschew narrative; the extent to which various titles are in effect revisions of one another has not been examined. [JC]

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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