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Raiden, Edward

(?   -    ) US author of The Gogglers: A Political Satire (1967), an sf Satire whose astronaut protagonist, landing on the planet Goggle, finds that the behaviour of its Alien inhabitants has been distorted by the influence of a previous visitor from Earth. The satire focuses on Politics, race (see Race in SF) and women (see Women in SF). [JC]

Macksey, Kenneth

(1923-2005) UK soldier 1941-1978, winner of a Military Cross during service in World War Two, military historian and author. Two of his many books are Hitler Wins texts, Invasion: The Alternate History of the German Invasion of England, July 1940 (1980) and The Hitler Options: Alternate Decisions of World War II (anth 1995), each of which posits an Alternate History in which Germany is victorious; neither is couched as fiction, and none of the contributors to the second volume are known as ...

Fitzpatrick, Ernest Hugh

(1863-1933) US doctor, poet and author, whose first novel with sf content, The Marshal Duke of Denver; Or, the Labor Revolution of 1920 (1895) as by Hugo Barnaby, uninterestingly inveighs against the rise of unions; and whose second, The Coming Conflict of Nations; Or, the Japanese-American War (1909), is a Future War tale in which Japan – incensed at American treatment of Japanese immigrants – invades America, but is defeated. [JC]

Joe 90

UK tv series (1968-1969). A Century 21 Production for ITC/ATV. Devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, produced by David Lane (with Reg Hill as executive producer). Script editor Tony Barwick. Directors included Peter Anderson, Leo Eaton, Alan Perry, Desmond Saunders. Writers included Barwick, Shane Rimmer, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Theme music by Ron Grainer. 30 25-minute episodes. Colour. / This was the last and one of the least popular of the sf animated-puppet series made for children in ...

Sherman, Joel Henry

(1957-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "The Growth of Harold J Upton" for Space and Time in October 1980. His first novel, Corpseman (1988), is an unremarkable tale of a Cyborg who must cope with false imprisonment. More interestingly, Random Factor (1991) applies familiar sf-thriller elements to a crisis on an interstellar station (see Space Habitats) where various species are in conflict, and the ambitions of an enigmatic Alien race must be grapple with, for ...

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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