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Radin, Max

(1880-1950) Polish-born academic and author, in US from early childhood; of sf interest is The Day of Reckoning (1943), a Near Future tale in which the Nazis have lost World War Two and Hitler (along with his main subordinates) are put on trial for war crimes. Though roughly similar to Michael Foot's The Trial of Mussolini (1943), Radin's book focuses more strongly on the legal issues involved. [JC]

Dos Cosmonautas a la Fuerza

["Two Cosmonauts by Force"] Film (1965; vt 002 Operazione Luna). IMA Productions. Directed by Lucio Fulci. Written by José Luis Dibildos, Vittorio Metz, and Amedeo Sollazzo, based on a story by Vittorio Metz and Amedeo Sollazzo. Cast includes Enzo Andronico, Chiro Bermejo, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Ignazio Leone, Mónica Randall, Emilio Rodriguez, Elena Sedlak, María Silva and Linda Sini. 90 minutes. Black and white. / After two Russian cosmonauts, Colonel ...

Magrs, Paul

(1969-    ) UK academic. Radio playwright and author, some of whose early nonseries fiction is nonfantastic, though To the Devil – a Diva! (2004) is about a horror film star, ageless through a Pact with the Devil [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], who threatens chaos when she re-ignites her career in a transgressive soap opera. Of more direct sf interest are his various Ties contributed to the Doctor Who universe, beginning with a short story, "Old ...

Tedford, William G

(1942-    ) US author whose sf activities long seemed to have been restricted to the publication, in a single year, of not only Silent Galaxy (1981), a singleton which centres on survivors of an Invasion of Earth, but also the three books of the Timequest sequence comprising Time Quest #1: Rashanyn Dark (1981), Time Quest #2: Hydrabyss Red (1981) and Time Quest #3: Nemydia Deep (1981), in which humanity – threatened by Invasion of the galaxy-conquering Kigon – ...

Rogers, Patrick F

(1929-    ) US author of War God (1990), a late Cold War Technothriller about a Soviet satellite containing advanced Technology – seemingly some sort of laser-powered Weapon – that has gone astray. [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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