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Saville, Guy

(1973-    ) UK author whose Hitler Wins series, the Burton Cole sequence comprising to date The Afrika Reich (2011) and The Madagaskar Plan (2015), focuses on the Nazi conquest of Africa, and the deportation of all European Jews to Madagascar. The total defeat of the United Kingdom at Dunkirk provides the Jonbar Point for the extended tale; in the early 1950s, a triumphant ...

Mackelworth, R W

(1930-2000) UK author and insurance salesman who began publishing sf with "The Statue" for New Worlds in January 1963 and produced some above-average sf adventure novels, usually involving complex but rarely jumbled plotting, and an Earth somehow in danger. They include Firemantle (1968; vt The Diabols 1969), Tiltangle (1970), in which melodramatic Climate Change has confined humanity to ...

Shaw, Larry T

Working name of US author and editor Lawrence Taylor Shaw (1924-1985), an active sf fan from the early 1940s and a member of the Futurians; married to Lee Hoffman 1956-1958. His fanzine Destiny's Child is best remembered for the 1945 issue carrying Damon Knight's critical attack on that year's Astounding serialization of A E van Vogt's ...

Space Rangers [tv]

US tv series (1993). Range Productions/Trilogy Entertainment Group for CBS-TV. Created by Pen Densham. Produced by Herbert Wright and Rachel Talalay. Directors included Ben Bole, David Burton Morris, Mikael Salome. Writers included Densham, Bret Plate, Jay Roach, Gavin Scott. Cast includes Cary Hiroyuki-Togawa, Jeff Kaake, Jack McGee and Marjorie Monahagan. Six 45-minute episodes. Colour. / In the year 2104 on the planet Avalon, Captain John Boon (Kaake) leads Space Ranger Corps team ...

Introduction to the CD-ROM Edition (1995)

This CD-ROM edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction differs from the 1993 book text in two ways. (1) We have corrected all the 1993 errors which we have ourselves discovered, or which have been brought to our attention through the ongoing conversation we have been privileged to conduct with scores – more like hundreds – of correspondents and colleagues. We have also added information such as dates where we had missed them, or where they had not previously been brought ...

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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