Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 8 December 2022
Sponsor of the day: Joe Haldeman

Valley of Gwangi, The

Film (1969). Morningside/Warner-Seven Arts. Produced by Charles H Schneer. Directed by James O'Connolly. Written by William E Bast, with additions by Julian More. Dinosaur animation by Ray Harryhausen. Cast includes Richard Carlson, James Franciscus, Gila Golan and Laurence Naismith. 95 minutes. Colour. / Cowboys discover a hidden valley in Mexico where surviving Dinosaurs still live. They capture Gwangi, an allosaur, ...

Hansberry, Lorraine

(1930-1965) US playwright best known for her nonfantastic drama A Raisin in the Sun (performed 1959; 1959). She is of sf interest for "What Use Are Flowers?", assembled in Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays of Lorraine Hansberry (coll 1972). Set in a desolate landscape probably subsequent to World War Three, the play focuses on a small rabble of children, who in a feral state – like those in William ...

Unknown Island

US film (1948) Albert Jay Cohen Productions/Film Classics Inc. Produced by Albert J Cohen. Directed by Jack Bernard. Written by Robert T Shannon, Jack Harvey from an original story by Shannon. Cast includes Richard Denning, Virginia Grey, Barton MacLane and Phillip Reed (as Philip Reed). 76 minutes, cut to 75 minutes. Colour. / Adventurer Ted Osborne (Reed) convinces his fiance Carole Lane (Grey) to finance a search for a legendary Island in the South ...

Williamson, Jill

(?   -    ) US author most of whose works are explicitly (and it is to presumed all are in fact) doctrinally consistent with her particular Christian faith (see Religion). Her numerous fantasies [not given in Checklist below] are clear examples of this procedure from conviction. Of sf interest is the Safe Lands sequence beginning with Captives (2013), which describes in ...

Cold War

The prolonged post-World War Two (roughly 1946-1991) state of tension between the West – principally the USA and its NATO allies – and the Warsaw Pact countries headed by the USSR was inevitably reflected in sf written in the shadow of what at times seemed to be an inevitable nuclear World War Three. Such past hopes of salvation as the Pax Aeronautica were no longer even ...

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 ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies