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Rice, E S

(1868-1925) US civil engineer and author of The Secret of the Moon God 2000 B C: Love and Adventure in Yucatan 1920 A D (1924), a Lost Race tale set in the mountains of Mexico, where remnants of an ancient civilization are discovered, along with a metal alloy unknown to the modern world. [JC]

Sugar, Andrew

(?   -?   ) US author of whom nothing is known beyond his authorship of the Enforcer sequence of action thrillers beginning with The Enforcer (1973). The sf element in individual stories is sometimes minimal, though the underlying premise is sf: the protagonist Jason, caught in a body dying of cancer, is employed by an Institute which offers him new but temporary bodies (see Identity Transfer), each of them to be deployed in fighting international criminals and ...

Salvage 1

US tv series (1979). Bennett/Katlemann Productions for ABC-TV. Created by Mike Lloyd Ross. Executive Producer Harve Bennett. Produced by Ralph Sariego, Norman S Powell. Directors included Ron Saltof, Dana Elcar. Writers included Ruel Fischmann, Gerald K Siegel, Jeri Taylor. Cast includes Andy Griffith, Joel Higgins (Skip Carmichael), J Jay Saunders (Mack) and Trish Stewart (Melanie Solzar). One 100-minute pilot film plus nineteen 50-minute episodes. Colour. / In this sf adventure series ...

Gwylan, Sally

(?   -2021) US author who attended the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop and began to publish work of genre interest with the Flash Fiction story "Salt" in The Infinite Matrix for 12 August 2002, followed by "In the Icehouse" (March 2003 Asimov's). The latter novelette forms part of her only novel A Wind Out of Canaan (2012), described on its title page as book one of the sequence Away Yonder; a projected second volume, «A Singing in the Bones», did not ...

Ralli, Constantine

(1854-1934) UK author, who changed his name to Constantine Scaramanga-Ralli by Royal Licence in 1910, after publishing his only sf novel, Vanessa: A Romance of the New Century and the New World (1904), which is set in a Near Future New York controlled by a tiny oligarchy; the masses soon revolt. [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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