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Barrington, Michael

Collaborative pseudonym of Michael Moorcock and Barrington J Bayley on one story, "Peace on Earth" (December 1959 New Worlds). [JC] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Smith, James V, Jr

(?   -    ) US author of horror novels with background Horror in SF hints of explanatory structures. The Beast sequence beginning with Beastmaker (1988) features a Monster created by (it may be) a Mad Scientist, or erroneously. The Lurker (1988) features a similar creatures, as does Almost Human (1990), which is set in the desert. [JC]

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

US tv series (2008-2009). Created by Josh Friedman. Producers include Friedman, Mario Kassar, Joel B Michaels, and James Middleton. Directors include Charles Beeson, Jeffrey G Hunt, and David Nutter. Writers include Friedman, Denise Thé, Natalie Chaidez, and Ashley Miller. Cast includes Lena Headey as Sarah Connor, Thomas Dekker as John Connor, Richard T Jones as James Ellison, Garret Dillahunt as Cromartie/John Henry, Summer Glau as Cameron Phillips, Brian Austin Green as Derek Reese ...

Thomas, Eugene E

(1894-?   ) US author of occult works; those with some sf relevance include Fragments from the Past (1930), whose protagonist is sent by Timeslip to Atlantis, where he warns selected Atlanteans of the catastrophe to come; and Brotherhood of Mt Shasta (1946), whose protagonist meets Secret Masters Underground, who return him to romantic bliss in ancient Lemuria. [JC]

Daley, Brian C

(1947-1996) US author who concentrated for the most part on multi-volume sequences, beginning with the Science-Fantasy Coramonde series – The Doomfarers of Coramonde (1977) and The Starfollowers of Coramonde (1979) – which puts into an Alternate-History setting a tale of Magic, court politics and quest, starring a Vietnam veteran who helps his friend, the rightful ruler, fight off an evil sorcerer. Of slightly greater sf interest is the Alacrity FitzHugh sequence – Requiem 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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