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Videodrome

Film (1982). Filmplan International/Guardian Trust/Canadian Film Development Corp. Written and directed by David Cronenberg. Cast includes Les Carlson, Peter Dvorsky, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits and James Woods. 89 minutes. Colour. / Bravely placing his outrageous exploitation movie squarely in the centre of media-theorists' debates about interaction between viewer and screen, Cronenberg here produces perhaps the best (and also the oddest) of his ...

Afsharirad, David

(?   -    ) US short story writer, editor and anthologist whose first genre story was "Model Home" for Space and Time in Summer 2011. From 2015 he has edited the Year's Best Military SF series beginning with The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera (anth 2015) [for further titles see Checklist below]; this series still continues. [RR] /

Hingley, Ronald

(1920-2010) Scottish academic specializing in Russian studies, a translator from the Russian – most notably of the works of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) in nine volumes (1974-1980) – and author. His Near Future sf novel Up Jenkins! (1956) satirically presents a UK split in two after a civil war, the northern half remaining more or less free, the southern half transformed into People's Britain, and ruled in totalitarian ...

Perkins, Michael

(1942-    ) US author and poet, whose erotic sf novels for Essex House (see Sex) included Evil Companions (1968) and Terminus (1969). [JC]

Schneider, John G

(1909-1964) US author whose borderline-sf Satire, The Golden Kazoo (1956), which anatomizes the Madison Avenue nature of the (Near-Future) 1960 presidential election, which he saw as foolishly Computer-dominated. [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 ...



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