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Moore, Gertrude L

(1886-1981) UK author, mother of Patrick Moore, whose work of sf interest is restricted to Mrs Moore in Space (graph 1974), a picture book for adults comprising a tour of the Solar System and beyond, in the course of which a "bogie" meets a wide range of Extraterrestrials, amicably. [JC]

Bevis, H U

(1902-2001) US house-painter, author of a series of unremarkable sf adventures including Space Stadium (1970), in which opponents play wargames in space with world control the prize, and The Time Winder (1970), whose protagonists escape killer Robots by Time Travel. [JC]

Lee, Sharon

(1952-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "A Matter of Ceremony" (May 1980 Amazing). Almost all her further work has been in collaboration with Steve Miller, their main endeavour being the extended Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously described) interstellar venues. The first three titles, ...

MacDonald, Ronald

(1860-1933) UK actor, playwright and author, son of George MacDonald and father of Philip MacDonald, whose Near Future novel, The Election of Isabel (1907), features (as stated) the election of a woman to Parliament. [JC]

Clockwork Orange, A

Film (1971). Polaris/Warner Bros. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Written by Kubrick, based on A Clockwork Orange (1962) by Anthony Burgess. Cast includes Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, Patrick Magee, Malcolm McDowell and Aubrey Morris. 137 minutes. Colour. / This controversial adaptation of Burgess's novel about mind control tells of Alex (McDowell), a teenage thug in a tawdry ...

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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