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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Kent, Brad

A House Name used on four routine sf adventures published by Curtis Warren, three by Denis Hughes and Out of the Silent Places (1952) by Maurice G Hugi. [JC/DRL]

Chandler Award

Australian award presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation – usually annually, at that country's national sf Convention – in memory of A Bertram Chandler. The Chandler Award is a juried career award whose recipients are honoured for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction". The first presentation was to Van Ikin in 1992; the full list of winners appears ...

OG's Speculative Fiction

US downloadable Online Magazine available both as an ebook and print-on-demand, published and edited by Seth Crossman of Golden Acorn Press, New York. It ran for 36 issues on a regular bimonthly schedule from July 2006 to May 2012. Its name came from Crossman's online alias, the "Opinion Guy". Most issues were slim with only two or three stories, a poem and a feature such as an Interview, but each annual anniversary saw a ...

Dee, Roger

Working name of US author Roger Dee Aycock (1914-2004) for his fiction, which began with "The Wheel is Death" for Planet Stories, Fall 1949. He was a prolific contributor to the sf magazines in the early 1950s, becoming inactive after 1971. His sf novel, An Earth Gone Mad (November 1952 Startling; exp 1954 dos), is a Dystopia depicting, in terms of fairly routine adventure, a ...

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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