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Perrotta, Tom

(1961-    ) US screenwriter and author, most of whose fiction – like Election (1998), Little Children (2004) and The Abstinence Teacher (2007) – is nonfantastic. He is of sf interest for The Leftovers (2011), for which he also collaborated on the screenplay for the Television series The Leftovers (2014-2017). The basic tale is ...

Breckenridge, Gerald

(1889-1964) US journalist and author (who may have been born Gerald Breitigam) of one of the more successful Radio Boys sequences, the Radio Boys novels beginning with The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty (1922). The titles of greatest sf interest are The Radio Boys Search for the Inca's Treasure (1922), a Lost Race tale, and The Radio Boys Seek the Lost Atlantis (1923), another ...

Stone, Mrs C H

Working name of US author Margaret Manson Barber Stone (1841-1913); her sf novel, One of "Berrian's" Novels (1890), is set in the distant Near Future world described by Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward (1888), and is presented as a tale told by Berrian, a novelist who is a character in that Utopia. The tale itself does not dispute Bellamy's restrictive views of the role ...

Doctor Strange

Film (2016). Marvel Studios presents. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Written by C Robert Cargill, Scott Derrickson and Jon Spaihts from the Comic book character of the same name created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, which first appeared in the Marvel Comics anthology series Strange Tales #110 (July 1963). Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, ...

Nielsen Hayden, Patrick

(1959-    ) US editor and anthologist, born Patrick James Hayden; he legally changed his name in 1979 when he married Teresa Nielsen Hayden. With his wife, he has been active in Fandom, producing the Fanzine Izzard from 1982 to 1987. He has been editorially involved with Tor Books full-time from 1988, and in this association won the 2007, ...

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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