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Neanderthal Man, The

US film (1953). Global Productions, Inc. Produced by Aubrey Wisberg and Jack Pollexfen. Directed by Ewald André Dupont (credited as E A Dupont). Written by Wisberg and Pollexfen from their original story. Cast includes Richard Crane, Beverly Garland, Doris Merrick (Ruth Marshall), Tandra Quinn (credited as Jeanette Quinn), Robert Shayne and Joy Terry (Jan Groves). 78 minutes. Black and white. / Professor Clifford Groves (Shayne), an expert on prehistoric life, has developed the ...

Saxon Mills, G H

(?   -?   ) UK journalist, advertising copywriter for Crawford's Advertising Agency (1920s-1940s) and author, in whose Near Future Scientific Romance, Interruption (1932), an idealist and Scientist conspire to hoax Britain into abandoning irreligion. The fiery cross they cause to manifest over Piccadilly Circus in London engenders the hoped-for transformation (see Advertising), and a new government is formed on Religious lines. But the hoax is exposed, and ...

Barker, Dennis

(1929-2015) UK journalist and author, active in the former capacity from the mid-1940s, much of his career being with the Guardian. Of his novels, Winston Three Three Three (1987) is of interest, being set in a distant Near Future Britain, part of a Communist Europe-spanning Russian empire half a century or so hence. The tale focuses on the eponymous Winston's search for the original Winston One through a colonized land that does not, in fact, closely resemble the Dystopia inhabited by sf's ...

Lawrence, Louise

Pseudonym of Elizabeth Rhoda Holden (1943-2013), UK author who began publishing Young Adult sf with Andra (1971), and who early became noted for the marked and sensitive intelligence of her settings and characters. Both of her novel series – the Wyndcliffe sequence, comprising The Wyndcliffe (1974) and Sing and Scatter Daisies (1977), and the Llandor sequence, comprising Journey Through Llandor (1995), The Road to Irriyan (1996) and The Shadow of Mordican (1997) – are Fantasy. Most ...

Hastings, Milo

(1884-1957) US nutritionist, editor – for many years involved in magazine projects with Bernarr Macfadden – and author, sometimes on agricultural subjects; The Dollar Hen (1909) is a nonfiction text about hens. With striking accuracy, his Future War sf stories centre on conflict between either Japan or Germany and the rest of the world. The first of them, "In the Clutch of the War-God: The Tale of the Orient's Invasion of the Occident, as Chronicled in the Humaniculture Society's ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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