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Scientist [music]

Working name of Jamaican reggae engineer/producer Hopeton Overton Brown (1960-    ). Initially working as an engineer at Studio One, he subsequently joined King Tubby's studio, then – in 1982 – Channel One. Scientist engineered many reggae tracks, but in the 1980s also began releasing dub albums, some of genre interest (see SF Music). / From the late 1960s the B-sides of Jamaican reggae singles would often be instrumental versions of the A-sides. However, ...

Germany

[Coverage of Germany and Austria is in the process of being restructured, with the new entry Germany since 1990 dealing with the post-reunification scene and a separate entry in preparation for {East Germany}. What follows is only slightly revised from the 1993 edition of this encyclopedia.] This entry covers the whole of Germany, including the former GDR (East Germany). There is a separate entry for Austria, with which there is a small and inevitable overlap: many books by Austrian writers ...

Vulcan

This is the usual name given to an imagined planet within the orbit of Mercury, first proposed in 1859 by Urbain De Vernier to explain irregularities in Mercury's orbit (now understood to be an effect of Einstein's Theory of Relativity). Such a planet is observed in Donald W Horner's fanciful By Aeroplane to the Sun: Being the Adventures of a Daring Aviator and His Friends (1910), and it became the setting of several science fiction stories, including R F Starzl's "The Terrors of Aryl" (March ...

Piranha

Film (1978). New World. Executive producers Roger Corman, Jeff Schechtman. Directed by Joe Dante. Written by John Sayles, based on a story by Sayles and Richard Robinson. Cast includes Paul Bartel, Bradford Dillman, Kevin McCarthy, Heather Menzies, Dick Miller, Barbara Steele and Keenan Wynn. 94 minutes. Colour. / The army has been creating cold-water-tolerant man-eating piranhas for use in Vietnam, and some escape into a Texas river. An attempt by the army to hush this up permits a piranha ...

Riddle, A G

(?   -    ) US internet start-up entrepreneur and author whose first series, the Origin Mystery sequence beginning with The Atlantis Gene (2013), complicatedly unravels a conspiracy involving secret knowledge of the Evolution of Homo sapiens via a possible Forerunner input channelled through Atlantis and, later, Nazis. The Extinction Files sequence beginning with Pandemic (2017) features a manufactured Ebola-like Pandemic which spreads rapidly, though ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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