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Stanley, John

(1940-    ) US author, much of whose work has been devoted to nonfiction studies of Cinema Monsters. Creature Features Movie Guide: an A to Z Encyclopedia of the Cinema of the Fantastic; Or, Is There a Mad Doctor in the House? (1981) and its expansions do a competent job of justifying their titles. Stanley is of sf interest for two novels. In World War III (1976), with ...

Jama-Everett, Ayize

(1974-    ) US author whose Liminal People sequence – comprising The Liminal People (2011), The Liminal War (2015) and The Entropy of Bones (2015) – is set in an Alternate World where a group of young men and women, gifted with Superpowers, attempt to survive and thrive in venues depicted with Graphic Novel-like ...

Wehrstein, Karen

(1961-    ) Canadian author who began publishing work of genre interest with "O.R.3" in Shivers: Canadian Tales of the Supernatural (anth 1990) edited by Greg Ioannou and Lynne Missen. She has contributed three titles to Fifth Millenium, a Shared World fantasy sequence devised and controlled by S M Stirling (for titles see Checklist). [JC]


Film (1963; vt Ein Toter Sucht seiner Mörder; vt The Brain). CCC/Stross/Governor. Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Robert Stewart, Phil Mackie, based on Donovan's Brain (1943) by Curt Siodmak. Cast includes Anne Heywood, Bernard Lee, Cecil Parker and Peter Van Eyck. 83 minutes. Black and white. / This West German/UK coproduction is the third and least successful film version of Siodmak's novel: the others are ...

Dietrich, Bryan D

(1965-    ) US academic associated with Newman University, Wichita, Kansas, and poet (see Poetry) whose first collection, Krypton Nights: Poems (coll 2002 chap; exp vt Single Bound: Krypton Nights / Amazon Days 2018), established a continuing pattern in which sets of poems are grouped around particular figures or themes, in this case the Superhero Superman ...

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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