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Beaumont, Charles

(1929-1967) US scriptwriter and author, who was born Charles Leroy Nutt but legally changed his name to Charles Beaumont; he wrote some non-sf, mostly under other names, including Run from the Hunter (1957) with John Tomerlin writing together as Keith Grantland, a thriller about a man on the run after being falsely convicted of murder; this inspired the television series The Fugitive (1963-1967) and its follow-on versions; it was reissued in 2012 under the Beaumont and Tomerlin bylines. The ...

Boswell, James

(1906-1971) New Zealand-born painter and illustrator, in the UK from 1925, who sometimes signed his work Bos or Buchan; he was a member of the London Group of painters intermittently from 1927, where his passionate socialism had an ongoing impact on his contemporaries. His work shows the influence of German graphic artists like Georg Grosz and the British James Fitton (1899-1982); in turn, he influenced younger artists like Ronald Searle and Paul Hogarth. A suite of eight vividly premonitory ...

MacGregor, Loren J

(1950-    ) US author who began publishing sf with his first novel, The Net (1987), a Galaxy-spanning sf adventure involving some unremarkable capers and a play-feud between two spacefaring merchant families. It is redeemed by the thought MacGregor gives to the implications of body-change Technology (the book reminded many readers of John Varley) and by his inventive use of the Net itself, which creates a sensory field as well as conveying information in space (see ...

Hayes, William D

(?   -?   ) UK author of Mr Boyton – Merchant, Millionaire, and King (1899), in which the eponymous entrepreneur, having become king of Poland in the Near Future, defeats a German Invasion with a secret weapon (see Inventions). [JC]

Nichol, C A Scrymsour

(1830-1916) UK author, mother-in-law of Ella Scrymsour; her sf novel, The Mystery of the North Pole (1908), is a Lost Race tale in which a Utopia founded by ancient Israelites is discovered in the Arctic. [JC]

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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