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Frewer, Ellen Elizabeth

(1848-1940) UK author and translator, active before the end of the nineteenth century; her translations of Jules Verne were fuller and less tampered-with than most other versions of Verne during the years she worked on his books. It has been suggested that her financial independence allowed her to be firm on maintaining the integrity of her work. Frewer's later life seems to have been lived in private. [JC]

Warner, William Henry

(?   -?   ) US author of romantic adventure tales, in whose The Bridge of Time (1914), not unusually, a prince of ancient Egypt is transported by a Time Travel potion to the modern world, where he falls in love with a form of reincarnation of his original lover. Less usually, he has arrived at the beginning of World War One, in which, after due complications, he serves; surviving with the aid of his new love, who is also a nurse. [JC]

Hatfield, Richard

(1853-?   ) US author of a Lost Race tale, Geyserland: Empiricisms in Social Reform: Being Data and Observations Recorded by the Late Mark Stubble, MD, PhD: (A Tentative Edition) (1908), which – via a seventeenth-century manuscript by Adam Mann [sic] discovered by the late Mark Stubble and conveyed to Hatfield – argues for a shifting of Earth's axis in 9262 BCE, which dooms various species to extinction, and traps the citizens of Geyserland in the Arctic near ...


UK tv serial (1977-1978). BBC TV. Produced by Prudence Fitzgerald. Regular cast included Edward Woodward, Barbara Kellerman, Robert Lang, Tony Doyle, Lisa Harrow. Most episodes written Wilfred Greatorex, who devised the series, or Edmund Ward. 16 55-minute episodes. Colour. / Reflecting the fears of the middle classes in the 1970s, this serial, set in a socialist UK of 1990, warns of what could happen if the welfare state continued in its present direction. The country is run by the PCD, an ...

Russell, Addison Peale

(1826-1912) US journalist, politician and author whose Sub-Coelum: A Sky-Built Human World (1893) is a Utopia written, like so many others from this decade, to counter the influence of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward 2000-1887 (1888). The setting is an unspecified Near Future, in a land with no name, whose inhabitants – who constantly observe and report upon one another – are forcibly conditioned into behaviour patterns the author designates as "pure" (see B F Skinner): Sex is ...

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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