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Montana, Ron

(1938-    ) US author whose published work in Fanzines included "We the People" in 1974 for Craig Strete's Red Planet Earth. His first sf novel, The Sign of the Thunderbird (1977), conveys its Post-Holocaust protagonists to the New Mexico of 1860, where their actions in espousing a free Indian Nation generate an ...

Cranford, Robin

(1923-    ) South African author, later in the UK; My City Fears Tomorrow (1961), a non-fantastic tale set in Johannesburg, thematically precedes Leave Them Their Pride (1962), which is set in the same general venue in 1975, and deals with the Invasion of South Africa by freed Blacks, and the decision of those whites who survive to accept relegation to a small "homeland". [JC]

Shulman, Dee

(1957-    ) South African author and illustrator, in the UK from childhood, whose first book, Hetty the Yeti (2004 chap), was written for younger children. She is of some sf interest for the Young Adult Parallon Trilogy comprising Fever (2012), Delirium (2013) and Afterlife (2014), an updating of the Timeslip romance in which a laboratory experiment ...

Takemiya Keiko

(1950-    ) Japanese Comics artist, sharing with Moto Hagio a central position within the Year 24 Group and the winner of the first Seiun Award for Best Comic of the Year, in 1978. A precocious talent, Takemiya famously proclaimed herself to be Shōtarō Ishinomori's "first female ...

Jason of Star Command

US juvenile tv series (1978-1980). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Created, directed and produced by Arthur H Nadel. Associate producer: Joe Mazzuca. Writers include Don Heckman, Chuck Menville, Ted Pedersen and Samuel A Peeples. Cast includes Charlie Dell (Professor E J Parsafoot), Tamara Dobson (Samantha, second season only), James Doohan (first season only), Sid Haig, Craig Littler, Susan Pratt and John Russell (second season only). 28 episodes in ...

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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