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West, Pamela

(1945-    ) US author whose novel, Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1987), is nonfantastic; her sf novel, 20/20 Vision (1990), is an intricate Time-Travel tale in which a murder in 1995 is brooded over by a detective in 2020 and solved through the agency of time-travelling archivists from 2040, who send the detective back – via a form of Computer-enhanced Virtual Reality – to explore the causes of the crime. [JC]

Moeri, Louise

(1924-    ) US author mostly for children's and Young Adult markets, beginning with a fantasy for younger children, Star Mother's Youngest Child (1975 chap); of sf interest is Downwind (1984), a Near Future tale recounting the effects of a nuclear Disaster on a family attempting to escape fallout. [JC]

Archie Adventure Comics

This and Red Circle Comics were the Superhero imprints of Archie Comics Publications Inc. Archie Adventure Comics has at various times featured the heroes The Black Hood, The Fly (also known as Fly-Man), The Fox, The Jaguar and the superhero team the Mighty Crusaders. Founded as MLJ Publications in 1939 by John L Goldwater (1916-1999) and Louis Silberkleit (1905-1986), the company originally published many superheroes including The Shield (not to be confused with the later Marvel character of ...

Maya

British Fanzine, 15 issues from 1970 to 1978, edited from Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Ian Williams (#1-#2, Autumn 1970-April 1971), Ian Maule (#3-#6, April 1972-September 1974), and Rob Jackson (#7-#15, February 1975-June 1978). Duplicated on UK quarto paper #1-#8, lithographed A4 thereafter. / Under its third and final editor Rob Jackson, a doctor, Maya became one of Britain's leading sf fanzines, attractively produced, circulated worldwide and containing a variety of material on sf and Fandom. ...

Book of Eli, The

Film (2010). Alcon Entertainment presents a Silver Pictures production. Directed by Albert and Allen Hughes. Written by Gary Whitta. Cast includes Jennifer Beals, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, Ray Stevenson and Denzel Washington. 117 minutes. Colour. / Stylishly shot, hammily played Post-Holocaust western centred on an enigmatic loner (Washington) carrying the last King James Bible on a coast-to-coast mission obstructed by a local warlord (Oldman), who wants the Bible for himself as an ...

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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