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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Worlds Unknown

Anthology Comic (1973-1975) created by Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics. A high-quality attempt to produce a non-Superhero sf comic, this series featured adaptations of well-known sf stories by such authors as L Sprague de Camp, Harry Bates, Edmond Hamilton, Theodore ...

Blake, Stacey

Working name of Francis William Stacey Blake (1873-1964), UK journalist, author and water-colour artist whose fiction consists almost exclusively of adventure stories for boys, such as "The Derelict Hunters: A Thrilling Story of the Dread Sargasso Sea" (29 April 1908 Chums) as by Stacey-Blake. His three book-length tales of sf interest are Beyond the Blue: The Story of a Great Adventure (December 1914-June 1915 London Magazine; 1920), a ...

Ehrlich, Max

(1909-1983) US author initially active as an author of Radio plays for various series, including The Shadow (see The Shadow); he also wrote some Television scripts of sf interest, include one in 1965 for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and one in 1967 for Star Trek. His first novel, The Big Eye (1949), ...

Cosmic Man, The

US film (1959). Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. Produced by Robert A Terry. Directed by Herbert S Greene. Written by Arthur C Pierce from his original story. Cast includes Bruce Bennett, John Carradine, Angela Greene, Paul Langton, Herbert Lytton, Walter Maslow, Scotty Morrow and Lyn Osborn. 72 minutes. Black and white. / A white, globe-shaped UFO appears in the mountains of northern California near a small resort lodge ...

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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