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Carpenter, Elmer J

(1907-1988) US author in whose Moonspin (1967) a foreign power gains control of Earth's weather, threatening to freeze the planet (see Climate Change; Weather Control); but a fight-back effort by Scientists on the Moon may save the day. An earlier novel, Nile Fever (1959), is not sf. [JC]

Levinson, David Samuel

(1969-    ) US author whose thematically extremist but nonfantastic shorter work was first published as Most Of Us Are Here Against Our Will (coll 2004); he is of sf interest for his second novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well (2017), which is set in a mildly Satirized Near Future Los Angeles (see California), in an increasingly oppressive America where anti-Semitism has significantly increased, due to the incursion of four million refugees after the destruction of Israel. The ...

Mafi, Tahereh

(1988-    ) US author whose Shatter Me sequence of Young Adult Near Future Dystopian tales, beginning with Shatter Me (2011), combines coming-of-age romance with a not unfamiliar depiction of an America gone savagely wrong. The young protagonist, cursed/blessed with a Psi Power through which she is capable of painfully draining the psychic energy of others at a touch, escapes the coercive asylum she's been trapped in (see Prisons), but at a cost of becoming a government ...

Jones, Gonner

(1932-    ) UK author of The Dome (1968), in which the eponymous brain, which is governed by a Computer, is in charge of a future City. [PN]

Pink Panther Strikes Again, The

Film (1976). United Artists. Produced and directed by Blake Edwards. Screenplay by Edwards and Frank Waldman. Cast includes Lesley-Anne Down, Joe Dunne (uncredited stunt work), Dick Crockett, Burt Kwouk, Herbert Lom, Briony McRoberts, Peter Sellers and Richard Vernon. 124 minutes, cut to 103 minutes. Colour. / This fifth film in the sequence of slapstick crime capers that began with The Pink Panther (1963) – all starring bumbling and strangely-accented Inspector Jacques Clouseau ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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