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Walton, Jo

(1964-    ) Welsh author, mostly of fantasy, in Canada from 2002, now a Canadian citizen, who began to publish work of genre interest with "At the Bottom of the Garden" in Odyssey for November/December 1998, though a novel, The Rebirth of Pan (written 1990s; 2015), preceded this. Some of her short fiction, like Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction (6 February 2009; 2010 ebook), is sf. She won the John W Campbell Award for best new writer in 2002. The Tir ...

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

Videogame (1995). The Dreamers' Guild. Designed by Harlan Ellison, David Mullich, David Sears. Platforms: DOS. / I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream is a graphical Adventure based on Harlan Ellison's Hugo award-winning short story of the same name. The game, scripted and codesigned by Ellison, expands considerably on its original while altering many of the details. The central question of the Adventure is why the insane supercomputer AM would pick the game's five protagonists in particular ...

Devil Bat, The

Film (1940; vt Killer Bats). Producers Releasing Corporation. Produced by Jack Gallagher. Directed by Jean Yarbrough (as Jean Yarborough). Written by John T Neville from an original story by George Bricker. Cast includes Yolande Donlan (credited as Yolande Mallott), Suzanne Kaaren, Bela Lugosi, Edmund Mortimer (as Edward Mortimer) and Dave O'Brien. 68 minutes. Black and white. / Dr Paul Carruthers (Lugosi) is a Mad Scientist who feels he has been cheated out of his share of an aftershave ...

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]

Dziemianowicz, Stefan R

(1957-    ) US editor, critic and author whose main focus of interest is Horror and supernatural fiction, in this capacity publishing many reviews in Crypt of Cthulhu and other venues since 1985, and co-editing the critical Fanzine Necrofile: The Review of Horror Fiction with S T Joshi and Michael A Morrison for its entire run of seven issues, Summer 1991 to Fall 1994; Necrofile won a 1995 British Fantasy Award. He has edited many anthologies, usually in collaboration, ...

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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