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Becker, Muriel R

(1924-2008) US academic, author and critic who also wrote as Muriel Becker and under her full name Muriel Rogow Becker; she began to publish work of genre interest with a review in Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review for December 1979, continuing to criticize sf in this journal and its successor Fantasy Review until 1987. Her major contribution to genre scholarship is the Clifford D ...

Vogt, Josh

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Soul Shop" in The Leading Edge for October 2006; his most ambitious work may be a fantasy series, The Cleaners, beginning with Enter the Janitor (2015) [series not listed below]. His sf is restricted to Ties to Videogames, though at least one, Solar Singularity ...

Wright, Kirby

(?   -    ) US author of The End, My Friend: Prelude to the Apocalypse (dated 2013 but 2014), a Near Future California after central governments collapse; the protagonists trek eastwards in search of a stable world. [JC]

Area 51

Area 51 is a United States Air Force base in southern Nevada, the existence of which was not formally acknowledged by the US Government until 1995. This secrecy and the classified nature of the base's work have made it a magnet for Paranoia-fraught conspiracy theories, the most popular of which relate to UFOs and Aliens (often linked to the supposed crashed Spaceship recovered near ...

Atom Age Vampire

Film (1960; vt Seddok, l'erede, di Satana Italy; vt Seddok UK). Leone Films/ Manson Distributing. Directed by Anton Giulia Majona; English language version directed by Richard McNamara. Written by Gino De Santi, Alberto Bevilacqua, and Majona. English dialogue by John Hart. Cast includes Roberto Bertea, Sergio Fantoni, Susanne Loret, Alberto Lupo, Franca Parsi and Andrea Scotti. 107 minutes; usually cut to 87 minutes for video, although prints of varying lengths exist. ...

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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