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Hillman, Harry W

(1870-?   ) US engineer – employed in various capacities by the General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York – and author, most of whose nonfiction described existing, soon-to-exist and possible innovations in the use of electricity; his Utopia, Looking Forward: The Phenomenal Progress of Electricity in 1912 (1906), views with a hearty fictionalizing touch much of the same material. It shares tone and some plot elements with Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward ...

Vampire Bat, The

Film (1933). Majestic Pictures Inc. Produced by Phil Goldstone and Larry Darmour. Directed by Frank R Strayer. Written by Edward T Lowe. Cast includes Lionel Atwill, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne, Robert Frazer, Dwight Frye and Fay Wray. 63 minutes. Black and white. / In the village of Kleinschloss somewhere in central Europe, there is a rash of mysterious deaths in which the blood is drained from victims' bodies. Two small puncture marks are found on each throat, as if made by needle-sharp ...

Kidd, Chip

(1964-    ) American book designer, artist, editor, and author. After receiving artistic training at Penn State University, he began doing book design for Alfred A Knopf in 1986 and has since done freelance work for other publishers. While others in his profession, like Carol Russo and Ray Lundgren, make little effort to draw attention to themselves, Kidd has innovatively transformed himself into a celebrity, in part by means of his involvement in numerous collections of ...

Incredible Science Fiction

Letter-size Cinema-focused Media Magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper with some glossy pages included. One issue only, August 1978. Tandem Publications. Editor: Irv Karchmer. / Intended as a companion to Science Fantasy Film Classics, this handsomely-produced title never made it past the debut issue. Much of this issue was devoted to The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), including a fold-out poster of the famous "gill-man" Monster. Among the other films covered were Five Million ...

Irvine, Leigh H

(1863-1942) US journalist, editor and author, most prominently of several nonfiction books on California; of sf interest are An Affair in the South Seas: A Story of Romantic Adventure (1901), in which a drifter tells of his life in a Utopian colony, an Island where intermarriage and democracy flourish; and Legends of the Ozorans: Or, Love Tales of Long Ago (coll 1931 chap), which describes a Lost Race without much clarity. [JC]

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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