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Jungle Hell

Film (1956; vt Jungle Boy). Medallion Television/Taji Mahal Productions, Inc Produced and directed by Norman A Cerf. Written by Cerf from his story. Cast includes David Bruce, Robert Cabal, Naji, Sabu, Ted Stanhope, K T Stevens and George E Stone. Narrator: Sabu? Makeup by Harry Thomas. 78 minutes. Black and white. / Near Mysore, India, the young nephew of Sabu the Jungle Boy (Sabu) suffers mysterious burns from strange rocks. Sabu has the youngster taken to Dr Paul Morrison (Bruce), who ...

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Film (1971). Apjac/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Don Taylor. Written be Paul Dehn, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle. Cast includes Bradford Dillman, Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy and William Windom. 97 minutes. Colour. / This is the third of the five Planet of the Apes films. When screenwriter Paul Dehn had been working on the second (Beneath the Planet of the Apes [1970]) he had been told it would be the last, so he decided to end the film by destroying the ...

Vornholt, John

(1951-    ) US author who has also written as by Carolyn Goode, known chiefly for Ties: these include a long string of Star Trek: The Next Generation novels beginning with Masks (1989) and ending with A Time to Die (2004), plus other novels in the overall Star Trek universe; and the Babylon 5 novel Babylon 5, Book #1: Voices (1995). Almost all his further work has been Fantasy, including The Troll King trilogy, beginning with The Troll King (2002) and ending with The Troll ...

Graham, H E

Pseudonym of UK soldier and author Ernest Graham Hamilton (1882-1950), in active service during World War One; along with some nonfiction, he published two books of sf interest. The Defence of Bowler Bridge: A Study in Minor Tactics (1929 chap) describes in detail a battle in which Britain defends Ruritania (see Ruritania) from its enemies. The Battle of Dora (1931) is a Future War tale on Battle of Dorking lines, with a focus on the tactics of armoured warfare. Ruritanian Jugurthia, hapless ...

Harrison, Harry

(1925-2012) US illustrator, editor and author, born Henry Maxwell Dempsey (though his father changed his name to Harrison soon after his son's birth), resident in later years, after many years of travelling, partly in the UK and partly in the US. Harrison began his career as a commercial artist about 1946, working chiefly in comics as an illustrator and writer, often in collaboration with Wallace A Wood, supplying illustrations as well to magazines like Galaxy Science Fiction and eventually ...

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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