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Kramer-Rolls, Dana

(1940-    ) US author of Ties to three series: Combat Command in the World of Piers Anthony's Bio of a Space Tyrant: Cut by Emerald (1987) as Dana Kramer, a Gamebook tied to Piers Anthony's Bio of a Space Tyrant and to the Combat Command universe; Warhorn: A Crossroads Adventure in the World of Lynn Abbey's Rifkind, Daughter of the Bright Moon (1987) as Dana Kramer, tied to the Rifkind sequence by Lynn Abbey (1948-    ) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy ...

Jama-Everett, Ayize

(1974-    ) US author whose Liminal People sequence – comprising The Liminal People (2011), The Liminal War (2015) and The Entropy of Bones (2015) – is set in an Alternate World where a group of young men and women, gifted with Superpowers, attempt to survive and thrive in venues depicted with Graphic Novel-like speedlines. The action is unrelenting, the tone surprisingly and lucidly light, and the powers on display – one protagonist can heal diseases; ...

Man from U.N.C.L.E., The

1. US tv series (1964-1968). Arena Productions/MGM for NBC TV. Executive producer Norman Felton. Writers included Harlan Ellison, Howard Rodman, Sam Rolfe, Henry Slesar, David Victor. Directors included Don Medford, Boris Sagal, Joseph Sargent, Barry Shear. 105 50-minute episodes. First season black and white, subsequent three seasons colour. / This was one of Television's first reactions to the success of the James Bond films based on Ian Fleming's spy stories. Robert Vaughn starred as ...

Morris, James

(?   -    ) UK author of The Escapist (2005), a Near Future thriller set in a Cyberpunk-tinted venue, which the street-wise hero has little real difficulty in negotiating as he tracks down a roge AI. [JC]

Noël, Atanielle Annyn

(1947-    ) Now the legal name of the US author who, under her earlier legal name, Ruth S Noel, published two studies of J R R Tolkien: The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth (1974 chap) and The Mythology of Middle-Earth: A Study of Tolkien's Mythology and its Relationship to the Myths of the Ancient World (1977). Her three novels as Atanielle Annyn Noel rather mercilessly tumble together fantasy, sf and thriller modes into spoof plots, through which some excitements emerge ...

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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