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Brooks, Kevin

(1959-    ) UK author of Young Adult fiction, most of it nonfantastic, his best-known title being The Bunker Diary (2013), whose young protagonist is imprisoned in an Underground bunker; his torturer adds other prisoners, all of whom eventually die, including, at the very last, the young protagonist. The use of violence in this tale, and in several others, may seem surgical: but at the same time ...

England, Terry

(1949-    ) US journalist and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Jason and the D'Jinn" for Pandora in 1986; his sf novel, Rewind (1997), examines issues of Biology and Paranoia as Aliens – prior to their mysterious departure – transform seventeen human adults into children; the novel concentrates ...

Schreiber, Joe

(1969-    ) US author mostly of supernatural horror, who has written some Star Wars Ties: of interest is Star Wars: Death Troopers (2009), which conflates the exposing grasp of Horror in SF with the comforting Widescreen Baroque of the Galactic Empire universe of ...

Carson, John F

(1920-1981) US teacher and author of a Young Adult sf novel, The Boys Who Vanished (1959), the young protagonists of which sneak into a secret laboratory and, fooling around, become the boys of the title. All turns out well. [JC]

Dr No

Film (1962). Eon/United Artists. Directed by Terence Young. Written by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, based on Dr No (1958) by Ian Fleming. Cast includes Ursula Andress, Sean Connery, Jack Lord and Joseph Wiseman. 105 minutes. Colour. / This UK film was the first in the hugely successful James Bond series, at first loosely based on Fleming's novels and later featuring original stories. The villain, whose ...

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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