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Amazing Transparent Man, The

Film (1960). Miller Consolidated Pictures, American International Pictures. Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. Produced by Lester D Guthrie. Written by Jack Lewis. Special effects by Roger George. Cast includes Marguerite Chapman, Gloria Daniel, James Griffith, Douglas Kennedy, Boyd "Red" Morgan and Ivan Treisault. 57 minutes. Black and white. / Insane former US Army Major Paul Krenner (Griffith) has safecracker Joey Faust (Kennedy) broken ...

North, Edmund H

(1911-1990) US screenwriter and author, who adapted Harry Bates's "Farewell to the Master" (October 1940 Astounding) into a script for The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). His only sf novel of interest is a Tie, Meteor (1979) with Franklin Coen, novelizing the feature film ...

Upward, Allen

(1863-1926) UK politician, barrister, poet and author, an advocate from early manhood of various nationalist movements, including Irish Home Rule and Greek independence; his poetry, of erratic quality but adventurous, was variously assembled, and some poems were published in Des Imagistes: an Anthology (anth 1914 chap) edited by Ezra Pound (1885-1972). Three articles with the overtitle "The Order of the Seraphim" (1910 The New Age) advocated – in terms of his ...

Coughlin, William J

(1929-1992) US defense attorney, judge and author, who also published as by Sean A Key. Of his several thrillers, The Destruction Committee (1971) is of sf interest for its portrait of a Near Future America in which a group of tough Vietnam veterans come together monthly to kill an undesirable, a vigilante procedure culminating in the decision to kill off the left-wing candidate for Vice President in the forthcoming election, deciding to do so on ...

Matthews, Clyde

(1917-    ) US author of The Ides of March Conspiracy: The Year the IRS Got What it Deserves (1979), a Near Future Satire in which a Computer expert fights back against the American Internal Revenue Service and its snooping. [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 ...

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