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Film (1970). Herman Cohen Productions/Warner Bros. Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Aben Kandel, based on a story by John Gilling, Peter Bryan. Cast includes Joe Cornelius, Joan Crawford, Michael Gough and Bernard Kay. 93 minutes, cut to 91 minutes. Colour. / A troglodyte or caveman survival (Cornelius) is discovered in a cavern, and investigated by an Anthropologist (Crawford, in her last performance). All the innocent-in-the-modern-world ...

Space Adventures [comic]

US Comic (1952-1964, 1967). Charlton Comics. 59 issues (numbered #1-#21, #22-#60). Artists include Jon D'Agostino, Steve Ditko, Dick Giordano, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and Bill Molno. Most of the scripts were by Joe Gill. Usually 4-6 sf comic strips per issue and a two page text short-story (plus occasional one-page non-fiction strips). #60 was published in 1967, three ...

Figgis, N P

Working name of Irish archaeologist and author Paddy Figgis (1939-    ), who also writes as by Helen Wykham; her fourth novel, The Fourth Mode (1989), sensitively depicts a Near Future small town and the natural life surrounding it as a nuclear Holocaust first threatens, then arrives. [JC]

Duffield, John William

(1859-1946) US bookseller, publisher, and author, in the latter capacity working mostly for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, for which he published at least 115 stories, usually book-length, under various names. As Franklin W Dixon, he wrote the nonfantastic Ted Scott Flying Series, based closely on the life of Charles A Lindbergh (1902-1974) (see Airplane Boys) and as by Richard H Stone the similar ...

Gomillion, Agnes

(?   -    ) US author whose distant Near Future Dystopian The Record Keeper sequence beginning with The Record Keeper (2019), set almost two centuries after World War Three has devastated the planet, describes an America which has reverted to open Slavery of its non-white citizens, who are relegated to the ...

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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