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Fox, W Randolph

(?   -    ) US author of an unremarkable Post-Holocaust novel, After the Apocalypse (dated 1979 but 1980). [JC]

Manden der Taenkte Ting

Film (1969; vt The Man Who Thought Life). Asa Film/Palladium. Directed by Jens Ravn. Written by Henrik Stangerup, based on Manden der Taenkte Ting (1938) by Valdemar Holst. Cast includes Preben Neergaard, John Price and Lotte Tarp. 97 minutes. Black and white. / This Danish fantasy tells of a man who can create objects – even people – by force of will. Anything he brings into existence has only a short life, so he goes to a doctor and asks for a brain operation to perfect his ...

Sherriff, R C

(1896-1975) UK screenwriter, playwright and author, active from 1919. He is best known for his hit play, the nonfantastic Journey's End (performed 9 December 1928 Apollo Theatre, London: 1929), directed by James Whale, who also directed the 1930 film version; it remains the best-known play about World War One, in which Sherriff had served 1914-1917. He also wrote the screenplay for Whale's version of the The Invisible Man (1933) and for him as well co-wrote (uncredited) The Bride of ...

Schmidt, Bryan Thomas

(1969-    ) US author who has written sf from a Christian point of view (see Religion), as in his major work to date, the Saga of Davi Rhii comprising The Worker Prince (2012), Rivalry on a Sky Course: A Davil Rhii Story (2012 ebook) and The Returning (2013), whose female protagonist vigorously copes with traditional Space Opera trials, but whose faith remains undiminished. Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter: Land of Legends (2013) is an Alternate History tale for younger ...

Berens, Lewis Henry

(?   -?   ) Australian author whose The Story of My Dictatorship [for various vts see Checklist below] (1887-1888 Our Commonwealth; 1894) with Ignatius Singer, set in the very Near Future, describes in dialogue form the disputatious creation of a Utopia on socialist lines in London. [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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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